Hokkaido Summer Institute & International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017

 

Hokkaido Summer Institute
-Soft Matter: From single molecules to materials-
and
International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017 

 

This summer, the Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University will hold “Summer School on Soft Matter” for graduate students and early career researchers.  This is a two-week summer  program focusing on polymer physics, soft matter mechanics, and chemistry and characterization of materials. The first session will be held at Otaki Seminar House in central Hokkaido, located about 20 km from the Lake Toya where the G8 Summit took place in 2008. The second session will be held at the Sapporo Campus of Hokkaido University. The lecturers are world-leading scientists in the field of soft matter. (flyer )

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Venue:      1st Session   Otaki Seminar House, Otaki Village / 2nd Session  Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, City of Sapporo

Date:         1st Session    July 30 (Sun) – Aug 5 (Sat), 2017 / 2nd Session   Aug 7 (Mon) – Aug 11 (Fri), 2017

Coordinators and Organizers

Dr. Michael Rubinstein
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and
GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University
Dr. Costantino Creton
ESPCI Paris Tech and
GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University
Dr. Jian Ping Gong
GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University
 

This summer school is organized by Global Station for Soft Matter (GSS), Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE), Hokkaido University. GSS was established in April 2016 to further the progressive development of soft matter research. Serving as an international research hub, in collaboration with ESPCI ParisTech and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and so forth, GSS aims to provide one of the most innovative platforms of soft matter research and education in the world. By the initiative of GSS, a new division, “Division of Soft Matter” is planned to be established in the Graduate School of Life Science, Hokkaido University, starting from 2018. The Division of Soft Matter intends to produce multidisciplinary graduates of science and engineering. Ahead of the starting of the new division, the international faculty of GSS will organize the summer school, inviting world-renowned international instructors in the field of soft matter to give a series of lectures. Having a cooperation with Hokkaido Summer Institute, we offer this course as an advanced graduate course of Graduate School of Life Science and an inter-graduate school course, Hokkaido University.

Taking this opportunity, we will host a soft matter symposium “International Symposium on Advanced Soft Matter: From Single Molecule to Tough Polymers” to widely share our summer school instructors’ expertise, knowledge, and cutting-edge results of soft matter science and tough polymers. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For the symposium details, please click here.

Contact

Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University
TEL: +81-11-706-9097, E-mail: summerschool_gss@oia.hokudai.ac.jp

 

News

Student Poster Award (RSC’s Soft Matter Award) winners announced. The Summer School Student Poster Session took place on Monday – Tuesday, July 31 – August 1, 2017.  The Summer School Student Poster Award winners were given subscriptions to the RSC’s Soft Matter. The winners were also invited to the banquet of the Hokkaido University-ImPACT Joint Sympoium.

The Summer School Student Poster Award winners

 

International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017
SUMMER SCHOOL flyer

Student Poster Award (updated 8/9)


Hokkaido Summer Institute for Students
International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017 for Young Researchers
Outdoor Activities and Events
Logistics

 


Hokkaido Summer Institute for Students

 

Outline

The aim of this summer school is to provide graduate students with fundamental education on Soft Matter Science.  The course program consists of two sessions: the first session will be held at Otaki Seminar House. The second session will be held at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. Both sessions will consist of series of lectures and practical sessions. To earn credit, students must take all the lectures of Lecture #1 to #32, a student poster session, and two oral presentation sessions (shown in pink in the schedule above). 

As one of the optional activities, the second session will contain laboratory tours of our advanced facilities on Hokkaido University campus.  The tour details will be announced in due course. 

We will not have classes in the afternoon on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 due to an international symposium which most of the summer school lecturers will take part in. The Summer School participants are all welcome to attend the symposium. Although it is not a course requirement to attend the symposium, you have a chance to make a poster presentation and are strongly encouraged to make a poster presentation at the symposium. You may present the poster that you will use for the Student Poster Session in the first week, but of course you may make another new poster for the symposium. For more detailed information about the Hokkaido Summer Institute, visit the website at http://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/.

Language and Capacity

Language:  English

Capacity:    60 seats (This is a preliminary figure and is subject to change.)

