Old Oct 23, 19, 5:25 am
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SQ421
 
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Off we go... to Nagoya, for Japan Do #8 10-12 April 2020

After announcing Japan Do #7 just over a year out in April 2018, the tide turned, and this might be the latest a Japan Do has been announced!

Fear not, the wait is over. Japan Do #8 heads to Nagoya - a city significantly closer to Tokyo, and even closer to Kyoto (37 minutes - almost commuting distance!) - where a Park Hyatt is set to open next week.

With over two million inhabitants, Nagoya (名古屋) is Japan's fourth most populated city. Nagoya developed as the castle town of the Owari, one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family during the Edo Period. Much of the city and most of its historic buildings were destroyed in the air raids of 1945 including Nagoya Castle dating back to the 17th century.

Nagoya is 1 hour 37 minutes to 2 hours 4 minutes by the Shinkansen from Tokyo and 34-37 minutes from Kyoto. Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) is about 48km south of Nagoya and has direct flights from Frankfurt, Helsinki, Detroit, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, and several cities in China and South Korea, as well as a number of Japanese cities including Tokyo. For the mattress runners, and hotel point redeemers, Hilton, Sparriott, and IHG are all represented.

The Do will follow the usual pattern of Pre-Drinks / Day Trip / Main Dinner / Lazy Sunday, with a post-do yet to be proposed (but I'm sure the interpred ones amongs us will make recommendations ranging from Onsens to DMZ!)

krazykanuck mentioned Bigfoot is a guaranteed starter for Japan Do 2020, so it already promises to be a party!
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