Why Tokyo

A lively cultural and economic center that fuels innovation and inspiration, Tokyo is a global hub for business and academic events. In collaboration with our local partners, the Business Events Team at TCVB will support you in every way possible to secure safety and lead your event to great success.

Safe

More attention than ever is being focused on safety and cleanliness.

High hygiene levels and exceptional all-round cleanliness are very much a part of Japanese society. Furthermore, wearing masks in all public areas and using hand sanitizers are strongly recommended by the national government. The business events industry has put strict guidelines in place and operates to secure a safe and hygienic environment for all visitors.

Avoiding the 3Cs is a critical guideline that we follow to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Avoiding

CLOSED SPACES

with poor ventilation

CROWDED PLACES

with people in close distance

CLOSE-CONTACT SETTINGS

such as close-range conversations

Sanitation and Drinking Water
in Asia Pacific

No.1

Air Quality

No.12

These rankings evidence the cleanliness of Japan.

Source: EPI (Environmental Performance Index) 2020

COVID-19
Regional Safety
Assessment

No.5

Japan was ranked fifth in terms of regional safety and stability according to the analytical framework and methodology utilized in Deep Knowledge group’s first COVID-19 Regional Safety Assessment based on 130 parameters.

Source: Deep Knowledge Group

One of the five cleanest
cities across the globe

Tokyo was selected one of the cleanest cities according to Booking.com. Keeping things clean and recycling were highly evaluated as deep-rooted cultural aspect.

Source: Booking.com

Urban Safety
Safest City in the World

Source: Safe Cities Index 2019, Economist Intelligence Unit

Innovative

Tokyo is a global hub for business and academia.

With more people than any other city in the world, Tokyo is a hub for people, things, information and so much more that keep the bustling economy moving.

Global GDP ranking

No.1

The Tokyo area boasts a GDP of approximately 162 trillion yen, leading the world with its massive economic power. A huge and sophisticated market exists in Tokyo.

Source: Global Power City Index in 2017, Institute for Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation

Global Power City Index

Tokyo earns high scores across various criteria including economy, R&D, cultural interactions, livability, environment and accessibility – demonstrating an excellent balance in development.

Source: Global Power City Index in 2019, Institute for Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation

No.3

Number of Startup Companies in Japan
(Jan. - June, 2018)

The country’s investment environment for startup companies is improving thanks to enhanced efforts by the government, putting the Japanese economy on the path to growth.

Source: Japan Startup Finance H1 report, Japan Venture Research Co., LTD.

40%

increase(from 2017)

of
these,

74%

are
Tokyo

Global Ranking in R&D

Tokyo actively pursues R&D and innovation, filing numerous patents with high universal validity.

Global Ranking for Number of
Researchers by City

No.1

Source: Global Power City Index in 2017, Institute for Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation

Global Ranking for Number of
Registered Industrial Property
Patents by City

No.1

Source: Global Power City Index in 2017, Institute for Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation

Global Ranking for Research
Funding by Country

No.3

Source: Main Science and Technology Indicators, OECD

Inspired

The rich culture of our safe and advanced city will surpass your expectations every time.

Tokyo boasts an exciting blend of artisanal and contemporary culture that dates back 400 years. The city’s charm and refinement can be seen in its vibrant cuisine, innovative architecture, trendsetting fashions and historic areas.

Cuisine

A gourmet paradise home to cuisine from around the world, Tokyo offers an overwhelming choice of top-notch quality foods.

Over

84,000

Eating and Drinking Establishments in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area

including

226

Michelin starred restaurants

Source: 2014 Economic Census: Basic Survey, Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; MICHELIN GUIDE Tokyo 2020

Architecture

From historic temples to iconic skyscrapers, Tokyo is an architectural wonderland balancing innovative design with appreciation for its remarkable past.

TOKYO SKYTREE® is the tallest
free-standing broadcasting
tower in the world:

634

meters high

The National Museum of Western Art was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Sensoji Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital.

Experience

Tokyo delivers opportunities for memorable experiences of contemporary and classic Japanese culture in many locations around the city.

273

Museums in Tokyo

Source: TOKYO STATISTICAL
YEARBOOK 2018

79

Theaters in Tokyo

Source: The Survey on Social Education by MEXT, 2017

Explore

Tokyo is more than just an urban metropolis. The area’s contoured landscape and two distinct climate zones offer great outdoor adventures including mountains and the sea.

Mt. Takao:
“Highly recommend” by the Michelin Green Guide Japan

Ogasawara Islands are designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

66

sites are included in the Michelin Green Guide Japan, of which

6

sites are rated as
“highly
recommended.”

Source: Michelin Green Guide Japon, fifth edition

Convenient

A dense transportation network covering the entire city makes for convenient access anywhere around Tokyo.

Livability Ranking
three years in a row

No.1

Source: Monocle July / August 2017, Win Content AG

Subway and
Railway Stations

No.2

Source: Global Power Inner City Index 2017, Institute for Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation

Sustainable

Tokyo is a green and environmentally conscious city.

Replete with traditional gardens and parks, Tokyo is a beautiful green city where visitors can enjoy the changing colors of the seasons. Clean air and water, sustainability and ecological harmony are all hallmarks of Tokyo.

Green and Clean

Tokyo is more than just an urban metropolis. The area’s contoured landscape and two distinct climate zones offer great outdoor adventures including mountains and the sea.

Green Coverage Ratio

52.5%

Source: 2019 Survey, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Cleanest Airport in the World
(Tokyo Haneda)

No.1

Source: 2018 Survey, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Registered City

C40

*The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of about 60 cities around the world that actively supports climate protection. As a member city, Tokyo has promoted international cooperation in implementing climate action since its participation in December 2006 by taking advantage of the C40 network.

Accessible Tokyo

Using the opportunity presented by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo is advancing development that incorporates both tangible and intangible universal design.

Source: New Tokyo. New Tomorrow. The Action Plan for 2020, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Energy Saving

(2030 target, compared with 2000)

Reduce Energy
Consumption

by38%

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by30%

Renewable Energy
Levels

to30%

(2030 target)

Source: New Tokyo. New Tomorrow. The Action Plan for 2020, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Efficient Transportation

No.1

in the world for Efforts to Lower Transport Emissions

No.2

in the world for Electric Vehicle Incentives

Source: Sustainable Cities Mobility Index 2017, Arcadis

Reliable

Unparalleled Access, Top Facilities

A vast international flight network, unrivaled public transportation system, venues of all types and an abundance of lodging choices make Tokyo’s infrastructure among the best in the world. Let our professional team, which works in cooperation with the city of Tokyo, provide you with all the support you need to make your business event a success.

Worldwide Access*
* (2019)

Over

2,800

international flights per week

Connecting

over 170

cities via Haneda and Narita airports

Convenient Transportation*
* (2019)

Tokyo International
Airport (Haneda)

Tokyo

12min

Narita International Airport

Tokyo

50min

Great
Capacity

126,555

square meters for your usage at Japan’s largest exhibition center, Tokyo Big Sight

5,000

seat hall and

5,000

square-meter
exhibition hall

with 34 conference rooms in the center of Tokyo at
Tokyo International Forum

Limitless Accommodation

185,000

hotel guest rooms in Tokyo**

Over

23,000

new guest rooms to be opened by 2021

**Source: Industry and Employment in Tokyo: A Graphic Overview, 2019, Bureau of Industrial Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government