Target Group

Any graduate student may take this course as a student under a “special auditor” status if you complete your application at Hokkaido Summer Institute website. A selection will be made if the number of applicants exceeds the capacity. For Hokkaido University enrolled graduate students, you may take this course as an advanced graduate course of Graduate School of Life Science or an inter-graduate school course, Hokkaido University. Check the website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/hu_students/.

Lecturers

patricia-bassereauDr. Patricia Bassereau

Institut Curie

Lectures #11 and #17

taihyun-changDr. Taihyun Chang

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Lectures #14 and #20

michel-cloitreDr. Michel Cloitre

ESPCI Paris Tech

Lectures #25 and #27

1.CraigDr. Stephen Craig 

Duke University

Lectures #24 and #29

2.CretonDrCostantino Creton

ESPCI Paris Tech

Lectures #16 and #21

masao-doiDr. Masao Doi

Beihang University

Lectures #22 and #31

Studio portrait of Jan Genzer AffiliateDr. Jan Genzer

North Carolina State University

Lectures #1, #6, and #32

alexander-y-grosbergDr. Alexander Y. Grosberg

New York University

Lectures #2, #5, and #26

chung-yuen-huiDr. Chung-Yuen Hui

Cornell University

Lectures #4,  #13, and #28

sergey-v-panyukovDr. Sergey V. Panyukov

Russian Academy of Sciences

Lectures #7, #9, and #23

9.RubinsteinDr. Michael Rubinstein

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lectures #3 and #15

zhigang-suoDr. Zhigang Suo

Harvard University

Lectures #10, #18, and #30

hiroshi-watanabeDr. Hiroshi Watanabe

Kyoto University

Lectures #8, #12, and #19

 

Schedule

*Students must take all the lectures of Lecture #1 to #32, two student poster sessions, and a oral presentation session (shown in pink in the schedule below).  (schedule  and map) This is a tentative course schedule that is subject to change.

Lecture Materials and Presentations

<Lecture Materials>  All the summer school participants will be provided with an ID # and password  for Nitobe Portfolio (Hokkaido University’s web-based learning support  system) to download the lecture materials.  We will inform your ID and Password in early July by e-mail. Once you receive the email, complete the initial set-up immediately. Please make sure to check the site well in advance, print out all the materials, and bring them with you. You should be aware that dates for certain lecture materials could change or new lecture materials could be added during the Summer School period. Therefore, please bring your laptop computer, i-Pad, or any other mobile device to check the Nitobe Portfolio page often for updates.

<Student Sound Bites and Poster Presentations> In the poster presentation on Monday – Tuesday, July 31 – August 1, you are expected to explain your research topic (including relevant background, important results, and main conclusion).  There are no poster size restrictions. The poster can be horizontal or vertical – whatever you prefer.  Please note that you are required to tape the poster on the wall in the presentation site (gym) by 7:30 pm on July 31.  Adhesive tape will be provided.  Before the poster presentation, each student is expected to give a small  one-minute speech to introduce yourself (name, school, country, research, hobbies/interests, and so on) at the lecture room. Please send a PDF slide of the one-minute speech through the Nitobe Portfolio by the middle of July. Please be sure to label your file with your poster number and your name. For example, 01_Joe_Smith.pdf.

<Students Presentations of Projects> The presentations will take place on Friday, August 11.  At the beginning of the course, all the students will be divided into groups, and each group will be assigned a small project by drawing lots.  The students will discuss and present their project at the presentation session based on the knowledge learned from the course. Evaluation will be based on the presentations and discussions. [Group Discussion] In Otaki Seminar House, students can use the dining hall as a place for group discussion every evening after the last lecture (fruits and refreshments will be served). In Hokkaido University, we have reserved the foyer and the lecture room on the first floor in the Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building (FCC Bldg) and the Institute for International Collaboration (IIC) Building Lecture Rooms #2019 and #111 for Wednesday – Thursday, August 9 – 10. The building door will be locked after 6:30 p.m. on August 9, and 6 p.m. on August 10. (Due to facilities maintenance, the FCC Bldg will be unavailable after 5 p.m. on August 10.) August 11 is a Japanese public holiday “Mountain Day” and FCC Bldg and IIC Bldg will be closed. You can use the foyer at Faculty of Advanced Life Science Bldg #2, located next to Bldg #7 connected by a skyway, for group discussion on Friday, August 11.

