Located virtually in the center of the Japanese archipelago, Takayama is a tourist destination for Japanese people and foreigners alike. Opportunities to see archetypal Japanese scenery lie a short journey from Takayama—from Shirakawago Village (a World Heritage site) to the white-walled earthen storehouses in the Furukawa district of Hida City and Gero Onsen, one of the top three hot springs in Japan. The opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen has improved access from the Kanto and Hokushin’etsu regions, and expressway buses connect Takayama to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Kanazawa and other cities. Takayama provides a warm, hospitable welcome to all visitors so that they can escape the crush of the city and enjoy fruitful conventions in the abundance of nature.
Tokyo Station→Takayama Station：(Tokaido Shinkansen) ⇒ Nagoya ⇒ (Takayama Line) ⇒ Takayama Station [about 4 hr.]
Tokyo Station→Takayama Station：(Hokuriku Shinkansen) ⇒ Toyama ⇒ (Takayama Line) ⇒ Takayama Station [about 3 hr. 40 min.]
Shin-Osaka Station→Takayama Station：(Tokaido Shinkansen) ⇒ Nagoya ⇒ (Takayama Line) ⇒ Takayama Station [about 3 hr. 10 min.]
Osaka Station→Takayama Station：JR Limited Express Wide View Hida (about 4 hr. 10 min.)
Nagoya Station→Takayama Station：JR Limited Express Wide View Hida (about 2 hr. 20 min.)
Shinjuku→Takayama：Highway express bus(Shinjuku → about 5 hr. 30 min.)
Osaka/Kyoto→Takayama：Highway express bus(Osaka → about 5 hr. 30 min.)
Nagoya→Takayama：Highway express bus(Nagoya → about 2 hr. 40 min.)
1. Financial Assistance for Conventions
Takayama City convention subsidy: A municipal subsidy for conventions held in Takayama that draw at least 50 people.
•National conferences (including sports tournaments that last at least 2 days): Up to 1 million yen (10,000 yen x number of participants ÷ 10)
•International conferences: Up to 2 million yen ((10,000 yen x number of participants ÷ 10) + (10,000 yen x number of nonresidents of Japan))
* Participants from the Hida region (Takayama City, Hida City, Gero City and Shirakawa Village) are not eligible.
[Conference facility discount]
Event organizers who reserve the following venues through HTTCB are eligible for a discount on venue usage fees:
(1) Takayama Cultural Hall
(2) Hida Earth Wisdom Center
(3) Hida Local Industry Promotion Center
(4) Takayama City Library “Kanshokan”
2. Other Support Services
•Providing introductory information about Takayama (Languages: English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, French, Thai)
•Providing images and videos (DVDs) (Languages: English, traditional Chinese, Korean)
•Reception for preliminary visits (one-way transportation fees for up to 2 people)
•Providing convention bags, business cardholders
•Suggesting attractions (introducing local traditional performing arts)
Participants enjoying the fun of making soba noodles by hand, and then the delicious taste of their own noodles
Hands-on farming experience harvesting potatoes, corn, tomatoes and other vegetables
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