June 2019 Newsletter

Business Events Tokyo
New website showcasing specially selected Tokyo Unique Venues

New website showcasing specially selected Tokyo Unique Venues

This March Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) launched a new website to promote the most relevant new information about unique venues in Tokyo to the people who need it most – MICE organizers, meeting planners and other MICE industry professionals. The 57 facilities listed include places as diverse as art museums, shrines and temples, metropolitan facilities and theme parks.
Beside basic information including facilities overviews, sections about Tokyo and price lists, capacity and other data that can be easily downloaded as a PDF, this website provides a magnificent photo gallery and 360° views of the Metropolitan MICE facilities.

For more information on this exceptional selection of Tokyo Unique Venues and examples of their uses, please see here

Three new programs showcasing the particular charms of Tokyo

Three new programs showcasing the particular charms of Tokyo

TCVB offers familiarization trips and support when hosting events for organizers of corporate meetings and incentive trips to Tokyo. Three new programs have been added this year alone, beginning with a textile dying experience showcasing local Tokyo Dyeing traditions. With over 100 years of history, participants can learn about the working processes of the craftsmen who make dyed Tokyo fabrics. The varieties of giveaway items have also been increased, making the service offered by TCVB more comprehensive than ever.
TCVB continues to offer programs which showcase the particular charms which Tokyo has to offer. Please consider contacting TCVB to assist with any event you are planning.

Please see our website for more details about the support we offer.

Tokyo Big Sight South Exhibition Halls to open in July

Tokyo Big Sight South Exhibition Halls to open in July

On July 1st, a new permanent exhibition hall facility will open at Tokyo Big Sight, the largest exhibition center in Japan. The new South Exhibition Hall building is a two‐layer structure with two 5,000sqm exhibition halls, located on its first and fourth floors. A pedestrian walkway, called the “Sea Walk”, connects the new facility with the existing ones, with a sea-facing view that is sure to delight visitors on their way between halls.
With the opening of the South Exhibition Halls, the total exhibition space available at Tokyo Big Sight will increase to approximately 120,000 square meters. This means that Tokyo Big Sight is set to break its own record and become the first international exhibition center in Japan over 100,000 square meters in area, a distinction that is sure to attract more international events than ever to the venue.

For more information, please visit: https://www.bigsight.jp/english/organizer/facilities/south.html


Applications Now Open! Tokyo Educational Trip 2019-2020

TCVB Business Events Team is currently offering invitations to international association executives and core PCOs who are involved in the site selection process for international association meetings, to participate in the hosted buyers program “Tokyo Educational Trip 2019-2020”.
This program is a great opportunity to visit convention facilities, reception venues and tourist spots, and also to meet local suppliers to learn about Tokyo as a meeting destination. This 4 night and 6 day program will be tailor-made for individual guests, allowing for flexible dates. Please note that the number of opportunities available are limited.

For more information, please see the links below or contact: businessevents@tcvb.or.jp

For association executives

For core PCOs


New information about three areas available now on Tokyo’s MICE Hubs website!

Information on three areas – Nihonbashi, Shinagawa and Hachioji – has been added to the Tokyo MICE Hubs website which showcases Tokyo’s leading areas for business events and promotes the diverse charms of Tokyo as a leading MICE city.
MICE promoters overseas as well as in Japan will be able to discover the strengths of each area and their many MICE-friendly meeting venues, hotels and shops in a visual, easy to understand way at the touch of a button.

For more information please see here

Eko-in Temple, a Sacred Site in the World of Sumo, Welcomes MICE Events

Tokyo Unique Venues

Eko-in Temple, a Sacred Site in the World of Sumo, Welcomes MICE Events

The famous temple Eko-in has long been associated with sumo, a form of traditional Japanese wrestling. During the Edo period, large crowds frequently gathered at Eko-in Temple to watch the sumo matches held there. The temple is also home to monuments to past sumo wrestlers, and to this day remains a sacred place for sumo wrestlers, who visit to pray for strength before bouts.

The Nembutsu Devotional Hall was built in 2013, and has come to be highly regarded as a special space that combines contemporary design with traditional touches inspired by the temple’s heritage. This wonderful facility is an ideal location for MICE events, and its staff are eager to welcome visitors and work with event organizers. For example, visitors could enjoy a stimulating talk given by a temple priest before moving on to the main event such as a seminar or exhibition on the 1st floor Nembutsu Room, which is 81 square meters in area. Finally, the 76-square meter Kyakuden Room on the second floor could provide the perfect setting for a dinner to round off the evening.

The hands-on Japanese culture workshops held at Nembutsu Devotional Hall for overseas influencers of a major US cosmetics company provide an excellent example of this sort of event. For this event, a Japanese calligraphy workshop was held on the first floor along with a Japanese tea workshop on the second. The participants deepened their understanding of traditional Japanese culture by trying their hand at calligraphy and tasting Japanese tea, all while enjoying the authentic atmosphere of this magnificent temple.

For more information on unique venues, please visit: https://tokyouniquevenues.jp/ or contact TCVB



Tokyo is the thirteenth in the World!

The 2018 ICCA Statistics Report announced in May that Tokyo, where one hundred and twenty three international meetings were held in 2018, has jumped up from being ranked 18th to 13th worldwide.
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue to promote information about Tokyo’s appeal and work hard to make Tokyo the best-fit city for international conferences.

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