Japan Convention Cities Guide - Japan. Meetings & Events

Japan Convention Cities Guide - Japan. Meetings & Events
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Japan Convention
Cities Guide
                                                                                Aomori        P. 9      Asahikawa     P. 5
– Facilities Outline and Public Assistance –
                                                                                Akita       P. 15
About JNTO, Services / Local Contacts ............ P. 105 ‒ P. 106                                                                                                            Kushiro    P. 7
                                                                                                        Sapporo     P. 3
                                                                                Tsuruoka        P. 19

                                                                                                                                                                            Morioka     P. 11
                                                                 Niigata    P. 35
                                                                                                                                                                            Yamagata    P. 17
                                                                 Nagano       P. 45

                                                                 Ueda      P. 49                                                                                              Sendai    P. 13
                               Kanazawa         P. 39
                                                                 Toyama       P. 37
                                                                                                                                                                           Maebashi     P. 23
                               Takayama         P. 53            Matsumoto          P. 47
                                                                                                                                                                             Tsukuba    P. 21
                               Fukui     P. 41

                               Gifu     P. 51

                      Kyoto    P. 65
                                                                                                                                                                           Saitama    P. 25
                      Matsue     P. 75
                                                                                                                                                                              Tokyo    P. 1

                      Himeji    P. 71
                                                                                                                                                                             Chiba    P. 27
                      Okayama         P. 77                                                                                                                              Yokohama     P. 31

                      Hiroshima        P. 79


                      Shimonoseki         P. 81                                                                                            Fujiyoshida     P. 43

                      Kitakyushu        P. 91                                                                                                    Hakone    P. 33

                                                                                                                                                Shizuoka   P. 55

               Fukuoka     P. 89
                                                                                                                                   Hamamatsu     P. 57
               Oita   P. 97                                                                                                          Inuyama     P. 61

                                                                                                                                      Nagoya P. 59             Okinawa   P. 103
               Nagasaki    P. 93
                                                                                                                                     Iseshima    P. 63
               Kumamoto        P. 95
                                                                                                                                        Nara     P. 73
               Kagoshima       P. 101
                                                                                                             Osaka         P. 67
               Miyazaki    P. 99                          Matsuyama   P. 87
                                                                                                              Kobe         P. 69
                                                                 Takamatsu         P. 85                 Tokushima         P. 83
Japan Convention Cities Guide - Japan. Meetings & Events
Tokyo
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB)
                                                                                                                                                                                          CONTACT           6F Nisshin Bldg., 346-6 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0801, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tel      +81-3-5579-2684                         FAX        +81-3-5579-2685                         URL      http://businesseventstokyo.org/                                 Email    businessevents@tcvb.or.jp


                                                                                 Tokyo is the leading Japanese city for conventions; the political, economic                              Convention Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Largest Conference Hall                                                                     Largest Banquet Room
                                                                                 and cultural capital has more convention facilities and guest rooms and                                                                                                    Seating Capacity            Number of Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Largest Exhibition Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Capacity
                                                                                 a more impressive track record of hosting international conferences than                                 Facility Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (persons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Total Area (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Theater-           Classroom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Conference                                    Number of                                    Wi-Fi                                     Remarks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rooms                      Area (m2)        Dividable Seated          Standing
                                                                                 any other city in the country.                                                                                                                                            Style                Style
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Spaces
                                                                                 With a wealth of traditional and modern tourist attractions and the most                                 Tokyo International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ­—        145,000                    5,012             —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 7 halls / 34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             5,000               2     1,328              3,000       Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rentable space is also available in the outdoor Plaza and Glass Building
                                                                                                                                                                                          Forum                                                                                                meeting rooms                                                                                 Lobby Gallery and Lounge.
                                                                                 Michelin-starred restaurants of any city in the world among the more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Overall:
                                                                                 than 80,000 eateries throughout the city, Tokyo offers a distinct mix of                                 Tokyo Big Sight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             11,680 m2 exhibition hall ×1
                                                                                                                                                                                          (Tokyo International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         66,140                                                                                                                                              8,670 m2 exhibition hall ×4
                                                                                 traditional and modern culture and food while functioning as the nerve                                   Exhibition Center)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ­—    (excluding Link                    ­—            —                         —            11,680/              —        —                    —       Yes    8,350 m2 exhibition hall ×2
                                                                                                                                                                                          East Exhibition Hall &                                                                                                          East Hall 7
                                                                                 center of Japanese business. The impressive collection of the latest                                     New East Exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Space)                                                                                                                                            3,080 m2 exhibition hall ×1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1,120 m2 Link Space ×1
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hall
                                                                                 technology and information, services that are as quick and detailed as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (East Halls 1-3, 4-6, and 7-8 can be combined into a single exhibition area.)

                                                                                 they are dependable, and other elements that underlie successful events                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Overall:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             8,880 m2 exhibition hall ×2
                                                                                                                                                                                          Tokyo Big Sight
                                                                                 make Tokyo all the more appealing as a host city.                                                        (Tokyo International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         29,280                                                                             8,880/                                                           6,840 m2 exhibition hall ×1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ­— (excluding Atrium                     ­—            —                         —          West Hall 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                —        —                    —       Yes    4,680 m2 exhibition hall ×1
                                                                                 The Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a robust lineup of                                       Exhibition Center)                          and Rooftop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Exhibition Area)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (West Hall 1 & 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are same size)                                                         2,000 m2 atrium ×1
                                                                                                                                                                                          West Exhibition Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             6,000 m2 Rooftop Exhibition Area ×1
                                                                                 support services for event organizers—everything from promotion to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (West Halls 1-2 and 3-4 can be combined into a single exhibition area.)
                                                                                 actually running the events. With all this on offer, Tokyo is sure to make                               Tokyo Big Sight                                                                                                     22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1,000                                                                                                    700/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Theater or classroom
                                                                                 any convention or event a success.                                                                       (Tokyo International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ­—                —                 (fixed) /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    —         seating is possible,               —              —        —              Reception
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Simultaneous interpretation system for up to eight languages is available in
                                                                                                                                                                                          Exhibition Center)                                                International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              except for in a few
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hall (Can be           the International Conference Room.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Conference Tower                                             Conference Room                                                                                         partitioned into 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 meeting rooms)



                                Support Measures                                              Access                                                                                      Accommodation Capacity                                        ●Hotels: Number        of Facilities = 682 / Number of Guest Rooms = 100,122                         ●Japanese-Style         Inns: Number of Facilities = 1,209 / Number of Guest Rooms = 49,164
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ●Total: Number       of Facilities = 1,891 / Number of Guest Rooms = 149,286
    1. Financial Assistance for Conventions                                                              Narita International ➡︎ Tokyo Station Narita Express (53 min.)                   Main Accommodation Facilities
    (i) Promotion Subsidy Program                                                                        Airport              ➡︎ Nippori Station Keisei Skyliner (36 min.)                                                                                                                    Largest Banquet Room                                             Other Banquet Rooms




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Greater Tokyo Area
    A system for covering a portion of promotion expenses for event organizers                                                                                                                                                                  Number                            Seating Capacity                   Seating Capacity
                                                                                                                                    Shinagawa                                                                                                                                                                                                   Number of
    intending to hold international conferences that meet certain criteria in Tokyo.                                           ➡︎                  Keikyu Line (11 min.)                  Facility Name                                         of Guest                           (Conferences)                       (Banquets)                         Total Area                         Wi-Fi                                  Access
                                                                                                         Tokyo International        Station                                                                                                      Rooms         Area (m2)                                                                        Dividable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rooms
    (ii) Hosting Subsidy Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Theater-      Classroom-                                         Spaces
                                                                                                         Airport (Haneda)                                                                                                                                                                                        Seated           Standing
                                                                                                                                    Hamamatsucho                                                                                                                                 Style           Style
    A system for covering a portion of certain operation expenses for international                                            ➡                 Tokyo Monorail (13 min.)
    conferences that meet certain criteria.                                                                                         Station                                               Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba                                      882           2,580          3,300            1,632             1,688            3,200            4          2,180             16     Yes      20 min. by limousine bus from Haneda Airport
                                                                                                                                                                                          The Prince Park Tower Tokyo                                  603           2,394          3,600            1,800             1,200            3,000            7          2,280             15     Yes      15 min. by car from Haneda Airport
    (iii) Subsidy Program for Starting/Hosting New Events                                                Narita International
                                                                                                                              ➡                    Limousine bus (60-110 min.)            Shinagawa Prince Hotel                                      3,560          2,046          2,400            1,620               970            2,000            9          5,052             26     Yes      11 min. by train from Haneda Airport
    A system for covering a portion of preparation and operation expenses for event                      Airport                Major city
                                                                                                                                                                                          Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa                              896           2,013         2,400             1,260             1,134            2,200            —             802              4    Yes      11 min. by train from Haneda Airport
    organizers intending to start new international conferences that meet certain                        Tokyo International    hotels
    criteria in Tokyo.                                                                                                        ➡                    Limousine bus (15-105 min.)            International Convention Center Pamir,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        —            2,397         2,880             1,512             1,280            2,500            4          4,842             14      —       11 min. by train from Haneda Airport
                                                                                                         Airport (Haneda)                                                                 Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
    * Organizers must apply/register for these programs before event locations are                                                                                                        Hotel Okura Tokyo                                                                      2,300 to           800 to            800 to        2,000 to
      finalized.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       508           2,000                                                                               4          2,930             19     Yes      30 min. by car from Haneda Airport
                                                                                                                                                                                          (after Main Building reopens in 2019)                                                    2,600            1,200             1,000           2,500
    * Target: International conferences with at least 400 foreign participant hotel-room        Unique Venues                                                                             Hotel New Otani Tokyo                                       1,479          1,992         2,184             1,200             1,150            2,500            2          5,867             33     Yes      40 min. by limousine bus from Haneda Airport
      nights (number of foreign participants x duration of event (days))




