Pre-Congress Program


Historical and Cultural Heritages in Japan from Home Economics Perspectives


In conjunction with the XXIII IFHE World Congress 2016 in Korea, we are pleased to announce that the Japan Society of Home Economics has arranged a pre-congress study tour entitled historical and cultural heritages in Japan. The three-day tour starts and ends in Tokyo. We hope that this tour will give you an opportunity to learn and experience Japanese clothing, food and housing. We look forward to welcoming you in the summer of 2016.

  • Cost : The approximate cost of this study tour is ¥40,000.
    This includes accommodation, meals (including day 1 lunch, day 2 all meals, and day 3 breakfast), ground transportation, all program visits and experiences. It does not include airfares or train-fares, transfers to and from Tokyo station, medical and travel insurance, and personal spending money.
  • Payment : paypal FCQP2NDFA3KMQ Japanese Society of Home Economics
  • Number of participants : 30
  • Meeting place and time : Tokyo Station, 11:00 am, July 27, 2016
  • Tour dates : July 27 - July 29, 2016
  • Application guidelines : The deadline for application is April 1, 2016.
    Please complete the application form and submit it to the contact person Midori Otake( in the Japan Society of Home Economics (


Day 1: From Tokyo to Saitama

You take a guided walk seeing historic and nostalgic buildings in Kawagoe City.

• July 27 (Wed)

11:00am Meet at Tokyo Station
11:00am-12:00pm Travel to Kawagoe City on a bus
12:00pm Have lunch given a lecture on the history of Kawagoe City
1:00pm Visit Kawagoe Castle, Kawagoe City Museum, Candy Alley and Kitain Temple
Stay at a hotel in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture

Day 2: From Saitama to Gunma

You have an experience in making washi, Japanese paper made from the bark of trees. After that, you enjoy washoku, Japanese traditional food passed down over generations. As you know, both washi and washoku are on the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The experience activity of putting on kimono is also included in this tour.

• July 28 (Thurs)

9:30am Visit Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels
11:40am Visit Saitama Craft Center
Have lunch given a lecture on their traditional crafts
Washi Experience
4:00pm Kimono and Washoku Experiences
Stay at a hotel in Isobeonsenspa resort in Annaka City, Gunma Prefecture

Day 3: From Gunma back to Tokyo

Our biggest attraction: a visit to "Tomioka Silk Mill," another World Heritage site.

• July 29 (Fri)

9:10am Visit Tomioka Silk Mill
11:00am-1:30pm Travel back to Tokyo Station on a bus reviewing the whole tour
1:30pm Farewell at Tokyo Station and "See you in Korea!"

* For more details on this study tour, please visit our website.

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