How to apply

Application period is February 1 – 28, 2017 (closed). 

Please submit the following documents to our contact address at summerschool_gss@oia.hokudai.ac.jp.  We will make the selection of participants based on the summary of the poster presentation and other additional documents.  Notification of decision will be sent in April.

  • Brief CV
  • Advisor’s recommendation letter
  • A summary of your poster presentation to be held on August 1 evening: In the poster presentation, you are expected to explain your research area, your motivation to attend the summer school, and the expected impact of your participation.  The summary should be at least 200 words in length and 300 words maximum.

Furthermore, please do not forget to apply as a “special auditor” at the Hokkaido Summer Institute website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/applications/ This program is open only to non-degree seeking students who wish to attend Hokkaido University and Hokkaido University enrolled graduate students.  For the course syllabus, please visit the HSI website at http://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/courses/CourseDetail=G060.  For Hokkaido University enrolled graduate students, you may take this course as an advanced graduate course of Graduate School of Life Science or an inter-graduate school course, Hokkaido University. Check the website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/hu_students/.

The Summer School does not provide insurance. Please ensure that you have your own insurance policy before traveling

Fee information

<Hokkaido Summer Institute tuition>   The tuition fee is ¥29,600 (2 credits). For details about the tuition and waiver, please refer to the Hokkaido Summer Institute website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/fees_payments/.

<Activity fees (optional)> ¥2,930 ~ ¥3,220  Please pay on July 30 at the meeting point (when you get on the bus heading to Otaki Village) when participating in any of the activities in Otaki Village and surrounding areas.

<Lodging & meals at Otaki>  All students stay on-site.  Students receive their room assignment on the day of check-in.  Total fees are ¥15,120 (6 nights including meals) per person. The Otaki Seminar House has bunk bed rooms for six to eight and “tatami” rooms for three to four. The rate is ¥150 (per night/person) (modified). Breakfast ¥620 / Lunch ¥620 / Dinner ¥1130.  Cancellation Policy: No refund is possible.  Please pay onsite (when you get on the bus heading to Otaki Village).

<Accommodation at Sapporo>  ¥30,000 ~ ¥70,000  Accommodation fee varies, depending on the accommodations.  In Sapporo, no meals are offered from the Summer School except at the Farewell to be held on August 11. For international students, all of you are assigned to International House Fushimi, located 4-min walk from a street car station “Nishisen juyo jo” (about 20-min ride from “Nishi yon chome” Station near Odori Park). Please check out the details by logging into My Page of the HSI website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/mypage/login.html.   

<Examples of total cost estimate for students from abroad> ¥48,000 ~ ¥120,000 (excluding traveling expenses).

Students from partner universities who will stay in university-owned dormitories in Sapporo: ¥48,000

Students from non-partner universities who will stay in university-owned dormitories in Sapporo: ¥78,000

Students from non-partner universities who will stay in hotels in Sapporo: ¥120,000

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the cost of the summer school, please feel free to contact us at summerschool_gss@oia.hokudai.ac.jp.

 


International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017 for Young Researchers

 

Outline

This summer school consists of two sessions: the first session will be held at Otaki Seminar House. The second session will be held at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. Both sessions will consist of series of lectures given by world-leading scientists in the field of fundamental sciences and soft matter. The lectures will cover Polymer Physics, Soft Matter Mechanics, Soft Matter Characterization, and Soft Matter Chemistry and Materials.

The second session will also contain laboratory tours of our advanced facilities on Hokkaido University campus. We will not have classes in the afternoon on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 due to an international symposium which most of the summer school lecturers will take part in. The symposium will be jointly organized by GI-CoRE (Hokkaido University) and ImPACT “Ito Program” (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan). The Summer School participants are all welcome to attend and are strongly encouraged to make a poster presentation at the joint symposium.

Language and Capacity

Language:  English

Capacity:    10 seats (This is a preliminary figure and is subject to change.)

Course Aim

The aim of this summer school is to provide early career researchers with a fundamental education on soft matter sciences, and to build an international network of young career researchers working in the field of soft matter science.  You are strongly expected to participate in the evening presentation sessions for networking.  As this course is offered as a part of the Hokkaido Summer Institute program, participating young researchers are expected to play a role as a mentor to help participating students. If you are a student, please apply following the instructions above in the “Hokkaido Summer Institute for Students” section. 

