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Fukuoka has a long history as Japan’s gateway to the rest of Asia and the city has a well-deserved reputation as a major point of cultural exchange. Fukuoka is the bustling commercial center of Kyushu with a well-developed transportation network infrastructure, making it an excellent location to organize various kinds of global events. Kyushu’s nature and high quality food makes it a premiere destination for people from all over Japan and the world. The warm weather and people make Fukuoka a favored destination for events. Planners love how easy it is to get around the city, and the unique venues that range from a historical sake brewery with plenty of ambiance to outdoor barbecues with fireworks for 500. The airport, convention centers, downtown, and even beaches are located close together within a 10-20 minute radius by car. Fukuoka was declared a Start-Up City in 2012, and the medical and academic fields are leading the way for industrial innovation. Let us show you why Fukuoka is where innovation meets hospitality!


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


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Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Industrial Tourism: Visit a Hydrogen Station
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.

4 Hours in Fukuoka

Recent Trends in Regional Industry and Research in Fukuoka

Next Generation Technology

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.


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

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 Edevelopment is supported by a three-sided collaboration between them, the government and the related academic institutions. The “Creative Lab Fukuoka E ”GFF Eand “JCC Eare perfect examples of these industry-academia-government collaborations.

Food Industry

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 Eor the “Food EXPO Kyushu Eand “Kyushu Agro-Innovation Eexhibitions, that aim at keeping the regional actors on par with the latest technological endeavous.

Medical technology

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 inspection Arranging an inspection trip for site selection English, Chinese
Support for hosting/preparation
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
PR Support for encouraging participation in the event English, Chinese
Supporting other PR activities English, Chinese
Conference and event preparation Providing 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 operation Arranging 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
Hospitality Welcome 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 programs Making 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 Availability
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