OTARU, October 3-8, 2010



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Field Trip

Field Trip is planned to visit geophysically interesting places near Otaru.

- Usu volcano (visit craters created during the 2000 eruption)

- Lake Toya (Toya caldera, Usu volcano is located on its southern rim, stop for lunch)

- Showa-shinzan volcano (quite young volcano, also visit Mimatsu museum)

- Lake Shikotsu (Shikotsu caldera, Tarumae volcano is located on its southern rim)

Registration for the filed trip is already closed.

Field Trip is free of charge including lunch and insurance.

Tentative schedule for the field trip is as follows. Please keep in mind that the arrival of the New-Chitose airport may delay due to unexpected reasons.

  8:30 Depart Grand Park Hotel Otaru
  10:30-12:30 Visit Usu volcano, Nishiyama craters (created during the 2000 eruption)
  12:30 Lunch at a restaurant near Toya Lake
  13:30-14:30 Visit Showa-Shinzan volcano and Mimatsu museum
  15:30-16:00 Visit Koke-no-domon, a moss covered cavern
  16:30 Visit Lake Shikotsu
  ~17:30 Arrive at New Chitose (Sapporo) airport
  ~19:00 Arrive at Grand Park Hotel Otaru

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