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2019.03.11

Pre- Registration opened : ”Thunderbird Global Reunion in Tokyo 2019”

 

“Mark your calendar for Thunderbird Global Reunion 2019 in Tokyo”

2019年のThunderbird Global Reunion が東京で開催されます!
I am delighted to announce that we are holding the next Thunderbird Global Reunion in Tokyo.

Please join fellow T-birds from Asia and around the world as our Japan Alumni welcome you to the 2019 Global Reunion in Tokyo and Kyoto!

Please fill out the online form by clicking on the link below.

Pre- Registration Form

Thunderbird Global Reunion Schedule Day1: Sep 12th (Thu) : TOKYO Arrival day
Welcome Dinner (Drawing House of HIBIYA)
Day2: Sep 13th (Fri)  : TOKYO Activity day
Gala Dinner (Happo-en)
Day3: Sep 14th (Sat) : TOKYO Business Forum (Base Q)
Dinner Reception (Imperial Hotel, Tokyo)
Day4: Sep 15th (Sun) : TOKYO and KYOTO Farewell Brunch (Imperial Hotel, Tokyo)
Go to Kyoto: PM
Welcome Dinner in Kyoto (TBU)
Day5: Sep 16th (Mon)  : KYOTO
[Japanese National Holiday]
Activities in Kyoto (TBU)
Farewell Dinner (TBU)

* Pre-registration
Pre-registration is non-binding, but gives you the opportunity to register for the reunion first.
This means that before we go public with the registration site, we will give you the opportunity to register first.
All registrations will be on a first come, first served basis.

Please register through the link. > http://bit.ly/pre-regi-tokyo

* Pricing per event will be determined and posted online in April 2019.

All venues are located in central Tokyo Drawing House of HIBIYA https://drawing.restaurant/
Happo-en http://happo-en.com/banquet/
Base Q: Tokyo Midtown, Hibiya https://www.baseq.jp/
(Japanese only)
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo https://www.imperialhotel.co.jp/e/tokyo/

* Please note that final details are subject to change.

Google Map for each event: http://bit.ly/tgrt_map
For Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Thunderbird.Tokyo.2019/
For Printing Version: Tokyo Reunion 2019 Flyer v5

Accommodation

Accommodation:

<TOKYO>
Main Hotel: IMPERIAL HOTEL TOKYO
Official Website: https://www.imperialhotel.co.jp/e/tokyo/
Recommended Hotel: MEZAME *Mr. Katsuhisa Inayama class of 2001’ is the owner.
Official Website:https://mezamehotels.com/en/
Recommended areas to stay in TOKYO : Ginza/ Yurakucho/Roppongi /Shinagawa
It is best to stay near JR train line or any subway line (Tokyo Metro) for easy access to the venues.
Apart from convenient transportation, there are plenty of shops and reasonably-priced restaurants in these areas.

<KYOTO>
Main Hotel: Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Official Website: http://kyoto.regency.hyatt.com
Recommended Hotel: MEZAME *Mr. Katsuhisa Inayama class of 2001’ is the owner.
Official Website: https://mezamehotels.com/en/
Recommended areas to stay in KYOTO:Kyoto Station /Karasuma / Higashiyama / Gion

<RESERVATION>
Please note rooms are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please send your booking enquires directly to the hotel.
Imperial Hotel and MEZAMEhttp://bit.ly/TR2019_RF
Hyatt Regency Kyotohttp://bit.ly/HYATT_RF

Airport information:

Haneda International Airport :
is located closer to central Tokyo than Narita International Airport. There are fewer transportation options from the airport to central Tokyo and the journey is much quicker and more cost effective.
Narita International Airport :
is further from central Tokyo but does offer more public transportation options to reach downtown Tokyo, including the JR rail system. Some other options are – the Narita Express, the Keisei Sky liner, Airport Limousine bus service. (most popular and the travel time is about 1 hour)

Japan Rail Pass for overseas visitors to Japan:

For those who wish to see more of Japan, it is recommended to get the Japan Rail Pass. The Japan Rail Pass is a joint offering between six rail companies with the largest being the Japan Railways Group (JR Group). It remains the most economical means of traveling throughout Japan by rail.
http://www.japanrailpass.net/

Transportation:

Tokyo Metro Map (English)
https://www.tokyometro.jp/en/subwaymap/

Uber is not popular in Japan. Tokyo has an abundance of taxis/cabs, so hailing one is usually not much of a problem, but unlike most western cities, it is always best to use ranks or certain curbs side stops.
Tokyo has a very efficient railway system, thus making taxi/cabs more of a pricey alternative, but those who do need to use taxis/cabs, Tokyo’ s taxis/cabs are clean, comfortable, and well-maintained, with the drivers being polite, honest and having a reasonable command of the English Language. All taxi/cabs are metered and can be trusted.

Things to do:

The companies below offer hundreds of tours and activities for travelers around Tokyo!
Choose from sightseeing tours to spa escapes to interactive cultural programs and so much more.
https://www.govoyagin.com/things-to-do/japan
https://www.veltra.com/en/asia/japan/tokyo/

Food/Restaurants in Tokyo:

Tokyo’s Best restaurants:
https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/restaurants/best-restaurants-tokyo

Tokyo Food Guide 2018
https://www.ninjafoodtours.com/tokyo-food-guide/

Michelin Guide in Tokyo
https://gm.gnavi.co.jp/restaurant/list/tokyo/

Weather in Japan:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/japan-weather

September’s weather in Tokyo and Kyoto
Whilst temperatures in Tokyo, Kyoto and across most of Honshu remain high in September (avg temp: 23-25℃), days can be punctuated with intense periods of rainfall driven by the typhoons that hit the southern islands during the month.
In fact, September is the wettest month of the year in Tokyo. Head south-west to Hiroshima and Osaka for sunnier days with less rain.