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                                                                                                                                                                                          Imperial Hotel, Tokyo                                        931           1,965         1,800             1,200             1,320            2,000            2          4,969             26     Yes      45 min. by car from Haneda Airport
    * For details, check the BUSINESS EVENTS TOKYO section on the Tokyo                                                                                                                   Hotel East 21 Tokyo                                          381           1,800         1,600             1,000               700            2,000            2          1,414               7    Yes      40 min. by limousine bus from Haneda Airport
      Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Tokyo Prince Hotel                                           462           1,650         1,500               900               900            2,000            2          3,643             23     Yes      15 min. by car from Haneda Airport




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tokyo
    2. Other Support Services
    (i) For International Conference Promotion                                                                                                                                            Hands-On Experiences and Other Pre-/Post-Convention Programs
    (a) Preparation during the proposal stage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ●●Edo-mokuhanga (woodblock prints)
    ••Recommending optimal convention facilities in Tokyo (preparing venue usage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Watch a highly skilled woodblock printer create a traditional ukiyo-e
      plans, estimates)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  woodblock print before your eyes, and then try your hand at creating one.
    ••Arranging visits to venues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ●●Kimono dressing
    ••Proposing accommodation plans, sightseeing plans, reception venues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Choose among kimono with different colors and patterns, learn the proper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         way of dressing with the help of a pro, and take a picture in your authentic
    ••Support for devising basic plans (advising on creating overall basic plans,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         kimono in front of a folding screen covered with gold leaf (Note: Participants
      budgets)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           do not have to remove their clothing).
    (b) From campaigning to promotion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ●●Ikebana (flower arrangement)
    ••Devising basic promotion strategies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Learn the history of ikebana, watch a live demonstration, and then make your
    ••Financial and program support (promotion subsidies, hosting subsidies,                                                                                       Hama-rikyu Gardens                                                                                                                                                                                    own flower arrangement in this popular hands-on experience.
      programs)
    ••Support for preparing proposals (bids, papers) and presentation materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Edo-mokuhanga (woodblock prints)                                                                                  Kimono dressing
    ••Support for receiving key people from abroad (arranging visits, introducing
      prominent tourist attractions)
    ••Support for campaigning and lobbying at general/directors’ meetings (providing
                                                                                                                                                                                            Major Events (Past & Future)
      promotion/attraction tools, etc.)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Date                   Name of Event                                                                                                                 Venue                                                                                       Participants (Overseas)
    (ii) For International Conference Hosting                                                                                                                                               Nov. 2026              33rd International Congress of Actuaries (ICA 2026)                                                                           TBA                                                                                              2,000
    (a) Event preparation
                                                                                                                                                                                            Aug. 2023              International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM2023)                                                      Waseda University                                                                                3,000
    ••Introductions to event operators, travel agencies and other key collaborators
    (b) Preparation after event location is finalized                                                                                                                                       Sep. 2021              22nd International Congress of Nutrition (ICN)                                                                                Tokyo International Forum                                                                        4,500
    ••Promoting the future event in Tokyo by supporting promotion at the events                                                                                                             Dec. 2018              SIGGRAPH Asia 2018                                                                                                            Tokyo International Forum                                                                        7,000
       leading up to it (providing maps and guidebooks, lending DVDs and banners)                                                                                                           Sep. 2018              IWA (International Water Association) World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018                                                  Tokyo Big Sight                                                                                  6,000
    ••Event preparation (introducing welcoming venues, proposing tourism/cultural                                                                                                           Nov. 2017              21st Asian Congress of Surgery / The 79th Annual Congress of Japan Surgical Association                                       Tokyo International Forum                                                                        6,500
       program plans, providing tourism information)
                                                                                                                                                                                            May 2017               2017 Global Summit of Women                                                                                                   Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa                                                                  1,500
    (c) Support during event                                                                                            National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)       Sep. 2016              46th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society                                                                   Tokyo International Forum                                                                        2,100
    ••Event operation support (providing maps/guidebooks for foreign participants,
       etc.)                                                                                  ●●Hama-rikyu Gardens                                                                          Feb. 2016              25th Conference of The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver                                                   International Convention Center Pamir, Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa                           4,300
                                                                                                This exquisite garden in Tokyo offers a contrast between the traditional beauty of a        Oct. 2015              OpenStack Summit October 2015 Tokyo                                                                                           Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa                                                                      5,000
                                                                                                teien Japanese garden and views of high-rise buildings. Easily accessible from Tokyo
    For details:                                                                                convention facilities and hotels. An ideal location for stand-up meals for as few as 30     Oct. 2014              International Bar Association General Meeting                                                                                 Tokyo International Forum                                                                        6,300
      BUSINESS EVENTS TOKYO                                                                     people and receptions for as many as 1,000.                                                 Apr. 2014              World Ophthalmology Congress® 2014 Tokyo                                                                                      Tokyo International Forum, Imperial Hotel Tokyo                                                 20,000
      http://businesseventstokyo.org/                                                         ●●National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)                               Oct. 2013              20th ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) World Congress TOKYO 2013                                                            Tokyo Big Sight                                                                                  4,000
                                                                                                Experience the latest science and technology hands-on. In addition to the 1,500 m2
                                                                                                exhibition space, receptions can be held in the Symbol Zone under the Geo-Cosmos,           Oct. 2012              2012 Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group                                                                      Tokyo International Forum, Imperial Hotel Tokyo                                                 12,000
                                                                                                the world’s first “globe-like display” using organic LED panels (maximum 500/standing).



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Japan Convention Cities Guide - Japan. Meetings & Events
Sapporo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sapporo Convention Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CONTACT           3F MN Bldg., North 1 West 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tel      +81-11-211-3675                 FAX      +81-11-232-3833                      URL      http://www.conventionsapporo.jp                          Email     convention@plaza-sapporo.or.jp


