Why Tokyo

A lively cultural and economic center that fuels innovation and inspiration. A peaceful and sustainable metropolis with safe and sufficient infrastructure. The place to build successful business events and create lasting memories- it’s Tokyo.

Sustainability Driven

80,000ha Total area of natural parks in Tokyo  2030 Carbon-Half Style 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Tokyo takes sustainability very seriously. In July 2021, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government publicized “Tokyo Sustainability Action,” an initiative based on Tokyo’s long-term strategy towards a sustainable future.

Driving Sustainable Actions

Tokyo is focused on the goals below to drive sustainable actions:

  • 50% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
  • Use of 50% renewable energy by 2030
  • Zero Emissions Vehicles to account for 50% of total new car sales by 2030
  • Plastic Reduction Policy for switching to recycled plastics and biomass materials

Diversity

As seen at the Olympic Games, Tokyo embraces diversity by celebrating the differences of individuals, regardless of age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or intellectual or physical impairment.
Tokyo is inclusive, and anyone can thrive in the workplace regardless of disability.

Abundant Green in the City

Half of Tokyo is filled with greenery, and 80,000 ha of the city is made up of beautiful natural parks.
Many historical sites have been converted into stunning Japanese gardens for the benefit of the public.

Sustainable Meetings

Business Events Tokyo has been making continuous efforts to raise awareness regarding the importance of sustainability, such as publishing the “Sustainability Guidelines for Business Events in Tokyo.”
There are numerous sustainable initiatives from event venues and hotels, including Tokyo International Forum, which reuses its water and places solar panels and green belts on its roof, or Marriott International, which aims to cut food waste by 50% by 2025.

Hi-Tech City

100 World's Most Innovative Cities in the Innovation Cities™ Index 2021

High-level technological and engineering expertise make Tokyo a perfect place for high-tech, state-of-the-art meetings. Upon facing the challenges of the global pandemic, Tokyo quickly adapted to hybrid meetings by utilizing the latest digital technology.

Smart City Tokyo

Tokyo takes part in various initiatives to enhance the realization of smart cities. Multi-functional 5G “smart poles” support the daily lives of the citizens of Tokyo.
Project PLATEAU undertaken by the national government promotes the digital transformation of city development, reproducing cities including Tokyo in cyberspace.
Multiple companies in the country aim to commercialize “flying cars” by the 2030s.

Robots in Use

Robots are being integrated into daily life, contributing to Japan’s world-class service. Avatar robots such as “newme” and “temi” allow in-person meeting participants to network and communicate with other attendees remotely from anywhere in the world.

High-Tech for Meetings

Various technologies that could be utilized for business events are being developed in Tokyo. A face matching system at registration desks and volumetric video are just a few examples of the amazing technology on offer.

State-of-the-Art Meeting Spaces for Hybrid Events

Many venues in Tokyo have set up high-tech studios for seamless recording and live streaming of meetings. They have integrated the latest equipment to meet the needs of any event planner. Others have also set up high-tech studios for seamless recording and live streaming of meetings. They have integrated the latest equipment to meet the needs of any event planner.

Safest and Cleanest

Top5 in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index

Tokyo prides itself on its safety and cleanliness. In an era where safety is paramount to everyone’s well-being, Japan has seamlessly adapted to the new way of life. High hygiene levels and exceptional all-around cleanliness are very much a part of Japanese society inherent to Japanese culture.

Hygiene and Cleanliness

Tokyo is ranked top in Health Security in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index and was selected by Booking.com as one of the five cleanest cities globally.
Haneda is rated the world’s cleanest airport by Skytrax.

Security

Tokyo is known worldwide for its low crime rate. It is ranked top 5 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index, with particularly excellent scores in digital security, health security, infrastructure, personal safety, and environmental security.

Tokyo Against the Global Pandemic

Avoiding

CLOSED SPACES

with poor ventilation

CROWDED PLACES

with people in close distance

CLOSE-CONTACT SETTINGS

such as close-range conversations

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau has released the “Hygiene Safety Guidelines - Holding a Successful Business Event in Tokyo,” a comprehensive document for meeting organizers planning a safe on-site or hybrid event in Tokyo.

Unique Experience

The World's 100 Greatest Places of 2021 in TIME  No.1 in livability in the annual Quality of Life Survey, Monocle magazine

Tokyo offers an unparalleled fusion of the old and new. Over 400 years of history is combined with modern city life, providing a unique experience for all visitors. It was named as the World’s Top City in the annual survey of the Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards and is a must-visit destination for business travelers looking for something extraordinary.

Experience a Mix of the Historical and Modern

From the traditional Meiji Shrine to teamLab’s “Borderless” offering the latest digital experience, Tokyo has something for everyone.

Contributing to Sustainability

In the series of programs called “Sustainability Experience in Tokyo,” Tokyo offers many unique experiences where participants can contribute to sustainability while experiencing Tokyo’s fascinating culture.

Savoring Authentic Cuisine

Tokyo has over 100,000 restaurants to choose from, including 218 Michelin-starred restaurants, and has been named “world’s best food city” by Saveur Magazine.

Exploring Arts and Culture

Tokyo has a diverse collection of fascinating museums such as the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Museum of Nature and Science. Tokyo is also the pop-culture center of Japan from fashion to anime, with concept cafes of various themes.

Indulging in the Natural Beauty of Tokyo

The stunning Mount Takao is accessible from Tokyo’s city center in just one hour and has been awarded three stars by Michelin Green Guide Japan.
Hachijojima Island provides a great experience of Tokyo’s nature in the mountains and the surrounding sea. It also has numerous hot springs.