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Why Tokyo?

Convention city with proven track record

Tokyo hosted 249 international congresses in 2015 alone, which ranks Japan’s capital city sixth in the world and has retained the position in UIA’s top 10 cities for the sixth consecutive year. Having attracted 20, 000 participants, the success of the World Ophthalmology Congress 2014 raised Tokyo’s excellent reputation as a host city even higher.

Great access from around the world

Tokyo’s two modern international airports handle all major carriers and provide great access for our guests from around the globe. Narita Airport offers over 1, 450 international flights from 106 cities and Haneda Airport in the city center offers over 600 flights from 27 cities each week. More international flights are scheduled ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

Wide range of hotels and venues

As a business capital, Tokyo constantly welcomes government dignitaries and business leaders, offering the highest quality of service and organization. The 98, 000 guest rooms in Tokyo offer a wide choice of accommodation, from budget to luxury international brands. A variety of multi-purpose venues can fulfill the specific needs of every meeting planner.

Safe and clean

Being a huge metropolis, Tokyo has a very low crime rate and has been ranked No. 1 in the top 10 safest cities in the world by the 2015 Economist Intelligence Unit Report. One can walk out on the streets or take the subway at night and feel completely safe. Many guests visiting Tokyo for the first time comment on the cleanliness of the city as well – the roads are incredibly clean, the air is clear and tap water is safe to drink.

Unique mixture of modern and tradition

Asakusa District, the Imperial Palace, Meiji Jingu Shrine and many more carefully preserved sites represent Tokyo’s 400-year history, along with new icon TOKYO SKYTREE®, the world’s tallest free-standing tower. State-of-the-art skyscrapers and neon lights intersperse with hidden temples and shrines. Traditional arts and cutting-edge design and technology continuously take on new shapes, making Tokyo the ultimate combination of modernity and tradition.

Irresistible Japanese cuisine

Washoku, or authentic Japanese cuisine, including globally popular sushi and tempura, has been designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. There are more than 160, 000 restaurants in Tokyo and the most Michelin stars in the world. The exquisite quality and variety of dishes, from washoku to world cuisine, make for an unforgettable experience.

Academic and business hub in Asia

Over 150 universities that include the University of Tokyo, which is home to 10 Nobel laureates, are located in Tokyo, fostering scientific innovation and leading-edge collaboration between academics worldwide. Tokyo is also a global business hub in Asia with numerous world-renowned companies such as Honda and Canon. Tokyo therefore has the power to attract many participants and exhibitors to your event.

Exceptional organization and service

The Japanese are renowned for their good nature and unique temperament, providing dependable, top-class service with a smile. An attention to detail and the ability to anticipate your needs and deliver what’s required as well as execution according to plan combine to offer you a level of precision and comfort that is sure to make your event a great success.

City government’s strong support

In the long-term vision (2014-24), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government clearly states its commitment to take action to support future business events held in Tokyo. The main focus is on providing financial and in-kind support for large association meetings as well as in-kind support for corporate events to ensure your every success.

Professional experts as your one-stop shop

Based on inseparable cooperation with the local hospitality industry, the Business Events Tokyo team is your one-stop source for tapping into the city’s expanding facilities and increased resources. With our expertise in the business events industry in Japan, we will work closely with you to make your next event beyond your expectations.

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