Invitation: HUISA Summer Trip 2016

Hokkaido’s cool summer is very inviting and is much awaited by locals and tourists alike because it opens up opportunities to see and experience nature’s expansive and serene beauty that are uniquely Hokkaido.

This year, HUISA ExCom invites all the members and friends of HUISA to join us in a summer trip! Together, let us immerse ourselves in the beauty and majesty of Hokkaido’s nature and culture!

Learn how the rich, peaty, and masculine malt Nikka Whisky is made…

Explore and be in awe of the wonders of the universe in Yoichi Space Museum…

…and see the marvelous beauty of Shakotan Peninsula!

 

Enjoy the summer season and travel with the International Student community on July 09, 2016!

 
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Date: July 09, 2016 (Saturday)
Places to visit:
1) Nikka Whisky Factory
2) Yoichi Space Museum
3) Shakotan Peninsula

 

Please register at http://goo.gl/Psx4Jk.

Application deadline: June 22, 2016 (Wednesday)
Registration fee: 2,500 Yen
Payment dates and venue: June 21 and June 23; OIA lobby, 12:00-13:00

 

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HUISA travels to Furano and Shikisai-no-oka

The warm weather and comfortable breeze of Hokkaido’s summer was enjoyed by some of the members of the international student community of Hokkaido University last August 8, 2015 during a trip to Furano (富良野) and Shikisai-no-oka (四季彩の丘). Both destinations are famous for their expansive flowerbeds, which are quite a sight to behold and are indeed picture-perfect.

HUISA Summer Trip participants, consisted by Hokkaido University students, staff, and their familiy and friends, pose for a group photo at Farm Tomita, Furano.
HUISA Summer Trip participants, consisted by Hokkaido University international students, staff, and their family and friends, pose for a group photo at Farm Tomita, Furano (Photo courtesy of Ng Cin Yin).

In Tomita Farm, Furano, all of the 45 participants were not only welcomed by a good sunny weather and the beautiful lavenders matting the grounds but also got the opportunity to try and enjoy one of the Tomita Farm’s famous delicacy─a lavender-flavored ice cream!

Farm Tomita's lavender field and lavender-flavored ice cream (Photo courtesy of Ng Cin Yin).
Farm Tomita’s lavender field and lavender-flavored ice cream (Photo courtesy of Ng Cin Yin).

Meanwhile, in Shikisai-no-oka, more fun and amusing moments awaited the participants…

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The group once again huddles for a photo shoot at Shikisai-no-oka (Photo courtesy of Ng Cin Yin).

… including this really loooong and panoramic flowerbed…

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… and did we mention about the sunflowers?

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Indeed, it was a long and a bit tiring day but it’s all definitely worthwhile!

This summer trip was organized by the Hokkaido University Student Association (HUISA) in collaboration with the university’s Office of International Affairs. This summer trip is part of the seasonal trip organized by HUISA for the benefit of the international student community.