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Shizuoka offers gorgeous views of both the highest and lowest points in Japan—Mt. Fuji (a World Heritage site) and Suruga Bay, respectively. Located in the center of Japan, transportation access is extremely convenient: by Shinkansen, Shizuoka is only 1 hour from Tokyo and Nagoya and 1 hour 40 minutes from Osaka. Coupled with Mt. Fuji Shizuoka International Airport, these great transportation options explain why Shizuoka tends to attract more participants for academic conferences and events than other cities. The city offers versatile venues for a variety of events, from a convention center for large-scale conventions to city hotels for urban conventions, lodging facilities for resort style conventions and picturesque locales removed from the daily grind, and a massive exhibition hall for trade fairs and exhibitions. In addition, SCVB provides ample support for event organizers, from reception for preliminary visits to introducing and arranging venues to providing welcome monuments, convention bags and tourism pamphlets; subsidies for national and international conferences and shuttle buses; suggesting and introducing attractions and excursions; and more. With a wealth of after-convention options in and around sites such as Suruga Bay, Mt. Fuji and the tea plantations, and year-round warm weather with little snow or inclement conditions, Shizuoka eagerly awaits the arrival of your event and its participants.


Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport→Shizuoka Station:55 min. by bus
Tokyo Station→Shizuoka Station:Approx. 60 min. by train(Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari)
Nagoya Station→Shizuoka Station:Approx. 60 min. by train(Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari)
Shin-Osaka Station→Shizuoka Station:Approx. 100 min. by train(Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari)

Venues overview

  Facility Rooms
Hotel 51 4,437
Ryokan 40 548
Total 91 4,985


Shizuoka Convention Bureau (SURUGA Marketing & Tourism Bureau)

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Tea Harvesting during a Tea Factory Tour/Hands-on Experience with Tea Culture
Tea Harvesting during a Tea Factory Tour/Hands-on Experience with Tea Culture
  • Tea Harvesting during a Tea Factory Tour/Hands-on Experience with Tea Culture
    Tea factory tours, tea harvesting and hands-on experiences with tea culture, all can be done in Shizuoka's Tea Country! Visitors can tour tea making factories and try their hand at picking tea, and learn about tea culture from tea farmers.
  • Sake of Shizuoka
    Shizuoka’s reputation as a sake-producing region is underrated; its sake is used in toasts at summit meetings and other important events. Visitors can learn about sake from certified sake tasters, and tour factories that make sake and are capitalizing on the recent interest in whiskey.

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