Social Activities

Social Activities

Welcome Reception

Sunday evening, 6:00 p.m., Nov. 11, 2018

A welcome reception will be held on the 3rd floor of the ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa Hotel. All participants and accompanying persons are invited to join the reception free of charge.


Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2018

The workshop will organize a tour to the Traditional Handicraft Village “Yunokuni -no-mori,” where visitors can learn about the process of making various local traditional articles, including gold leaf, “Maki-e”  Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder, “Washi” Japanese paper, “Wajima” lacquerware, and “Kutani” ceramicware. Visitors will have the opportunity to create their own souvenirs.

Detailed information of “Yunokuni-no-mori” :

The tour also includes a visit to Natadera Temple (那谷寺), where guests will enjoy a beautiful scene of autumn-colored leaves. The temple also has magnificent, strangely formed rocks that are said to be the remains of ancient undersea volcanic eruptions.

Detailed information of “Natadera Temple”:

This tour will visit Kenrokuen (兼六園) and Kanazawa Castle in the evening. Participants will be able to enjoy the wonderful autumn leaves lit up, which is a special experience available only in this limited period at Kenrokuen. The tour will end with dinner, which will be served in Japanese traditional style.

Detailed information of “Kenrokuen”:


Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2018

A workshop banquet will be held in the Ohtori (鳳) room on the 3rd floor of the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kanazawa. More than 20 Kanazawa Geisha girls, “Kanazawa Geigi (金沢芸妓),” will perform a traditional Japanese dance, and local Japanese sake, wine, and a delicious multi-course meal will be served. The banquet is also optional and must be booked when registering through the website. Because there is a capacity for banquet room, please book early if you wish to participate.

Price: 8,000 JPY / one person (Advance reservations are required.)

Dress: Smart casual

Dinner: Sitting style

Student Event

Thursday evening, 7:00 pm. Nov. 15, 2018

A student event will be held in the Zuiun (瑞雲) room on the 3rd floor of the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kanazawa simultaneously with the banquet. This event will be organized by students at Japanese universities. Participants will enjoy discussions while eating light meals and drinking alcohol. All student participants can attend this event and enjoy exchanges with international students without any additional charge. Because there is a capacity for this event, please book early if you wish to participate.

Circular for Student Event