Thank you Plantagenesta, Pouliot , and TraveltoJapan. Sorry if my explanation was vague. Basically, our main goal is to conduct a successful international symposium on victimology, and this includes trying to attract as many participants as possible. The primary reason for all participants to come to Japan is to participate in the symposium. However, because the majority of participants will be from outside of Asia (Europe and USA to be specific), traveling all the way to Japan is much more significant than if the symposium was held in New York or London, for example.
In an attempt to persuade those who may be on the fence about coming or not, we would like to emphasize some of the finer travel/sightseeing opportunities that Japan has to offer. We will plan detailed itineraries for travel in and around Mito for guests, but we would also like to plan some rough itineraries to some of the better-known sightseeing areas elsewhere in Japan. Basically, the message we want to communicate to possible guests is gIf you participate in our symposium, not only will you be able to discuss victimology with international leaders in the field, but if you have the time/money/interest, you can travel to some of Japanfs most beautiful sightseeing areas with the information we will provide you.g We are not trying to play the role of a travel company, but we want to have something to offer possible guests for advertising purposes.
Money and time is of course going to be a major issue, so 1-2 day trips in or around Kanto would be ideal, but further, more expensive locations are not out of the question. We are still really just in the planning stages, but realistically, we will probably promote 2-3 day single day trips, 2-3 overnight trips, and 1-2 trips that will take longer than two days. By gpromoteh I mean offer route explanations, area hotel information, and information about the areas major sightseeing attractions.
Thank you for taking interest and for the constructive questions. I hope this reply doesnft still leave you confused.