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Fukuoka Airport (Domestic terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:Subway (5 min./11 min.)
Fukuoka Airport (International terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:Bus (15 min./30 min.)
Fukuoka Airport (International terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:Taxi (10 min./20 min.)

SUPPORT MEASURES

■ Convention subsidy program (amounts determined according to timing, duration, size and other factors)
<International Conventions>
Target: Organizers of international conventions with an undetermined host city who can be encouraged by a subsidy to select Fukuoka
Duration: At least 2 days Participant requirements: At least 50 foreign (excluding foreign residents of Japan) participants/day, with participation from at least 3 countries (including Japan)
Maximum subsidy: 10 million yen
<National Conventions>
Target: Organizers of national conventions with an undetermined host city who can be encouraged by a subsidy to select Fukuoka
Duration: At least 2 days
Participant requirements: At least 1,000 participants/day, some of whom are from outside the Kyushu region
Maximum subsidy: 3 million yen
■ Meeting Place Fukuoka: An All-Inclusive Service
<Before site finalization:>
1. Providing and lending advertising and PR materials
2. Reception for preliminary visits (preliminary visits to convention facilities, lodging facilities)
3. Organization of written estimates/proposals
<Preparation after site finalization:>
1. Providing various pamphlets
(a) Fukuoka tourism guidebooks (Languages: Japanese, English, Korean, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese)
(b) Fukuoka cuisine/souvenir guidebooks (Language: Japanese)
(c) Nakasu restaurant maps (Language: Japanese)
2. Introducing unique venues
Introducing reception halls unique to Fukuoka.
3. Introducing tourist information and foreign language volunteers
4. Cooperation with advertising
Providing materials and DVDs for advertising, issuing notification to relevant organizations, posting information on websites, etc.
5. Support for foreign participants
Introducing amenable organizations to organizers who wish to provide hands-on experiences with Japanese culture.
6. Support and welcome speeches
Under certain conditions, the municipal government and the Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau provide support and make welcome speeches to participants.
<During conventions:>
(i) Providing welcome signs or local entertainment
Under certain conditions (number of participating countries, number of participants, etc.), FCVB provides and sets up welcome signs, or provides one type of local entertainment free of charge for large-scale conventions held within Fukuoka city limits.
[Examples of guidance signs:]
○ Setting up a welcome information desk at Fukuoka Airport
○ Welcome banners at Fukuoka Airport (Sky NET Vision)
○ Welcome banners at the Shinkansen exit of Hakata Station
[Examples of local entertainment:]
Hakata koma (spinning tops), Kinjishi taiko drumming, Hakata folk dancing
(ii) Introducing local entertainment
FCVB offers special prices for local entertainment for opening ceremonies, receptions and more.
(iii) Lending of Hakata Dontaku Festival happi coats
FCVB lends happi coats used in the iconic Fukuoka festival, the Hakata Dontaku Festival, for PR at the previous year’s convention, and to wear at the reception desk on the convention’s opening day.

For details:
Meeting “Support menu for Event Organizers”
https://www.welcome-fukuoka.or.jp/english/399.html

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Hakata doll-painting experience

Visit to a hydrogen station

  • Experience traditional culture: Hakata doll-painting experience
    Hakata dolls are elegant and delicate, and are an iconic traditional Japanese handicraft. Visitors gain a deeper understanding of Hakata history and culture through the experience of painting these ceramic dolls. Visitors create precious memories of Fukuoka by taking home Hakata dolls they painted themselves.
  • Industrial tourism: Visit a hydrogen station
    The world’s first hydrogen station, where hydrogen is created from wastewater to fuel eco-cars (fuelcell vehicles). Visitors can observe the technology jointly developed with Kyushu University and others as Fukuoka’s first action on its Hydrogen Leader City Project, an effort to promote the widespread use of hydrogen energy.

CONTACT

Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting Place Fukuoka

〒810-0041, Japan 2-5-31, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka See the map
+81-92-733-0101
+81-92-733-3100
http://www.meetingplace-fukuoka.jp/

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