2017年10月29日

2018年ポー・ホーソーン国際大会(京都)参加登録と宿泊予約について・追記2

先にご連絡しましたザ・パレスサイドホテルの予約フォームにつきまして、
協会ウェブサイトのトップページに掲載されました。
こちらからダウンロードいただけますので、どうぞご利用ください。

Sandra Hughes先生より、追加情報が届きましたので以下に掲載いたします。
京都ガーデンパレスのご予約につきましては、ホテルからの予約確認メール
がスパム扱いされてしまう場合があり、予約された方に届かないという障害
が出ている模様です。ご予約の際のメールアドレスとして、GmailやYahoo
メールが推奨されております。

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Dear Kyoto participants,

I write with a few updates to the information in my last email.

First, I have learned that although Mr. Kimura at the Kyoto Garden
Palace has been sending acknowledgements of hotel reservation
requests, many universities' spam filters have been blocking his
messages entirely or sending them directly to spam/junk folders
because of the Japanese included in the sender name and subject line.
For this reason, we recommend that you use a Gmail, Yahoo, or other
personal address rather than a university address for your hotel
correspondence.

Also, I share the following helpful information about Itami Airport
from Maya Higashi Wakana in Kyoto:

"Itami Airport, it seems, does have a Travelex branch office, which
deals with currency exchange, SIM card sales, etc.
http://www.osaka-airport.co.jp/service/useful_service/change/

Also, this is the link that provides the limousine bus-related information:
http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/

With luggage, I would think the limousine bus is the best choice."

I do not have other information about airport transportation beyond
what is available at the link above at this time.

Best wishes,

Sandy
posted by NHSJ at 00:10| 日記

2017年10月28日

2018年ポー・ホーソーン国際大会(京都)参加登録と宿泊予約について・追記

前掲の宿泊情報につきまして、追記がございます。
PART 1の、学会開催会場となります京都ガーデンパレスに加えて、
PART 2には近隣の3つの宿泊施設、
A. 京都平安ホテル、B. パレスサイドホテル、C. 京都ブライトンホテル
の情報と予約方法を記載しておりますが、B. パレスサイドホテルのご予約に
必要なお申込み用紙は、本ブログには添付ができませんため、協会ウェブサ
イトのトップページに掲載される予定です。
こちらの掲載まで、いましばらくお待ちください。
posted by NHSJ at 06:25| 日記

2018年ポー・ホーソーン国際大会(京都)参加登録と宿泊予約について

2018年6月21日(木)〜24日(日)に開催されますポー・ホーソーン合同国際
大会につきまして、宿泊予約を中心としたご連絡が米国Nathaniel Hawthorne
Society会長で本国際大会責任者のSandra Hughes先生より届きましたので、
以下に掲載いたします。みなさますでにご存じのとおり、本国際大会は日本で
の学会開催と異なり、正式な参加登録を行い参加費用をお支払いいただいた上
でのみご参加いただけます。参加登録についての情報は11月3日ごろ公開予定
ですが、以下にお知らせいたします宿泊予約は参加登録が前提になっておりま
すので、その点お気を付けください。
それでは、みなさまのご参加をお待ちしております。

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Dear colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that reservations for the Kyoto Garden
Palace Hotel are now available! There are four parts to this message:
1) reserving a room at the Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel where all
conference sessions will be held, 2) reserving rooms at other hotels
within walking distance, 3) booking flights and currency matters, and
4) contacting conference organizers with questions. This message is
very lengthy, but please read the ENTIRE message before booking
rooms or flights.

Please note that the process described here is only for booking hotel
rooms.The CONFERENCE REGISTRATION site itself will go live on
November 3rd, and I will contact you again at that time. The
conference registration fee, which includes a reception with hors
d'oeuvres and
three Japanese obento boxed lunches, will be $230, with optional
banquet for an additional $75.

Conference activities will begin with a reception on the 21st from
6:00-8:00PM and all academic sessions will conclude by 1:00 on the
24th. An optional excursion to two famous Japanese temples, Ryoanji
and Kinkakuji, will cost $40 per person and will last from approximately
1:30-5:30. The excursion is the final activity for the conference.
The hotel will, I'm sure, be able to store luggage for those who want to
go on the excursion, but have already checked out of their rooms. The
hotel is located in a quiet area of Kyoto. The hotel itself contains a
traditional Japanese restaurant and one that serves more Western
cuisine, but public transportation (metro/subway) and other restaurants
are a 10-15 MINUTE WALK AWAY. For those who have difficulty walking
up to 15 minutes each way and climbing many flights of stairs for the
metro, travel by TAXI is recommended. Travel from JR Kyoto railway
station to the conference hotel is approximately \1500.