 Lecturers

Please see the Lecturers section of the Hokkaido Summer Institute above.

Schedule

Please see the Schedule section of the Hokkaido Summer Institute above.  (schedule  and  map)

Lecture Materials

<Lecture Materials>  All the summer school participants will be provided with an ID # and password  for Nitobe Portfolio (Hokkaido University’s web-based learning support  system) to download the lecture materials.  We will inform your ID and Password in early July by e-mail. Once you receive the email, complete the initial set-up immediately.  Please make sure to check the site well in advance, print out all the materials, and bring them with you. You should be aware that dates for certain lecture materials could change or new lecture materials could be added during the Summer School period. Therefore, please bring your laptop computer, i-Pad, or any other mobile device to check the Nitobe Portfolio page ofen for updates.

<Presentations>  The presentations will take place on Friday, August 11.  At the beginning of the course, all of the students and young researchers (as mentors) will be divided into groups, and each group will be assigned a small project by drawing lots. The students will discuss and present their project at the presentation session based on the knowledge learned from the course. [Group Discussion] In Otaki Seminar House, students can use the dining hall as a place for group discussion every evening after the last lecture (fruits and refreshments will be served). In Hokkaido University, we have reserved the foyer and the lecture room on the first floor in the Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building (FCC Bldg) and the Institute for International Collaboration (IIC) Building Lecture Rooms #209 and #111 for Wednesday – Thursday, August 9 – 10. The building door will be locked after 6:30 p.m. on August 9, and 6 p.m. on August 10. (Due to facilities maintenance, the FCC Bldg will be unavailable after 5 p.m. on August 10.) August 11 is a Japanese public holiday “Mountain Day” and FCC Bldg and IIC Bldg will be closed. You can use the foyer at Faculty of Advanced Life Science Bldg #2, located next to Bldg #7 connected by a skyway, for group discussion on Friday, August 11.

How to apply

Application period is February 1 – 28, 2017 (closed).  For the application form and procedures, please click here (Word | PDF).

The Summer School does not provide insurance. Please ensure that you have your own insurance policy before traveling

Fee information

<Registration fee>  Free, but you are expected to play a role as a mentor to help participating students as this course is offered as a part of the Hokkaido Summer Institute program.

<Activity fees (optional)> ¥2,930 ~ ¥3,220  Please pay on July 30 at the meeting point (when you get on the bus to Otaki Village) when participating in any of the activities in Otaki Village and surrounding areas.

<Lodging & meals at Otaki>  ¥60,000 ~ ¥144,000 (6 nights)  Lodging fee varies, depending on the hotel.  Please select preferred hotel and room type in the application form if you would like us to book a room for you.  Let us know a room type of your choice: single use, twin use, triple use, or quad use. Young researchers do not have a choice to stay on-site unless there is a vacancy. Horohoro-sanso: ¥20,000 (single use), ¥10,000 (per person, twin use), ¥9,500 (per person, triple use), and ¥8,500 (per person, quad use). Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa): ¥ 24,000 (single use), ¥12,000 (per person, twin use), ¥11,000 (per person, triple use), and ¥10,000 (per person, quad use).   Please note that it does not include any lunch. Please pay on the first day (we will collect the money when you get on the bus) the lunch cost of ¥3,720 (¥620 per meal at Otaki Seminar House).  Cancellation Policy: No refund is possible.

<Accommodation at Sapporo>  ¥80,000 ~ ¥120,000 (7 nights)  Accommodation fee varies, depending on the hotel.  In Sapporo, no meals are offered from the Summer School except at the Farewell to be held on August 11.


 

Outdoor Activities and Events

[Otaki Area] On July 30th, on our way to Otaki Village, we will stop off at the Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano UNESCO Global Geopark on July 30 to have lunch and enjoy the Geopark. You may bring your lunch box or eat at a restaurant. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops near the ropeway on Mt. Usu.  On August 3rd, you can either participate in Nordic Walking or the boat cruise. You can enjoy shopping at a roadside station “Michi-no-eki Aputa” on our way from Lake Toya back to Otaki Village.  For how to sign up, click here and download the survey form (MS Excel). Send us the filled form by Tuesday, June 6 as e-mail attachment. For the activities, you cannot sign-up after June 6. You may cancel on the day or change the choice if you have to do so. Please note that the Summer School does not provide insurance. Please ensure that you have your own insurance policy before traveling If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us!  

