This schedule is intended as an example of the kinds of activities that might take place in 2020; it is NOT a guarantee of any given activity


Schedule (most times approximate; “Optional” means that I will accompany interested people)

Friday, Dec. 14

Arrivals

Free day
for early arrivers


Saturday, Dec. 15

Arrivals

Free day
for Dec. 14 arrivers

Dinner:
Optional, meet in the 1F lobby at 19:00, decide on restaurant


Sunday, Dec. 16

Morning Meeting: 1st floor lounge, 8:45

Depart 9:00 → Walk to Nishi-Shinjuku Stn. (7 min.) → Marunouchi Line to Yotsuya Stn. (¥170, 8 min. Exit 1) → Arrive 9:30

Intersections: Fan Studies in Conversation in Japan (Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture, 10:00 – 19:30, Bldg. 2, Rm. 1702)*

*not taking place in 2019


Monday, Dec. 17

Morning Meeting: 1st floor lounge, 8:30

Depart 8:45 → Walk to Shinjuku Stn. (15 min.), buy IC cards → Chuo Line to Mitaka Stn. (¥220, 20 min. South Exit) → Community Bus to Museum (¥320/roundtrip) → Arrive 9:50

Ghibli Museum (10:00 – 13:00, lunch at Cafe Straw Hat onsite)

Depart 13:00 → Community Bus (use roundtrip ticket) to Mitaka Station → Chuo Line to Shinjuku Stn., transfer to Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro (¥310, 45 min.)

Ikebukuro (Otome Road, 14:00 – 16:00)

Depart 16:00 → Yamanote Line to Akihabara Stn. (¥200, 25 min.)

Akihabara (16:30~)

Dinner: Robot Restaurant/Pokemon Cafe/Ninja Restaurant/Free


Tuesday, Dec. 18

Morning Meeting: 2nd floor lounge, 8:45

Depart 9:00 → Walk to Shinjuku Stn. (15 min.) → Odakyu Line to Shimokitazawa Stn.(¥160, 10 min.)

Shimokitazawa (9:30 – 12:00)

Odakyu Line to Shinjuku Stn. (¥160, 10 min) → Transfer to Chuo Line to Nakano Stn. (¥160, 10 min.) → Walk to Nakano Broadway (5 min.)

Nakano Broadway (12:30 – )

*Most shops in Nakano Broadway are open until 20:00; feel free to stay as late as you like!

Dinner: Free

Optional: Kabuki (pending ticket availability; 16:30 – 17:45, ¥2200)
Performance: ‘Akoya’ from ‘The War Chronicles at Dannoura’


Wednesday, Dec. 19

Free day

Optional: Tokyo Disneyland (8:00 – evening)

Depart 8:00 → Walk to Tochomae Stn. (¥270, 7 min.) → Oedo Line to Tsukishima Stn. (¥170, 30 min.) → Transfer to Yurakucho Line to Shin-Kiba (10 min.) → Transfer to Keiyo Line to Maihama (¥160, 6 min.)


Thursday, Dec. 20

Hotel Check-Out: 1F lobby, 7:10-7:30

Van pickup at hotel (7:30) → Shinkansen for Kyoto (9:07 train, arr. 11:17) → Walk to luggage drop-off (¥750 delivery fee, 9 min.) → Return to Kyoto Stn. → Karasuma Line to Karasuma Oike Line (¥210, 6 min.) → Walk to Kyoto International Manga Museum → Arrive 12:00ish

Kyoto International Manga Museum (Manga Assistant Workshop: 12:30 – 13:30)

Kaiseki Dinner: Meet at Tsukikusa-an 18:00, walk to Gion Karyo (10 min.)


Friday, Dec. 21

Universal Studios Japan 

Meet at Tsukikusa-An (8:00) → Keihan Main Line (local) to Shichijo Stn. (¥590, 1 min.) → Transfer to Keihan Main Line (express) to Kyobashi (40 min.) →Transfer to JR Line → Sakurajima Line to Universal City Station (20 min.)

OR Free day


Saturday, Dec. 22

Free day

Evening: Karaoke in Kyoto: (18:00, ¥1700/person, Jankara Shijo-Kawaramachi)


Sunday, Dec. 23

Departures/Free day for those leaving Kyoto on Dec. 24


Monday, Dec. 24

Departures