We will enjoy a short excursion in nearby cities of Otaru and Yoichi on June 30, 2017. You will be picked up at the conference hotel at 8:30; and dropped off at the conference hotel at 16:40, or New Chitose Airport at 17:20. (The registration for the excursion is now closed.)

We are planning the following fun events.

  • Nikka Whisky Distillery  is one of the first whisky distillery in Japan and has been producing award winning whiskys since 1934. It started as an apple juice company. The distillery is still in operation! You can read some articles about the distillery and Japanese whisky.gallery_yoichi_b2_1_l
  • Sushi making and lunch at Otaru Kihinkan in Otaru: Kihinkan’s nickname is “Herring Mansion.” Herring fishing was one of the major industries of Otaru, and the house belonged to the Aoyama family, one of the herring lords.

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