Sun 07/30 Mon 07/31 Tue 08/01 Wed 08/02 Thu 08/03  Fri 08/04  Sat 08/05
29° / 18° 24° / 17° 25° / 19°    24° / 19° 22° / 18°  21° / 19° 23° / 18°
Some sun with a shower or two A thunderstorm in spots Periods of clouds and sun Low clouds Cloudy
  • Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano UNESCO Global Geopark http://www.toya-usu-geopark.org/?page_id=560 (official site) |  http://usuzan.hokkaido.jp/en/  (Mt. Usu Ropeway official site) Pamphlet and Map *Please note that the “1-hour tour (Mt. Nishiyama Trail), which an English speaking tour guide will attend, has a limited capacity of up to 20. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Otaki Village Nordic Walking  Nordic Walking is a low impact exercise, also called pole walking, which is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles. Rental Nordic walking poles will be provided for free of charge.  Pamphlet and Map
  • Lake Toya Boat Cruise  http://www.toyakokisen.com/price/price01.html (official site)  Pamphlet and Map 
  • Hotel Recreational Facilities  [Otaki Seminar House] A large and a smaller hotspring bathroom, gym, sports ground. Workout sport wear is not available for rent. When using the gym, you must wear sports shoes.  [Horohoro Sanso] Large hotspring bathrooms, rotenburo (outdoor hotspring), sauna bath, tennis court, fitness room, and so forth. Workout sport wear is not available for rent. Pair of fitness shoes is available for rent (¥210). Tennis gear and equipment are not available for rent.  [Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa)] Large hotspring bathrooms, rotenburo (outdoor hotspring), sauna bath, indoor swimming pool, open-air swimming pool, tabletennis table, bar and game room, karaoke room, billiard room, and so forth. Swimwear is available for rent (¥700) or you can bring your own. [Fees] Karaoke (¥800/hour per person), Table tennis (¥500/0.5 hour), Fitness (¥1,030/day), Go/Shogi (Japanese checkers/chess) (¥1,080/set), Billiard (¥1,500/hour).  [Inter-hotel shuttle bus service “Yumeguri Go”]  Complimentary bus service is available between Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa) and Horohoro Sanso every 15 minutes between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. everyday so that the hotel guests can enjoy a variety of different hotspring baths and recreational facilities of both hotels.  [Hotspring bath and other facilities for visitors (non-hotel guests)] Visitors can enjoy the facilities. Bath rates for non-hotel guests are: ¥500 (10 am – 2 pm),  ¥800 (2 pm – 9 pm) | ¥1,000 (common pass for both hotel’s baths). If you pay the bath fees, the indoor swimming pool and the open-air swimming pool are also available for free.  Face towel and bath towel set is avaialble for rent (¥200) or you can bring your own. Fitness at Horohoro Sanso is available for visitors (¥310/hour). Pair of fitness shoes is available for rent (¥210).

[Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus] We will not have classes in the afternoon on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 due to an international symposium which most of the summer school lecturers will take part in. The symposium will be jointly organized by GI-CoRE (Hokkaido University) and ImPACT “Ito Program” (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan).  The Summer School participants are all welcome to attend the symposium. Although it is not a course requirement to attend the symposium, you have a chance to make a poster presentation and are strongly encouraged to make a poster presentation at the symposium. You may present the poster that you will use for the Student Poster Session in the first week, but of course you may make another new poster for the symposium.

