The Hamamatsucho/Takeshiba/Shibaura area is brimming over with downtown highlights like temples, shrines, gardens, public park greenery, and the waterfront of Tokyo Bay. Home to many historical and cultural facilities and highly accessible from Haneda Airport and central Tokyo, it is a conglomeration of the transport hub of Hamamatsucho, the burgeoning smart city of Takeshiba with its digital content companies, water transport bases, entertainment resources, and waterfront amenity, and the next-generation energy base of Shibaura, which also functions as an after-convention venue with a view of Tokyo Harbor. Thanks to the collaboration of area management groups and developers, Hamamatsucho/Takeshiba/Shibaura can provide new kinds of services to accommodate diverse convention needs.
(Number of convention facilities)
This area is equipped with both convention facilities and exhibition facilities. It can accommodate a variety of purposes, needs, and scales. Moreover, it can boast of outstanding accessibility with proximity to both Haneda Airport and central Tokyo.
(Number of guest rooms)
The area centered on Tokyo Bay can meet diverse customer needs with accommodations ranging in grade from five-star luxury hotels to business hotels.
(Number of banquet halls)
The area contains large, medium-sized, and small venues for holding various types of banquets. These include restaurants in business space, such as Tokyo Port City Takeshiba and atré Takeshiba, as well as amusement facilities, hotels, Yakatabune (houseboats), and cultural properties, which lend themselves to a broad spectrum of banquet types. Proprietors can provide support based on the needs of event organizers, such as proposing outdoor or socially distanced banquets to avoid enclosed spaces, crowding, and close proximity.
Hamamatsucho / Takeshiba / Shibaura Case Study
National Area Management Network Symposium
In September of 2020, the National Area Management Network held its annual meeting, symposium, and reception in the Hamamatsucho/Takeshiba/Shibaura area. It was a hybrid event in which about 100 participants visited Port Hall, and other panelists and participants from other parts of Japan joined in online. After the symposium, an excursion from WATERS takeshiba to Hinode Wharf was held, giving the participants an opportunity to experience the charms of this area’s waterfront space firsthand. Lastly a reception was held in “Hi-NODE”, and the participants were able to engage in exchange while enjoying the open atmosphere of the waterfront.
Edo Yakai(Evening Party) was held biannually in the summer and autumn for 2 years running at the Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden. This light-up event mixes creativity with advanced technology to bring out the charms of night views of Japanese gardens and historical landmarks with a traditionally Japanese flavor. The trees and lanterns in gardens that are designated cultural assets are thrown into beautiful relief by spotlights and projection mapping, making it possible to enjoy a new kind of Japanese culture along with the background music. Stalls that purvey Japanese-style food and sake are present in the garden along with seating. This MICE event showcases a symbiosis of new technologies and culture.
“Hamamatsucho Harvest Festival — Hama-Matsuri”, a major Hamamatsucho-area event which was held for the first time on the “Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Days” in 2007 (November 3rd and 4th), marked its 13th anniversary in 2019 (*2020 event was cancelled). The theme in 2019 was “Big Harvest Festival of Culture and Food”. To usher in the new Reiwa period, the branding of the event was changed from the “Green Sound Festival” it had been since its inception, to a “Harvest Festival”. In addition to assembling a cornucopia of delicious foods with Nippon Cultural Broadcasting personalities’ seal of approval, as befits the autumn “gustatory season”, the festival introduced a variety of new programs with concepts such as “bringing people and communities together through food” and “solving social problems through food”.