                                                                                                        Sapporo offers the perfect blend of magnificent nature and                                      Convention Facilities
                                                                                                        urban convenience, with an abundance of centrally located                                                                                                                         Largest Conference Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Seating Capacity           Number    Largest Exhibition Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Largest Banquet Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Capacity
                                                                                                        meeting facilities and hotels. The city demonstrated its                                        Facility Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Capacity     Total Area                                  of Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Number of                                       Wi-Fi                            Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (persons)        (m2)        Theater-         Classroom- Conference
                                                                                                        intent to serve as an example of a sustainable city in the                                                                                                                          Style              Style     Rooms     Area (m2) Dividable              Seated       Standing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spaces
                                                                                                        Asia-Pacific region in 2016 by joining the GDS-Index, a new                                     Sapporo Convention Center                                     —             —            2,500          1,200           18         2,607              3          1,200      2,000       Yes     8 min. walk from Subway Higashi Sapporo Sta.
                                                                                                        global indicator for environmental sustainability. In these                                     Axes Sapporo                                                  —             —            5,500          4,000            7         5,000              4          3,000      6,000       Yes     5 min. by taxi from JR Shin-Sapporo Sta.
                                                                                                        times when cities are searching for ways to contribute to                                       Sapporo Dome                                             53,738             —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               41,484
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   —            —         14,460             —             —           —        Yes     10 min. walk from Subway Fukuzumi Sta.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (fixed seating)
                                                                                                        local communities in quantifiable economic terms, Sapporo
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Facilities yet to open
                                                                                                        is promoting itself on many fronts as a world-class meetings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To open in October 2018
                                                                                                        and events host city through efforts to develop unique                                          Sapporo Community Plaza                                       —             —            2,302             —            23           448             —             —           —        Yes     10 min. walk from Sapporo Sta. /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 min. walk from Subway Odori Sta.
                                                                                                        venues, CSR programs and other offerings as a way to meet
                                                                                                        the needs of both event organizers and local communities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Accommodation Capacity                                 ●Hotels: Number   of Facilities = 133 / Number of Guest Rooms = 23,532                  ●Japanese-Style   Inns: Number of Facilities = 36 / Number of Guest Rooms = 2,373
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ●Total: Number   of Facilities = 169 / Number of Guest Rooms = 25,905
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Main Accommodation Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Largest Banquet Room                                  Other Banquet Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Number                             Seating Capacity          Seating Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Number of
                                  Support Measures                                                        Unique Venues                                                                                 Facility Name                                            of Guest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rooms       Area (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Conferences)              (Banquets)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dividable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Total Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wi-Fi                            Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Theater-       Classroom-                                            (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Seated       Standing       Spaces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Style            Style
     1. Bidding & Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Royton Sapporo                                                292              1,607          2,014         1,134       1,260        2,000              3                     18       Yes     3 min. walk from Subway Nishi juitchome Sta.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hokkaido & North-Eastern Japan
     - Support with preparation of bid documents, invitation letters, and promotion
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sapporo Park Hotel                                            216              1,165          2,000         1,000       1,000        1,500              3                     18       Yes     1 min. walk from Subway Nakajima koen Sta.
       materials
     - Recommendation for meeting venues, hotels, PCOs, and other local suppliers                                                                                                                       Premier Hotel TSUBAKI Sapporo                                 322              1,100          1,500            700       640         1,200              3                       5      Yes     9 min. walk from Subway Kikusui Sta.
     - Consultation on CSR and public lecture program planning                                                                                                                                          Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo                                      507              1,000          1,500         1,000        800         1,200              2                     19       Yes     3 min. walk from JR/Subway Sapporo Sta.
     - Coordination of site inspection                                                                                                                                                                  Sapporo Prince Hotel                                          587        1,000×2              1,120            720       600         1,000              4                     11       Yes     3 min. walk from Subway Nishi juitchome Sta.
     - Financial Support                                                                                                                                                                                Hotel Emisia Sapporo                                          511                764            900            480       500             700            2                     12       Yes     3 min. walk from JR/Subway Shin Sapporo Sta.
       *NOTICE: Application must be submitted during the bidding stage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5 min. walk from Subway Odori Sta.
        City of Sapporo                                                                                                                                                                                 Sapporo Grand Hotel                                           504                760            900            468       530         1,000              2                     24       Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Connected directly)
        Amount (max.): 10 Million Yen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3 min. walk from JR/Subway Sapporo Sta.
        Size / Criteria (min.)                                                                                                                                                                          JR Tower Hotel Sapporo                                        350                304            368            180       180             200            2                      3       Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Connected directly)
        Total attendance : 300
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mercure Sapporo                                               285                205            130             90           80          120            2                      3       Yes     3 min. walk from Subway Susukino Sta.
        From overseas : 50
        Countries : 3

       Hokkaido Prefecture                                                                                                                                                                              Hands-On Experiences and Other Pre-/Post-Convention Programs
       *Applicable only to meetings approved by City of Sapporo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ●●Jozankei Onsen (Hot Springs)
                                                                                                                                                                     Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ▼
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Just 40 minutes by car from central Sapporo in
     2. On-Site Support                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Jozankei Onsen is
     - City Information Desk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  considered a place of retreat from the city. The hot




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sapporo
     - Japanese Culture Programs for accompanying guests                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      springs are surrounded by picturesque gorges. The
     - Brochures & travel guides                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              traditional Japanese inn provides opportunities to enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tea ceremony, indigenous Ainu folktales and more.
     - AIRDO Discount Fare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ●●Hands-on experiences with Japanese culture
     * For details about support services, please contact the Sapporo Convention                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sapporo has a variety of hands-on experiences
       Bureau.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to complement conferences held there. Volunteer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              staff members help accompanying guests of event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              participants enjoy Japanese tea ceremony, flower
     For details:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              arrangement, Japanese calligraphy, kimono and other
       Sapporo Convention Bureau                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              activities.
       http://www.conventionsapporo.jp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ●●Hands-on experiences with indigenous Ainu culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mouth harp (mukkuri) making and other such activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jozankei Onsen                                                    Japanese Culture Programs                       for learning about Ainu culture await visitors.




                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major Events (Past & Future)
    Access                                                                                                                                                                                                Date                   Name of Event                                                                                   Venue                                                                                             Participants (Overseas)

                                                                               (as of November 2017)                                                                                                      Aug. 2023              XXXIVth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS 2023)                         Sapporo Convention Center                                                                         1,000 (est.)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Hoheikan       Sep. 2022              International Vacuum Congress (IVC-22)                                                          Sapporo Convention Center                                                                         2,000 (est.)
            Seoul                 ➡                    Direct flight (2 hr. 30 min.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aug. 2020              29th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT29)                                 Sapporo Convention Center                                                                         1,500 (est.)
            Beijing               ➡                    Direct flight (3 hr. 45 min.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1,500 (est.)
                                                                                                        ●●Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium                                                                      May 2019               IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2019)                               Sapporo Convention Center
            Shanghai              ➡                    Direct flight (3 hr. 30 min.)                      The ski jump stadium used for the Sapporo Winter Olympics in 1972. The venue                    Jun. 2018              International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2018)                            Royton Sapporo                                                                                    1,000 (est.)
                                                                                                          continues to serve as the site for many international events, and the summer jumps
                                    New Chitose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1,600 (est.)
            Hong Kong             ➡                    Direct flight (4 hr. 30 min.)                      are a highly regarded MICE attraction. A lift carries passengers to the top of the jump         Aug. 2018              The 30th World Buiatrics Congress 2018 Sapporo (WBC 2018)                                       Sapporo Convention Center
                                    Airport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1,400         (900)
                                                                                                          (Elevation: 307 m), where they can enjoy unobstructed views of the Sapporo cityscape            May 2017               Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference 2017 (APIC2017)                                          Royton Sapporo
            Taipei                ➡                    Direct flight (3 hr. 40 min.)                      from the observation platform as well as an Olympic Museum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jul. 2016              The 17th World Winter Cities Association for Mayors                                             Sapporo Convention Center                                                                                   100         (70)
                                                                                                          The multipurpose hall can also serve as a party venue.
            Bangkok               ➡                    Direct flight (6 hr.)                                                                                                                              Jul. 2015              The 5th International Wildlife Management Congress 2015 (IWMC5)                                 Sapporo Convention Center                                                                               1,300         (400)
                                                                                                        ●●Hoheikan
            Kuala Lumpur          ➡                    Direct flight (8 hr. 30 min.)                      Constructed as an upscale Western hotel in 1880 by the Hokkaido Development                     Jul. 2014              XXVI International Conference of Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC2014)                           Royton Sapporo                                                                                          1,200         (400)
                                                                                                          Commissioner, Hoheikan was eventually relocated to Nakajima Park, and then                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3,400        (1,900)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jul. 2014              Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 11th Annual Meeting (AOGS2014)                                 Royton Sapporo
                                                       JR Airport Express* (37 min.)                      designated a Japanese important cultural property in 1964. The Great Hall can serve
            New Chitose Airport   ➡︎ Sapporo Station                                                      as a venue for receptions and other events after conferences. The original white and            May 2013               65th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology                          Royton Sapporo, Hotel Sapporo Geibunkan, Sapporo Prince hotel, Sapporo Education                        5,200
                                                       Airport limousine bus* (about 1 hr.)               ultramarine color scheme highlights the building’s Western feel and harmony with nature.                                                                                                                               and Culture Hall

                                                                                       *every 15 min.   ●●Sapporo Art Park                                                                                May 2012               The 108th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology                    Sapporo Convention Center                                                                               6,000
                                                                                                          An art and culture facility located on the outskirts of Sapporo. Features expansive                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4,800        (1,300)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sep. 2011              International Union of Microbiological Societies 2011 Congress (IUMS 2011)                      Sapporo Convention Center
                                                                                                          indoor and outdoor art displays. The Art Hall is available for private parties. Each season
                                                                                                          presents different opportunities for enjoyment. In winter, visitors can snowshoe through        Jun. 2010              APEC Senior Officials’ Meetings and Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT)            Sapporo Convention Center                                                                               1,000         (900)
                                                                                                          the outdoor art museum.




