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WELCOME RECEPTION – July 14 (Sunday) at Sapporo Education and Culture Hall (Venue)

All participants and their accompanying persons are kindly invited to attend the Joint Conference of XXXIV ICPIG and ICRP-10 Welcome Reception at the venue "Sapporo Education and Culture Hall", on Sunday July 14, from 19:00.

The Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee.

CONFERENCE EXCURSION – July 17 (Wednesday)

In Wednesday afternoon, all participants and their accompanying persons are kindly invited to one of the three excursions, included in the registration fee (English language guided tours; duration 4-5 h), each starting off at the conference venue at 14:00 and ending at Sapporo Station.

There is a choice between the following excursions (pre-registration required by marking your choice on the conference registration page; assignment will be based on first-come-first-served basis)

We will offer the dinner option after CONFERENCE EXCURSION (additional charge JPY5,000). It is also pre-registration required by marking your choice on the conference registration page.
Restaurants may be different depending on each excursion.

Itinerary: 4.5 h (journey time)
Venue - Hokkaido Shrine - Salmon Museum - Chocolate Factory - look at Clock Tower (Tokeidai) from the window - Sapporo Station


Hokkaido Shrine
Hokkaido Shrine It is a shrine with the highest status rank in Hokkaido. During New Year’s period, over 800,000 people come to the Hokkaido Shrine for Hatsumoude (the first temple visit of the New Year). Please feel Sapporo history and real Japanese culture with a guide. Let's try an oracle (a fortune slip)!

Salmon Museum
Salmon Museum This science museum aims to communicate the importance of the fact that salmon returned to Toyohira River after once disappearing, and offers visitors a chance to observe salmon.

Shiroi Koibito Park (Ishiya Chocolate Factory)
Chocolate Factory This is a unique chocolate factory and theme park for sweets lovers! This is a fantastic space based on the ideals of deliciousness, fun and stories of sweets from a bygone era. The things visitors see, taste and experience here will make for truly "sweet"memories! There don't miss seeing the Mechanical (marionette) Clock Tower in the garden.

Clock Tower (Tokeidai) from the window
Clock Tower The Clock Tower was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 1970 and is now a museum that is also used for various cultural activities. The Clock Tower continues to serve as a historical landm ark, telling stories of early days in Sapporo.


Itinerary: 4.5 h (journey time)
Venue - Otaru Kihinkan - Walk freely along the Canal at Otaru Canal Terminal - Sapporo Station


Otaru Kihinkan (the Old Aoyama Villa)
otaru kihinkan The Old Aoyama Villa is a symbol of herring fishing, born out of the dream of a 17-year-old young woman, Masae Aoyama. Imagine how many people enjoyed grand parties nightly in this villa during its prosperous days!

The Canal at Otaru Canal Terminal
canal terminal Participants can walk freely through the Otaru Canal area, a famous sightseeing spot representative of Otaru City. Otaru Canal was dug and built in the Taisho Era (1912-1926) and is about 1,140 m long and 40 m wide.


Itinerary: 4.5 h (journey time)
Venue - YOICHI Distillery (guided tour, tasting services and shopping) - Sapporo Station


YOICHI Distillery--is at Lat.43 10'N.Lon.14045'E, or about the same Latitude as the middle of New York State, Toronto Canada, Vladivostok Russia.
--rests about 50 km west of Sapporo City in southern Hokkaido, which is the northernmost of Japan's four principal islands, and was one of the last Japanese frontiers to be developed.
--has three sides surrounded by mountains, and one side on the coast (Sea of Japan).
--is blessed with the things that really matter to great whisky.
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CONFERENCE DINNER – July 18 (Thursday) at Sapporo Beer Garden

The official conference dinner will be held at Sapporo Beer Garden.
A "Genghis Khan" is made of tender and plain fresh lamb and plenty of vegetables on a special metal skillet.
Draft beer is a perfect match with the local cuisine representing Hokkaido.
At the Sapporo Beer Garden, aiming at offering you delicious tastes that cannot be experienced anywhere else, freshly brewed beer delivered directly from factories is carefully poured by skilled professionals.
Please get a taste of one glass of delicious beer filled with the heart and soul of craftsmen who accumulated experience through daily training.

*Please apply for Conference dinner at Online Registration.
*Vegetarian, Halal available

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Time: 19.00-21.00
Venue: Sapporo Beer Garden (We will take you to the restaurant from the venue by bus.)
Cost: JPY 5,000

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