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Kushiro is a port city located in eastern Hokkaido facing the Pacific Ocean and enjoying the blessing of the sea, mountains and rich nature. The city has two national parks: Kushiro shitsugen (Marshland) National Park, which is home to tancho red-crowned cranes, a protected species in Japan, and boasts the country’s largest marshland; and Akan Mashu National Park encompassing Lake Akan, a habitat for round marimo moss balls. With a daily mean temperature of 22.9°C in August, the city is known as the coolest place in Japan to escape the summer heat, and the number of sports camps and long-term visitors has been increasing in recent years. Kushiro is a great place to hold a compact MICE in its downtown area, which has a cluster of MICE facilities, hotels and restaurants, or a MICE at a hot spring resort in the Lake Akan area surrounded by woods, which features a distinctive feel of Ainu culture.


Kushiro Airport→Downtown Kushiro City:Approx. 55 min. by bus
JR Sapporo Station→JR Kushiro Station:Approx. 4 hr. by train (Limited Express/6 round trips per day)

Venues overview

  Facility Rooms
Hotel 33 3,911
Ryokan 18 253
Total 51 4,164


Kushiro Tourism and Convention Association

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Canoeing on the Kushirogawa River
Canoeing on the Kushirogawa River
Indigenous Ainu Ancient Folk Dancing
Indigenous Ainu Ancient Folk Dancing
  • Canoeing on the Kushirogawa River
    Visitors to the Kushiro area can enjoy walking on boardwalks at Kushiro Marshland National Park and canoeing on the Kushirogawa River throughout the year. In the downtown area, they can also enjoy one of the world’s three most beautiful sunsets and sumptuous meals of abundant marine and agricultural products
  • Indigenous Ainu Ancient Folk Dancing
    Visitors to the Akan area can enjoy strolling in nature at Akan Mashu National Park and ancient folk dancing, making mouth harps and other experiences with indigenous Ainu culture at the Ainu Kotan.

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 English
Setting up an information desk English
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags
Hospitality Welcome posters and digital signage English
Welcome message by the head of the local government English
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 -