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Asahikawa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Asahikawa Tourist & Convention Association
                                                                                                                                                                                               CONTACT          Asahikawa Food Terrace 2F, 7 chome, 5 jo-dori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 070-0035, JAPAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tel    +81-166-23-0090                 FAX       +81-166-23-1166                URL        http://www.atca.jp/             Email    info@atca.jp


                                                                                            Asahikawa is a core city of 340,000 located virtually in                                          Convention Facilities
                                                                                            the center of Hokkaido. With Daisetsuzan National Park—                                                                                                                               Largest Conference Hall                                             Largest Banquet Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Seating Capacity      Number Largest Exhibition Space                   Capacity
                                                                                            Japan’s largest—Biei, Furano and other picturesque areas                                           Facility Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Capacity     Total Area                            of Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wi-Fi                       Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (persons)        (m2)                                                   Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Theater-    Classroom- Conference
                                                                                            in its surroundings, every season in Asahikawa features                                                                                                                                 Style         Style     Rooms    Area (m2) Dividable               Seated      Standing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spaces
                                                                                            magnificent nature to delight visitors. The city has plenty
                                                                                                                                                                                               Asahikawa Taisetsu Arena                                     9,133        3,024        8,000             —               4      1,800            —              —         —         No     1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
                                                                                            of large, public convention facilities that are available for                                      Asahikawa City Taisetsu Cristal Hall [Concert Hall]            597          540           597            —               5          —            —              —         —         No     1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
                                                                                            relatively inexpensive fees, and can be reserved in tandem                                         Asahikawa City Taisetsu Cristal Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              554          295           300            180             5          295          —           200         250        No     1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
                                                                                            with adjacent hotels and lodging facilities. As a longtime                                         [International Conference Hall]
                                                                                                                                                                                               Asahikawa City Taisetsu Cristal Hall [Reception Room]            —            —           150             90             5          —            —           100         150        No     1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
                                                                                            crossroads of Hokkaido, Asahikawa is the place for fresh farm
                                                                                                                                                                                               Asahikawa Civic Culture Hall [Main Auditorium]               1,546            —        1,546             —               6          598          —              —         —         No     1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
                                                                                            produce and animal products from all over the island. Rice
                                                                                                                                                                                               Northern Hokkaido Regional Promotion Center of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1,262        1,500        1,000             480             6      1,500             3          400         600        Yes    1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
                                                                                            and local sakes produced with river water from Daisetsuzan                                         Local Industries [Main Exhibition Space]
                                                                                            and seafood plucked from the waters of the Sea of Japan, the                                       Asahikawa public hall                                          725            —           717            —               4          —            —              —         —         No     1 km from Asahikawa Sta.

                                                                                            Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean headline the delicious                                        Northern Hokkaido Economic Center Building
                                                                                                                                                                                               [Large/Medium Hall]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              640          450           500            360             4          450           2          300         450        No     1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
                                                                                            cuisine available in the area.


                                                                                                                                                                                              Accommodation Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                               Main Accommodation Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Largest Banquet Room                                   Other Banquet Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Number                       Seating Capacity           Seating Capacity
                                Support Measures                                              Unique Venues                                                                                    Facility Name                                            of Guest                      (Conferences)               (Banquets)             Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Total Area                  Wi-Fi                       Access




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hokkaido & North-Eastern Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rooms       Area (m2)                                                           Dividable                 Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Theater-    Classroom-                                                (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Seated       Standing      Spaces
     1. Providing information/resources for relevant facilities in Asahikawa                                                                                                                                                                                                        Style         Style
     2. Securing venues and consulting with lodging facilities                                                                                                                                 Hoshino Resorts Asahikawa Grand Hotel                          237        1,072        1,200             800        800         1,000             2             —         16        Yes    1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
     3. Introducing companies involved in the operation of conferences, conventions                                                                                                            Art Hotel Asahikawa                                            265          960        1,110             600        540         1,500             2         2,976         16        Yes    1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
         and events                                                                                                                                                                            Asahikawa Toyo Hotel                                           128          540           700            330        400             600           2             —         11        Yes    1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
     4. Setting up welcome signs/stickers (some conditions apply)
                                                                                                                                                                                               Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa                                     120          155           150            100         70             100           2          195               2    Yes    500 m from Asahikawa Sta.
     5. Providing guides and other Asahikawa-based helpers
                                                                                                                                                                                               Hotel Crescent Asahikawa                                       159          133           100             80         80             100           3         1,600              3    Yes    1 km from Asahikawa Sta.
     6. Support for applying for event operation subsidies
     7. Support for applying for convention subsidies
     8. Inviting the governor/mayor and other speakers/greeters
     9. Media relations
     10. Support for planning attractions/excursions                                                                                                                                          Hands-On Experiences and Other Pre-/Post-Convention Programs
     11. Introducing universal accessibility support organizations                          Snow Crystal Museum
                                                                                            From the architecture to the
     For details:                                                                           exhibits, everything at the
                                                                                            museum is created in the
       Asahikawa Tourist & Convention Association website                                   image of snow. The Yuki-no-




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ▼
                                                                                            Kan Room in the museum
       https://www.atca.jp/info/shien/                                                      can accommodate up to 100
                                                                                            diners.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Asahikawa
    Access

                                           (JR Airport Express) ⇒ Sapporo Station ⇒
            New Chitose        Asahikawa
                          ➡︎               (JR Limited Express Lilac) ⇒ Asahikawa Station
            Airport            Station
                                           [about 2 hr. 10 min.]

            Asahikawa          Asahikawa
                          ➡︎               Bus (about 30 min.)
            Airport            Station


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Snow compactor ride in Yuki-no-Mura                                                                           Hands-on pottery experience in Kita-no-Arashiyama

                                                                                                                                                                                              ●●Kita-no-Arashiyama area: Hands-on experiences with pottery, glass and Japanese tea ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                              ●●Soba-no-Sato Etanbetsu: Soba noodle making experience
                                                                                                                                                                                              ●●Within Asahikawa City: Hands-on experiences with woodworking, farming, postcard making, horseback riding, and fruit picking in orchards
                                                                                                                                                                                              ●●Winter experiences: Snowmobiling, snow rafting, snow compactor rides, and ski and snowshoe rentals




                                                                                                                                                                                                 Major Events (Past & Future)
                                                                                            Asahikawa City Civic Activities and Exchange Center (CoCoDe)                                         Date                  Name of Event                                                                                            Venue                                                                          Participants (Overseas)
                                                                                            These renovated factories for the national railway built well over a century ago feature a hall
                                                                                            and outdoor space that are great for parties and other events.                                       Dec. 2017             ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor's Deputies Meeting                                   Hoshino Resorts Asahikawa Grand Hotel                                                  150         (120)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sep. 2016             30th National Youth Assembly, Hokkaido Conference                                                        Asahikawa Taisetsu Arena                                                              2,000
                                                                                            ●●Snow Crystal Museum                                                                                May 2016              The 86th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Hygiene                                              Asahikawa Civic Culture Hall                                                          1,000
                                                                                              Some of Japan’s most beautiful snow crystals fall at the foot of the Daisetsuzan
                                                                                                                                                                                                 May 2013              65th National Meeting of Japan Sheet Metal Workers’ Association                                          Asahikawa Taisetsu Arena                                                              3,200
                                                                                              Mountains, where Asahikawa is situated. From the architecture to the exhibits, everything
                                                                                              at the Snow Crystal Museum is created in the image of snow. The Yuki-no-Kan Room in
                                                                                              the museum can accommodate up to 100 diners.
                                                                                            ●●Asahikawa City Civic Activities and Exchange Center
                                                                                              Two brick buildings constructed during the Meiji period (1868-1912) as factories for the
                                                                                              former national railway serve as venues for seminars and parties.




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Kushiro
                                                                                                                                                                                          Kushiro Tourism and Convention Association
                                                                                                                                                                        CONTACT           3-3 Saiwai-cho, Kushiro, Hokkaido 085-0017, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tel      +81-154-31-1993                 FAX      +81-154-31-1994                     URL       http://ja.kushiro-lakeakan.com/mice/                            Email    mail@kushiro-kankou.or.jp


                                                                                           Kushiro is a port city located on the Pacific coast in eastern              Convention Facilities
                                                                                           Hokkaido, and boasts an abundance of fishery resources                                                                                                            Largest Conference Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Seating Capacity         Number    Largest Exhibition Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Largest Banquet Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Capacity
                                                                                           as well as distinct, world-class natural resources. Kushiro                  Facility Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Capacity      Total Area                                of Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Number of                                         Wi-Fi                         Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (persons)         (m2)        Theater-       Classroom- Conference
                                                                                           Marshland National Park is home to tancho red-crowned                                                                                                               Style            Style     Rooms     Area (m2) Dividable                Seated     Standing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Spaces
                                                                                           cranes, a protected species in Japan, and nearby Akan Mashu
                                                                                                                                                                        Kushiro Tourism and International Relations Center           1,600          1,793         1,500          1,200                7         1,793             3                    1,600      Yes     12 min. walk from Kushiro Sta.
                                                                                           National Park features round marimo moss balls.
                                                                                                                                                                        Kushiro City Lifelong Learning Center                          800           559               806                           15           271             2                               Yes     5 min. by car from Kushiro Sta.
                                                                                           With a daily mean temperature of 22.9°C in August, the city
                                                                                           is a cool, comfortable place to escape the summer heat, and                  Kushiro City Cultural Hall                                   1,524         1,541          1,524                               4           391                                              No     10 min. by car from Kushiro Sta.

