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With an annual mean temperature of 23°C (73.4F) and the only subtropical marine zone in Japan, Okinawa is comfortable from autumn to spring, making it an ideal host for MICE. Okinawa is accessible from major cities of Japan and Asia within 4 hours by flight, which makes it an attractive destination. The Okinawa Convention Center and the Bankoku Shinryokan Okinawa Resort headline the abundance of facilities with experience hosting a wide variety of MICE, from urban to resort-style.


Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)→Naha Airport:Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. by plane
Itami Airport→Naha Airport:Approx. 2 hr. by plane


Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Sango coral seedling experience
Sango coral seedling experience
Sango coral-dyeing experience
Sango coral-dyeing experience

Okinawa offers marine activities and various hands-on experiences for guests to enjoy. These experiences deliver fun as well as value that can only be found in Okinawa.

  • Sango coral seedling experience
    Take in the beautiful views of the seas of Okinawa while learning about the ecosystems and present state of sango coral and how to better protect it.
  • Sango coral-dyeing experience
    Have an original Okinawa sango-dyeing experience by dyeing T-shirts, wrapping cloths, tote bags and other linens with fossilized coral imprints.



Advantages and Characteristics

  • Beautiful nature and diverse biological communities
  • Ryukyu culture passed down through many generations

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
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)
Arranging volunteers
Setting up an information desk
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags English
Hospitality Welcome posters and digital signage
Welcome message by the head of the local government
Providing discount tickets to tourist facilities
Providing discounts on public transportation
Dispatching tourism ambassadors English
Related programs Making arrangements for attractions and traditional performing arts English
Making arrangements for post-convention programs
Making arrangements for sightseeing and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants
Arranging tour interpreters and guides

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 -