City Details


Narita International Airport→Tokyo Station:59 min. by train(Narita Express)
Narita International Airport→Nippori Station:36 min. by train(Keisei Skyliner)
Narita International Airport→Major city hotels:60–120 min. by limousine bus
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)→Shinagawa Station:13 min. by train (Keikyu Line Limited Express)
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) →Hamamatsucho Station:13 min. by train (Tokyo Monorail)
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)→Major city hotels:Limousine bus (15-105 min.)


Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB)

〒162-0801, Japan 6F Nisshin Bldg., 346-6 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo See the map

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Edo-Mokuhanga (Woodblock Prints)

Kimono Dressing

  • Edo-mokuhanga (woodblock prints)
    Watch a highly skilled woodblock printer create a traditional ukiyo-e woodblock print before your eyes, and then try your hand at creating one.
  • Kimono dressing
    Choose among kimono with different colors and patterns, learn the proper way of dressing with the help of a pro, and take a picture in your authentic kimono in front of a folding screen covered with gold leaf (Note: Participants do not have to remove their clothing).

Recent Trends in Regional Industry and
Research in Tokyo

Medicine: Drug Discovery and Life Sciences

The area around Tokyo Station, a key business center, has a high concentration of medical firms, especially high-added-value drug discovery companies.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is working to develop a hub for drug discovery and other life sciences activities around Tokyo Station, gather human resources and information in this area, and promote the identification, selection and commercialization of basic research outcomes (research seeds).
TMG is also facilitating the creation and growth of venture companies in the life sciences field by securing space for start-ups utilizing private-sector incubation facilities and providing assistance for PR efforts such as participation in exhibitions.

Finance: Tokyo International Financial Center Concept

In the aim of developing Tokyo into an international financial center rivalling New York or London, TMG is energizing forums for the exchange of information between investors and businesses, and working to attract and organize conferences gathering players in the global finance industry.
To realize this international financial center concept, TMG is (a) creating a business-friendly environment for overseas companies, (b) devising mechanisms to attract domestic and international funds, (c) encouraging expansion from savings into other financial products, and (d) promoting human resource development. In conjunction with these four initiatives, TMG plans to ease regulations and introduce tax incentives by 2020.

Energy: Towards a Hydrogen Society

TMG is taking the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as an opportunity to aim for the rapid realization of a hydrogen society, for example by utilizing hydrogen energy in the athletes’ village.
TMG also plans to subsidize expenses associated with introducing fuel cell vehicles and building and operating hydrogen fuelling stations. It has set targets for Tokyo of 6,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2020 and 100,000 by 2025, and 35 hydrogen fuelling stations by 2020 and 80 by 2025.

SME Clusters

Tokyo has high concentrations of SMEs with advanced technical capabilities, especially in the central city, the coastal engineering zone, and the west of the city.
In recent years SMEs have moved in new directions, including joint research projects with universities and other institutes, and development of overseas sales channels.
Several Tokyo SMEs have unique technologies and products that make them global niche top players with the largest share of the global market in their fields. Such companies help to underpin Tokyo’s international competitiveness.

Support Programs for Convention

Support for bidding process
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
Site inspectionArranging an inspection trip for site selection English
Support for hosting/preparation
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
PRSupport for encouraging participation in the event English
Supporting other PR activities English
Conference and event preparationProviding information on PCOs, travel agencies and event management companies English
Providing information on reception venues (including unique venues) English
Providing information on related programs (local attractions, traditional performing arts, post-convention programs, sightseeing and hands-on experiences with Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants) English
Providing tourism information English
Requesting nominal support
Coordinating with relevant organizations English
Conference and event operationArranging reception venues (including unique venues)
Arranging volunteers
Setting up an information desk
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags
HospitalityWelcome posters and digital signage
Welcome message by the head of the local government
Providing discount tickets to tourist facilities
Providing discounts on public transportation
Dispatching tourism ambassadors
Related programsMaking arrangements for attractions and traditional performing arts
Making arrangements for post-convention programs
Making arrangements for sightseeing and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants
Arranging tour interpreters and guides

Support Programs for Incentive Travel

Support for Promoting Incentive Travel
Type of Support Availability
Site inspection support (provision of accommodation, food, tourist activities)
Creation of draft proposals, providing information -
Support During Incentive Travel
Type of Support information
Airport transfer services
Welcome banners
Chartered transport (e.g. coaches)
Prepaid cards for public transport
Venues (MICE facilities, unique venues)
Event management services
Recruiting volunteers to assist at events
Excursions, technical visits etc.
Attractions, entertainment etc.
Experience programs
Local cuisine, traditional cuisine
Greeting at airport or station -
Greeting or welcome letter from local government head -
Travel brochures
Discount coupons -


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