                                                                                           the number of sports camps, university seminars and long-                    Kushiro City Exchange Plaza “SAIWAI”                           150           139                              75             20           240             2                               Yes     10 min. walk from Kushiro Sta.
                                                                                           term visitors has only increased in recent years.                            Marimu Kan                                                     480           434               480         360                5                                                            No     1 hour by car from Kushiro Airport
                                                                                           The cluster of MICE facilities, hotels and shopping districts
                                                                                           in the downtown area makes Kushiro a great place to hold a
                                                                                           compact MICE.
                                                                                                                                                                       Accommodation Capacity                                 ●Hotels: Number    of Facilities = 31 / Number of Guest Rooms = 3,714              ●Japanese-Style   Inns: Number of Facilities = 20 / Number of Guest Rooms = 271
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ●Total: Number   of Facilities = 51 / Number of Guest Rooms = 3,985
                                                                                                                                                                        Main Accommodation Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Largest Banquet Room                                    Other Banquet Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Number                        Seating Capacity              Seating Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                        Facility Name                                           of Guest                       (Conferences)                  (Banquets)             Number of                            Wi-Fi                             Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Total Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rooms       Area (m2)                                                               Dividable                Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Theater-     Classroom-                                               (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Seated     Standing        Spaces




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hokkaido & North-Eastern Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Style          Style

                               Support Measures                                            Access                                                                       Kushiro Prince Hotel                                        400            610           720             360           400             600                     235         5      Yes     10 min. walk from Kushiro Sta.

                                                                                                                                                                        ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kushiro                              180            600           600             216           320             240           3         479         5      Yes     12 min. walk from Kushiro Sta.
    Convention Organization/Hosting Support Program
                                                                                                  Kushiro         Downtown
    Conditions for international conventions:                                                                  ➡︎                Bus (about 60 min.)                    Kushiro Century Castle Hotel                                 48            760         1,000             500           800        1,000                       1,035        9      Yes     5 min. by car from Kushiro Sta.
                                                                                                  Airport         Kushiro City
    (1) Maximum 1 million yen, (2) At least 2 participating countries (including Japan),
    (3) At least 10 participants from outside Japan, (4) 500 yen per Japan-based
    participant, 5,000 yen per participant from outside Japan                                     JR Sapporo        JR Kushiro   Limited express
                                                                                                               ➡︎
    Conditions for Japanese conventions:                                                          Station           Station      (6 round trips per day/about 4 hr.)   Hands-On Experiences and Other Pre-/Post-Convention Programs
    (1) Maximum 1 million yen, (2) At least 50 participants staying in Kushiro, (3) 500
    yen/participant
    Note that financial support for attractions, excursions, transportation and printing
    can be applied in addition to these maximum amounts.
    * Please inquire about further conditions.

    During Preparation




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ▼
    1. Receiving and coordinating preliminary visits to conference venues and lodging
       facilities




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kushiro
    2. Providing informational tools to help with preparation
       “MICE in Kushiro” pamphlet, tourism pamphlets, “MICE in Kushiro” DVDs (MICE
       facilities (10 min), After MICE (9 min), Kushiro Cuisine in Pictures (7 min))
    3. Proposing/introducing attractions, after MICE options
    4. Introducing/making arrangements with businesses involved in MICE

    During Events
    1. Establishing/loaning welcome tools
       ••Welcome posters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Canoeing on the Kushirogawa River                                                                                              Indigenous Ainu ancient folk dancing
       ••Welcome banners and stands (roll screens)
       ••Original folded-paper cranes
                                                                                                                                                                       ●●Kushiro area: Visitors to Kushiro Marshland National Park can enjoy walking on boardwalks, canoeing on the Kushirogawa River and other experiences throughout the year.
    2. Kushiro Marshland diorama exhibits
                                                                                                                                                                       ●●Akan area: Visitors to Akan Mashu National Park can enjoy ancient folk dancing, making mouth harps and other experiences with indigenous Ainu culture at the Ainu Kotan.
    3. Setting up areas to sell products/provide tourism information
    4. Tsuru-no-Ongaeshi stamp cards at Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO
    5. Convention bags (extra fee)
    6. Cooperating with communication with the mayor/PR with media outlets

    For details:                                                                                                                                                          Major Events (Past & Future)
      Kushiro/Lake Akan-ko official website: Super Fantastic Kushiro Lake Akan                                                                                            Date                 Name of Event                                                                                         Venue                                                                                          Participants (Overseas)
      http://ja.kushiro-lakeakan.com/mice/                                                                                                                                Aug. 2016            Japanese Electrophoresis Society 67th meeting                                                         Kushiro Tourism and International Relations Center                                                   200
                                                                                                                                                                          Jan. 2015            East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership The Eighth Meeting of Partners                             Kushiro Tourism and International Relations Center                                                   100
                                                                                                                                                                          Jan. 2015            Intercollege 2015 in Kushiro                                                                          Yanagimachi Speed Skating Rink                                                                     1,400
                                                                                                                                                                          Jan. 2014            The 8th International Roundtable on Automotive Recycling 2014 KUSHIRO                                 Kushiro Prince Hotel                                                                                 200
                                                                                                                                                                          Sep. 2013            International Society of TAKUBOKU Studies Kushiro Meeting in 2013                                     Kushiro City Lifelong Learning Center                                                                500




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Aomori
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aomori Tourism and Convention Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CONTACT             2F Aomori Port Passenger Terminal Bldg., 1-4-1 Yanakawa, Aomori 038-0012, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tel    +81-17-723-7211                   FAX     +81-17-723-7215                       URL   http://www.atca.info/atca_language/index_en.html                                          Email    info@atca.info


                                                                                                      Aomori’s downtown area and train station are located                                         Convention Facilities
                                                                                                      near the sea, and the city is surrounded by the Hakkoda                                                                                                                          Largest Conference Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Seating Capacity        Number    Largest Exhibition Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Largest Banquet Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Capacity
                                                                                                      Mountains, Mutsu Bay and other beautiful nature. The richly                                   Facility Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Capacity      Total Area                              of Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Number of                                            Wi-Fi                          Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (persons)        (m2)       Theater-      Classroom- Conference
                                                                                                      diverse fruits of the sea and land are evident in the city’s                                                                                                                       Style           Style     Rooms     Area (m2) Dividable                   Seated      Standing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Spaces
                                                                                                      culture and cuisine. The Bay area that stretches from the train                               Link Station Hall Aomori (Aomori City Cultural Hall)         3,385        4,598           2,031                            10          648               2                                        10 min. by taxi / by bus from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                      station is home to numerous facilities that convey the appeal                                 Linkmore Heiankaku Civic Hall (Aomori Civic Hall)           1,160                           983                             7                                                                     3 min. walk from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                      of Aomori, including the Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, where                                        Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum                                         456          931             180                             5          395               3          150         180               1 min. walk from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                      visitors can experience the summery Nebuta Festival year-                                     ASPAM (Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center)                       918        1,942             100             100            12          300                          100                           8 min. walk from Aomori Sta.

                                                                                                      round. In the Hakkoda area, you will find striking nature that                                Aomori Sangyo Kaikan (Industrial Exhibition Hall)           2,044         6,631           3,500        1,500                2        2,596               3        1,500       5,000               40 min. by bus from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Maeda Arena (Aoimori Arena)                                 5,648        12,335           3,368        5,348                1        9,812                                                        25 min. by taxi / 40 min. by bus from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                      changes each season as well as a scattering of hot springs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aomori Public University                                    1,068         2,265             768                             1          330                                                        25 min. by taxi / 40 min. by bus from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                      including historical hot spring town Asamushi, a quiet
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aomori University of Health and Welfare                     1,115                           482                             5                                                                     20 min. by taxi / by bus from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                      retreat for locals and historical figures such as woodblock                                   Aomori University                                             643           745             522                             1                                                                     20 min. by taxi / 30 min. by bus from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                      printmaker Shiko Munakata and writer Osamu Dazai.
                                                                                                      Aomori—a city embraced by four seasons of colorful nature,                                   Accommodation Capacity                                  ●Hotels: Number   of Facilities = 32 / Number of Guest Rooms = 3,325            ●Japanese-Style       Inns: Number of Facilities = 28 / Number of Guest Rooms = 619
                                                                                                      a town abounding with welcoming hospitality and smiles—                                                                                              ●Total: Number   of Facilities = 60 / Number of Guest Rooms = 3,944

                                                                                                      is the ideal location for your next conference.                                               Main Accommodation Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Largest Banquet Room                                       Other Banquet Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Number                          Seating Capacity          Seating Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Facility Name                                            of Guest                         (Conferences)              (Banquets)              Number of                                    Wi-Fi                          Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Total Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rooms       Area (m2)                                                              Dividable                     Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Theater-      Classroom-                                                     (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Seated        Standing      Spaces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Style           Style




