Travel Information

Sapporo boasts world-class accessibility, with a direct link to the airport via train meaning that the city center is only a 40 minute ride away. Sapporo has gained an enviable reputation among foreign visitors as a city which is easy to get around.

 

 

 

 

 

Access to the Hokkaido University Conference Hall

Sapporo Airport (IATA: CTS, ICAO: RJCC), also known as New Chitose Airport, is one of the international airports serving Sapporo metropolitan area, being the largest and busiest one in Hokkaido, Japan. Do not confuse with Sapporo Okadama Airport.

 

From the New Chitose Airport

Train:

We strongly recommend catching the 40 minute JR Rapid Airport Line from the airport to Sapporo Station which runs every 15 minutes.

Fare: Adult 1,070 yen/Child 530 yen

 

Bus:

An express bus, known as the Chuo Bus/Hokuto Kotsu Bus also departs from New Chitose Airport bound for Sapporo station and takes approximately 70 minutes.

Fare: Adult 1,030 yen/Child 520 yen

 

 

From the Sapporo Station

Walk (7 mins):

After arriving at Sapporo station, it is a short walk to the main gate of the campus. Upon disembarking the train, aim for the west ticket gates and then take the north exit out of the station. Walk down the stairs, cross the pedestrian crossing and veer to the right of the Sunkus Convenience Store. Walk straight, passing the North Pacific Bank on your left, and continue for 4 minutes until you reach an intersection with a Mos Burger on the right and a car park on your left. This is the North 9, West 3 intersection. Turn left here and walk straight to the Main Gate of the campus.

Taxi (5 mins):

If you have luggage or are due to arrive on a snowy or rainy day, we advise catching a taxi from the station to the university. A taxi fare usually starts at and should not be much more than around 700 yen due to the close proximity of the university.

 

Subway (5 mins + walk):

Take the Namboku Subway Line heading towards Asabu at Sapporo Station and get off at the next stop, Kita 12-jo. It’s about a 10 minute walk from there to the university. Once you exit the station, follow the signs to the university. Subway fares are 200 yen for a single trip.

 

 

Other useful information

Time

Japan is +9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

 

Climate at Sapporo

Month

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Tem(oC)

-7.4

-6.8

-2.8

3.3

10.2

14.9

18.9

20.1

16.2

9.5

2.4

-4.4

Rain (mm)

70

61

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144

198

163

103

97

92

 

Currency

Japan’s official currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY). The current exchange rate is approximately 1 USD to 115 JPY; 1 EURO to 129 JPY (as at 2021/11). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at designated banks and hotels. Major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks.

 

Electricity

Japan uses an electric current of 100 volts at 60 cycles. Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.

 

Useful Links
 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
http://www.mofa.go.jp/

Sapporo Travel Information
https://www.tourist-information-center.jp/hokkaido/sapporo/en/