  • Hokkaido University-ImPACT Joint Symposium International Symposium on Advanced Soft Matter  Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8.  For details, visit the symposium website at: https://gi-core.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/gss/gss-impact-jointsympo/. Pre-registration is required. The deadline has been extended until July 10.
  • Hokkaido University Laboratory Tour  Wednesday, August 9 at 4 pm – 5 pm. Gourps will be arranged after a survey at the Otaki Seminar House. A guide will lead the groups on the Lab Tour. Tour A: Hokkaido University Unique Facilities.  Tour B: Powerful Tools for Soft Matter.
  • Weather in Sapporo Based on AccuWeather (as of August 1), the weather in Sapporo will be mostly cloudy.
    Sun 08/06 Mon 08/07 Tue 08/08 Wed 08/09 Thu 08/10 Fri 08/11 Sat 08/12
    27° / 19° 27° / 23° 27° / 20° 28° / 22° 26° / 19° 27° / 19° 27° / 19°
    Mostly cloudy Clouds giving way to sun An afternoon t-storm or two Humid with clouds and sun Periods of clouds and sun Clouds giving way to sun Mostly sunny

 

Logistics

JR Line JR Hokkaido operates train services from the airport every 15 minutes during the daytime. The JR New Chitose Airport Station is located on the first basement level of the domestic terminal building. The JR Sapporo Station is a 5-minute walk from the Hokkaido University main gate.

Buses Take a bus to downtown Sapporo. The bus stops are located on the arrivals level of the domestic terminal building (bus stop #14 and #22) and the international terminal building (#65).

Taxi services Take a taxi to downtown Sapporo. The taxi stands are located on the arrivals level of the domestic terminal building (#11 and #17) and the international terminal building (#64). The cost of a taxi is often approximately ¥10,000.

  • Traveling to Otaki Seminar House

    Complimentary bus transportation Complimentary bus transportation will be available between Sapporo and Otaki on July 30 and August 5. (bus timetable | return bus route)  The bus will depart from Hokkaido University, Clark Memorial Student Center at 10 a.m. on July 30. Meet at the departure point by 9:30 a.m. and complete the Summer School registration there. Please get a name tag with an assigned bus number, provided in a Summer School bag along with a notebook, a pen, and uchiwa (a round hand fan) .   For HU International House Fushimi residents, we will pick you up at the House and take you to the Clark Memorial Student Center. Meet in front of the dormitory manager’s office at 8:50 a.m. and get on the bus #3 which will depart from the dormitory at 9 a.m.

    JR Line Take the limited express “Super Hokuto” from the JR Sapporo Station and  get off at the JR Muroran-honsen Line Datemonbetsu Station (one way ¥5,490 with a seat reservation fee included). On Sunday, our staff will be waiting at the station from 4:20 p.m. to pick you up and will depart around 4:30 p.m. Please note that if you want to use the service, you must make a reservation in advance and make sure to arrive before 4:30 p.m. (Take the limited express Super Hokuto #14 or Super Hokuto #16.)  Otherwise, it is also possible to take a bus bound for Otaki-Kimobetsu at the Datemonbetsu Station. Get off at Otaki Seminar-mae (one way ¥750). (Donan Bus Timetable ) To get to the hotels, take a taxi ( 35-minute ride), or a local bus is also available. Get off at Kita Yuzawa Onsen stop (5-minute walk to Horohoro Sanso) or Shiraginu-no-toko (7-mintue walk to Hotel Daini Meisuitei).

    Hotel shuttle bus For those who will arrive late and cannot make the complimentary bus transportation, Horohoro Sanso and Hotel Daini Meisuitei run shuttle bus to/from the JR Sapporo Station (free of charge), and to/from New Chitose International Airport (one way ¥1,000) for their guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus from JR Sapporo Station departs at 1:30 p.m. and arrives at the hotel at 4:00 p.m.  The bus from New Chitose Airport departs at 2:00 p.m. and arrives at the hotel at 3:30 p.m.  If you wish to use this service, please check the hotel websites for reservation information. 

    Complimentary shuttle service will also be provided in Otaki.  For the shuttle service timetable between the two hotels and the Seminar House, please click here (shuttle timetable).  The Seminar House has rental bikes. The number of available bikes is limited. Please return on the same day. 

