This birthplace of Japanese culture has developed into a city of international exchange, and brings a wealth of nature and traditional performing arts as well as three World Heritage sites close enough for visitors to touch. In addition, research and development on the latest technology is being done in Kansai Science City in the northern part of Nara City. With this combination of the culture of antiquity and the science of the near future, Nara is the ideal location for events your participants will remember forever. Note that the Nara Prefecture Convention Center—a convention complex with a large hall capable of seating 2,000, small and medium conference rooms and more—is scheduled to open on Omiya-dori, the city’s main thoroughfare, in the spring of 2020.
Kansai International Airport→Kintetsu Nara Station：(Nankai Express Rapid) ⇒ Namba Station ⇒ (on foot) ⇒ Osaka Namba Station ⇒ (Kintetsu Nara Line Rapid Service) ⇒ Kintetsu Nara Station [about 1 hr. 30 min.]
Kansai International Airport→Kintetsu Nara Station：Limousine bus (about 85 min.)
Kansai International Airport→JR Nara Station：(Limited Express HARUKA) ⇒ Tennoji Station ⇒ (Yamatoji Rapid Service) ⇒ JR Nara Station [about 1 hr. 15 min.]
Itami Airport→Nara City：Limousine bus (about 60 min.)
Tokyo Station→Kintetsu Nara Station：(Shinkansen) ⇒ Kyoto Station ⇒ (Kintetsu Limited Express) ⇒ Kintetsu Nara Station [about 3 hr. 10 min.]
Tokyo Station→JR Nara Station：(Shinkansen) ⇒ Kyoto Station ⇒ (JR MIYAKOJI Rapid Service) ⇒ JR Nara Station [about 3 hr. 30 min.]
1. Financial Assistance for Conventions
• Subsidy Programs
(i) Up to 600,000 yen for international conventions
(ii) Up to 200,000 yen for after-convention events (up to 100,000 yen for attractions, up to 100,000 yen for excursions, and up to 80,000 yen for hands-on experiences)
2. Other Support Services
• Providing introductory information about Nara (Language: English)
• Providing images and videos (DVDs) (Languages: English, Korean, Chinese)
• Preparing written proposals for potential venues
• Reception for preliminary visits
• Introducing PCOs, travel agencies
• Suggesting attractions
• Arranging volunteers (coffee servers, tour guides)
• Providing signs (Limited support for creating freestanding and hanging signs for conferences and conventions)
• Providing a certain number of plastic bags
• Providing a certain number of commemorative gifts
Shikayose (deer calling)
Nara Visitors Bureau
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