Himeji City

The city of Himeji is situated in the southwest of Hyogo Prefecture, and has a population of around 530,000. Bordered to the north by the Chugoku Mountains, and to the south by the Seto Inland Sea, the city is blessed with pleasant weather and low rainfall all year round. Sightseeing spots in Himeji include Himeji Castle––a national treasure, and Japan’s first inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list––and Shoshazan Engyo-ji, a temple founded a thousand years ago by the Buddhist priest Shoku Shonin.

The Attraction of Holding MICE Events in Himeji

The primary appeal is the chance to hold a conference within sight of a stunningly beautiful building. Himeji Castle can be seen from the city's main conference spaces, providing participants with a clear sense of Himeji's unique charm.

Another great thing about Himeji is how easy it is to reach and get around. It takes just three hours to get to Himeji by Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo. Himeji Station can also be reached via limousine bus services from both Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport.

Yet another key point is that the main convention facilities are within walking distance of Himeji Station. The resulting short travel times mean that more seminars can be packed into the schedule, while attendees can also enjoy sightseeing en route to the chosen sites.

Finally, Himeji boasts a comprehensive menu of support services for conferences and other events. We offer subsidies for academic as well as business conventions, and we offer transportation support for convention participants, including shuttle buses and buses for excursions. A variety of promotional items is also available.

2015 saw five years of major renovation work on Himeji Castle reach completion, restoring the historic structure to its original glory. Now is the perfect time to enjoy the spectacle firsthand. We look forward to receiving your visit.

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