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Located in the center of Japan and the western part of Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya was created in 1610 when Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the first Tokugawa shogun, relocated the entire city of Kiyosu. The city has long functioned as a hub of manufacturing, and is still the heart of traditional industries such as ceramics and weaving, as well as of the automotive, aerospace, robotics and other advanced industries. The city also boasts distinct historical and cultural traditions, from its castle and museums that still emanate the feel of samurai culture to the unique cuisine of Nagoya-meshi.


Chubu Centrair International Airport→Nagoya Station:28 min. by train(Meitetsu μ-SKY)
Tokyo Station→Nagoya Station:94 min. by train(Shinkansen)
Shin-Osaka Station→Nagoya Station:48 min. by train(Shinkansen)

Venues overview

  Facility Rooms
Hotel 171 29,683
Ryokan 25 435
Total 196 30,118


Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB)

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Hands-on Cultural Experiences
Hands-on Cultural Experiences
  • Industrial Tourism
    NCVB recommends sightseeing courses that include industrial tourism facilities such as the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Noritake Garden as well as nearby sights.
  • Hands-on Cultural Experiences
    Ask NCVB about kimono dressing, flower arrangement, Japanese tea ceremony, sushi making and other quintessentially Japanese hands-on experiences.



Advantages and Characteristics

  • Creating innovation through public-private partnerships with local universities
  • Tourism focus: history and industry

Support Programs for Convention

Support for bidding process
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
Site inspection Arranging an inspection trip for site selection English
Support for hosting/preparation
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
PR Support for encouraging participation in the event English
Supporting other PR activities English
Conference and event preparation Providing 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
Requesting nominal support English
Coordinating with relevant organizations English
Conference and event operation Arranging reception venues (including unique venues) English
Arranging volunteers English
Setting up an information desk English
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Arranging shuttle buses English
Providing convention bags
Hospitality Welcome posters and digital signage
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 programs Making 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, 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