Located approximately 40-minutes by train from central Tokyo, Hachioji is surrounded by the verdant greenery of Mt. Takao, a “three-star mountain” according to France's famous Michelin guide. Hachioji is also one of the best university towns in Japan, with over 95,000 students studying at 21 universities or other academic institutions. This area is also the focal point of advanced industry and cutting-edge technology. Hachioji Area is just the place to experience a new side of Tokyo, where you can hold your business event in stunning natural surroundings without ever leaving the city.
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This area has a broad range of community facilities, traning and accommodation complexes, in addition to hotels and meeting facilities. There is also a training facility with a bathroom that accommodates multiple wheelchair users.
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A large number of accommodation facilities are located within walking distance of JR Hachioji Station and Keio Hachioji Station, respectively. The area also has accommodation facilities for tourists climbing Mt. Takao, a popular sightseeing spot.
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A number of hotels and conference halls are available for use within walking distance of JR Hachioji Station and Keio Hachioji Station.
An international conference was held at a hotel in Hachioji. The staff worked on various ideas so that the participants could get a sense of the special atmosphere of Hachioji. For example, the staff wore traditional Happi coats to welcome the participants, and sent them on their way with the help of ladies dressed as Hachioji Geisha. The staff suggested Tokyo Kokeshi dolls, made in Hachioji, as a souvenir for the organizers. They also arranged a tour of the dolls’ production site to help further understanding of this traditional Hachioji industry. The view of Mt. Fuji at dusk was also greatly admired by the international participants.
- Keio Plaza Hotel Hachioji (Japanese Web site)
- Other facilities in Hachioji City
Bouldering World Cup (2days)
Hachioji was chosen as the venue for an international competition in bouldering, a sport climbing discipline that is listed among the sports for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Top climbers from all over the world gathered in Hachioji for this event. At the welcoming reception, the participants had a chance to taste Hachioji’s signature foods, with Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo (a form of puppet theater) entertaining the participants. Staff set up a tourist information booth and a souvenir stand selling items unique to Hachioji at the convention venue. The staff successfully publicized Hachioji to the domestic and international visitors to the convention.
- Esforta Arena Hachioji (Japanese Web site)
- Accommodation facilities in Hachioji City
Tour to Mt. Takao
Mt. Takao in Hachioji is a mountain that is 599 meters high. It is an ideal destination for short hikes because it can be climbed easily in half a day. There are souvenir shops of course, and the area is studded with numerous eating places where you can try Tororo Soba (buckwheat noodles served with grated yam). A variety of museums offer fun introductions to Takao flora and fauna, trick art, etc.
- Mt. Takao, restaurants in the vicinity which serve soba noodles with grated yam
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Esforta Arena Hachioji
Address：1453-1 Hazama-machi, Hachioji-shi
Hachioji City Art & Cultural Hall (Icho Hall)
Address：24-1 Hon-cho, Hachioji-shi
Keio Plaza Hotel Hachioji
Address：14-1 Asahi-cho, Hachioji-shi
Hachioji College Community Center
Address：9-1 Asahi-cho, Hachioji-shi
Inter-University Seminar House
Address：1987-1 Shimoyugi, Hachioji-shi