With Beppu and Yufuin heading a long list of hot springs areas, Oita Prefecture is the most popular hot springs region in Japan. The city of Oita has had the feel of an international frontier since the days of Otomo Sorin, an early adopter of Western cultures. High numbers of exchange students and international tourists in recent years have increased Oita’s recognition as a city of international tourism and hot springs culture. The city has earned a solid reputation for hosting national and international conventions.
Holding your convention in Oita will surely satisfy both organizers and participants.
Oita Airport→Oita City：Airport bus (about 1 hr.)
Oita Airport→Beppu City：Airport bus (about 45 min.)
1. Tourism Oita MICE Subsidy Guidelines
Size: Kyushu regional or larger MICE
Amount: Up to 1 million yen for half of event expenses
Requirements: Events must be expected to draw at least 500 hotel-room nights, and must not be held for the purpose of profit.
2. Tourism Oita
High-Energy Event Attraction/Promotion Subsidy Guidelines
Size: Kyushu regional or larger amateur sports events, etc.
Amount: Up to 2 million yen for 20% of event expenses
Requirements: Events must result in at least 1,000 hotel-room nights in Oita Prefecture
3. Subsidies from Oita Prefecture municipalities
Oita and Beppu Convention Promotion Association, Usa City, Hita City
Hot springs at Yufuin Onsen
Jigokumushi-kobo (steamed dishes from Hell’s kitchen) in Kannawa, Beppu
Oita Prefecture’s abundant nature, superb cuisine and profound historical heritage set the stage for remarkable memories. The healing power and passion of Oita gives an extra edge to conventions held here. The hot springs, history and culture are not to be missed.
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