Nagoya Gakuin University
Symposium on Second Language Writing 2007 in Japan


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Symposium Site

Nagoya Gakuin UniversityThe 2007 Symposium will take place at Nagoya Gakuin University's brand-new Shirotori Campus. Located in Central Nagoya, this new campus is surrounded by Shirotori Park, Shirotori Garden and Atsuta Park as well as Nagoya Congress Center and Atsuta Jingu.

Directions from Centrair Airport to Kanayama are available here.
Directions from Kanayama to Nagoya Gakuin University are available here.
Information about Kanayama and the surrounding areas is available here.

NGU features a convenience store (open for breakfast, lunch and snacks) and vending machines. Pre-registered participants will also be able to enjoy a buffet lunch on the second-floor cafeteria.

On-campus parking is not available.

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Conference Hotels. All main conference hotels are within few minutes of Kanayama Station. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for Symposium participants from Friday night through Monday night at ANA Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, Meitetsu Inn Nagoya Kanayama, Cypress Garden Hotel, Kanayama Washington Plaza Hotel.

ANA Hotel Grand Court Nagoya

  • Fax reservation form (click HERE)
  • Symposium discount available until August 24 or until the reservation cap is reached, whichever comes first.
  • Single room (16,000 yen/night; 24 sq. meters)
  • Twin/double room, one person only (18,000 yen/night; 34 sq. meters)
  • Twin/double room, two people (24,000 yen/night; 34 sq. meters)
  • Breakfast buffet included (6:30-10:00 a.m.)
  • High-speed Internet access available
  • Parking available (1,200 yen/night)
  • 1 minute from Kanayama Station (South Exit)
  • Directions from South Exit: Look to the right. Enter through the glass door on the ground level.

Cypress Garden Hotel

Meitetsu Inn Nagoya Kanayama

  • Fax reservation form (click HERE)
  • Symposium discount available for cash payment (for credit card payment, add 500 yen)
  • Compact single rooms (6,800 yen*/night)
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free hi-speed Internet access available in all rooms
  • 3 minutes from Kanayama Station (North Exit; Subway Exit 6)
  • Directions from North Exit: Go straught and turn left at the first major street (after Asunal Kanayama). At the traffic light, turn right and go straught for one block. Turn left at Coco (convenience store). Meitestu Inn is on your left.
  • Directions from Subway Exit 6: Go straight for half a block. Turn right at Daiei store and go straight for one block. Turn left at Coco (convenience store). Meitestu Inn is on your left.

Kanayama Washington Hotel Plaza

Additional hotels can be found near Nagoya (JR Line), Sakae (Subway Meijo Line), and Fushimi (Subway Higashiyama and Tsurumai lines) stations.

The Symposium on Second Language Writing, Nagoya Gakuin University or Purdue University are not responsible for costs incurred due to cancellation.

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Area Information

Kanayama Station South ExitKanayama station is a major transportation hub with convenient access to many of the key attractions. Meitetsu Line connects Kanayama to Centrair Airport (25 minutes) and Nagoya station (10 minutes). Nishi Takakura (Meijo Line) and Hibino (Meiko Line), two nearest subway stations to Nagoya Gakuin University, are only 2 minutes (one stop) away. Meijo Line also takes you to Sakae station, a major city center.

On the North side of Kanayama station, Asunal, a shopping and dining complex, features nearly 60 shops and restaurants as well as live performances. Additional restaurants, coffee shops and convenient stores can be found all around the station. Right by the South Exit, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, which is annexed to ANA Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, exhibits various works of art from its sister museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts. ANA Hotel also houses Nagoya Urban Institute, which has a public-access library and exhibition rooms.

Congress Center and Nagoya Gakuin UniversityNagoya Gakuin University's brand new Shirotori campus, which will open for the new academic year in April 2007, is adjacent to Shirotori Garden and Shirotori Park with walking paths. Across the Horikawa River are Atsuta Park and Atsuta Jingu, an ancient shinto shrine that attracts many locals and tourists alike. Nagoya Congress Center is also a few minutes away.

TV TowerYou can find a wide array of additional attractions within 10 minutes of Kanayama. Around Sakae station (Meijo Line) are many department stores, shops, restaurants and bars as well as Central Park and Terebi Tou (TV Tower), one of Nagoya's most famous landmarks. Nagoya station boasts several giant department stores as well as JR Central Towers, housing numerous shops and restaurants. Major sight-seeing spots such as Nagoya Castle, Nagoya Port Italian Village are also only minutes away.

Nagoya's infrastructure was recently upgraded in preparation for 2005 Expo, and it continues to grow vigorously, thanks to the city's booming economy. With many signs written in Japanese and English as well as Chinese, Korean and Spanish, getting around the city is fairly easy even for non-Japanese-speaking (or reading) visitors. Many new restaurants and attractions of various kinds continue to mushroom all over the metropolis. Throughout the city, you will also find more traditional Nagoya cuisine, such as miso katsu (Pork cutlet with miso-based sauce), hitsu mabushi (eel mixed in with rice), ebi furai (breaded, fried shrimp) ten-musu (shrimp tempura in a rice ball) and tebasaki (chiken wings). In the morning, many local coffee shops offer generous mooning saabisu (morning specials)--coffee, toast and a boiled egg for the price of a cup of coffee!

And if you are in the mood for excursions, hop on Tokaido Shinkansen (bullet train) from Nagoya station to other major cities such as Kyoto, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Kobe, or take Kintetsu Tokkyu (limited express) to pay a visit to Pearl Museum and Toba Aquarium in Toba; Ise Jingu (shinto shrine) and Parque España (an amuzement park inspired by Spanish culture) in Ise/Shima. Or meet real ninja at Iga Ninja Museum in Iga Ueno, which is also the birth place of the haiku poet Matsuo Basho.

For additional information about sight seeing in Japan, visit Yokoso Japan!

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