Yamaguchi Ube Airport→Shimonoseki:Bus (1 hr. 15 min.)
Kita-Kyushu Airport→Shimonoseki:Bus/Train (1 hr. 15 min.)
Fukuoka Airport→Shimonoseki:Bus/Train (1 hr.)
Tokyo Station→Shimonoseki Station:Shinkansen (via Kokura, about 5 hr.)
Shin-Osaka Station→Shimonoseki Station:Shinkansen (via Kokura, about 2 hr. 30 min.-2 hr. 50 min.)
Hiroshima Station→Shimonoseki Station:Shinkansen (via Shin-Shimonoseki Station, about 1 hr. 30 min.)
Hakata Station→Shimonoseki Station:Shinkansen (via Kokura, about 30 min.)
Kagoshima Station→Shimonoseki Station:Shinkansen (via Kokura, about 2 hr.)


1. Financial Assistance for Conventions
[Subsidy Programs]
(i) National conferences: Up to 1 million yen (combined with subsidies from Yamaguchi Prefecture)
(ii) International conferences: Up to 1.5 million yen (combined with subsidies from Yamaguchi Prefecture)
[Attraction Subsidy Program]
Up to 100,000 yen for 50% of the expense of attractions for MICE held in Shimonoseki city limits.
2. Other Support Services
〇 Advice/arrangements for conventions
• Introducing venues, businesses involved in MICE
• Communicating and coordinating with administrative bodies, assisting with PR activities
• Introducing foreign language interpreters
〇 Suggestions for great MICE
•Setting up booths for special products and souvenirs
•Setting up tourist information booths
•Introducing traditional performing arts and other attractions
〇 After-convention excursions unique to Shimonoseki
• Suggesting tours for fully enjoying Shimonoseki
• Arranging Shimonoseki tour guides
〇 Distributing various pamphlets free of charge
• Providing tourism pamphlets
• Providing complimentary tickets to tourism and cultural facilities
• Providing convention bags (handbags)

For details:
Shimonoseki Tourism & Convention Association

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Armor/court lady costume-wearing experience

  • Armor and court lady costume-wearing experience
    A perfect opportunity to experience a part of Japanese culture that cannot be experienced in daily life. Visitors can don genuine armor weighing about 20 kg or the costumes of court ladies, and princesses as well as yukata (light kimono) in the teien Japanese garden and at the Chofu Mori Residence.
    Matcha green tea is also served here.


Shimonoseki Tourism & Convention Association

〒750-0018, Japan 6F Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki, 3-3-1 Buzenda-cho, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi See the map

Venues overview

Facility Rooms
Hotel 67 2,700
Ryokan 30 900
Total 97 3,600



Local Contacts


(JNTO Head Office)

+81 3 6691 4852

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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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