Japan 2018

11-14 APRIL 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

Our Host Committee in Japan is proud and excited to welcome supporters of the Olave Baden-Powell Society to the Annual Event in 2018. We really hope you can join us to celebrate our achievements, hear exciting keynote speakers, experience the local Japanese culture – including the famous cherry blossom trees – and spend time with friends, new and old, from around the world.

Event information

Click here to download the Event booking pack. If you would like to receive a printed copy please email obps@wagggs.org. We will have a limited number of printed packs.

Registration: Book online with Eventbrite 

Eventbrite is the world's largest online ticketing platform and allows event participants to quickly and easily book their tickets, submit registration details and make safe and secure card payments. For the OBPS Japan Event, we will do all of our online registration through a dedicated Eventbrite page.  Follow this link to book via Eventbrite: obps18.eventbrite.co.uk 

£850-Full Registration  


-All transport as part of scheduled programme
-All meals as part of scheduled programme
-Presentation Ceremony at Panasonic Center Tokyo, Tokyo Bay Cruise and Gala
-Accommodation is not included.

Should you be unable to register online please get in touch with us at obps@wagggs.org, we will be happy to assist you. Event registration will close 23rd February.

Event Hotels:

Please be aware that accommodation is not included in the event fee and you will have to book your own hotel directly.

The OB-PS Event will be held in Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro, so we recommend that you book your stay at this hotel. Please note that April is the busiest tourist period in Japan, so we strongly recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible. 


Address: 1-6-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-8505, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3980-1111
Email: info@metropolitan.jp
Website: www.hotelmetropolitan.jp

You can find other Hotel alternatives in the booking pack.

Programme Schedule: 

We are excited also to share the 2018 event programme schedule. Please bear in mind that this is subject to planning and change. The main venue is the Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro

Daily Programme*

Wednesday 11th April

12:00-18:00 Registration
15:00-16:00 National Coordinators’ Meeting
17:00-18:00 New Members Reception
18:00-21:00 Welcome Reception

Thursday 12th April  

9:00 - 12:00 Opening ceremony & plenary session 
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch 
13:00 - 14:15 Free time
14:15 - 15:15 Transportation by bus
15:15 - 16:00 Panasonic Center Tokyo short tour
16:00 - 18:00 Presentation ceremony at Panasonic Center Tokyo 
18:00 - 19:00 Transportation by bus
19:00 - 21:15 Symphony Tokyo bay dinner cruise     
21:30 - 22:15 Transportation by bus to Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro

Friday 13th April 

9:00 - 12:00 Plenary session (Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro)
13:00 - 14:00 Country meeting (Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro)
13:00 - 18:00 Free time
18:00 - 21:00 Gala Dinner (Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro) 

Saturday 14th April 

10:00 - 12:00 Participants’ checkout & departure

Additional tours

If you would like to experience Japan and Tokyo during the season where the beautiful cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, we encourage you to visit our Host Committee Team recommended tour agencies’ websites. We’ve also made a few recommendations below. If you are interested in any of these tours, please make your reservation directly with the tour company. Please be aware that tour calendars for 2018 will only be available in January, 2018. 

Japan Gray Line Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Tours)
Web: www.jgl.co.jp/inbound/index.htm
Toll Free: 0800-080-8100
Tel: +81-3-5275-6526
JTB - Sunrise Tours (JAPANiCAN.com)
Web: www.japanican.com/en/tour/
Tel: +81-3-3865-5718 (7:00 - 22:00)
Hato Bus (Tokyo, Mt. Fuji. Hakone, Nikko and etc.)
Web: www.hatobus.com/int/en/
Tel: +81-(0)3-3435-6081 (9:00-18:30)

Japan Tour recommendations

More information about the upcoming event in Japan will be shared soon. If you have any questions please contact obps@wagggs.org 

Kyoto is home to geisha culture, tea ceremony and much of Japanese traditional culture. It balances the modern atmosphere of Tokyo

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