Conference Excursion on December 8

The excursion starts at the Kobe convention center, the conference site, in the morning of December 8th. We will first visit the great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake memorial museum at the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, located 15min. from the conference site by bus, to learn and experience the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred in January 17th, 1995. Then we also visit the earthquake museum at Hanshin Expressway Technology Center. In the afternoon, we will cross the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, the world longest suspension bridge with its length of 3,911m, and visit Awaji Island. In the island, we will have a field-trip at Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park and visit Nojima Fault Preservation Museum. The tour buses will come back to the conference site by the evening before the welcome reception.

9:00 Meet at the conference site
9:20-10:20 The Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake memorial museum
10:40-11:40 The earthquake museum at Hanshin Expressway Technology Center
12:30-13:20 Highway Oasis at Awaji-Island Park (Lunch)
13:40-15:00 Nojima Fault Preservation Museum
16:00 Back to the conference site




(c) Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation institution