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March 12-15th, 2018

Human Genome Meeting 2018

PACIFICO, Yokohama, Japan

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HGM 2018 networking event

Conference dinner

Manyo Club (Onsen)
Address & Location

From Yokohama Station West Exit. Departures: A free hotel shuttle service is available from the station. The bus ride take about 5 minutes.

Address: 2-7-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0001

TEL: +81 45-663-4126

Yudokoro / Bath
Ashiyu Foot Bath Garden


Large Bath
Open-Air Bath
Hinoki Cypress Bath
Stone Bath
Bed-Bath
Private Onsen Bath
Traditional Japanese Bathing Protocol
  1. Perform Kakeyu BEFORE entering the bath.

    Kakeyu is the customary practice of splashing hot water onto the lower part of the body prior to entering the bath. This helps to acclimate your body to the bath temperature. First rinse the entire body thoroughly with very warm water. Then, using the provided pail, scoop some water from the small Kakeyu basin and splash it over your lower body.

  2. Carefully make your way to the bath.

    Slowly submerge your body in stages, all the way up to the chest area. Soak until your skin is softened and your body is warmed through. This may take anywhere from a minute to a few minutes.

  3. Slowly emerge from the bath, towel off excess water and carefully make your way back the washing station.

    Now is the time for scrubbing. Take a seat on a stool or use the Western-style shower stall. Use the washcloth and soap to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. A twisted, wrung out washcloth makes a great scrubber. You may scrub your back by holding the long washcloth at either end and using a sawing motion over your backside. Wash your hair if necessary. Thoroughly rinse yourself, being sure to remove every trace of soap and dead skin cells. Thoroughly rinse the washcloth, using the pail as a washbasin, changing the water several times. Re-secure the hair if necessary. Now you are ready for a more prolonged soak in the bath.

  4. Take care not to overheat in the bath. A short soak, followed by a cooling off period, is customary.

    Stay within your comfort range. If you find the water too hot, seek a cooler area further away from the hot water inlet. At the end of the bathing session, a quick cool shower can lower body temperature and close the pores. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and rehydrate.

Bathing Etiquette
  1. Please remove All clothing and leave personal items, except for those items specified below, in your locker.

    Cell phones, cameras, food, and beverages are NOT PERMITTED in the bathing area.ALLOWED items include: a Japanese-style washcloth and the locker-key bracelet. Soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided, but you may bring your own if you prefer.

    Please wear your locker-key bracelet around your wrist or ankle at all times.

  2. The Japanese-style washcloth is quite long and may be held over the front of the body for modesty while walking to and from the bath.

  3. Please help maintain a quite environment by keeping your voice lowered.

  4. Perform Kakeyu BEFORE entering the bath.

    Kakeyu is the customary practice of splashing hot water onto the lower part of the body prior to entering the bath. This helps to acclimate your body to the onsen water temperature. Using the provided pail, scoop some water from the small Kakeyu basin and splash it over your lower body.

  5. Washing stations may not be reserved.

    However, if the washing station area is fairly empty, you may leave your things there for later use.

  6. Please use the hand-held shower head carefully so as not to spray water on other people.

  7. Please secure longer hair with hair ties, a shower cap, or bundle in a towel.

  8. Swimming in the bath is prohibited.

  9. Keep a watchful eye on your minor children at ALL times.

  10. Please keep the washcloth away from the bath water. Never rinse or wring your washcloth out in the bath.

    Keep your towel folded on the hedge or a rock, or put it on your head while bathing. Never clean your body in the Bath.

  11. Please always make room for other guests to enter the bath.

Welcome reception

BAYSIDE GEIHINKAN VERANDA Minatomirai

Its interior will feature carefully selected décor from around the world, a harmonious blend of good taste and the latest fashion. Whole building is reserved or our conference and HGM2018 will use two floors. The third floor which will use for main ceremony has a great view of Yokohama bay area.