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hokkaido & North-Eastern Japan
                                    Support Measures                                                    Unique Venues                                                                               Hotel Aomori                                                   155        1,117           1,500             900       840          1,200                 2        1,075               7   Yes     5 min. by taxi / 10 min. by bus from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aomori Kokusai Hotel                                             67         540             700             330       400             800                2          998               7   Yes     5 min. walk from Aomori Sta.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Apple Palace Aomori                                              54         390             400             270       240             350                3          186               3   Yes     5 min. by taxi from Aomori Sta.
     1. Financial Assistance for Conventions
     Subsidy Program                                                                                                                                                                                Alaska (Hotel Abest Aomori)                                      77         390             400             270       240             350                3          186               3   Yes     5 min. walk from Aomori Sta.
     * Please inquire about the requirements and details for each subsidy.                                                                                                                          Hotel JAL City Aomori                                         167             91             96              45        50              60                             27              2   Yes     6 min. walk from Aomori Sta.
     (i) Prefectural subsidy for organizing/hosting large-scale MICE                                                                                                                                Hotel Crown Palais Aomori                                        44         430             616             294       300             500                2          619               7   Yes     5 min. by taxi from Aomori Sta.
           Target: National conventions and events with at least 100 hotel-room nights by                                                                                                           La Place Aoimori                                                 24         250             250             180       128             280                           420               3   Yes     5 min. by taxi / 10 min. by bus from Aomori Sta.
                   nonresidents of Aomori Prefecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Asamushi Onsen "Kaisenkaku"                                      86         297             250             180       100             150                           480               7   Yes     3 min. walk from Asamushionsen Sta.
           Amount: Up to 3 million yen for event expenses according to the number of
                   hotel-room nights                                                                                                                                                                Hakkoda Hotel                                                    55         180                             100       100                                           135               2   Yes     60 min. by taxi / 90 min. by bus from Aomori Sta.
     (ii) Municipal subsidy for organizing/hosting conventions
           Target: National conventions and events with at least 50 hotel-room nights by                                                                                                           Hands-On Experiences and Other Pre-/Post-Convention Programs
                   nonresidents of Aomori Prefecture
           Amount: Up to 200,000 yen for event expenses according to the number of
                   hotel-room nights




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ▼
     (iii) Municipal subsidy for organizing/hosting MICE
           Target: Training/incentive tours with at least 10 hotel-room nights by nonresidents
                   of Aomori Prefecture, hosted by companies based outside the prefecture




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Aomori
                                                                                                                                                    View from the ASPAM observation platform
           Amount: Up to 150,000 yen for event expenses according to the number of
                   hotel-room nights

     2. Other Support Services
     ••Assisting with convention planning
     ••PR for conventions
     ••Providing tourism information
     ••Introducing companies involved in conventions
     ••Providing free tourism pamphlets
     ••Displaying welcome signage free of charge
     ••Displaying welcome posters free of charge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse                                                                                                                               Apple-picking
     ••Providing convention bags (extra fee)                                                                                                                                                       ●●Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse
     ••Providing free rentals of mini nebuta floats (organizers are asked to pay                                                                                                                     In a hall displaying the nebuta floats that appear in the Aomori Nebuta Festival, visitors can try playing the instruments and wearing the haneto costumes, or they can try making the Japanese paper
       transportation costs)                                                                                                                                                                         that is glued to the actual nebuta floats.
     ••Providing free rentals of various goods                                                                                                                                                     ●●Apple-Picking
     ••Introducing and arranging attractions (Nebuta Festival music accompaniment,                                                                                                                   From August to November, visitors can pick apples in an orchard just 30 minutes by car from downtown Aomori. Cherries, peaches and other fruit are ready for harvest in different seasons.
       Tsugaru-jamisen performances)                                                                                                                                                               ●●Aomori City Walks
     ••Organizing exhibits of souvenirs and other products                                                                                                                                           Volunteer guides introduce visitors to places of scenic and historic significance, local specialties, and well-known shops as well as hidden charms unfamiliar even to locals.
     * Numbers of participants and other requirements exist in some cases.

     For details:                                                                                                                                                                                     Major Events (Past & Future)
        “Aomori City Tourist Guide,” the Aomori Tourism and Convention Association official website                                          Showa Daibutsu Buddha Statue at Seiryu-ji Temple         Date                  Name of Event                                                                                              Venue                                                                                   Participants (Overseas)
        http://www.atca.info/                                                                                                                                                                         Oct. 2018             The 25th Autumn Symposium of the Japan Society of Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy                    Link Station Hall Aomori                                                                         800
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sep. 2018             The 17th Academic Conference Japanese Society of Nursing Art and Science                                   Aomori University of Health and Welfare                                                          650

                                                                                                      ●●Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse                                                                        Nov. 2017             The 18th International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials                                              Link Station Hall Aomori                                                                         394        (263)
                                                                                                        Event rooms are located next to the exhibition hall; attendees can view Nebuta Museum         Jun. 2017             The Annual Meeting of Japan Spa Association 2017                                                           Sukayu Onsen, Hakkoda Hotel                                                                      200
    Access                                                                                              exhibits during parties and other events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jun. 2017             The 146th Meeting of The Japanese Society of Conservative Dentistry                                        Link Station Hall Aomori                                                                      1,300
                                                                                                      ●●Aomori Tourist Information Center, ASPAM
                                                                                                        An impressive venue for a private, buffet-style party: the observation platform offers        May 2017              The 27th Congress of Japan Association for Clinical Engineers                                              Link Station Hall Aomori                                                                      2,550

             Aomori Airport        ➡︎ Aomori Station         Airport bus (35 min.)                      360-degree views of the Aomori cityscape, each of the Shimokita, Tsugaru and                  Oct. 2016             The 81st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of Japanese Urological Association/                         Link Station Hall Aomori                                                                      1,500          (43)
                                                                                                        Natsudomari Peninsulas, Mutsu Bay, the Hakkoda Mountains, the Aomori Bay Bridge                                     The 33rd Japan-Korea Urological Congress
                                                                                                        and more.                                                                                     Sep. 2016             The 63th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics                                     Link Station Hall Aomori, Hotel Aomori, Hotel Crown Palais Aomori                             1,900
             Tokyo Station         ➡︎ Shin-Aomori Station Tohoku Shinkansen (3 hr.)                   ●●Seiryu-ji Temple
                                                                                                        The illuminated five-story pagoda makes this a superb venue for outdoor evening parties.      Jul. 2015             The 8th International Tunicate Meeting                                                                     Link Station Hall Aomori                                                                         131         (36)
                                                                                                        The grounds also include the Showa Daibutsu Buddha statue—the largest bronze statue           Jun. 2015             International meeting "Oocyte maturation and fertilization IV"                                             The Research Center for Marine Biology, Graduate School of Life Sciences,                         48         (17)
             Shin-Aomori Station ➡ Aomori Station            JR Ou Line (5 min.)                        of a seated Buddha in Japan.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tohoku University




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Japan Convention Cities Guide - Japan. Meetings & Events
Morioka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Morioka Tourism and Convention Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                 CONTACT          4F Plaza Odette, 1-1-10 Nakanohashi-dori, Morioka, Iwate 020-0871, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tel    +81-19-606-6688                    FAX        +81-19-653-4417                URL        http://www.hellomorioka.jp                       Email    cnv@odette.or.jp


                                                                                                    Morioka unfolds from the base of the magnificent Mt. Iwate,                                  Convention Facilities
                                                                                                    and the Kitakami-gawa, Shizukuishi-gawa and Nakatsu-                                                                                                                               Largest Conference Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Seating Capacity     Number    Largest Exhibition Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Largest Banquet Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Capacity
                                                                                                    gawa Rivers trace their leisurely paths through the city. Every                              Facility Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Capacity      Total Area                           of Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Number of                                                 Wi-Fi                           Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (persons)         (m2)       Theater-   Classroom- Conference
                                                                                                    season has its delights—the ishiwari-zakura rock-splitting                                                                                                                           Style        Style     Rooms     Area (m2) Dividable                    Seated      Standing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Spaces
                                                                                                    cherry tree blooms in the spring, energetic groups of Sansa-                                 Iwate Industry Culture & Convention Center (Apio),                                                                                                                                                           30 min. by bus from JR Morioka Sta. /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               9,153              —        8,000             —               16        3,600           —                —          —             Yes
                                                                                                    odori dancers and drummers storm through the city in the                                     Arena / Conference room                                                                                                                                                                                      5 min. by car from JR Takizawa Sta.

