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Transport from the Airport to Sapporo City Center

New Chitose Airport, located approximately 45 km from Sapporo city center, is Hokkaido’s largest airport, and is connected by direct flights to approximately 30 cities in Japan and approximately 18 foreign cities.
  By railway (JR): JR is the fastest means of transportation to Sapporo City from the airport. The Rapid Airport Service to Sapporo runs approximately every 15 minutes between 8:00 and 23:00, and takes passengers from the airport to Sapporo Station the quickest in just 37 minutes. JR Hokkaido New Chitose Airport Station is directly connected with the airport terminal building. For further information, visit here.
  By bus: Chuo Bus and Hokuto Kotsu Bus operate services from the airport to Sapporo City departing every 10–15 minutes. The bus takes approximately 70 minutes to arrive in central Sapporo. There are bus terminals at two locations on the first floor of the domestic terminal, and at one location on the first floor of the international terminal. Tickets can be purchased at the bus counter or from ticket vending machines, and used for buses of both companies. There are also special deals such as round trip tickets and coupon tickets. The one-way fare is 1,100 yen. For further information visit here.
  By taxi: There are taxi stands at two locations outside the domestic terminal exits, and at one location outside the international terminal exit, where taxis are waiting all the time. The trip from New Chitose Airport to JR Sapporo Station takes about 60 minutes, and costs approximately 10,000–13,000 yen depending on the traffic conditions (a separate expressway fee is required). Some taxi companies also offer a fixed-price service to Sapporo city beginning from 7,000 yen (advanced booking and a separate expressway fee are required).

Local Transportation in Sapporo City


The subway system in Sapporo consists of three lines – the Namboku (south-north), Tozai (east-west) and Toho lines – and employs a station numbering system. The nearest subway station to the meeting venue is Sapporo (N06 for Namboku Line and H07 Toho Line). Subway fare is generally 200-250 yen for a single trip around the city center, but may be higher for longer trips.
  For further information, visit here.


There are taxi stands in front of major train stations and tourist spots, or you can hail an empty taxi that is driving down the road by waving your hand. Passengers ride in the back seat (the front seat may be used in cases where there are several passengers). The back door, on the side opposite the driver, opens and closes automatically. All taxis calculate the fare via the meter next to the driver. There is no need to negotiate the fare. Also, additional fees such as highway tolls etc. are not included in the meter charge, and will be charged separately. Uber is not available in Sapporo.



Free Wi-Fi will be available in the Hokkaido University Conference Hall.

Currency and Credit Cards

The currency of Japan is yen (JPY), and uses both banknotes and coins. The six denominations of coins currently in circulation are the 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 yen coins, and the four denominations of banknotes are the 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen notes.
  Exchange of foreign currencies and Japanese yen can be carried out at certain banks and post offices in Sapporo city. At counters in banks and post offices displaying “Currency Exchange,” the staff can handle it for you. However, please be aware that, in general, counters are only open for a limited time – from 09:00 to 15:00 on weekdays (post office counters are open until 16:00). In addition, there are four Travelex shops at New Chitose Airport, and another two in Sapporo city, where you can receive Japanese currency you have purchased online. The currencies handled also vary depending on the bank or post office, so it is best to inquire beforehand or check with the staff at the counter. They do not deal in the exchange of coins.
  Almost all international credit cards can be used when shopping in department stores and large commercial facilities without any problems. However, please bear in mind that, compared to the US, Europe, and some other countries, the number of boutiques and restaurants on the street that accept payment by credit card is limited.
  You can withdraw money from ATMs using foreign-issued cash cards and credit cards. Most ATM screens are displayed in Japanese, but there are some which can display in English. They can also be used on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and, although bank and post office ATMs are only available from 9:00 until 19:00 or 21:00, convenience store ATMs can be used 24 hours a day (excluding late-night maintenance periods).
  A Foreign Exchange & International ATM Map is available here.


The voltage in Sapporo is 100V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The socket is type A, with two flat holes. Using foreign electrical appliances may require a frequency converter and plug adaptor.

Special Requirements

Please provide details of any special needs or disability assistance required when you register.

Tax and Tips

The consumption tax is eight percent of the price of products or services purchased. Note that some goods and services include the consumption tax in their prices, but others do not. Japan generally has no custom of tipping.


Japanese standard time is GMT+9. Japan does not utilize daylight-saving time (summer time).

Travel & Health Insurance

The Symposium does not provide insurance to delegates. We strongly recommend that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses. If necessary, consult your travel agent.


Japanese tap water is suitable for drinking.


Sapporo does not have a rainy season in late summer, and is seldom affected by typhoons. The temperature in September ranges from around 14-23℃, and the humidity is low. The temperature is cool during the morning and evening. The sunrise and sunset on September 10 will be 5:08 and 17:55 respectively.

 Deadlines :

  March 31, 2019      Abstract submission
  June 15, 2019     Full paper submission
  July 15, 2019       Final paper submission
  July 31, 2019    Early-bird registration