Functional Food Center


25th International Conference of FFC - 13th International Symposium of ASFFBC

Encounters of Functional Foods and Asian Traditional Medicines


October 27 – 28, 2018, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka-Ibaraki Campus, Osaka, Japan

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Venue and Accommodation

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This conference will be held on October 27 – 28, 2018 at Ritsumeikan University, Osaka-Ibaraki Campus in Osaka, Japan. Please read on to find more information regarding the venue, hotel, and possible places to visit while staying in Boston!

Venue

Ritsumeikan University, Osaka-Ibaraki Campus 

The conference will be held at the Ritsumeikan University, Osaka-Ibaraki Campus. 

Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus


Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus Map: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/file.jsp?id=246777&f=.pdf

Map of Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus


Description of Osaka Ibaraki (http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/lifecareer/about/)

Ibaraki city is located between Kyoto and Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city. While having many ancient tombs including the Oda Chausuyama-kofun Burial Mound (Mausoleum of Emperor Keitai), the city is well supplied with commercial districts, supermarkets and large shopping centers near the stations and across the city. The northern part of Ibaraki city is filled with scenic nature including the Oinosaka mountain range and Tanba Plateau. Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus is built in an urban area situated in the southern half of the city. There are also many parks and areas of greenery within the city, one of which being the remarkable Expo ’70 Commemorative Park.

The history of Ritsumeikan dates back to 1869 when Prince Kinmochi Saionji, an eminent international statesman of modern Japan, founded "Ritsumeikan" as a private academy on the site of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. In 1900, Kojuro Nakagawa, former secretary of Prince Saionji, established Kyoto Hosei School, an evening law school that was open to working people. This school formally adopted the name Ritsumeikan in 1913 and was finally given the status of a university in 1922. 

Today, Ritsumeikan University offers a wide range of courses in advanced studies at its Kinugasa Campus in Kyoto, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) in Shiga and Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC) in Osaka. The year 2000 marked the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Ritsumeikan private school and the 100th year of the establishment of Ritsumeikan University.

Osaka Ibaraki

Ibaraki city is located between Kyoto and Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city. While having many ancient tombs including the Oda Chausuyama-kofun Burial Mound (Mausoleum of Emperor Keitai), the city is well supplied with commercial districts, supermarkets and large shopping centers near the stations and across the city. The northern part of Ibaraki city is filled with scenic nature including the Oinosaka mountain range and Tanba Plateau.


Accommodations: Recommended Hotels

1. Hotel name: Hotel Crest Ibaraki

Address: Matsugamotocho 1-8, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0033, Japan

TEL: +81-72-620-2020
FAX +81-72-624-9112

Website: http://www.hotel-crest.co.jp/crest_ibaraki/

2. Hotel name: Hotel Crest Dio Ibaraki

Address: Ekimae 1-3-2, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0888, Japan

TEL: +81-72-620-1010
FAX +81-72-622-4666

Website: http://www.hotel-crest.co.jp/crest_dio/index.html


Closest station:

Located just outside JR Ibaraki Station, Hotel Crest Ibaraki offers convenient access to Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. Great for both business and leisure travelers with easy access from Kansai Airport, this 165-room hotel features a relaxing large public bath featuring an outdoor bath, as well as meeting rooms and a restaurant offering breakfast service. Rooms feature a modern decor and come equipped with a TV, refrigerator, as well as several other convenient amenities. LAN and WiFi service available as well.

One min walk from JR Ibaraki station ( Ibaraki station is 10 min by train from Shin-Osaka station ) / 70 min by Express Limousine Bus from Kansai International Airport / 30 min by Osaka Monorail from Osaka International Airport ( also known as Itami Airport )

2. Hotel name: Hotel Crest Dio Ibaraki

Address: Ekimae 1-3-2, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0888, Japan

TEL: +81-72-620-1010
FAX +81-72-622-4666

Website: http://www.hotel-crest.co.jp/crest_ibaraki/


Tourism:

Universal Studios Japan: Theme Park; Universal Studios Japan, located in Osaka, is one of four Universal Studios theme parks, owned and operated by USJ Co., Ltd., which is wholly owned by NBCUniversal.  http://www.usj.co.jp

Osaka Castle: Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Ch??-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period https://www.osakacastle.net

Dotonbori: The name “Dotonbori” generally refers both to the Dotonbori Canal and to Dotonbori Street which runs parallel to the canal’s southern bank. It is one of the most colorful areas in Osaka and an absolute must-visit location when traveling through Kansai region. The lively entertainment area of Dotonbori is Osaka’s most famous tourist destination and renowned for its gaudy neon lights, extravagant signage, and the enormous variety of restaurants and bars. https://www.osakastation.com/dotonbori-area-the-bright-heart-of-osaka/

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan: The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is an aquarium located in the ward of Minato in Osaka, Japan, near Osaka Bay. It is one of the largest public aquariums in the world, and is a member of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums. http://www.kaiyukan.com

Shitenno-ji: Shitenno-ji is a Buddhist temple in ?saka, Japan. It is sometimes regarded as the first Buddhist and oldest officially administered temple in Japan, although the temple buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries. http://www.shitennoji.or.jp

Nishinomaru Garden: Picturesque city park known for its manicured lawns, sculpted topiary & cherry blossoms. https://osakacastlepark.jp

Umeda Sky Building, Kuchu Teien Observatory: The observation platform of this observatory is a bridge connecting the two towers of the Umeda Sky Building, whose roof features a doughnut shape that provides an unobstructed 360-degree view. While enjoying the breathtaking sights you can also directly feel the wind?which at 170 meters off the ground can get quite strong. From this observatory you can not only see all of Osaka but as far away as Awaji Island. The basement of the building houses the Takimi-Koji gourmet street with old fashioned images of Osaka from the 1920s. https://osaka-info.jp/en/page/umeda-sky-building

Tempozan Ferris Wheel: Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located in Osaka, Japan, at Tempozan Harbor Village, next to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world. The wheel has a height of 112.5 metres and diameter of 100 metres. http://www.senyo.co.jp/tempozan/

Tennoji Zoo: The zoo's approximately 11 hectares house 1,000 animals of 200 different types, including everything from lions, and chimpanzees, to the always-popular koalas, New Zealand kiwis (which can only be viewed at the Tennoji zoo), and distinctive, black-headed drills. In addition to attempting to reproduce the animals' natural habitats as closely as possible, the Tennoji Zoo also serves as a kind of ecological exhibition, introducing the public to the way these animals live. 

http://www.city.osaka.lg.jp/contents/wdu170/tennojizoo/

https://osaka-info.jp/en/page/osaka-tennoji-zoo