City Details

ACCESS

Kansai International Airport→Nara City:Approx. 85 min. by limousine bus
* Buses of both routes stop at Nara Prefectural Convention Center
Osaka International (Itami) Airport→Nara City:Approx. 60 min. by limousine bus
* Buses of both routes stop at Nara Prefectural Convention Center
Tokyo Station→Kintetsu Nara Station:3 hr. 10 min. by train
* Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station then take the Kintetsu Limited Express from Kyoto Station to Kintetsu Nara Station.
Tokyo Station →JR Nara Station:3 hr. 10 min. by train
* Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station then take the JR MIYAKOJI Rapid Service from Kyoto Station to JR Nara Station.
Tokyo Station→Kintetsu Nara Station:(Shinkansen) ⇒ Kyoto Station ⇒ (Kintetsu Limited Express) ⇒ Kintetsu Nara Station [about 3 hr. 10 min.]
Tokyo Station→JR Nara Station:(Shinkansen) ⇒ Kyoto Station ⇒ (JR MIYAKOJI Rapid Service) ⇒ JR Nara Station [about 3 hr. 30 min.]

CONTACT

Nara Visitors Bureau

〒630-8361, Japan 3F Nara Visitor Center & Inn, 3, Ikeno-cho, Nara See the map
+81-742-26-7700
+81-742-23-8289
http://www.nara-kankou.or.jp/convention/e/
info-ntf@nara-kankou.or.jp

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Gagaku

Shikayose (deer calling)

  • Gagaku
    Ancient Japanese Imperial Court Music and Dances that has been performed at the Imperial Court in Japan for over 1,400 years, one of the best performances to taste the authentic Japanese culture.
  • Shikayose (Deer Calling)
    A seasonal tradition dating back to ancient Nara in which a horn is played to attract deer to Tobihino in Nara Park to be fed.

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 English
Coordinating with relevant organizations English
Conference and event operationArranging reception venues (including unique venues) English
Arranging volunteers English
Setting up an information desk English
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English, Chinese, Korean
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags
HospitalityWelcome posters and digital signage English
Welcome message by the head of the local government English
Providing discount tickets to tourist facilities
Providing discounts on public transportation
Dispatching tourism ambassadors
Related programsMaking arrangements for attractions and traditional performing arts English
Making arrangements for post-convention programs English
Making arrangements for sightseeing and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants English
Arranging tour interpreters and guides English

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
Accommodation
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 -
Giveaways -

Venues

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