Tokyo Station→Nagano Station:Hokuriku Shinkansen (1 hr. 30 min.)
Nagoya Station→Nagano Station:Chuo Saisen Line (3 hr.)


1. Financial Assistance for Conventions
[Subsidy Program]
(i) For conventions
Up to 300,000 yen for half of venue expenses for conventions that (a) take place and involve lodging within Nagano city limits, (b) last for at least 2 days, and (c) attract at least 60 participants.
(ii) For international conferences
Up to 500,000 yen (10,000 yen/nonresident of Japan, 5,000 yen/resident of Japan) and up to 1 million yen for half of venue expenses for conventions that (a) take place and involve lodging within Nagano city limits, (b) last for at least 2 days, and (c) attract at least 100 participants from at least 3 countries (including Japan).
(iii) For sports tournaments
Up to 300,000 yen for sporting events sponsored, co-sponsored or supported by competitive sports teams or their affiliate organizations, provided that the events (a) take place and involve lodging within Nagano city limits, (b) last for at least 2 days, and (c) attract at least 60 participants.
(iv) For training camps
Up to 100,000 yen (500 yen/person/night (July 1-August 31: 300 yen/night)) for training camps that involve lodging within Nagano city limits for at least 60 people who are (a) students or organizations of students that attend junior high schools, high schools, universities or other schools (except elementary schools and preschools, applies only to activities deemed by the students’ educational institutions to be outside the scope of school activities or otherwise extracurricular), (b) members of corporations or organizations within corporations, or (c) members of groups composed of working adults and others who intend to participate in tournaments or the like.
* Applicable from April 1, 2018
[Loan Program]
Up to 2 million yen for up to 20% of the total budget for events held at convention facilities within Nagano city limits, that attract at least 80 participants who stay at lodging facilities within city limits, and are organized by an entity other than a national or local government entity, for-profit corporation or other entity that engages in business activities for profit.
2. Other Support Services
(i) Providing introductory information about Nagano (Languages: English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai))
(ii) Providing images and DVDs (Languages: English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean)
(iii) Reception for preliminary visits
(iv) Introducing PCOs, travel agencies
(v) Suggesting attractions
(vi) Arranging volunteers
(vii) Other support
(a) Introducing individual facilities
(b) Providing welcome signage at Nagano Station and convention venues
(c) Providing “Oidenashite Nagano” general Nagano City guides
(d) Providing gourmet guides
(e) Providing original tote bags
(f) Posting advertisement stickers on taxi doors (at least 1,000 participants)
(g) Posting welcome posters in shopping districts (at least 1,000 participants)
(h) Providing shuttle buses (up to 500,000 yen for conventions of at least 1,000 participants dispersed between multiple venues)
(i) Providing excursion buses (at least 100 participants, up to 2 buses)

For details:
Nagano Convention & Visitors Bureau “Convention”

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Botchi-mori, the distinct way of serving Togakushi-soba

The Togakushi Mountains reflected in Lake Kagami-ike

  • Soba-making experience
    Learn to make soba under the instruction of soba-making professionals, going through the entire process from dividing the flour, kneading, rolling and cutting the soba noodles.
  • Oyaki dumpling-making experience
    Oyaki dumplings are a local cuisine made by kneading flour into thin skins and filling them with various ingredients. Skilled oyaki makers teach visitors the skills to try making their own dumplings.
  • Vegetarian Buddhist cuisine
    Taste various uniquely crafted vegetarian dishes from Zenko-ji Temple, which serves as lodging for pilgrims.
    * Reservations required
  • Immersions in abundant nature
    Refresh your body and mind by immersing yourself in the rich nature of places like Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden and Okususobana Nature Park.


Nagano Convention & Visitors Bureau

〒380-0835, Japan 4F Nagano-shi Monzen Plaza,1485-1 Shinden-cho, Nagano See the map

Venues overview

Facility Rooms
Hotel 39 3,969
Ryokan 65 658
Total 104 4,627



Local Contacts


(JNTO Head Office)

+81 3 6691 4852

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New York

Alicia Hinds

+1 212 757 5640

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Ellen Mitchell

+44 20 7398 5670

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Aurelien Bandini

+33 1 4296 2960

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Im Young Hong

+82 2 777 8601

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Susan Ong

+65 6223 8205

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