Dr.Kiyoshi Kishida
Secretary General

Official Travel Agent

Hokkaido Railway Company Corporate Sales Office Sapporo (HJR) has been appointed the official travel agent for the conference and will handle the hotel accommodations.

  • Hokkaido Railway Company Corporate Office Sapporo
  • Address: Ito Bldg, 7F, Kita-4, Nishi-4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Phone: + 81-11-223-5740 Fax: + 81-11-280-8386
  • Email:

Hotel Accommodations

HJR has booked hotels at Sapporo for the 8 night conference period, from October 11 to October 19. Reservations will be processed in order in which the application forms are received. If the hotel is fully booked, you will be assigned to a room at another hotel of the same grade.

HJR Hotel Booking Page

Application Deadline: FRI., 26 SEPTEMBER 2014

  • Note: Hotel booking page was renewed on 27 July, 2014, but the contents are the same with the old one.

Travel Information

Sapporo - Modern and Beautiful City -

Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido Island. It is the center of the politics, economics and culture in the Northern Japan, and has a population of 1.9million. The transportation system is well-developed for easy access to any place in the city. The city is proud of the harmony it has attained between nature and modern urban facilities. There are many nice restaurants providing Japanese, Asian, and European cuisines, as well as many places for shopping and sightseeing. Just outside of the city, you will find natural forests, mountains, beautiful lakes and the seaside. Sapporo is one of the most popular cities for tourists in Japan..

Useful Link

Access to Sapporo


Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics International Society for Rock Mechanics


Japan Society of Civil Engineers The Japanese Geotechnical Society The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan The Society of Materials Science, Japan


  • East Nippon Expressway Company Limited Hokkaido Regional Head Office
  • Hokkaido District Transport Bureau
  • Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • Hokkaido Government
  • Hokkaido Research Organization
  • Japan Atomic Energy Agency Horonobe Underground Research Center
  • Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency
  • Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau


  • City of Sapporo
  • Hokkaido Government
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 260305)
  • The Kajima Foundation


  • Japan National Tourism Organization

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