Himeji is located in the southwest part of Hyogo Prefecture, and has long flourished as a crucial transportation hub. Bordered to the north by the Chugoku Mountains and to the south by the Seto Inland Sea, the city enjoys a rich natural atmosphere.
A beautiful townscape centered around Himeji-jo Castle (a national treasure and World Heritage site) unfolds from the steps of JR/Sanyo Himeji Station. With various convention facilities, tourism facilities, accommodations, restaurants and souvenir shops in the area around the castle and stations, Himeji is an international tourism city that attracts both domestic and foreign visitors.
HCVB provides support for all aspects of conventions held in Himeji, where historical culture and cutting-edge technology coexist.
Kansai International Airport→Himeji Station：Limousine bus (about 120 min.)
Itami Airport→Himeji Station：Limousine bus (about 80 min.)
Tokyo Station→Himeji Station：Shinkansen (about 180 min.)
Osaka Station→Himeji Station：JR Special Rapid (about 60 min.)
1. Financial support for conventions
• Subsidy Programs
This subsidy is granted according to the number of hotel-room nights when nonresidents of Hyogo Prefecture stay at lodging facilities within Himeji city limits.
Up to 1 million yen (2,000 yen x total hotel-room nights (at least 25 participants)) for conventions, academic conferences and research seminars
Up to 500,000 yen (1,000 yen x total hotel-room nights (at least 50 participants)) for corporate conventions
Up to 1 million yen (500 yen x total hotel-room nights (at least 50 participants)) for sports tournaments
Up to 300,000 yen (300 yen x total number of hotel-room nights (at least 50 participants)) for training camps for universities and other organizations
• Shuttle bus subsidy
This subsidy is granted for chartering shuttle buses for transportation between multiple venues within Himeji city limits.
Up to 250,000 yen (50,000 yen/bus)
* Limited to recipients of the convention subsidy
* Limited to events that draw at least 300 participants
* This subsidy cannot overlap with the tourism bus subsidy.
• Tourism bus subsidy
This subsidy is granted for chartering tourism buses for excursions within Himeji city limits.
Up to 250,000 yen (50,000 yen/bus)
* Limited to buses with at least 25 participants aboard
* International conferences and national conventions held outside Himeji city limits are also eligible for this subsidy.
2. Other support for conventions
• Various tourism pamphlets
Languages: English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Thai
• Convention bags
Up to 200 bags free of charge, extra fee for extra bags
• Discount coupons for Himeji tourism facilities
Coupons are customized with the name of the convention printed on them.
Some facilities that offer discounts: Himeji-jo Castle, Kokoen Garden, Himeji City Museum of Art, and more
• Setting up tourism booths/souvenir shops
HCVB arranges the setup of tourism booths and souvenir shops at convention venues.
Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple
RIKEN SPring-8 Center
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