City Details

ACCESS

Fukuoka Airport (Domestic terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:5 min. / 11 min. by subway
Fukuoka Airport (International terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:15 min. / 30 min. by bus
Fukuoka Airport (International terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:10 min. / 20 min. by taxi

CONTACT

Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau
Meeting Place Fukuoka

〒810-0041, Japan 2-5-31, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka See the map
+81-92-733-0101
+81-92-733-3100
https://www.welcome-fukuoka.or.jp/english/
mpf@welcome-fukuoka.or.jp

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Experience Traditional Culture: Hakata Doll-painting Experience

Industrial Tourism: Visit a Hydrogen Station

  • Experience Traditional Culture:Hakata Doll-painting Experience
    Customize Fukuoka's Traditional Crafts
    Become familiar with the history and culture of Hakata painting unglazed Hakata dolls. The dolls you create will be a precious memory of your trip. You can't help but get caught up in the experience.
  • Industrial Tourism: Visit a Hydrogen Station

    Making fuel for your car from sewage The world's first hydrogen station
    The world's first hydrogen station that produces hydrogen from sewage water and supplies it to an eco-car, a fuel cell vehicle (FCV). As the first phase of Fukuoka City's "Hydrogen Leader City Project", which aims to create a hydrogen energy society, you can see the technology developed in collaboration with Kyushu University, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation.

Recent Trends in Regional Industry and
Research in Fukuoka

Next Generation Technology

Hydrogen energy

The Fukuoka area is home to some of Japan’s most exciting industries including Hydrogen energy development and industrial robotics. The world’s very first sewage biogas hydrogen station initiative is already making important steps in realizing the unlimited, clean fuel for the future. The plant produces CO2-free hydrogen out of biogas derived from sewage to hydrogen produced to fuel cell powered vehicles (FCV’s) Kyushu University’s Ito campus is also experimenting with hydrogen energy and aims to demonstrate the possibilities of a hydrogen-energy based future society. Many related events including the "International Hydrogen Energy Development Forum", have been held at various locations around Fukuoka over recent years.

Robotics

Fukuoka is also heavily involved in robotics manufacturing and is currently ranked the second largest producer of industrial robots in Japan. There is a major drive to expand the field of research into robotics and the industry-academia joint organization, "Fukuoka Smart Robot System Industry Development Council" (provisional name) is aiming to become a world leader in the evolution of robotics.

Creative Industry

Fukuoka is one of the leading start-up incubators in Japan. In fields ranging from video game edition to film production, from fashion-oriented activities to cosmetics. Some of these industries’ development is supported by a three-sided collaboration between them, the government and the related academic institutions. The “Creative Lab Fukuoka”, ”GFF” and “JCC” are perfect examples of these industry-academia-government collaborations.

Food Industry

The local food culture in Fukuoka is one of the most prominent in Japan. Supported by a strong tradition of local specialities, Fukuoka became the hub for all the regional agricultural production of Kyushu, which accounts for 20% of the national market share. Fukuoka is home to several initiatives, like the “Fukuoka Food Business Council” or the “Food EXPO Kyushu” and “Kyushu Agro-Innovation” exhibitions, that aim at keeping the regional actors on par with the latest technological endeavous.

Medical technology

In the wake of the Fukuoka University Hospital and the Fukuoka Municipal Children’s Hospital, Fukuoka has seen some of the most influential events being held in its convention centers, from regional events like the 5th World Congress Asian Psychiatry to international conferences like The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Societe Internationale d’Urologie. This has led Kyushu University to rank 1st among the nation’s universities in the number of international conventions held on medical care and medicine.

Support Programs for Convention

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

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

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