Endless Discovery In Japan
14 January 2020 • Destination Spotlight
Japan is a country of cutting-edge technology and ancient tradition – although it might seem like a contradiction, it is in fact the secret to Japan’s unique ability to engage and inspire visitors.
Japan is bursting with meetings and incentives opportunities, with each city offering their unique characteristics and special potential. From cities of natural beauty, to cities that are at the forefront of advancement, Japan is a Top Incentive Destination!
Here is a destination snapshot of Japan’s most distinctive cities for the global MICE industry.
Set in a rich natural environment, this is one of Japan’s most thriving regions. Sapporo is Japan’s northernmost ordinance-designated city. It covers roughly the same area as Hong Kong and is home to a growing population of more than 1.95 million. Sapporo offers an advanced environment for international meetings and business events, with a large selection of state-of-the-art venues such as Sapporo Convention Center.
The city of Hiroshima is now the largest city in the Chugoku Shikoku region, is also referred to as the City of Water. River cruise boats in and open-air cafes alongside the six rivers offer relaxing moments for tourists and delegates alike. In addition to the pleasure boat cruises and open cafés, visitors can travel around historic sites such as Hiroshima Castle and Shukkei-en while perusing the city’s three art galleries. There are also plenty of unique local delicacies to try, including okonomiyaki and oyster cuisine.
For beautiful city landscapes that coexist harmoniously with nature, look no further than Hiroshima!
Innovative, academic, smart, advanced, are some adjectives that describe Fukuoka. With eyes focused toward the future, the city takes leadership in both industry and academia as a model city not only in Japan but in Asia and globally. As an ideal business start-up city, Fukuoka is heading for the next generation with her historical legacy and heritage of Hakata intact. Fukuoka has an incredibly compact convention zone in walking distance (2.5km radius) and has a large range of activities
Kitakyushu, the gateway to Asia, is separated from Honshu by the Kanmon Straits. From ancient times, the city was blessed with both a rich natural environment and culture and has developed as a key junction for trade. In present days, the tradition is passed on as access to the convention is of utmost importance.
Thanks to the opening of the 24-hour operating Kitakyushu Airport, access has become especially convenient with early and late flight routes to the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Direct access from JR Kokura station’s North Exit, a 5-minute walk, and the concentration of all its facilities make the International Convention the perfect location for large-scale conventions. The biggest attraction lies in the fact that hosting fees are very reasonable compared to those the Tokyo metropolitan area or the main domestic cities.
Learn more about the exclusive opportunities for endless discovery in Japan here https://www.japanmeetings.org/