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2019.08.10

Register now! ”Thunderbird Global Reunion Tokyo 2019”

“Register now!  Thunderbird Global Reunion 2019 Tokyo”

We are excited to announce that registration for the Thunderbird Global Reunion is now open.
Please register now via the links below.  Space is limited!!

Registration

<TOKYO> Register for the Thunderbird Global Reunion https://tokyoreunion.peatix.com/
<KYOTO> Register for the Thunderbird Global Reunion Kyoto Extension
If you would like to join us for the optional extension to Kyoto on Sunday and Monday, please click the link above to register for the Kyoto portion of the reunion.
https://kyotoreunion.peatix.com/

Please note:
1) All participants are required to register via Peatix in order to purchase tickets to the reunion events.  Space is limited and registration must be done in advance.
2) A QR code will be saved in the app upon purchase.  Please show the QR code to the reception staff at the event.
3) Please check-in once you arrive in Tokyo by showing your QR code at the registration table in the Imperial Hotel Lobby.
When you check in, you will receive a Tokyo Reunion “Welcome bag”.

More detailed information on Peatix is available as follows> https://peatix.com/
For new users: How a Peatix ticket works https://help.peatix.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1074222
How to How to access your tickets on the Peatix App:  https://help.peatix.com/customer/en/portal/topics/1054171-accessing-your-tickets/articles
Available payment methods: https://help.peatix.com/customer/en/portal/articles/151662-available-payment-methods
*If you don’t have a smartphone or cannot download the app, and want to bring a print out of a ticket to the event, please view your tickets online in the following way: https://help.peatix.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1193319

Thunderbird Global Reunion Schedule 

Day1: Sep 12th (Thu) TOKYO Arrival day: Please check in at the registration table in the Imperial Hotel, Lobby

19:00-21:00 Welcome Dinner (Drawing House of HIBIYA)-Max Capacity:200
Day2: Sep 13th (Fri) TOKYO Activity Day
9:00-14:00 “Activity 1”- Tsukiji & Sushi Making  <SOLD OUT>
9:45-14:30 “Activity 2”- Ramen Yokohama Tour -Max Capacity:30
9:00-14:30 “Activity 3”- Judo & Wagyu Beef BBQ Lunch  <SOLD OUT>
9:00-22:00 Gala Dinner (Happo-en)-Max Capacity:200
Day3: Sep 14th (Sat) TOKYO 10:00-17:00 Business Forum (Base Q) -Max Capacity:200
19:00-22:00 Dinner Reception (Imperial Hotel, Tokyo)-Max Capacity:250
Day4: Sep 15th (Sun) KYOTO Go to Kyoto
19:00-21:00 Welcome Dinner in Kyoto (The Sodoh Higashima)– Max Capacity:70
Day5: Sep 16th (Mon) KYOTO
[Japanese National Holiday]
Activities in Kyoto
10:45-13:00 “Activity 1 “- Sake brewery tour and tasting at Matsumoto Shuzo-Max Capacity:32 
10:30-15:00 “Activity 2 “- Traditional Kyoto Walking Tour & Sword show-Max Capacity:25
19:00-21:00 Farewell Dinner (Mimasuya Ponto cho)– Max Capacity:70

* Please note that final details are subject to change.

 

 


Accommodation

Accommodation:

<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.
TOKYO: Imperial Hotelhttp://bit.ly/TR2019_RF
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo > Access Code: tbird > http://www.princehotels.com/parktower/

KYOTO: Hyatt Regency Kyotohttp://bit.ly/HYATT_RF
*Please select Check-in: Sep 15th – Check-out: Sep17th to receive a special rate.

<TOKYO>
Main Hotel: IMPERIAL HOTEL TOKYO
Official Website: https://www.imperialhotel.co.jp/e/tokyo/
Recommended Hotel:
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
Official Website: http://www.princehotels.com/parktower/
MEZAME
 <SOLD OUT>*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

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.