City Details


Iwate Hanamaki Airport→Morioka Station:45 min. by limousine bus
Tokyo Station→Morioka Station:130 min. by train (Tohoku Shinkansen)

Venues overview

Facility Rooms
Hotel 28 4,180
Ryokan 20 600
Total 48 4,780


Morioka Tourism and Convention Association

〒020-0871, Japan 4F Plaza Odette, 1-1-10 Nakanohashi-dori, Morioka, Iwate See the map

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Chagu Chagu Umako Horses

Wanko-Soba (All-You-Can-Eat Soba) Contests

  • Chagu Chagu Umako horses
    The Chagu Chagu Umako horse festival is held every June, when around 100 brightly bedecked horses march from Onikoshi-sozen-jinja Shrine in Takizawa to Morioka-hachimangu Shrine in Morioka. Commemorative photos with vividly decorated horses can be taKen
  • Wanko-Soba (All-You-Can-Eat Soba) Contests
    Nothing says “Morioka” more than wanko-soba (all-you-can-eat soba), so why not organize a mini wanko-soba contest at your convention’s social gathering? Having representatives from various areas compete in your contest will elevate the mood among participants in your event as well as crowds who come to cheer. Said to have started as a gesture of hospitality at large banquets, this tradition of eating to one’s heart’s content is a quintessential Morioka attraction.

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, Chinese, Korean
Requesting nominal support English
Coordinating with relevant organizations English
Conference and event operationArranging reception venues (including unique venues)
Arranging volunteers English
Setting up an information desk English
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English, Chinese, Korean
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags English
HospitalityWelcome posters and digital signage English
Welcome message by the head of the local government English
Providing discount tickets to tourist facilities English
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
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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