The conference will be held at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, in the north of Japan. Sapporo is the fourth largest city in the country and famous for its ramen noodles, soup curries and winter skiing.

Participants can reserve rooms in the nearby Aspen Hotel. A single room will cost 7,500 yen per night and include breakfast. There is also the option to have dinner at the hotel (selectable on the payment form), but do note there are many good restaurants in the vacinity. To reserve your room, please fill in and fax the accommodation form here: [English][日本語]. Payment will be charged after January 24th 2014.

If you wish to travel with family or reserve a shared room, please contact us and we will make the reservation. Since the Aspen Hotel largely caters to businessmen, family rooms may be found at a different nearby hotel that will still be convienient for reaching campus.

Sapporo City can be easily reached from New Chitose Airport (airport code: CTS) by train or bus. The train leaves directly from the airport to the main station in Sapporo, a five minute walk from the Aspen Hotel. A train ticket to Sapporo station costs 1040 yen and the journey takes about 40 minutes.

A bus tour is planned for Wednesday afternoon and there will a conference dinner of the local lamb BBQ speciality, 'Genghis Khan', held at the Sapporo Beer Garden. The conference dinner price is 4,500 yen (BBQ plus unlimited drinks) and the bus tour is 2,400 yen per person. Both of these are payable in cash with the registration fee (15,000 yen) at the Sunday night reception or Monday morning.

(On the map below, if you zoom in 2 - 3 times, slightly more English appears! A .pdf in both English and Japanese of the same area can be downloaded here.)