NT15:The Sixteenth International Conference on the Science and Application of NanotubesThe Sixteenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes
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Geography
Nagoya is located at the center of Honshu that is main island of Japan. Its international airport is the Central Japan International Airport (Centrair), which was opened in February 2005, Nagoya keeps on developing as a Japanese international city.
There is a population of 2.25 million. Thanks to the rich water resources of the Kisogawa, Nagaragawa and Ibigawa Rivers, the fertile land which enjoy the blessings of the rivers, and other advantages including good transportation links, its people have lived affluent lives since early days.

History
Nagoya has a long history and is the birthplace of three notable feudal lords, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Also in Nagoya, traditional industries like ceramics and textiles, and today’s key industries like automobiles, aviation and machine tools have developed, and Nagoya has an important role in Japan’s industrial society.

Climate in June/July
The average temperature of June/ July in Nagoya is approximately 22 C ~ 26 C.

Nagoya’s downtown guide
- Sakae Area
Sakae area is the heart area of Nagoya. You can find many department stores, boutique shops (including European and American brands), restaurants, bars, and hotels in this area. There are three subway stations in Sakae area: Hisaya Odori, Sakae and Yaba-cho stations. These station can be reached from Nagoya Daigaku (Nagoya University) Subway Station (Subway Meijyo line) without transfer. Following landmarks are tourist spots: Oasis 21, Aichi Prefectural Museum, Nagoya TV Tower, Central Park, Beer Gardens.

- Mei-Eki Area (Nagoya Central Railway Station area)
Mei-eki area is also the second largest downtown area in Nagoya. You can find skyscraper buildings including Midland Square and JR Cen-tral Towers. Buildings of Mei-eki area accommodates many restaurants including Japanese, French, Chinese, Italia cuisines with providing gorgeous views of Nagoya. Boutique shops and department stores are also located in this area. Also many Izakayas (Japanese gastro pubs) stand along the street from cheaper ones to expensive ones. We hope you can find the best Izakaya for you. Also you can visit some industrial museums in Mei-Eki area.

- Osu Area
Osu area has very different atmosphere from three areas shown above. Osu areas accommodates many small shops including used clothes, electronics parts, Japanese pop-cultures (anime) and Asian fashions. For detail, please visit Nagoya-INFO web page.

Nagoya’s specialties
In addition to traditional Japanese food, you can enjoy very unique Nagoya foods. These foods are quite famous for Japanese. Here are examples

Hitsumabushi
Fresh water eel (unagi), which are typically grilled, slathered in a rich dark sauce, is served over rice. Nagoya's take on the dish, known as hitsumabushi, is served in a traditional wooden bowl accompanied by a rice bowl, a plate of condiments and a pot of broth. It is traditionally eaten in four portions: The first portion is scooped into the rice bowl and eaten straight in order to savor the flavor of the eel. The second portion is eaten with condiments added. The third portion is seasoned like before, but this time broth is added to create a type of chazuke. The final portion can be eaten as you like. Hitsumabushi is relatively expensive, starting from 3,000 yen per person.

Tebasaki
Tebasaki are seasoned, deep fried chicken wings that are made without batter. Crispy, salty and spicy, they are a great accompaniment to an ice cold beer. Though they can be found at almost any izakaya or yakitori-ya in Japan, tebasaki are particularly famous in Nagoya where they are a little spicier and served covered in white sesame seeds. A few chain restaurants even specialize in this dish. The price for 1 dish is from 400 yen.

Misokatsu
Misokatsu starts off as your typical tonkatsu dish: deep fried pork cutlets served with shredded cabbage and rice, but deviates in the substitution of a thick, miso sauce for the traditional tonkatsu sauce. The resulting meal has a rich, earthy flavor and a touch of sweetness that compliments the flavor of the crispy, fried pork cutlet.

