95.8% of Fukuoka residents call it a great place to live. The city consistently ranks in British magazine Monocle’s Top 25 best cities in the world to live. Designated as a National Strategic Special Zone for Global Startups and Job Creation in 2014 and home to a high concentration of youth, Fukuoka is now the liveliest city in Japan. With its ideal balance of urban amenities and nature and its airport located a mere 10 minutes from downtown, Fukuoka ranks near the top of major cities in the world. A compact city with an airport, convention facilities and downtown all within a 2.5-kilometer radius, Fukuoka promises stress-free, cost-efficient conventions to organizers and participants alike. With direct flights to the major cities of East Asia and a transportation network that extends toward the entire Kyushu region, Fukuoka is a bustling hub of interpersonal and commercial exchange for a diverse array of industries. For a city overflowing with charm and perfectly suited to host global meetings, look no further than Fukuoka.
Fukuoka Airport (Domestic terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin：Subway (5 min./11 min.)
Fukuoka Airport (International terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin：Bus (15 min./30 min.)
Fukuoka Airport (International terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin：Taxi (10 min./20 min.)
Hakata doll-painting experience
Visit to a hydrogen station
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parties on this shopping street are a great way to experience local history and culture first-han...
Enjoy the surrounding nature and the ocean while viewing the Fukuoka cityscape. Participants can ...
Fukuoka International Congress Center is a highly functional multi-purpose venue for holding a Me...