The chartered bus will depart from the KEK dormitory entrance at 6:00 in the morning. Please come to the KEK dormitory by 5:45AM because loading of baggage takes time.
There will be some reserved seats for special purposes. Please check notices on the seats. Otherwise seating is free. Several movies will be shown in the bus. If you would like to watch them, please be seated in the front part. If you would like to sleep, rear part would be recommended.
The bus will arrive at the hotel around 15:00. However this may change due to the weather, traffic situation, or some other unexpected affair. We will take short rests several times at the service areas on highways. You can have breakfast and lunch there. Note that the bus has no built-in rest rooms.
Check-in time of the hotel is usually 15:00. Therefore we may not be able to check in immediately if we arrive at the hotel much earlier.
The name and address of the hotel is
The Hotel Appi Grand tel ; 0195-73-5011 117-17 Hosono, Ajiro-cho, Ninohe-gun, Iwate-ken
The registration desk will open from 15:30 to 16:00 near the session room on the arrival day, Feb.13. Please pay registration fee etc. at the registration desk. Only cash in Japanese Yen will be accepted. If you will come after Feb.13, please contact with Ms.Yahata directly.
There is no money exchange at the hotel. Please prepare Yen beforehand.
All sessions will be held in a room
on the first floor of the Annex-2.
An OHP and an LCD projector for PC screen will be prepared. PCs should be brought by speakers. No slide projector will be prepared. See APPI 2002 Program for detail. The location of the session room can be found on http://acfahep.kek.jp/appi/2002/room-large.png.
Proceedings will be published. Speakers are kindly asked to submit their manuscript by March 31, 2002. See APPI 2002 Procceedings for detail.
Three breakfast coupons and two dinner coupons will be given to each participant. Please take breakfast and dinner by yourself by giving the coupons to the restaurants officers. You can have a buffet-style breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 at the restaurant "Patio" (1F of Annex-1). Dinner time is from 17:00 to 21:00. You can choose either Japanese dinner package or Yakiniku (BBQ-like meat). Please take your lunches by yourself.
On the arrival day (on 2/13), we will have a welcome dinner from 19:00 at the tea room "Ciao" (1F of Annex-2). Location map of the restaurants and your rooms are at http://acfahep.kek.jp/appi/2002/room-large.png.
Appi is a snowy place located near the north end of Honshu. It snows heavily in winter. By 2002.1.22, it snowed 1.4m in total. Otherwise the climate is quite nice, though sometimes it is very windy. The average day-time temperature is about minus 10 degrees Celsius. We will not have to go outside, but please keep warm at all times in order not to catch a cold.
The hotel has some activities available for you with an extra charge; see All Season Resort Appi for detail. Reservation for these activities in advance is not necessary.
|Skiing||You can enjoy skiing at the hotel. Ski rental is available. The rental fee is roughly 6,000yen for ski set and wears for a day. Lift tickets are about 4,000yen for a day. There will be a special discount for both rentals and tickets for participants. The detail will be announced at registration time.|
|Hot spring||Experience the hot spring in the hotel. People should take a bath without swimming wear. There are two kinds of hot spring: a large-sized in-house bath and an outside bath called "Rotenburo". We assure you that you will relax in it with a beautiful view.|
|Sauna||There is one of the largest saunas in Japan, with a maximum capacity of 50 people.|
|Hot swimming pool||Enjoy swimming in the hotel, but please do not forget your swimming wear.|
|Athletic gymnasium||There is an athletic facility in the hotel. Several kinds of machines are available.|
|Squash||You can also play squash in the indoor court.|
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