Optional Tour

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT) has been appointed the official travel agent for the the 25th International Semiconductor Laser Conference and will handle tours.

Tour Code Course Duration Dep. Arr. Meal Tour fee Date
OP1 Sake Brewery & Arima Onsen Approx 6.5 hrs. 10:15 16:45 None JPY 10,000 Sep. 11 (Sun)
OP2 Himeji Castle Approx 7 hrs. 10:00 17:00 Lunch incl. JPY 14,500 Sep. 11 (Sun)

OP1: Sake Brewery & Arima Onsen

September 11 (Sun) / 10:15-16:45 (approx. 6.5 hours)
JPY10,000 per person
Minimum Participants required 20 persons, English Speaking Guide.
10:00 Assembly Time
10:15 Dep.
Venue --- HAKUTSURU Sake Brewery Museum
--- Arima Onsen (Hot Spring Town) *Free time ---Venue
16:45 Arr.
Tour will be disbanded at Venue
  • * Arrival time will be changed due to traffic conditions.
  • * Places to visit, Maximum attendee of the tour, etc are subject to change with or without notice.

HAKUTSURU Sake Brewery Museum

One of many breweries in Kobe, Hakutsuru was established in 1743 and offers a 45-minute tour of sake history and brewing methods at this company museum, with the modern day brewery located across the street. Mechanical dolls and videos help direct guests through a self-guided tour. English pamphlets and videos are available for foreign visitors. The tour ends with hints on how to best enjoy Japanese sake. As with other breweries, sake tasting is part of the tour. (sake tasting is only for Adult participant)


As was mentioned in Japan's history book Chronicles of Japan completed
in 720,Arima Onsen was respected as one of Japan's three ancient hot springs. Brown hot springs Kinsen are rich in iron,while Ginsen are radium springs.Carbonate spring also well up from the earth.The hot springs are said to alleviate pains and uncomfortableness from neuralgia,stiff shoulders,excessive sensitivity to cold,chronic digestive tract diseases,and so on.

OP2: Himeji Castle

September 11 (Sun) / 10:00-17:00 (approx. 7 hours)
Adult JPY14,500 per person
Minimum Participants required 20 persons, Lunch, English Speaking Guide, Admission ticket to Himeji Castle.
09:45 Assembly Time
10:00 Dep.
Venue--- Lunch @Hotel Nikko Himeji --- Himeji Castle --- Venue
17:00 Arr.
Tour will be disbanded at Venue
  • * Arrival time will be changed due to traffic conditions.
  • * Places to visit, Maximum attendee of the tour, etc are subject to change with or without notice.

Himeji Castle

Registered on UNESCO'S World Heritage list in 1993, Himeji Castle -- also known as the White Heron Castle -- represents Japanese castle architecture at its highest, with almost all of the castle structure still intact from its original construction in the early 1600's. The nickname of White Heron Castle comes from the graceful appearance of the castle's white plaster walls.


Participants wishing to reserve optional tours should apply online no later than August 22, 2016.
We will not accept your application in case of fully booked or if the tour is canceled.


Participants wishing to pay through online no later than August 22, 2016.
Application should be accompanied by a remittance covering total tour fare due to JTBGMT.
No reservation will be confirmed in the absence of this payment. Personal checks are not accepted. All payment must be in Japanese yen. If the remittance covers more than one person, please inform us the name of each participant.

  • - One of the following credit cards
    1. VISA 2. MasterCard 3. Diners Club 4. AMEX 5. JCB
  • - A bank transfer to JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (Message:islc2016)
    Account at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Shin-Marunouchi Branch (swift code: BOTKJPJT)
    1-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan (Account number: 4760343)


In the event of cancellation, the following cancellation fees will be deducted before any refund is made.

10 – 8 days before the departure day of one day tours 20% of tour fare
7 - 2 days before 30% of tour fare
1 day before 40% of tour fare
Prior to starting time on the departure day 50% of tour fare
After departure or failure to show without notice 100% of tour fare

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Official Travel Agent

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. Convention Center (CD100720-731)
2-3-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8604, Japan
Fax: +81-3-5495-0685 Tel: +81-3-5796-5445
E-mail: islc2016@gmt.jtb.jp
OFFICE HOURS: 10:00-17:30 Except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

Tours are operated by JTB Global Marketing & Travel
Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency
Registered Travel Agency No. 1723
2-3-11 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8604
Shigeaki Ito, Certified Travel Service Supervisor