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Known centuries ago as the Kaga domain castle town that produced 150 million kg of rice, Kanazawa contains countless areas that still exhibit the feel of feudal Japan, including Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle, the Nagamachi samurai district and three Chaya districts. In addition to this rich history, tourist attractions such as the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and the Omicho Market and Kanazawa’s food culture and traditional performing arts await convention participants. The opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in March 2015 trimmed the travel time from Tokyo to roughly 2 hours 30 minutes, and travelers can reach Osaka and Nagoya in the same amount of time. Additionally, the Kanazawa Port Cruise Terminal and the Kanazawa Castle Park Nezumitamon/ Nezumitamon Bridge completed in 2020 can serve as unique venues. Kanazawa promises to greet your event with its spirit of hospitality as well as convention subsidy programs and a variety of other options for assistance.


Komatsu Airport→Kanazawa Station:Approx. 40 min. by limousine bus
Tokyo Station→Kanazawa Station:2 hr. 30 min. by train (Hokuriku Shinkansen Kagayaki)
Osaka Station→Kanazawa Station:2 hr. 30 min. by train (Limited Express Thunderbird)
Nagoya Station→Kanazawa Station:2 hr. 30 min. by train
* Take the Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari from Nagoya Station to Maibara Station then take the Limited Express Shirasagi from Maibara Station to Kanazawa Station

Venues overview

  Facility Rooms
Hotel 94 11,762
Ryokan 53 657
Total 147 12,419


Kanazawa Convention Bureau

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Making Japanese Sweets
Making Japanese Sweets
Making Gold Leaf Decorations
Making Gold Leaf Decorations

Kanazawa Craft Tourism

  • Making Japanese sweets (40 minutes/1,500 yen, includes a 500-yen shopping coupon)
  • Making gold leaf decorations (60 minutes/700 yen and up)
  • Yuzen kimono silk hand-dyeing (20 minutes/1,650 yen and up)
  • Making makie lacquerware (60 minutes/3,300 yen)
  • Painting Kaga Hachiman okiagari dolls (30 minutes/1,300 yen)

Support Programs for Convention

Support for bidding process
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
Site inspection Arranging an inspection trip for site selection English
Support for hosting/preparation
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
PR Support for encouraging participation in the event English
Supporting other PR activities English
Conference and event preparation Providing information on PCOs, travel agencies and event management companies English
Providing information on reception venues (including unique venues) English
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) English
Providing tourism information English
Requesting nominal support
Coordinating with relevant organizations English
Conference and event operation Arranging reception venues (including unique venues)
Arranging volunteers
Setting up an information desk
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English
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

Support Programs for Incentive Travel

Support for Promoting Incentive Travel
Type of Support Availability
Site inspection support (provision of accommodation, food, tourist activities) -
Creation of draft proposals, providing information
Support During Incentive Travel
Type of Support Availability
Airport transfer services
Welcome banners
Chartered transport (e.g. coaches)
Prepaid cards for public transport
Venues (MICE facilities, unique venues)
Event management services
Recruiting volunteers to assist at events
Excursions, technical visits etc.
Attractions, entertainment etc.
Experience programs
Local cuisine, traditional cuisine
Greeting at airport or station -
Greeting or welcome letter from local government head -
Travel brochures
Discount coupons -
Giveaways -