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Akita City is a core city with a population of approximately 300,000. It is located on the Sea of Japan side in the northern Tohoku region and is surrounded by nature. The city prospered as a castle town of the Satake Clan. The city’s efforts on both technical and organizational fronts have earned high praise nationally and internationally, including designation by the Ministry of Transportation in December 1994 as an “International Conference Tourism City.” With excellent sake, delicious food and beautiful seasonal scenery, the warm hospitality of Akita beauties beckons as the stage for your next convention. The members of the Akita Convention & Visitors Bureau will pour their hearts into acting as your local staff.


Akita Airport→Akita Station:35 min. by limousine bus
Tokyo Station→Akita Station:Minimum 3 hr. 39 min. by train (Shinkansen)


Akita Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

  • Akita City Walks and Brewery Tours (Reservation Required)
    Experienced guides wearing yellow uniforms take you on a fascinating walk around the town. Reception Desk: Area Nakaichi Hours: 10:00–16:00, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from mid-April to mid-December

Support Programs for Convention

Support for bidding process
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
Site inspection Arranging an inspection trip for site selection
Support for hosting/preparation
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
PR Support for encouraging participation in the event
Supporting other PR activities
Conference and event preparation Providing information on PCOs, travel agencies and event management companies
Providing information on reception venues (including unique venues)
Providing information on related programs (local attractions, traditional performing arts, post-convention programs, sightseeing and hands-on experiences with Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants)
Providing tourism information
Requesting nominal support
Coordinating with relevant organizations
Conference and event operation Arranging reception venues (including unique venues)
Arranging volunteers
Setting up an information desk
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags
Hospitality Welcome posters and digital signage
Welcome message by the head of the local government
Providing discount tickets to tourist facilities
Providing discounts on public transportation
Dispatching tourism ambassadors
Related programs Making arrangements for attractions and traditional performing arts
Making arrangements for post-convention programs
Making arrangements for sightseeing and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants
Arranging tour interpreters and guides