Social Events at PanSIG 2022

NEWS: There is still time to catch the Beer Train! Friday night (July 8th), tickets will stay on sale until July 4 (23:55) or until we reach full capacity (50 people). Get your beer train ticket here!

Virtual Pre-Conference Social Event (finished)

June 5, 2022 from 13:30

This casual event aims to help participants get more familiar with PanSIG and expand their network. While the first part of the event will be hosted on zoom, the main part of this event will run on a spatial app called Gather Town. In order to fully appreciate the event, we recommend joining with a desktop or laptop device as support for tablets and smartphones is still limited.

Hiking Mt. Iizuna and Walking Tour

Pre-Conference (Friday, July 8)

Early arrivals can participate in a guided hike of Mt. Iizuna (1917m) in the morning and afternoon, or enjoy a walking tour of Nagano City (60-75 minutes in the afternoon).

Nagaden Beer Train

Conference Night (Friday, July 8)

Price: 5,000 yen / 5000円

Drink menu: Local craft beer for the first drink and draft beer from the tap

Food menu: Bento (rice, inari, 4 kinds of side dishes, two kinds of fried food, an egg-based dish, and meat food)


"All aboard!" Friday night participants will be able to enjoy local foods and drinks in the Nagaden Beer Train. Join the beer train from the URL at the top. 

19:30 (Departing from Nagano Dentetsu Station)
19:36 (Arriving at Hongo station for a brief stop to pick up any PanSIGgers participating in Friday night presentations at the University of Nagano)
20:14 (Arriving and staying at Obuse for a bathroom break and gift shopping)
21:21 (Arriving at Nagano Dentetsu Station)

Conference Dinner

Conference Night (Saturday, July 9)

Venue: The Saihokukan Hotel

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Price: 6,500 yen / 6,500円

Menu: Western & Japanese, Vegetarian, and Halal will be served with all you can drink.

Shuttle Bus sign up (click here)

Togakushi  Bus Tour

Conference Morning (Sunday, July 10)

Since the number of seats is limited, the tickets will be sold on a first-come and first-served bases.
Togakushi Website in English
Togakushi Website in Japanese

Price: Free


8:00 am (Leaving JR Nagano with a excursion bus)


9:00 am (Arriving at Togakushi)


12:00 pm (Leaving Togakushi)


13:00 (Arriving at the University of Nagano)