City Details


Sendai Airport→JR Sendai Station:17 min. or more by train (Sendai Airport Line)
JR Tokyo Station→JR Sendai Station:91 min. or more by train (Tohoku Shinkansen)

Venues overview

Facility Rooms
Hotel 135 31,422
Ryokan 73 4,139
Total 208 35,561


Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA)

〒980-0804, Japan 6F Higashinihon Fudosan Sendai Ichibancho Bldg, 3-3-20 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi See the map

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Earthquake Disaster Ruins at Arahama Elementary School

Various Experience Programs

  • Earthquake Disaster Ruins at Arahama Elementary School
    Arahama Elementary School, which was used as a disaster evacuation facility at the Great East Japan earthquake, has been preserved as a disaster ruin and is now open to the public. Visitors can walk through the school, where classrooms have been turned into exhibit rooms displaying photos, videos and lessons on how to prepare for disasters. Visitors can learn about the true power and danger of tsunami
  • Various Experience Programs
    Escape to the quiet retreat of the Akiu district for a resort-style convention at a hotel with hot spring baths, and enjoy popular hands-on experiences like painting kokeshi wooden dolls. Matsushima, a group of islands designated as one of the top three scenic sites of Japan, is a place to enjoy a cruise of the bay, take walks through history, and experience making Buddhist prayer beads.

Recent Trends in Regional Industry and
Research in Sendai

Medicine: Medical Equipment

Tohoku University, Miyagi Prefectural Government, Sendai City, and the Tohoku Economic Federation are taking the lead in initiatives aimed at making the region a center for the production of medical equipment.
Tohoku University is playing a core role in the project and has established Japan’s first and only Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. Using its wealth of research seeds in the medical equipment sector, it is building strong ties with industry, other academic institutions, government and finance, with a view to making the region a center for development and production of medical equipment.
At the same time, the university is collaborating with the business and finance communities to attract domestic and international companies to the region in the aim of creating employment and a medical equipment industry cluster.


In recent years prominent Japanese manufacturers including Toyota and Tokyo Electron have set up factories and other facilities.
Sendai has implemented a range of initiatives to promote ties between industry and academia, including efforts to strengthen the manufacturing SMEs that support the regional economy, enhance research techniques and development capabilities with a view to creating new industries, and conduct trials that utilize the intellectual resources of universities.
Another joint industry-academia initiative aims to create a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) cluster. It has established a MEMS Park consortium and is working to develop such a cluster in Sendai in collaboration with partners including Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft of Germany.

Disaster Prevention and Disaster Risk Reduction

As part of recovery efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Sendai is focusing on the fields of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction.
Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science is leading various research and development projects related to disasters and their prevention.
R&D initiatives aim to shape practical disaster science, and projects are under way in a wide range of fields including disaster risk, regional and urban revitalization, disaster science, disaster medicine, and information management.
In 2015, Sendai hosted the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, adopting the Sendai Framework, a global framework for disaster risk reduction. In order to take the lead in this Framework and share the findings of various projects, World Bosai Forum/International Disaster Risk Conference began in 2017 to be held in Sendai every two years.

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, Korean
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)
Arranging volunteers English
Setting up an information desk English, Chinese
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English, Chinese, Korean
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags English, Chinese
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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