PART 1: RESERVING A ROOM AT THE KYOTO GARDEN PALACE
HOTEL (http://www.hotelgp-kyoto.com/english/):

The special URL listed at the bottom of the email will guarantee the
conference rate of \10,800 PER PERSON, per night, including tax
(roughly US $100 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT, AT CURRENT
EXCHANGE RATES, which may fluctuate), which includes a Western
or Japanese breakfast. Because Japanese hotels charge BY THE
PERSON rather than by the room, a single room for one person costs
$100 per night whereas a double or twin room for two people costs $200
per night, even at the conference rate.

Because the number of rooms at the KGP is LIMITED and will not
accommodate all conference participants, unfortunately conference
participants WILL NOT be allowed to make reservations for family
members in the conference hotel. Of course, if a spouse, partner, etc.,
is staying with you in YOUR room, that is fine. You just won't be allowed
to book ADDITIONAL rooms for children or others traveling with you.
Although there is no official conference affiliation or special rate, we will
provide the names of some hotels within walking distance for overflow
conference participants and their families, who will need to reserve
rooms by following the instructions offered in part 2 of this email. Please
show consideration for other participants by not asking for a room larger
than you need (as with a double room for one person). If you are willing
to take a deodorized smoking room, please do so, as that frees up non-
smoking rooms for other participants who may have health issues or
extra sensitivity. Non-smoking rooms are not adjacent to smoking
rooms.

We have reserved the entire hotel for the nights of June 21st, 22nd, and
23rd. A smaller number of rooms will be available at conference rates
for the 19th, 20th, 24th, and 25th. ALL ROOM RESERVATIONS IN
THE KGP HOTEL ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Be advised
that there are far fewer twin rooms than double rooms in the hotel, so
those will sell out faster. At the Kyoto Garden Palace, a "twin room"
means a room that contains two smaller individual beds just like Lucy
and Ricky (in some seasons at least). Please be advised that Japanese
hotel bathrooms are extremely small regardless of room type.

Without further ado, I give you the URL, which you may need to cut and
paste into your browser:

http://www.hotelgp-kyoto.com/reservation_30m/
username : kyoto
password : intl30

You will initially receive a very brief message in English that says
something along the lines of "Your request has been received, and the
front desk will contact you soon." Within 72 hours or so, you will receive
a detailed reply from Mr. Kimura. Please be patient. Emails from the hotel
will have a sender name and subject line IN JAPANESE, but don't panic
when you see Japanese characters as the email itself is bilingual. If you
are concerned about opening an email with a Japanese sender name and
subject line, feel free to forward it to me, and I will verify that it
is from the
hotel.

The only potential source of confusion comes in the way the form lists
your smoking preference. It will look like this:
[ ご喫煙 / Smoking ] 禁煙 / Non-Smoking
The part in square brackets means [SMOKING PREFERENCE] and the
part AFTER the final slash/ indicates the type of room you have reserved.
The example shown above means that your room is NON-SMOKING.

PART 2: RESERVING ROOMS AT NEARBY HOTELS:

Please remember that when negotiating with ANY Japanese hotel, you
should establish what the rate for the ROOM is. The rate provided is
typically a rate PER PERSON, so while a single room for one person
will cost $100, a double or twin room for two people will cost $200, EVEN
IF THE ROOM RATE IS LISTED AS $100 because Japanese hotels
charge BY THE PERSON, and all hotel rate quotes are provided using
that system. I have attached in MS Word format the form you should fill
out if you wish to make a reservation for the Palace-Side Hotel (see
information below).

These instructions have been kindly provided by Masahiko Narita of
the JNHS:

There are three hotels within walking distance of the Kyoto Garden Palace:
A. Kyoto Heian Hotel. This hotel is just next door to the KGP
B. The Palace Side Hotel. Just three minutes' walk from the KGP
C. Brighton Hotel. 5 to 10 minutes' walk from the KGP

In the first two hotels, we are holding rooms for conference participants,
although there is no special discount room rate available. However,
these two hotels' room rates are as reasonable as the KGP. We do not
have a special stock of rooms for the conference at the Brighton Hotel
because it is relatively easy to make room reservations through its
official webpage. The Brighton is a somewhat higher-grade hotel.

If you need a room or rooms in these hotels, please follow the instructions
below:

A. Kyoto Heian Hotel ( http://www.kyoto-heian-hotel.com )
We have 22 single bed rooms, 31 twin bed rooms, and 5 deluxe twin bed
rooms for the nights of the 21, 22, 23 at the Kyoto Heian Hotel. All the
rooms are non-smoking. Before and after this period, there is unfortunately
no vacancy. So if you need a room only during the conference, June 21
to June 24, this is a good place to stay. This hotel has a famous
beautiful Japanese garden.

Since we are holding rooms as a conference group, the hotel asked us to
make a list of guest names, so you CANNOT make a room reservation
directly through the hotel website. Please click the following URL and fill
out the form.

https://goo.gl/forms/ZXcehiik40E7q18i1

Japanese Hawthorne Society members will take care of this process.
We will accept your room request as long as we have vacancies. First
come, first served.

