Niigata is home to Toki Messe, the largest convention complex on the Sea of Japan coast. With an expansive exhibition space with capacity of 10,000, 13 large and small conference rooms, hotels and other facilities, Toki Messe can smoothly accommodate all aspects of conventions, from conferences to parties and lodging. Niigata is two hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen, and features expressways and other high-speed infrastructure. Niigata Airport provides connections to the major cities of Japan (Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka) as well as direct flights to Shanghai, Seoul and Taipei. With these facilities and transportation options, Niigata can easily keep its promise to host convenient, comfortable conventions.
Niigata Airport→Niigata Station：Limousine bus (about 25 min.)
Incheon Airport→Niigata Airport：International flight (about 2 hr.)
Tokyo Station→Niigata Station：Joetsu Shinkansen (about 2 hr.)
•Event organizers appreciate Niigata for one of the strongest convention subsidy programs in Japan (up to 12 million yen including subsidies from Niigata Prefecture) as well as the city’s support and assistance from start to finish.
Niigata City: Up to 3.5 million yen
Niigata Prefecture: Up to 7 million yen (with an additional 1.5 million yen depending on the number of nonresidents of Japan who participate)
•Subsidy for attractions/excursions (up to 200,000 yen for half of expenses)
•Mobilizing goodwill ambassadors of Niigata tourism (extra fee for multiple ambassadors)
•Mobilizing convention volunteers (3,000-yen transportation fee)
•Providing convention bags, tourism guides, restaurant discount coupons and more free of charge
Furumachi geigi dance performance
Mochi pounding at the Northern Culture Museum
A program for enjoying performances of Niigata’s Furumachi geigi (geisha), who carry on 200-year-old traditions.
The Gono-no-Yakata program provides visitors with the chance to try pounding mochi (rice cakes) in groups of three (a tradition passed down from the days of wealthy Echigo Landowner Ito Bunkichi), write calligraphy and make washi (Japanese paper) at the Northern Culture Museum.
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