                                                                                                    summer, salmon swim upstream right past the prefectural                                      Iwate Industry Culture & Convention Center (Apio),                                                                                                                                                           30 min. by bus from JR Morioka Sta. /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    —       112,800            —             —               —       80,000            —                —          —             Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Outdoor exhibition space                                                                                                                                                                                     5 min. by car from JR Takizawa Sta.
                                                                                                    capitol building in the autumn, and swans return to roost                                    Morioka Takaya Arena (Morioka City General Arena)             3,173              —        3,053             —                2        3,200           —                —          —               No         5 min. by car from JR Morioka Sta.
                                                                                                    through the winter. Located north of Tokyo, Morioka can be                                   Iwate Prefectural Hall (closed for improvements from                                                                                                                                            Yes          10 min. by car /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2,841              —        1,991             —                7           904               2           —          —
                                                                                                                                                                                                 December 2, 2017 to June 25, 2018)                                                                                                                                                          (lobby only)     25 min. walk from JR Morioka Sta.
                                                                                                    reached by Shinkansen in as little as 2 hours and 10 minutes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Malios                                                        2,249              —        1,510             —               12           576          —                —          —               No         2 min. walk from JR Morioka Sta.
                                                                                                    The area surrounding Morioka Station has many easily
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Iwate Prefecture Citizen’s Cultural Exchange Center                                                                                                                                             Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1,693              —          507             210             26           299               3           —          —                          4 min. walk from JR Morioka Sta. West Exit
                                                                                                    accessible MICE facilities that have already hosted various                                  (Aiina)                                                                                                                                                                                    (members only)

                                                                                                    events. Sanriku Geopark, World Heritage Hiraizumi,
                                                                                                    Hachimantai Mountains and many more sights await
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Accommodation Capacity                                ●Hotels: Number     of Facilities = 27 / Number of Guest Rooms = 3,914         ●Japanese-Style   Inns: Number of Facilities = 21 / Number of Guest Rooms = 652
                                                                                                    participants after MICE. Morioka provides robust support for                                                                                       ●Total: Number     of Facilities = 48 / Number of Guest Rooms = 4,566
                                                                                                    MICE with the most extensive financial assistance program                                    Main Accommodation Facilities
                                                                                                    in the Tohoku region.                                                                                                                                                                            Largest Banquet Room                                       Other Banquet Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Number                         Seating Capacity             Seating Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Facility Name                                             of Guest                        (Conferences)                 (Banquets)             Number of                                   Wi-Fi                            Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Total Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rooms          Area (m2)                                                            Dividable                     Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Theater-   Classroom-                                                      (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seated        Standing       Spaces




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hokkaido & North-Eastern Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Style        Style
                                      Support Measures                                                Unique Venues                                                                              Hotel Metropolitan Morioka                                      191             528         600             420          270             600               2         315               5    Yes        1 min. walk from JR Morioka Sta.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hotel Metropolitan Morioka New Wing                             121           1,000       1,100             700          500        1,000                  3         885               8    Yes        3 min. walk from JR Morioka Sta.
      1. Financial Assistance (Subsidy Program) for Conventions                                                                                                                                  Morioka Grand Hotel                                                24           950       1,000             650          630        1,300                  2       1,738               8    Yes        15 min. by car from JR Morioka Sta.
      ○ Morioka MICE Subsidies
      (i) For event hosting
          (a) Duration: At least 2 days
          (b) Maximum: 5 million yen                                                                                                                                                             Hands-On Experiences and Other Pre-/Post-Convention Programs
      (Target: National MICE)
          ••Convention participants: At least 200
      (Target: International MICE)
          ••Convention participants: At least 100
          ••Participating countries: At least 3 countries/regions (including Japan)
          ••Foreign residents must account for at least 10% of the total number of
            participants
      (ii) For welcome hospitality




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ▼
           (a) Not applicable to expenses covered by subsidies for event hosting
           (b) Amount: Up to one-half of speaker honoraria, expenses for attractions and




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Morioka
               performances for receptions, etc.
           (c) Maximum: 100,000 yen                                                                                                                                    Koiwai Farm hay stage
      (Target: National MICE)
           ••Reception participants: At least 100
      (Target: International MICE)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wanko-soba
           ••Reception participants: At least 50
           ••Participating countries: At least 3 countries/regions (including Japan)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ●●Chagu Chagu Umako horses
           ••Foreign residents must account for at least 10% of the total number of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Chagu Chagu Umako horse festival is held every June, when around 100 brightly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      bedecked horses march from Onikoshi-sozen-jinja Shrine in Takizawa to Morioka-hachimangu
             participants                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Shrine in Morioka. Commemorative photos with vividly decorated horses can be taten.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ●●Wanko-soba (all-you-can-eat soba) contests
      For details:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nothing says “Morioka” more than wanko-soba (all-you-can-eat soba), so why not organize a
        Morioka Tourism and Convention Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mini wanko-soba contest at your convention’s social gathering? Having representatives from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chagu Chagu Umako horses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      various areas compete in your contest will elevate the mood among participants in your event
        http://hellomorioka.jp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        as well as crowds who come to cheer. Said to have started as a gesture of hospitality at large
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      banquets, this tradition of eating to one’s heart’s content is a quintessential Morioka attraction.



     Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Major Events (Past & Future)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Date                Name of Event                                                                           Venue                                                                                                         Participants (Overseas)
             Iwate Hanamaki Airport    ➡︎ Morioka Station   Limousine bus (about 45 min.)                                                                                                          Mar. 2018           Japanese College of Veterinary Pathologists 5th Annual Meeting                          Iwate Prefecture Citizen's Cultural Exchange Center                                                                    250
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sep. 2017           The Physical Society of Japan 2017 Autumn Meeting                                       Iwate University, Iwate Prefecture Citizen's Cultural Exchange Center                                              4,000
                                                                                                                                                                  Iwate Prefecture Public Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dec. 2016           International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders                                       Iwate Prefecture Citizen's Cultural Exchange Center, Malios                                                            338          (150)
             Tokyo Station             ➡︎ Morioka Station   Tohoku Shinkansen (130 min.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Aug. 2016           IEA/AIE2016                                                                             Iwate Prefecture Citizen's Cultural Exchange Center                                                                    157           (58)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jul. 2015           IEEE International Conference on System Science and Engineering                         Iwate Prefecture Citizen's Cultural Exchange Center                                                                    100           (60)
                                                                                                    ●●Koiwai Farm Makiba-en Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mar. 2015           ISO/TC292 Meeting, Morioka, Japan, March 2015                                           Iwate Prefecture Citizen's Cultural Exchange Center                                                                    120          (110)
                                                                                                      With 21 facilities designated as historical monuments of Japan and most of them still in
                                                                                                      use, Koiwai Farm is a living museum of the modernization of Japanese agriculture. There      Jun. 2013           15th Conference of the Japan Society for Health Care Management                         Iwate Prefecture Citizen's Cultural Exchange Center / Malios                                                       3,500
                                                                                                      is a hay stage and plenty of outdoor space for barbecuing, fireworks and much more with      Sep. 2012           The 154th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science                         Iwate University                                                                                                   1,450
                                                                                                      close-up views of Mt. Iwate. Events can also be moved indoors if necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jun. 2011           The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence                                        Iwate Prefecture Citizen's Cultural Exchange Center                                                                    650
                                                                                                    ●●Iwate Prefecture Public Hall
                                                                                                      A registered tangible cultural property of Japan designed by Koichi Sato, who also
                                                                                                      designed the Hibiya Kokaido. There are 16 large and small conference rooms, a retro
                                                                                                      Grand Hall that seats 839, a gallery and more.




                   Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building                                   Sansa-odori


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Japan Convention Cities Guide - Japan. Meetings & Events
Sendai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CONTACT              A-11F Sendai Aoba Wing Bldg., 2-2-10 Omachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-0804, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tel    +81-22-268-9603                   FAX       +81-22-268-6252                      URL     http://www.sentia-sendai.jp/conventionnavi-en/                                         Email    conv@sentia-sendai.jp


                                                                                                       Sendai boasts a wonderful balance of beautiful nature and                                     Convention Facilities
                                                                                                       academic research, and is the political and economic core                                                                                                                          Largest Conference Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Seating Capacity       Number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Largest Exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Largest Banquet Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Capacity
                                                                                                       of the Tohoku region. In recent years, the city has devoted                                   Facility Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Capacity        Total Area                              of Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Number of                                Wi-Fi                              Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (persons)           (m2)        Theater-     Classroom- Conference
                                                                                                       energy toward attracting and hosting MICE. In addition to                                                                                                                            Style          Style     Rooms            Area (m2)     Dividable       Seated     Standing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Spaces
                                                                                                       easy access from Tokyo (around 90 minutes on the Tohoku                                       Sendai International Center                                 7,084          7,490          1,000               —            16          3,000              5      2,000       3,000       Yes     1 min. walk from Subway Tozai Line International Center Sta.
                                                                                                       Shinkansen), the new Sendai Subway Tozai Line has made it                                                                                                 1,576
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Miyagi Exhibition Center (Yume Messe)                    (excluding      10,534             500            250               7         7,500              3         —            —       No      5 min. by taxi from JR Nakanosakae Sta.
                                                                                                       even easier to host conventions in the city center. Sendai has                                                                                    exhibition area)
                                                                                                       gained global attention as the host city of the Third UN World                                Sendai Shozankan                                            2,100          2,196          1,000            450               6           735              2        430         800       No      15 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.
                                                                                                       Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 and the G7                                      Sendai Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    824         1,154            709            351               3           185           —            —            —       Yes     2 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Activation Center
                                                                                                       Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sendai City War Reconstruction Memorial Hall                   824         1,031            270               —              7           185           —            —            —       Yes     6 min. walk from Subway Tozai Line Omachi Nishi-koen Sta.
                                                                                                       2016. The city has ideal venues for a variety of events, from                                 Sendai Civic Auditorium                                     2,610          2,137          1,310               —              9           491           —            —            —       No      10 min. walk from Subway Namboku Line Kotodai-koen Sta.
                                                                                                       the Sendai International Center for large-scale conventions,                                  Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi                                  2,030          2,421          1,590               —              6           377              2         —            —       Yes     5 min. walk from Subway Namboku Line Kotodai-koen Sta.
                                                                                                       city hotels for urban conventions, and the Akiu and Sakunami                                  TKP Garden City Sendai                                      1,440          2,063            380            300               9           406              2        120         250       Yes     2 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.
                                                                                                       hot spring districts for resort-style conventions.                                            Tohoku University Centennial Hall Kawauchi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,350          1,081          1,230               —              3             —           —            —            —       No      5 min. walk from Subway Tozai Line International Center Sta.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hagi Hall
                                                                                                       Volunteers who speak a variety of languages are also available
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Heanel Sendai                                                  760         1,072              —            255               6           348              2        160         250       Yes     3 min. walk from Subway Namboku Line Hirose-dori Sta.
                                                                                                       to provide support for your international conference.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Accommodation Capacity                                ●Hotels: Number         of Facilities = 89 / Number of Guest Rooms = 20,360              ●Japanese-Style      Inns: Number of Facilities = 51 / Number of Guest Rooms = 9,374
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●Total: Number      of Facilities = 140 / Number of Guest Rooms = 29,734
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Main Accommodation Facilities