The room rates at the Kyoto Heian Hotel are:

June 21 and 22 (Thursday and Friday)
- Single 9,000JPY(Breakfast included)
- Twin 8,500JPY PER PERSON (Breakfast included)
- Deluxe Twin 9,000JPY PER PERSON (Breakfast included)
*If you reserve a twin room by yourself, the rate is 12000JPY, while a
deluxe twin is 14000JPY (Breakfast included) on June 21 and 22.
*If you do not need breakfast, each rate is 1500JPY less on June 21 and 22.

June 23 (Saturday)
- Single 9,500JPY (Breakfast NOT included)
- Twin 17000JPY PER ROOM (Breakfast NOT included)
- Deluxe Twin 19000JPY PER ROOM (Breakfast NOT included)
*Breakfast is 2000JPY per person on Saturdays.
*On Saturday, the twin or deluxe twin room rates are the same even if you
stay in these rooms by yourself.

Due to this reservation method, we CANNOT accept your questions,
additional detailed requests, or cancellation through this request form.
However, we will close the Heian Hotel Room Reservation URL when
all the rooms are full or at the end of December and turn in the name list
to the hotel. So starting in early January, you can contact the hotel
directly about your reservation.

B. The Palace-Side Hotel ( http://palacesidehotel.co.jp )
We have 15 single bed rooms and 10 twin bed rooms from the night of
June 20 to June 27 at the Palace Side as a conference group. So if you
are thinking of staying longer than the conference period, this hotel
is recommended, though the number of rooms is limited.

You can make a room reservation directly, but NOT through the Hotel web
page. Instead, use the ATTACHED REQUEST FORM. Please fill out this
form and attach the form to your email to the hotel:
info[at]palacesidehotel.co.jp

The room rates at The Palace-Side Hotel change slightly depending on
how many nights you are staying. If you stay 3 nights or more, for
instance, the rates are:
- Single 5900JPY (Breakfast NOT included)
- Twin 9700JPY PER ROOM (Breakfast NOT included)
*For breakfast, plus 1100JPY per PERSON; for a towel, plus 100JPY.

They will also accept your requests as long as there are vacancies. Again,
first come, first served at this hotel.

C. Brighton Hotel
Please make a room reservation on your own through its official webpage:
https://www.brightonhotels.co.jp/kyoto/

PART 3: REMINDERS REGARDING FLIGHTS

For those interested in the cost of flights, I’d recommend going to
studentuniverse.com, which has a “flexible” search option that will
display
fares for a few days before and after the dates for which you are
searching. Sometimes flights can be up to $500 higher or lower in cost
based on a
difference of a couple of days, so if you can be a bit flexible in your flight
dates, you can potentially save a lot of money. A limited number of hotel
rooms will be held at the conference rate for two days before and two
days after the conference. Also, you may be surprised at how low the
fares can be if you are willing to shop around at different sites based on
the optimal dates from Student Universe. You may search using airport
code OSA (Osaka-All Airports) or KIX (Osaka, Kansai International Airport).
Kyoto is 1-1.5 hours or so away by train or bus. I have been told that
Itami Airport, since it is a smaller airport, has NO INTERNATIONAL
CURRENCY EXCHANGE, but KIX does. While it is theoretically possible
to use an ATM at the airport to withdraw yen from your foreign account,
I plan to order \20,000-30,000 from my bank at home and take that with
me when I travel. Since I am uncertain about the situation at Itami, I
would suggest that you do the same. Even if Itami has opened an
international currency exchange by the date of the conference, at least
you won't have to wait in the long lines for it! KIX has its own
international currency exchange. INFORMATION REGARDING TRAVEL FROM
AIRPORTS TO THE HOTEL WILL BE PROVIDED AT A LATER TIME.

Please be aware that although you will be able to pay for your hotel and
other large purchases using a credit card, Japan is still in many ways a
CASH SOCIETY, so I never go anywhere in Japan without carrying
\15,000-20,000. Keeping Japanese coins is also helpful for trains and
buses.

PART 4: CONTACT INFORMATION FOR QUESTIONS:

- Hotel Website:
http://www.hotelgp-kyoto.com/english/
- General questions about the conference:
hawthornepoekyoto[at]gmail.com (Conference Director, Sandra Hughes)
- Questions regarding the academic program:
Philip.Phillips[at]mtsu.edu (Program Chair, Philip Phillips)
- Questions about conference registration:
ckoros.kean[at]gmail.com (Conference Treasurer, Carole Shaffer-Koros)
- Questions in Japanese:
narimeg[at]ybb.ne.jp (Japan-side Conference Director, Masahiko Narita)

Best wishes, and I look toward to seeing you in Kyoto!

Sandy

Sandra S. Hughes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of American Literature
President, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
Editorial Board, The Edgar Allan Poe Review
KIIS Japan Faculty currents 2017
Western Kentucky University
hawthornepoekyoto[at]gmail.com

※スパム対策のため@を [at] に変えております。
posted by NHSJ at 00:20| 日記