Museum & Sightseeing suggestions

Excursion information

Courtesy of the Shibusawa Memorial Museum

On the morning of September 11, the first day of the program, participants will have an opportunity to make an excursion to the Shibusawa Memorial Museum, a facility located on the site where businessman Eiichi Shibusawa—the “father of Japanese capitalism” and a representative figure for modern Japan—made his home.

Participants will depart at 9:30 a.m., travel to the museum by subway, and take a 90-minute tour (with English guidance available), leaving plenty of time to get back for the start of the 1:30 p.m. session.

Courtesy of the Shibusawa Memorial Museum

Excursion details:
Cost: Approximately 1,000 yen, which covers the excursion fee and round-trip transportation
Limit: 20 participants
Meeting time: 9:30 a.m. on September 11
Meeting location: Main gate of Bunkyo Gakuin University
Travel time: Approximately 20 minutes (one way) on the subway
Tour information: 90 minutes; English guidance available
To reserve a spot: Send an e-mail to
Shibusawa Memorial museum website (English)

Yukata (summer kimono) fitting service

We will also be offering a fitting service for participants who would like to wear yukata (summer kimono) to the Congress reception on the evening of September 12.

Participants can either rent or purchase a low-cost yukata at the site, where professional staff will then help each participant get dressed. Yukata are available for both women and men. After the English session ends at 3:00 p.m., participants will be able to get fitted and dressed in their yukata in time for the start of the reception at 6:00 p.m. Japan can get rather hot in the summer, so this is the perfect chance to try a yukata on for size and beat the heat in cool, traditional style.

Participation fees

Size: One-size-fits-all
 Yukata + fitting: 5,400 yen (tax included)
 Yukata + yukata obi (kimono sash) + fitting: 6,480 yen (tax included)
Yukata sets for women (yukata, obi, and fitting accessories) are available to rent.
Rental yukata set + fitting: 3,000 yen (tax included)

Sizes: L or XL
  Yukata + fitting: 6,480 yen (tax included)
  Yukata + kakuobi (men’s sash) + fitting: 7,560 yen (tax included)
Yukata rentals for men are not available.

Participants can also bring their own yukata and have them fitted for 1,000 yen.
Participants need to:
  - Have a tank-top and short, tight-fitting leggings, etc., to wear under their yukata
  Participants are welcome to wear sandals or similar footwear.

To make reservations:
Send an e-mail with your reservation details (yukata + fitting only, yukata + obi/kakuobi + fitting, or fitting only)