Upcoming Events

2019 HAJET Eastern Welcome Party

Start date: 09/21/2019 - End date: 09/22/2019

Location: 5 Chome-1 Akanchō Akankoonsen, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaidō 085-0467

2019 HAJET Eastern Welcome Party

📥EASTERN REP: Kristin White Grandolfo

Welcome to the East! This year, we’ll be camping at beautiful Lake Akan—home of the marimo algae balls and Ainu cultural center! 🦌

Located in Akan Mashu National Park, Lake Akan is renowned for its clear, cool water and hot onsen baths. ♨️ Visitors can climb nearby Mount Meakan or Mount Oakan, walk the path around the lake, take a ferry to the island at its center (and check out the marimo algae balls along the way), or simply enjoy the events taking place at the local Ainu Kotan, or village. With so much to do AND so much to eat, there’s something at Lake Akan for everyone! 🤗

We hope you can join us for a fun weekend out east! Let’s enjoy Hokkaido with me! 👋🐊

RSVP: Please fill out the RSVP form below to guarantee your spot!


2019 HAJET Central Welcome Party

Start date: 09/28/2019 - End date: 09/29/2019

Location: 勇払郡占冠村ニニウキャンプ場

2019 HAJET Central Welcome Party

📥CENTRAL REP: Jacob Prusak

You’ve reached the center of the island, which means it’s time for the Central Welcome Party! 🎉 This year, as in years past, we’ll be staying at the great Niniu Campground in Shimukappu!

With a population density of about two people every kilometer, Shimukappu is all about the nature! 🏞 During winter, it’s famously the home of Tomamu Ski Resort (whose twin towers can be seen from the highway or train line nearby), one of the best resorts on the island! ⛷ This area is mountain climbing…central (see what we did there?), surrounded by the beautiful Hidaka mountains, but there are opportunities for rafting or leisurely strolling as well.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to surround yourself with great people and even greater nature, look no further! We can’t wait to see you soon! 👋🐊

RSVP: Please fill out the RSVP form available below to guarantee your spot.

Form: https://forms.gle/v6hexu2zPB9X5SYp9

2019 HAJET Sapporo Welcome Party

Date: 10/05/2019

Location: Hōheikan

2019 HAJET Sapporo Welcome Party

📥SAPPORO REP: Emily Lynn Schuster

It’s time for the last, but certainly not least, of our welcome party events: the Sapporo Welcome Party! 🗼

Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido and 5th largest city in all of Japan. Host to many international events like the 1972 Winter Olympics, the annual Snow Festival, the Sapporo Orientation, and this welcome party, it’s a city filled to the brim with things to do, eat, and drink! 🍻 Due in part to its ease of access, our Sapporo Welcome Party is regularly the most attended throughout the welcome party season, and is a great opportunity to meet members of the community new and…not so new from all across the island. 😅

We hope you’ll join us for a great weekend with friends from around the island! 👋🐊

RSVP: Please fill out the RSVP form available below to guarantee your spot.

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