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Toyama is easily accessible from inside and outside Japan—the city is roughly the same distance from Japan’s three major cities (Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya) and 2 hours 8 minutes from Tokyo on the Hokuriku Shinkansen. Meanwhile, Toyama Airport provides connections from Tokyo and Sapporo as well as direct flights from Shanghai, Taipei, Dalian and Seoul. Access from the Kansai and Chukyo regions will improve dramatically once the Hokuriku Shinkansen is extended to Tsuruga. Toyama Prefecture has no shortage of globally renowned tourist attractions such as the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and the thatched-roof houses of Gokayama Village (a World Heritage site), as well as historically significant temples and townscapes, contemporary art museums and more. The prefecture is home to many reasonably priced conference facilities of various sizes and functions, namely in Toyama City, which was designated an international conference tourism city by the Japanese government. In addition, both the prefectural and municipal governments offer complete subsidy programs.


Toyama Kitokito Airport→Downtown Toyama City:15 min. by bus
Tokyo Station→Toyama Station:2 hr. 8 min. by train (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
Shin-Osaka Station→Toyama Station:3 hr. by train
*Take the JR Limited Express Thunderbird from Shin-Osaka Station to Kanazawa Station then take the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Kanazawa Station to Toyama Station.
Kyoto Station→Toyama Station:2 hr. 35 min. by train
*Take the JR Limited Express Thunderbird from Kyoto Station to Kanazawa Station then take the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Kanazawa Station to Toyama Station.
Nagoya Station→Toyama Station:2 hr. 55 min. by train
*Take the JR Limited Express Shirasagi from Nagoya Station to Kanazawa Station then take the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Kanazawa Station to Toyama Station.


Toyama Convention Bureau

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Etchu Owara-bushi
Etchu Owara-bushi
Toyama Bay Sushi
Toyama Bay Sushi

Toyama has more than 100 manufacturing plants of approximately 80 companies, including new drug development manufacturers and generic manufacturers. Pharmaceutical production is among the top in Japan, and related industries such as pharmaceutical containers and packaging materials are also concentrated in the prefecture. In addition, high-quality and abundant water resources, inexpensive and stable electric power, blessed with convenience of transportation, many electronic device industries such as semiconductors, flat panel displays, electronic parts and electronic materials are concentrated here. Local preservation societies and other groups have worked over the years to preserve Toyama’s many local and traditional performing arts on display in the Etchu Owara-bushi and Kokiriko-bushi festivals and other events. TCB provides assistance for unveiling these traditional, local performing arts to convention visitors at receptions and other events.



Advantages and Characteristics

  • Using water resources for renewable energy
  • A circular society through public-private partnerships

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
Setting up an information desk English
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags English
Hospitality Welcome posters and digital signage English
Welcome message by the head of the local government English
Providing discount tickets to tourist facilities English
Providing discounts on public transportation English
Dispatching tourism ambassadors English
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