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Number of participants

These courses are limited up to 10 persons.
You can apply even if your accompanying persons are not entry for the conference. You have to make the registration for your accompanying persons as Optional tour participants


Tour fee

Free
*The inclusions are Admission fee and Transportation fee (One day pass).


Deadline

March 22nd, 2019 (Japan Time)

Time Schedules

Date Time Sightseeing Japanese Culture experience
Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Wednesday,
April 24th
9:30-12:00 Old fort Goryokaku Motomachi area Mt. Hakodate area Koto (Japanese harp)
13:30-16:00 Old fort Goryokaku Motomachi area Mt. Hakodate area Koto (Japanese harp)
Thursday,
April 25th
9:30-12:00 Old fort Goryokaku Motomachi area Mt. Hakodate area Shakuhachi (Bamboo flute)
13:30-16:00 Old fort Goryokaku Motomachi area Mt. Hakodate area Shakuhachi (Bamboo flute)

*Course 1 to 3 are same contains on each time. Koto and Shakuhachi, too.

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General Information

There are three types of short sightseeing tours and Japanese cultural experiences.These tour is guided tours, and can be reserved during the online registration process. You can join the tours fee free, but have to make the registration before 22nd March.These tours will not be accepted registration after deadline.


Sightseening

On the short tours we will take a bus and a tram. Participants are guided by volunteers composed of lai (Remembrance of Love) Girls High School students during the tours.

Course 1. Old fort Goryokaku Sightseeing

Gathering time : 9:20, 13:20
This course will go to Old Fort Goryokaku. This is known rare western-style fort in japan , but also a place famous for its cherry blossoms. Maybe the cherry-trees are in full blossom at this time of April
Tour highlights: Old fort Goryokaku, Goryokaku tower.

goryokaku
goryokaku

Course 2. Motomachi area Sightseeing

Gathering time : 9:20, 13:20
This course will go to Motomachi area. Motomachi was the first area that one of the flourish back then on Hakodate city due to foreign trade about 150 years ago.
This district has many old buildings and you can see the prosperity of the time.
And, we will go Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples. This museum exhibits many items that are used by northern area people, such as the Ainu, living along the Sea of Okhotsk.
Tour highlights: Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples, Old Soma Residence, etc.

motomachi
motomachi

Course 3. Mt. Hakodate area Sightseeing

Gathering time : 9:20, 13:20
Mt. Hakodate Observatory is known as overlooking the night view of Hakodate city.
But, even if you go out during the day, you can see beautiful overlooking that Hakodate city sandwiched between the seas and you can see Mt. Komagatake in the distance.
Tour highlights: Mt. Hakodate Observatory, Higashihongan-ji Temple, etc.

hakodate
hakodate

Japanese cultural experience

1. Koto (Japanese harp) performance experience
Gathering time: 9:20, 13:20
You can try to play the Koto in this experience course. At first, teacher will play some tunes for participants on the Koto. Next, you will lesson to play the Koto.


2. Shakuhachi ( Bamboo flute) performance experience
Gathering time : 9:20, 13:20
You can try to play the Shakuhachi in this experience course. At first, teacher will play some tunes for participants on the Koto. Next, you will lesson to play the Shakuhachi.

This event will be hold Sun Refre.(google map) This is not a conference hall. We will walk about 10 minutes from Hakodate Kokusai Hotel to there.