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AIB 2011 Annual Meeting
Nagoya, Japan
June 24-28, 2011


Tour Information


JTB Central Japan Corp. (JTB) has been appointed as the official travel agent for the Meeting and will arrange tours. For tour details and to reserve your spot on the tours, please visit:

Tour Info and Reservations

Women Pearl Divers and Ise Jingu Shrine

Date: June 24, 2011
Time: 8:00-19:30
Price: JPY 25,000 per person (including lunch, English speaking guide service )
Visit Mikimoto Pearl Island, a museum dedicated to Kokichi Mikimoto, the first person to successfully cultivate pearls. Also enjoy the rare opportunity of meeting and interacting with women pearl divers and take a tour of Ise Jingu Shrine which is the most sacred shrine of Shinto religion.

Nagoya Castle and Toyota Commemorative Museum

Date: June 25, 2011
Time: 9:00-12:30
Price: JPY 5,900 per person (no meals included, English speaking guide service)
Learn about past and future of Nagoya, famous for both its historical and commercial value. First, visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Proceed to Nagoya Castle, a symbol of Nagoya that was originally built in 1612 by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. From the observation deck on the top floor of the castle, you can enjoy a sweeping view of the city while browsing exhibits about life in feudal Japan.

Traditional Tour Cormorant Night Fishing at the Kiso River

Date: June 26, 2011
Time: 16:30-21:30
Price: JPY 10,000 per person (includes dinner, English speaking guide service)
Watch the 1,300 year old practice of cormorant fishing from a boat on the Kiso River in Inuyama on this cultural night tour starting from Nagoya. This ancient fishing technique is sure to amaze you.

Toyota Motor Plant Tour

Date: June 27, 2011
Time: 9:00-15:30
Price: JPY 10,000 per person (includes lunch, English speaking guide service)
Explore the world’s largest automobile manufacturer on this exciting tour through Toyota’s assembly plant. Take a closer look at the pursuit of new technology and techniques being conducted by Toyota.

Mizkan Vinegar Museum and Sake Museum

Date: June 28, 2011
Time: 9:00-13:00
Price: JPY 8,400 per person (no meals included, English speaking guide service)
Learn about the history of making Vinegar at Mizkan (Mitsukan) Vinegar Museum. At Sake Museum you can learn Japanese Sake making technology.

Kyoto 1-Day

Date: June 29, 2011
Time: 7:30-19:00
Price: JPY 33,000 per person (includes lunch, English speaking guide service)
This one-day guided tour to Kyoto, Japan’s former capital, leaves from Nagoya by bullet train. Visit the Tokuwaga shogun's residence, Nijo Castle, before marveling at the gold leaf covered Golden Pavilion and strolling through its exquisite surrounding garden. Visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace and watch traditional artisans work their crafts at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. Then walk through Sanjusangendo, Japan's longest wooden structure, and stroll to Kiyomizudera Temple for a sweeping view of the city.
For tour details and to reserve your spot on the tours, please visit:

Tour Info and Reservations