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Located in the northwest part of the Kanto Plain, the capital of Gunma Prefecture is known as the “City of Water, Greenery and Poetry.” Maebashi is surrounded by an abundance of nature; it is guarded to the north by Mt. Akagi-san, one of the 100 most celebrated mountains in Japan, and through it flows the Tone-gawa River, which drains the largest watershed in the country. The city offers many convention facilities large and small, and hosts a variety of seminars, conferences, sports tournaments and other conventions, solidifying its role as an international meeting tourism city.


Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)→Maebashi Station:Approx. 100 min. by train
Narita International Airport→Maebashi Station:Approx. 120 min. by train
Tokyo Station→Maebashi Station:Approx. 70 min. by train
*Take the JR Joetsu/Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Takasaki Station (approximately 55 min.) then take the Ryomo Line from Takasaki Station to Maebashi Station (approximately 15 min.).
Ueno Station→Maebashi Station:Approx. 2 hr. 15 min. by train
*Take the JR Takasaki Line from Ueno Station to Takasaki Station (approximately 2 hr.) then take the Ryomo Line from Takasaki Station to Maebashi Station (approximately 15 min.)
Asakusa Station→Chuo Maebashi Station:Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. by train
*Take the Tobu Limited Express Ryomo from Asakusa Station to Akagi Station (approximately 2 hr.) then take the Jomo Railway Line from Akagi Station to Chuo Maebashi Station (approximately 40 min.)

Venues overview

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Maebashi Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB)

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Programs to Experience Japanese Culture
Programs to Experience Japanese Culture
Guided Tour of Rinkokaku
Guided Tour of Rinkokaku
  • Programs to Experience Japanese Culture
    At the annex of Rinkokaku, an Important Cultural Properties of Japan, you can experience Japanese culture through various programs provided in Japanese-style rooms. These include joining a Japanese tea ceremony, watching an ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) demonstration and watching or experiencing kimono dressing.
  • Guided Tour of Rinkokaku
    Learn the history of Rinkokaku in a fun, 40-minute tour guided by a sightseeing volunteer (free of charge, reservation required).

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

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