Why Tokyo? 
Kazuko TODA, Director of Business Events Team, Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB)
Did you know?
+ Over 150 universities, including the University of Tokyo, which is the home to 10 Nobel laureates, are located in Tokyo, fostering scientific innovation and leading-edge collaboration between academics worldwide.
+ Center of Business in Japan & Asia:
- Ranking 3rd in the Fortune Global 500 ranking
- 16 out of top 20 companies in Japan are headquartered in Tokyo
+ We are also a global business headquarters in Asia, having headquarters for well-known companies such as SONY and Honda.
Where to meet?
As the conventions bureau we work with the convention venues as well as with the convention hotels.
+ Our flagship venue is the Tokyo International Forum. It is located in a very accessible area, between two train stations and directly connected to the subway lines. It is next to a business district on one side, a shopping area on the other, and only five minutes’ walk from the Imperial Palace, where you can enjoy the green and calm atmosphere.
This is where the International Bar Association Annual Meeting took place.
+ Tokyo Big Sight is another large venue in Tokyo. With 22 meeting rooms suitable for international meetings, the facility is frequently used for exhibitions, because it has a total of 80,000 sq. m. of exhibition space.
Where to stay?
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 national brands starting with Imperial and Palace hotels and international brands including Hilton, Four Seasons and many others.
A variety of multi-purpose venues can fulfill the specific needs of every meeting planner.
How to get there?
Tokyo provides the best access for travelers from all over the world. It is served by two international airports: Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda).
Narita International Airport offers connection with 101 cities around the world with over 1543 international flights/week, while Haneda is connected to 27 major world cities with over 693 international flights/week.
Do you offer any special services/assistance for associations?
Based on inseparable cooperation with the local hospitality industry, the Business Events Tokyo team is the 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 work closely with associations to achieve an event beyond expectations.
Besides, in its 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 associations to ensure success.
Whom to contact?
Business Events Team
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, email: businessevents@tcvb.or.jp