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Japan is a leading destination for hosting association conferences in Asia. Our strengths lie in the diverse portfolio of destinations we can offer associations. With well-developed meetings infrastructure in major cities across the country including Osaka, Kyoto, Yokohama, Kobe and Fukuoka, associations are not restricted to Tokyo. Additionally, having produced 23 Nobel Prize winners, Japan is a world leader in diverse fields including science, electronics, medicine, agriculture and earthquake engineering, while Japan’s renowned safety and cleanliness offers a worry-free experience for conference delegates. Japan has a multi-layered culture, a perfect blend of modern and traditional, and its shrines, temples and rich gastronomic culture make it a popular destination for international visitors. A visit to Japan will inspire you with new ideas.

Margaret Mann
Margaret Mann

Convention Manager

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: Japan
City: NA

Components

International Airports: 4
Currency: JPY
Number of Hotels: 435
Number of Convention Centres: 379

Country Overview

Japan is a leading destination for hosting association conferences in Asia. Our strengths lie in the diverse portfolio of destinations we can offer associations. With well-developed meetings infrastructure in major cities across the country including Osaka, Kyoto, Yokohama, Kobe and Fukuoka, associations are not restricted to Tokyo. Additionally, having produced 23 Nobel Prize winners, Japan is a world leader in diverse fields including science, electronics, medicine, agriculture and earthquake engineering, while Japan’s renowned safety and cleanliness offers a worry-free experience for conference delegates. Japan has a multi-layered culture, a perfect blend of modern and traditional, and its shrines, temples and rich gastronomic culture make it a popular destination for international visitors. A visit to Japan will inspire you with new ideas.

CVB Overview

The Japan Convention Bureau, part of the Japan National Tourism Organization, provides support to meeting planners and conference organizers considering holding their events in Japan. Along with the local convention bureaus and supplier partners in our MICE cities we can guide you to a successful business event.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Japan has a solid track record with hosting international events and is a global leader in diverse fields such as science, electronics, medicine, agriculture and earthquake engineering. As a knowledge hub, Japan offers visiting academics and scientists an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with local experts.

Significant Convention Centres

Major cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Yokohama, Kobe and Fukuoka are home to world-class convention centres, most of which are easily accessible from major stations or airports. Their proximity to accommodation makes transfer to event venues quick, and another advantage is the ability to enjoy the distinctive food culture of that region. Please refer to the following website for more information: www.japanmeetings.org/plan-your-event/venue-search

Protocol

Visitors from many countries require no visa for a temporary stay unless they have plans to work in Japan. Please refer to the following website for details: www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html

Access

Japan has four major international airports including Narita, Tokyo, Osaka, Chubu Centrair, and is connected with numerous direct flights from around the world. Domestically, the Shinkansen (bullet train) rail system connects all major cities. Japan’s planes, Shinkansen and local trains are all famous for their punctuality.

Accommodation

From large hotels with more than 1,000 rooms to Japan’s traditional inns where visitors can enjoy hot springs, Japan offers a diverse range of accommodation options. Large hotels boast a high level of service quality. At traditional hot spring inns, visitors can enjoy a unique experience of Japanese-style hospitality

Pre-Post Convention Tours

Unique technical visits can be arranged at many of Japan’s research facilities or factories as part of pre- or post- convention tours. Additionally, sightseeing tours or interactive experiences with Japanese traditional culture can also be arranged.

DMC's/PCO's

Japan’s DMCs and PCOs can be found at the following website: www.japanmeetings.org/plan-your-event/supplier-search

Knowledge Hubs

Automotive
Engineering
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Science
Technology

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Recent/future
international
conventions

11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

Venue: Miyazaki

Numbers: 1000
Event Date: 2018

17th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics

Venue: Kobe

Numbers: 5000
Event Date: 2019

17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Venue: Sendai

Numbers: 3000
Event Date: 2020