A key city in southern Kyushu with a long history as a castle town of the Satsuma domain, Kagoshima is a political, economic and cultural hub. The history, hot springs and delicious food of the city developed in full view of the magnificent Sakurajima, an active volcano.
In July 2015, the Shuseikan factory, a key site in Japan’s late 19th-century industrial revolution, was registered as a World Heritage.
The city’s convention facilities are well-developed and include Kagoshima Arena, which can accommodate 5,700 people, Kagoshima Citizens’ Culture Hall, and Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens’ Exchange Center. We sincerely hope that you will choose Kagoshima for your next convention.
Kagoshima Airport→Kagoshima Chuo Station：Limousine bus (about 40 min.)
Hakata Station→Kagoshima Chuo Station：Shinkansen (about 80 min.)
1. Financial Assistance for Conventions
[Various Subsidy Programs]
(i) Subsidies tied to the number of lodging participants from outside Kagoshima Prefecture for conventions in Kagoshima City:
(a) 100,000 yen for at least 100 participants
(b) 150,000 yen for at least 200 participants
(c) 200,000 yen for at least 400 participants
(d) 250,000 yen for at least 600 participants
(e) 300,000 yen for at least 800 participants
(f) 400,000 yen for at least 1,000 participants
(g) 500,000 yen for at least 2,000 participants
(ii) Subsidies for shuttle bus expenses during conventions and bus expenses during preliminary visits, tied to the number of lodging participants from outside Kagoshima Prefecture:
(a) 50,000 yen for at least 500 participants
(b) 100,000 yen for at least 1,000 participants
(c) 200,000 yen for at least 3,000 participants
[Loans for Convention Preparation]
Terms and conditions: Interest-free loans for up to 2 years for up to 3 million yen for up to 20% of total expenses of conventions that result in at least 100 hotel-room nights by nonresidents of Kagoshima Prefecture
* Please contact KCVB for details about financial support.
2. Other Support Services
(i) Providing tourist pamphlets, discount coupons for cultural and tourism facilities (only for nonresidents of Kagoshima Prefecture), tourism and restaurant maps, convention bags and other materials
(ii) Setting up tourism booths staffed by volunteer guides (for conventions with at least 500 participants who are nonresidents of Kagoshima Prefecture)
(iii) Setting up 1 welcome sign
(iv) Host site PR brochures
(v) Introducing convention venues, hotels, travel agencies, attractions and more
* Please contact KCVB for details about support and services.
Hands-on farming experience at Green Farm Agriculture Park
The Saigo Takamori statue on the Kagoshima walking tour
Options for experiencing the nature, history and culture of Kagoshima.
Kagoshima Convention & Visitors Bureau
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