2024 Spring Members Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024
  • (PDT)
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • (PDT)
  • Japan


The registration link is now open for the 2024 IHAA Spring Members Meeting. Due to the planning required for this meeting, we are requesting RSVPs by January 15, 2024. Please see below for some travel details to help with your plans.

All IHAA members are welcome. Our gatherings include group dinners, factory tours, sightseeing, and a meeting of the Board of Directors. There is no attendance fee; members are responsible for their own lodging, travel, and meal costs (with the exception of lunch during the board meeting). IHAA member Hitoshi and Mitsuka of Miyaki Co., Ltd are graciously hosting and planning.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Welcome dinner (location TBA) in Tokyo

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Travel to Hamamatsu (via Bullet Train)

Factory tours (Miyaki and one other)

Friday, April 12, 2024

Travel to Kyoto (via bus) and sightseeing

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Board Meeting

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sightseeing in Kyoto and Osaka or Nara (travel to other city via bus)

Members may extend their vacation by arriving before April 10 and/or staying after April 15 at their discretion. 


To and from Japan:

  • The most convenient airport to Tokyo is Haneda Airport.
  • The closest airport to Kyoto is Kansai Airport. However, flights out of Kansai are very expensive, so a better option may be taking the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) back to Tokyo (2.5 hours on the Nozomi Super Express) and flying home from there.

Within Japan:

  • Bullet Train from Tokyo to Hamamatsu. We will send more details after all RSVPs are in regarding whether you need to buy in advance or can purchase when in Japan.
  • Bus from Hamamatsu to Kyoto. Arrangements will be made by Hitoshi and Mitsuka, and IHAA members will be billed.


We are working on hotel recommendations. This is an unusual circumstance in that we will not have specific hotel information until after we receive RSVPs. When you RSVP, please indicate if you are bringing a spouse, partner, family member, or colleague. In Japan, hotel costs are per person, rather than per room.

If you have any questions, please reach out to IHAA staff member Laura Jansen. She is happy to help.