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Tokyo has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Tokyo Big Sight, in the Ariake Minami district of Tokyo Waterfront City
Tokyo Conference Centre Ariake, in the Ariake Koto-ku Central Tower
Tokyo International Forum, on Marunouchi, Chiyoda
Sunshine City Convention Center, on Higashiikebukuro, Toshima
Iino Hall & Conference Center, on Chiyoda, Uchisaiwaicho
TKP Shibuya Conference Center, in Tokyo, Shibuya
General Information about Tokyo for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is a huge metropolis with over 39 million inhabitants. It is ranked first in the Global Economic Power Index and 3rd in the Global Cities Index and is a major international financial centre, housing the headquarters of some of the world’s largest insurance companies and investment banks. It is a major hub for Japan’s electronics, broadcasting, transportation and publishing industries. Tokyo became a leading financial centre in the 1960s and is considered one of the three ‘command centres’ for global economy, together with New York and London. The city is also highly famous for its cuisine, being awarded by the Michelin Guide with more stars than any other city in the world (about twice as many as Paris). Since Tokyo was left in ruins both by the 1923 earthquake and the World War II bombings, its architecture is mainly modern. Some of its most famous architectural landmarks include the Tokyo International Forum, the Asahi Beer Hall, the Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, the NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building, the Rainbow Bridge, as well as its famous skyscrapers, the Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Skytree. Tokyo is home to many famous museums such as the Tokyo National Museum, the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and the National Museum of Western Art.
The City as a Conference Destination
Tokyo is one of the world’s largest hubs for international conventions and conferences. Some of the most famous ones include: the Global Marketing Conference, one of the world’s largest marketing and management events; the Open Source Summit Japan, a world-leading conference for open source industry leaders and technologists aiming to share information about innovative open solutions; Tech in Asia, a conference showcasing the most promising startups; the Asian Conference on Education (ACE), an interdisciplinary event where the latest educational theories and methods are discussed; the STD Asia Pacific, a healthcare congress focused on infectious diseases; and the World Blockchain Roadshow, an important technology event.
Tokyo Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Tokyo, Japan, a few local restaurants to experience include: Kanda (+81 3 5786 0150), a restaurant serving amazing seasonal dishes; Kaikaya by the Sea (+81 3 3770 0878), a Japanese restaurant specializing in seafood; Ginza Kyubey (+81 3 3571 6523), the most renown sushi restaurant in Tokyo; the New York Grill (+81 3 5323 3458) and Beard (+81 3 5496 0567), two fantastic American restaurants, famous for their meat dishes; Dazzle (+81 3 5159 0991), where you can sample a large variety of French dishes; and the Ivy Place (+81 3 6415 3232), offering a diversity of dishes from all over Europe.
Tokyo Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Tokyo, Japan, such as: the Imperial Palace, with its beautiful 17th century parks surrounded by high walls; the the Sens?-ji Temple, Tokyo’s most famous shrine established in 645 CE and dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of compassion; the Ueno Park, the city’s largest green space, containing a zoo, an aquarium and many temples and museums; and the National Museum of Nature and Science, one of Japan’s oldest museums, dating back to 1871, located in Ueno Park and hosting a large collection of materials related to science and natural history.