The Izumo region of Shimane Prefecture is said to be the place where the gods of Japan have gathered since ancient times. Situated in the center of the Izumo region, the prefectural capital of Matsue is a certified international meeting tourism city, and holds many national and international conventions each year. The city’s transportation access, lodging facilities, and conference facilities are all well equipped for a wide variety of conventions. Support for event organizers is strong, and the city offers some of the highest subsidies in Japan. The area abounds with excursion options, such as Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine and Matsue Castle. Matsue—a city bursting with moving, scenic beauty—is an apt host for your next convention.
Yonago Airport→Matsue Station：45 min. by bus
Izumo Airport→Matsue Station：30 min. by bus
Shin-Osaka Station→Matsue Station：3 hr. 30 min. by train
* Take the Shinkansen Nozomi from Shin-Osaka Station to Okayama Station then take the Limited Express Yakumo from Okayama Station to Matsue Station.
Hands-on experience making Japanese sweets
The Edo-period (1603-1868) custom of drinking matcha green tea and eating Japanese sweets lives on in Matsue. For conventions at Kunibiki Messe, a tea area is set up inside the venue to welcome participants with matcha green tea and Japanese sweets.
Programs throughout the city include hands-on experiences making Japanese sweets, making tea in a teahouse, kimono dressing, soba noodle-making and more.
A variety of after-conference tour packages are available, including halfday and full-day tours of Matsue, tours of the Izumo area, art museum tours, and temple visits.
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