logo7th International Legume Conference
"Legume Systematics for Next Generation"  29 Aug - 2 Sept 2018,  Sendai,   JAPAN



We are planning excursions in which you would enjoy nature and culture of Japan.

Mid-conference Excursion

 We will plan a half-day visit on 31st Aug. (Fri) to nearby areas from Sendai city by bus.  Detail information will be provided on this page.

Post Conference Excursion

 We will plan some tours (two to four days) to visit different parts of Japan after the conference. Detail information and the instructions for registration will be provided on this page by the end of March. 

Plan 1: Mt. Urabandai and Mt. Azuma course (2 nights 3 days)

  • 3 Sept.  Start Sendai in the morning, visit Nihonmatsu or other places,, arrive at Ouchi in the evening. Stay at Ouchi Juku
  • 4 Sept. Start Ouchi.  Trekking to Urabandai. (Goshiki-numa Lakes and adjacent area). Stay at Noji-onsen
  • 5 Sept. Start Noji-onsen, trekking to Jododaira. 
    Start Jododaira at 11:00, arrive at Fukushima train station at 12:00. Lunch at Green Palace Fukushima.
    (optional: Visit herbarium of Fukushima Univ.)
  • Capacity: max 20 people.  Cost: about 500 USD (including meals)
  • Coordinated by Dr. Takahide Kurosawa (Fukushima University)

Plan 2: Mt. Hachimantai and Mt.  Akitakoma course (1 night 2 days)

  • 3 Sept.  Start Sendai in the morning, move to Mt Hachimantai by bus and trekking to the summit. Stay at Tamagawa-onsen.
  • 4 Sept. Start Tamagawa-onsen and move to Mt. Akitakoma by bus. Trekking at Mt. Akitakoma. Rest at Tsurunoyu-onsen in Nyuto Hot Sprint.  Return to Sendai at 19:40
  • Capacity: Max 20 (minimum 10) people.  cost: about 250 - 380 USD (depends on the number of participants) (including meals)
  • Coordinated by Dr. Tomoyuki Nemoto (Ishinomaki Senshu University)

Plan 3: Mt. Shirakami (2 nights 3 days)

  • 3 Sept.  Start Sendai by Shinkansen train to Shin-Aomori. move to Furofushi Hot Spring by bus.
  • 4 Sept. Start to Omagoshi beach and Senjojiki area. Stay at Dake Onsen Hot Spring.
  • 5 Sept. Start Dake Onsen to Sannai-Maruyama remaining, arrive at Shin-Aomori at 13:00.
  • Capacity and cost not estimated yet.
  • Coordinated by Dr. Koji Yonekura (Tohoku University)

Plan 4: Iriomote Island (3 nights 4 days)

  • 3 Sept.  Start Sendai at 6:00. Flight: Sendai 07:35 - Fukuoka 09:40;  11:30 - Ishigaki 13:30.  Ishigaki Airport - Ishigaki Port (by taxi). Ishigaki Port - Uehara Port (ship). Stay at Iriomote Station, University of the Ryukyus
  • 4 Sept. Field activities: mangrove visit, trekking, kayaking or snorkeling
  • 5 Sept.  Field activities: mangrove visit, trekking, kayaking or snorkeling
  • 6. Sept. Uehara port 9:30 - Ishigaki Port 10:30 (ship); Ishigaki Port 10:50 - Ishigaki Airport 11:10 (bus); Ishigaki Airport 12:30 - Tokyo (Haneda) Airport 15:23
  • Capacity: Max 20 people.  Cost: about 500 USD  (transportation listed above: about 39,000 JPY (flight tickets should be booked by participants).. Stay 4,500 for three nights, Meals: breakfast 400 JPY, dinner 800 JPY, lunch box 500 JPY)
  • Coordinated by Dr. Tadashi Kajita (University of the Ryukyus)

Plan 5: Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark (1 night 2 days)

  • Detail plan will be given here soon.
  • Capacity: Max 10 people. Cost about 200 USD
  • Coordinated by Dr. Yu Iokawa (Joetsu University of Education) and Toru Ohmiya (Toyama Prefetcture)