Get more information about Nagoya Food at…
"The Best Guide to Bars, Restaurants and Nightclubs in NAGOYA"

http://www.bar-and-restaurant.com/en/

SITES TO VISIT

Tokugawaen
The region around Nagoya is well known as the birth place of 3 shoguns; Oda, Toyotomi and Tokugawa. Tokugawaen is a Japanese garden which was built by the family member of Tokugawa. Near Tokugawaen, there is Tokugawa art museum in which many arms, armors, tea ceremony equipment and so on that includes National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties are shown.
http://www.tokugawaen.city.nagoya.jp/english/index.html




Public Transportation Network in Nagoya
Public Transportation Network in Nagoya
Misokatsu starts off as your typical tonkatsu dish: deep fried pork cutlets served with shredded cabbage and rice, but deviates in the substitution of a thick, miso sauce for the traditional tonkatsu sauce. The resulting meal has a rich, earthy flavor and a touch of sweetness that compliments the flavor of the crispy, fried pork cutlet.

Nagoya City Subway
Nagoya Subway has the following four major lines:
• Sakuradori Line (Red Line)
• Meijyo Line (Purple Line)
• Higashiyama Line (Yellow Line)
• Tsurumai Line (Blue Line)

To access the NT15 conference venue (Nagoya University Higashiyama Campus), the Meijyo line is convenient. Nagoya Daigaku (名古屋大学) (Nagoya University) station is the nearest station (on Nagoya University Campus). Toyoda Auditorium can be accessed from Exit #2 of Nagoya Daigaku station. The Meijyo line is a circular line, like the Circle Line of the London underground service. Train direction is announced as "clockwise" or "counter clockwise." Please note that some train services terminate at certain stations.

The Sakae area can be accessed via the Meijyo line. If you would like to reach there a bit faster, use a short-cut: take the Meijyo-line at Nagoya Daigaku Station in counter clockwise direction, transfer to Higashiyama line at Motoyama station for Takabata and get off at Sakae station. Nagoya station is also two stops from Sakae station.

Subways run every several minutes from about 05:30 until about 00:30.

Subway System Map
Subway system map is available here.

Subway Timetable Search
Following site is useful:
Hyperdia (http://www.hyperdia.com/en/).
If you search a timetable from Narita to Nagoya, please input Shinagawa as "via" station (Click "SearchDetails" and input Shinagawa in Pass1).

Subway Ticket
Subway Fares range from 200 to 330 JPY. Buy a ticket of the correct price at a ticket vending machine. Ticket prices are presented on the subway map shown above the vending machine. One-day passes can be purchased for 600 JPY (bus only), 740 JPY (subway only), and 850 JPY (both bus and subway) Please note that ticket vending machines do not accept credit cards.
Please access the following link for detailed information:
http://www.kotsu.city.nagoya.jp/english/index.html

Fare Adjustment
If you traveled further than the ticket you bought allows, you can pay the extra fare at a fare adjustment machine located near the fare gates. When you place your ticket into the machine, it will display the fare difference you owe. After inserting the difference, take your ticket and pass through the fare gate.

Fare Adjustment
If you traveled further than the ticket you bought allows, you can pay the extra fare at a fare adjustment machine located near the fare gates. When you place your ticket into the machine, it will display the fare difference you owe. After inserting the difference, take your ticket and pass through the fare gate.

Manaca (Pre-paid Public Transportation IC Ticket)
The Manaca card is very convenient for traveling inside Nagoya. This pre-paid public transportation ticket is a non-contact IC card (like the Oyster card of London, UK). The Manaca card can be purchased at ticket vending machines located in all subway stations will 500 JPY deposit. The vending machine will ask your name, for printing on the IC card. Please touch your Manaca card at the ticket gate when entering and exiting a platform. The system will automatically deduct travel cost from your card. If you will be using the Nagoya subway multiple times in a day, we advise you to purchase a one-day ticket. The Manaca card can be used in many cities throughout Japan, including Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Fukuoka areas. Similarly, IC cards issued in these areas can be used in the Nagoya area. For example, if you have a Suica card issued in Tokyo, it can be used in Nagoya. It can also be used as electronic money at many convenience stores. Note that the Japan Rail Pass cannot be used for Nagoya subway and bus.

Taxi
The taxi is an alternative option for getting around within Nagoya. The minimum taxi charge is only 480 JPY. Most taxis can accept major credit cards (Visa or Master preferred).




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