JSET-AECT 2018 Summer International Research Symposium

The Local Committee decided to cancel the JSET-AECT 2018 Summer International Research Symposium due to the earthquake occurring at 3:08 on the 6th September in the central part of Hokkaido area. Please keep your safety first.
Thank you for your understanding.


Hakodate lies on the southern tip of the northernmost point of Hokkaido, one of Japan's main islands. The second-largest island in Japan, Hokkaido is a culturally rich region. The Ainu, an indigenous people, survive in Hokkaido, where their unique culture is preserved. There are many active local artists who have been inspired by the expansive natural beauty of Hokkaido. The third-largest city in Hokkaido, Hakodate is known for its spectacular night views and fresh seafood and vegetables. It is one of the most popular regions to visit in Japan among first-timers and frequent visitors alike. There is something new and memorable to be found in Hakodate for everyone.

Transport and accommodation:

You can reach Hakodate directly from Tokyo by Shinkansen (the bullet train, in approximately 4 hours) or by air (approximately 1.5 hours). There are various classes of hotels in both Hakodate and Tokyo for your stay before and/or after the symposium. You can also reach Hakodate from Sapporo, the capital and the largest city of Hokkaido, by limited express train (approximately 3.5 hours).

Hakodate Sightseeing Information: