Shimonoseki is located on the westernmost edge of Honshu and, with a population of 280,000, is the largest city in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The city enjoys a warm climate, few natural disasters and an abundance of beautiful nature. Bounded on three sides by the Kanmon Straits and the Sea of Japan, Shimonoseki has long prospered as a crucial transportation hub for western Japan as well as Japan’s gateway to the Asian continent.
Shimonoseki is a true crossroads where people come to travel, meet and talk together. STCA invites you to hold a meaningful MICE in Shimonoseki, a city on the straits where history lives and breathes, a city that offers its potential for the creation of fond memories.
Yamaguchi Ube Airport→Shimonoseki：Bus (1 hr. 15 min.)
Kita-Kyushu Airport→Shimonoseki：Bus/Train (1 hr. 15 min.)
Fukuoka Airport→Shimonoseki：Bus/Train (1 hr.)
Tokyo Station→Shimonoseki Station：Shinkansen (via Kokura, about 5 hr.)
Shin-Osaka Station→Shimonoseki Station：Shinkansen (via Kokura, about 2 hr. 30 min.-2 hr. 50 min.)
Hiroshima Station→Shimonoseki Station：Shinkansen (via Shin-Shimonoseki Station, about 1 hr. 30 min.)
Hakata Station→Shimonoseki Station：Shinkansen (via Kokura, about 30 min.)
Kagoshima Station→Shimonoseki Station：Shinkansen (via Kokura, about 2 hr.)
1. Financial Assistance for Conventions
(i) National conferences: Up to 1 million yen (combined with subsidies from Yamaguchi Prefecture)
(ii) International conferences: Up to 1.5 million yen (combined with subsidies from Yamaguchi Prefecture)
[Attraction Subsidy Program]
Up to 100,000 yen for 50% of the expense of attractions for MICE held in Shimonoseki city limits.
2. Other Support Services
〇 Advice/arrangements for conventions
• Introducing venues, businesses involved in MICE
• Communicating and coordinating with administrative bodies, assisting with PR activities
• Introducing foreign language interpreters
〇 Suggestions for great MICE
•Setting up booths for special products and souvenirs
•Setting up tourist information booths
•Introducing traditional performing arts and other attractions
〇 After-convention excursions unique to Shimonoseki
• Suggesting tours for fully enjoying Shimonoseki
• Arranging Shimonoseki tour guides
〇 Distributing various pamphlets free of charge
• Providing tourism pamphlets
• Providing complimentary tickets to tourism and cultural facilities
• Providing convention bags (handbags)
Armor/court lady costume-wearing experience
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