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hokkaido & North-Eastern Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Largest Banquet Room                                     Other Banquet Rooms

                                    Support Measures                                                   Access                                                                                        Facility Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Guest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Seating Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Conferences)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Seating Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Banquets)             Number of                                  Wi-Fi                                Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Total Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rooms         Area (m2)                                                                Dividable                     Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Theater-     Classroom-                                                     (m2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seated       Standing        Spaces
     1. Financial assistance for promoting/hosting conventions                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Style          Style
     [Subsidy Program]                                                                                            Sendai Airport       ➡︎ JR Sendai Station      Sendai Airport Line (17 min.~)                                                                                                                                                                                           Available
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Westin Sendai                                        292             595            756             420          342             500             2            680          4                 9 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.
     (i) For large-scale international conventions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for a fee
           Up to 10 million yen for the expense of promoting and hosting international                                                                                                               Koyo Grand Hotel                                         149             900          1,600             750          650             800             3          1,865          7       Yes       1 min. walk from Subway Namboku Line Hirose-dori Sta.
           conferences in the city that last at least 3 days and attract at least 1,500 participants
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sendai Kokusai Hotel                                     234             861          1,100             650          500         1,000               3          1,010         10       Yes       5 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.
           (of which at least 300 come from overseas).                                                            JR Tokyo Station     ➡︎ JR Sendai Station      Tohoku Shinkansen (91 min.~)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hotel Metropolitan Sendai
     (ii) For national conventions                                                                                                                                                                   (including Hotel Metropolitan Sendai East)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              577           1,000          1,200             600          550         1,000               3          1,514         10       Yes       1 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.
           1 million yen to 3 million yen for national or larger conferences with at least                                                                                                           Sendai Royal Park Hotel                                  110             755            800             570          450             700             2          1,110          7       Yes       30 min. by car from JR Sendai Sta.
           500 participants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sendai Sunplaza Hotel                                     74             390            450             255          210             280           —            1,018          9       Yes       0 min. walk from JR Senseki Line Tsutsujigaoka Sta.
     (iii) For international conferences                                                                 Unique Venues                                                                               Sendai Hills Hotel                                       179             400            250             170          160             200           —              400          4       Yes       20 min. by car from JR Sendai Sta.
           500,000 yen to 5 million yen for international conferences that attract at least
           100 people from at least 3 countries, with foreign participants accounting for at                                                                                                         Hotel Sendai Garden Palace                                66             307            280             180          160             200           —              751          7       Yes       3 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.
           least 10% of the total.                                                                                                                                                                   ANA Holiday Inn Sendai                                   165              74             50              36           36              50           —              202          2       Yes       6 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ▼
     (iv) For small-scale international academic conferences                                                                                                                                         Hotel Monterey Sendai                                    206             289            250             180          154             150           —              608          6       Yes       3 min. walk from JR Sendai Sta.
           Up to 200,000 yen for international academic conferences with 50-99 participants
           from at least 3 countries, or with foreign participants accounting for at least 10%




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sendai
           of the total.                                                                                                                                                                             Hands-On Experiences and Other Pre-/Post-Convention Programs
     (v) For shuttle buses, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ●●Arahama Elementary School, which was used as a disaster evacuation
           Up to 500,000 yen for shuttle buses and other expenses for transporting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            facility at the Great East Japan earthquake, has been preserved as a
           participants between multiple convention venues within the city.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   disaster ruin and is now open to the public. Visitors can walk through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the school, where classrooms have been turned into exhibit rooms
     [Loan Program]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           displaying photos, videos and lessons on how to prepare for disasters.
     Interest-free loans of up to 2 million yen for up to 2 years to organizers to fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Visitors can learn about the true power and danger of tsunami.
     preparation for conventions to be held in Sendai city limits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ●●Escape to the quiet retreat of the Akiu district for a resort-style
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              convention at a hotel with hot spring baths, and enjoy popular hands-
     [Hospitality Options]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on experiences like painting kokeshi wooden dolls.
     Sendai-style hospitality options are available for conventions held at venues in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Matsushima, a group of islands designated as one of the top three
                                                                                                                                   Full table/chair setting at Shokeikaku at the Former Date Manor
     city or at SenTIA supporting member facilities in Miyagi Prefecture, and that attract                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    scenic sites of Japan, is a place to enjoy a cruise of the bay, take walks
     at least 300 participants or at least 50 foreign nonresidents of Japan. Examples                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         through history, and experience making Buddhist prayer beads.
     include a troupe of performers dressed as the Date Busho-tai (samurai), Suzume-
     odori dancers, and local sake tasting.                                                                                                                                                          Earthquake disaster ruins at Arahama Elementary School                              Make-your-own Buddhist prayer beads at Entsu-in Temple

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     2. Other Support Services                                                                                                                                                                         Major Events (Past & Future)
     ●   Providing introductory information about Sendai                                                                                                                                               Date                   Name of Event                                                                                                     Venue                                                                                   Participants (Overseas)
         (Languages: English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, Thai)                                                                                                                   Nov. 2017              World Bosai Forum/IDRC 2017 in Sendai                                                                             Sendai International Center                                                                   500
     ●   Providing promotional pamphlets and videos (DVDs) (Language: English)                                                                                                                         May 2017               The 90th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association                                                   Sendai International Center                                                                 8,000
     ●   Support for preparing written proposals
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mar. 2017              The 137th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan                                                   Sendai International Center                                                                 7,273
     ●   Providing image data related to Sendai
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Oct. 2016              75th The National Occupational Safety and Health Convention                                                       Sendai International Center                                                                 9,341
     ●   Reception for preliminary visits
     ●   Introducing PCOs, travel agencies, and other affiliated companies                                                                                                                             Sep. 2016              The 15th International Conference on Molecule-Based Magnets                                                       Sendai International Center                                                                   489
     ●   Proposing attractionsns                                                                                                                                                                       May 2016               G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting, Sendai                                                 Hotel Sakan                                                                                   800
     ●   Setting up hospitality desks, arranging language volunteers                                                                                                                                   Apr. 2016              The 104th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Urological Association                                                   Sendai International Center                                                                 6,400
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mar. 2016              The 80th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society                                            Sendai International Center                                                                15,000
                                                                                                            Traditional Japanese-style gate at the Miyagi Prefecture Governor’s Official Residence
     For details:                                                                                                                                                                                      May 2015               IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2015                                                                    Sendai International Center                                                                   536
         Sendai Convention Navi                                                                        Shokeikaku is a restaurant housed in the former Date Manor, a tangible cultural property
                                                                                                       of Sendai with a two-story structure that conjures images of a daimyo’s residence during        Mar. 2015              The 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 Sendai Japan                                          Sendai International Center                                                                 6,500
         http://www.sentia-sendai.jp/conventionnavi-en/                                                Japan’s feudal era. Enjoy feasting on authentic kaiseki cuisine served in a traditionally       Nov. 2014              2014 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference                                                                            Sendai International Center                                                                   767
                                                                                                       crafted Sendai tansu (chest of drawers). Another convenient event venue for city-center
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nov. 2013              The 1st Asia Parks Congress Japan 2013                                                                            Sendai International Center                                                                   800
                                                                                                       conventions is the Miyagi Prefecture Governor’s Official Residence, which was built with
                                                                                                       a blend of Japanese and Western architecture nearly 100 years ago and is located near           Jul. 2012              World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku                                                      Sendai International Center                                                                   800
                                                                                                       Tohoku University and Sendai International Center. In addition, the Sendai Umino-Mori           Apr. 2012              12th WTTC Global Summit                                                                                           The Westin Sendai                                                                             529
                                                                                                       Aquarium faithfully recreates the waters of the Sanriku coast and provides a magical ocean
                                                                                                       backdrop for evening parties.                                                                   Sep. 2010              The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Senior Officials' Meeting III                                                The Westin Sendai                                                                            950




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