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Rich in ideas and technology from Europe, China and Korea via the Silk Road, Nara is a living museum with 1,300 years of art and architecture to offer. As the first capital of Japan, Nara is the cradle land of wisdom where the ancient knowledge and techniques have been nurtured and kept alive for many centuries. With an abundance of culture and nature as well as the three World Heritage Sites, Nara continues to be a unique destination that inspires imagination and brings future business opportunities, offering a convention environment that is entirely different from any other city. In April 2020, Nara Prefectural Convention Center - a convention complex with a large hall capable of seating 2,000 small and medium meeting rooms and more - opened its doors in the center of Nara city.


Kansai International Airport→Nara City:Approx. 85 min. by limousine bus
* Buses of both routes stop at Nara Prefectural Convention Center
Osaka International (Itami) Airport→Nara City:Approx. 60 min. by limousine bus
*Buses of both routes stop at Nara Prefectural Convention Center
Tokyo Station→Kintetsu Nara Station:3 hr. 10 min. by train
* Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station then take the Kintetsu Limited Express from Kyoto Station to Kintetsu Nara Station.
Tokyo Station →JR Nara Station:3 hr. 10 min. by train
*Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station then take the JR MIYAKOJI Rapid Service from Kyoto Station to JR Nara Station.
Tokyo Station→Kintetsu Nara Station:(Shinkansen)⇒Kyoto Station⇒(Kintetsu Limited Express)⇒Kintetsu Nara Station [about 3 hr. 10 min.]
Tokyo Station→JR Nara Station:(Shinkansen)⇒Kyoto Station⇒(JR MIYAKOJI Rapid Service)⇒JR Nara Station [about 3 hr. 30 min.]


Nara Visitors Bureau

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Shikayose (deer calling)
Shikayose (deer calling)
  • Gagaku
    Ancient Japanese Imperial Court Music and Dances that has been performed at the Imperial Court in Japan for over 1,400 years, one of the best performances to taste the authentic Japanese culture.
  • Shikayose (Deer Calling)
    A seasonal tradition dating back to ancient Nara in which a horn is played to attract deer to Tobihino in Nara Park to be fed.

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 English
Coordinating with relevant organizations English
Conference and event operation Arranging reception venues (including unique venues) English
Arranging volunteers English
Setting up an information desk English
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English, Chinese, Korean
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 English
Making arrangements for post-convention programs English
Making arrangements for sightseeing and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants English
Arranging tour interpreters and guides English

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 -