The Otemachi, Marunouchi and Yurakucho areas are located in central Tokyo. They provide convenient access to Tokyo Station, and many others. Major companies in and outside of Japan have been integrated to make this area the focal point of economic activity as an international business center. DMO TOKYO Marunouchi is an organization that aims to revitalize Marunouchi through MICE that bring all sorts of people together, and it has assembled top-class resources, including hotel meeting facilities and unique venues, in the heart of the Metropolis. DMO TOKYO Marunouchi and its community look forward to welcoming clients as a major pillar of urban-style business events, and so utilize its recourses in the best possible way.
This beautiful area with its well laid-out street plan centered on Marunouchi Naka-dori Avenue, the historic Tokyo Station Building, and abundant greenery, including the Outer Gardens of the Imperial Palace, which extend along the entire western side of the area, is attracting many MICE participants.
INFORMATION for BUSINESS EVENTS
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The area features both convention facilities and banquet halls. Located in the center of Tokyo, it ensures convenient access from all over Japan, and includes numerous access routes and train stations. This means that all of the convention facilities are close to stations and boast outstanding accessibility.
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Many world-famous luxury hotels, including a facility that won a Five-Star award from Forbes Travel Guide, are located in this area. Time-honored Japanese luxury hotels and hotels suitable for business use are also located here.
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The area provides multiple options of large-scale banquet facilities, each with a capacity of more than 1,000 people. These banquet halls are also used frequently as venues for after-events of conferences held at Tokyo International Forum, which is the most popular convention facility in Japan.
IBA（International Bar Association）
From October 19 to 24, 2014, the Annual Conference of IBA was held in Tokyo at the Tokyo International Forum as the main venue. Using multiple facilities in the area, such as the Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo Kaikan, and Imperial Hotel, enabled the area to host this large-scale international conference. The DMO TOKYO Marunouchi initiative is used for this conference; for example, setting up an open café and other facilities on Marunouchi Naka-Dori Street and using part of the outdoor terrace as a reception space on weekday evenings during the period of the conference. A music concert and cultural experience were held in the space. Conference participants received a map with coupons introducing MICE-related facilities (such as shops) in the Marunouchi area. With this international conference, a system to proactively make use of local space for MICE events has been created.
Japan Night in Tourism Expo Japan 2015
On September 25, 2015, Japan Night was held as the reception. International tourism industry representatives were invited to Gyoko-Dori Street as the venue. Choreographed to allow the participants to experience the unique culture, this event showcased Japan as a tourism-oriented nation and served as an opportunity to build friendly relationships. At the climax of the event, a large Aomori Nebuta float appeared and proceeded along the street, with the loud sounds of taiko drums and voices of Haneto dancers echoing through the business district. Traditional performances including classical Japanese dance, enjoyed by visitors. In addition, food and drinks were available from booths set up along Gyoko-Dori Street and Marunouchi Naka-Dori Street. This permitted the participants to experience traditional cultures, Japanese performing arts, of suburban cities of Japan while in the cutting-edge urban space of Marunouchi. This urban-style MICE event with elements of both metropolitan and local as well as old and new elements.
FIN/SUM (Fintech Summit) WEEK
From September 4 to 7, 2019, FIN/SUM WEEK, a global start-up event themed on Fintech (the Integration of Finance and Technology) was held in Marunouchi for the 4th year in a row as a result of invitation activities, which were carried out by highlighting the area's advantage, namely that a large number of world-leading companies in the finance sector are located there. This area has held some events related Fintech. In the past, UK Fintech Night in Tokyo, Fintech Summit and Fintech Japan were held here. These events used the multiple facilities of Marunouchi and Otemachi areas, which allowed the potential of Marunouchi area as a Fintech hub to appeal to participants. The after party for the 2019 FIN/SUM WEEK was held at Wadakura Fountain Park in the Outer Gardens of the Imperial Palace. Strong support from DMO and discussion and coordination with the many other parties involved made it possible to hold a MICE event in Wadakura Fountain Park, a national garden, for the first time.
DMO also provided booklets of coupons for area restaurants as a service to participants and supported the planning and conducting of the excursion on the day after the conference.
i-City Exchange Conference
In response to the sponsor’s wish to communicate Tokyo’s unique appeal to the participants from local governments throughout Japan who were involved in urban development, we provided a wide range of support, including proposing a meeting site with a panoramic view of Tokyo Station, planning an after-party that made it possible to enjoy a night view of Tokyo, and preparing and providing original walking maps introducing photogenic spots.
This is Asia’s largest international conference in the field of sustainability, at which attendees have the opportunity to not only learn about the latest initiatives and trends related to the sustainability of domestic and international companies and local governments but also network with leading innovators across various industries. The event is scheduled for February 14 and 15, 2023, with a total of 5,500 participants expected, and will be held at the Tokyo International Forum, JP Tower Hall & Conference, and Marunouchi Building Hall as the main venues, as well as at a number of other facilities throughout the area.
As a model case for area-wide MICE events that DMO Tokyo Marunouchi aims to achieve, plans are being formulated and coordinated in collaboration with the organizers, including area transit measures, collaboration with sustainability promotion initiatives, and reception planning at a unique venue.
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Tokyo International Forum
Address：3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
Address：1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Palace Hotel Tokyo
Address：1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
JP Tower Hall & Conference
Address：KITTE 4F/5F, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
E-mail : email@example.com
Marunouchi Naka-dori Street /
Otemachi Naka-dori Avenue
(Marunouchi Naka-dori Street)
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
* Visit “DMO TOKYO / Marunouchi” FACILITIES page to find out more venues.
Unique venues in the area