  • Seminar Site

    Otaki Seminar House (Lectures #1 – #20)  Yutoku-cho 32, Otaki-ku, Date, Hokkaido 052-0317  (15-minute walk from Hotel Daini Meisuitei and 25-minute walk from Horohoro Sanso)

    Hokkaido University Frontier Research in Applied Sciences BLDG. (Lectures #21 – #29)  North 15 West 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0015(21-minute walk from JR Sapporo Train Station, 24-minute from Sapporo-eki Subway Station, 12-minute walk from Kita-12 (juni)-jo Subway Station, 10-minute walk from Kita-18 (juhachi)-jo Subway Station)  ( map)

    Faculty of Advanced Life Science BLDG. #7 Room 7-310 (Lectures #30 – #32)  North 10 West 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810 (13-minute walk from JR Sapporo Train Station, 16-minute from Sapporo-eki Subway Station, 9-minute walk from Kita-12 (juni)-jo Subway Station, 18-minute walk from Kita-18 (juhachi)-jo Subway Station)  ( map)

    Institute for International Collaboration BLDG. Lecture Room #209 and Lecture Room #111 (for group discussion on July 9 – 10) North 15 West 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0015 (connected by a skyway on the second floor from the Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Bldg.) (floor map)

    *The Wi-Fi connection is not strong in Otaki Village. We will provide pocket Wi-Fi devices for communal use.

  • Hotels

    Otaki Seminar House Otaki Seminar House has lodging facilities. All  the summer school students will stay at the Otaki Seminar House during the first session. Students will receive their room assignment on the day of check-in. The seminar house has a large and a smaller hot spring communal bathroom (open 7 am – 9 am and 3 pm – 9 pm). [Laundry Facilities] One clothes dryer and one washing machine are available on the 2nd floor. Laundry detergents will be provided. [Amenities] Home slippers, Two-in-one shampoo, Body soap. Hair dryer (Each bathhouse has one). [Other Facilities] gym, sports ground, communal fridge and microwave.

    Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa) (5-minute drive from the seminar house) Guest rooms are equipped with TV, refrigerator, phone, in-room safe, electric pot, tea set, air-conditioning, bathroom, and bathtub.  The hotel also has large hot spring bathrooms, rotenburo (outdoor hot spring), and sauna (24 hours available).  http://en.dai2-meisuitei.com/ <double occupancy ¥12,000 / triple occupancy ¥11,000 / four-people occupancy ¥10,000> [Dinner and Breakfast] 7 am – 9:30 am (breakfast) and 6 pm – 9 pm (dinner) at a self-service buffet restaurant [24 Hour Laundry Facilities] Three washing machines (¥150/load) and three clothes dryers (¥100/30 min) are available 24 hours  in the basement. [Amenities] Toothbrush kit, Home slippers, Towel, Bath towel, Home wear, Two-in-one shampoo, Body soap, Hair dryer. [Other Facilities] Indoor swmming pool, Open-air swimming pool, Table tennis table, Bar and Game room, Karaoke room, Biliard room.  Swimwear is available for rent (¥700) or you can bring your own.

    Horohoro Sanso Mountain Villa (7-minute drive from the seminar house)  Guest rooms are equipped with TV, refrigerator, phone, in-room safe, electric pot, and air-conditioning (without bathroom).  The hotel has large hotspring bathrooms, rotenburo (outdoor hot spring), and sauna. A private-use hotspring bath is also available (Fees: ¥1,235 per 50 minutes per bath).  http://en.horohoro-sanso.com/ <double occupancy ¥10,000 / triple occupancy ¥9,500 / four-people occupancy ¥8,500> [Dinner and Breakfast] 7 am – 9 am (breakfast) and 6 pm – 8:30 pm (dinner) at a self-service buffet restaurant  [Laundry Facilities] No laundry facilities are provided, but guest can use the facilities at Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa). [Amenities] Toothbrush, Cup, Home slippers, Towel, Bath towel, Home wear. Hair dryer (Large bathroom has some.) [Other Facilities] Tennis court, Fitness room. Please note that workout sport wear is not available for rent. Pair of fitness shoes is available for rent. Tennis gear and equipment are not available for rent.

    *Inter-hotel “Yumeguri Go” complimentary bus service is available between Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa) and Horohoro Sanso every 15 minutes between 8 am and 10 pm everyday so that the hotel guests can enjoy a variety of different hot spring baths and recreational facilities of both hWi-otels.

    Cheap hotels and lodgings in downtown Sapporo  For a list, please click here.

    International House Fushimi (for overseas students only) Please check out the details by logging into My Page of the HSI website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/mypage/login.html