Travel Tips

Here are travel tips for Rusutsu.


Japan's fifth-largest city and the prefectural capital of Hokkaido, Sapporo is a modern and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

In winter, Sapporo and Hokkaido are covered by snow and become the home of impressive winter events such as the Sapporo Snow Festival (February 5–11, 2016) or Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival (Late January-February).

Sapporo is also very famous for various delicacies such as crab and other seafood, ramen noodles, soup curry, "Genghis Khan" mutton, local beers, whisky, wine and much more.

Pieces of advice for enjoying a winter trip in Hokkaido can be found here.
For more information on Sapporo and Hokkaido:
- Sapporo tourism office website: www.welcome.city.sapporo.jp/?lang=en
- Hokkaido tourism website: en.visit-hokkaido.jp/#/

Hokkaido University

First opened as Sapporo Agricultural College in 1876, the Hokkaido University enrolls about 20,000 studentsand is one of Japan's most prestigious universities. The campus is situated at 5 min walk from the main train station of Sapporo and stretches on about 2.5 km northward.

Please feel free to contact us, if you want to visit our laboratory and the university before or after the symposium!

Cosmochemical Laboratory of the Earth and Planetary Science Department:


Rusutsu resort

The 3S symposium will take place in Rusustu resort about 2 hours by bus from downtown Sapporo. It is one of the largest ski resorts in Hokkaido expanding on three mountains with 37 courses and 42 km of slopes. Most famous for the quality of its powder snow, Rusutsu resort also displays splendid views on Yotei Mountain (also known as Hokkaido's Mount Fuji), lake Toya and the Pacific Ocean.

For more info about Rusutsu resort: en.rusutsu.co.jp/


Solar System synposium in Sapporo 2016

Chair: H. Yurimoto
S. Tachibana, H. C. Connolly, Jr., L. Piani
Sponsored by Research Project on Evolution of Molecules in Space, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas