Why Ibaraki

Why Ibaraki

1.One-Stop Service for Conferences!

When holding MICE in Ibaraki, we will be your one-stop service for any consultation about appropriate convention facilities, accommodation facilities, excursion courses and attraction menu, or any other related concerns.

In addition, we provide a subsidy up to 2.5 million yen when holding a convention in Tsukuba city, up to 550,000yen when holding in Mito city, we will provide detailed support according to your request.

For details of the support menu, click here.

For inguiries, click here.

2. Located close to the metropolitan area, easy access!

By taking "Tsukuba Express Rapid" from Tsukuba station, you can travel to Akihabara station in 45 minutes. From Mito station, "Joban Line Limited Express Hitachi" takes you to Tokyo station for as quick as 65 minutes.
To Tsukuba · Mito, you can easily arrive from Narita Airport and Haneda Airport by express bus, or, from Ibaraki International Airport, which has scheduled domestic and international flights.

yAccess by express bus from each airportz
Departure/Arrival Tsukuba Center Arrival JR Mito Station Arrival
Ibaraki Airport Departure About 60 minutes About 40 minutes
Narita Airport Departure About 55 minutes About 120 minutes
Haneda airport Departure About 120 minutes About 140 minutes

To view flight information of
Ibaraki Airport, click here.

3. Convention facilities are of reasonable price!

The most representative venue, "Tsukuba International Congress Center" of Ibaraki costs about 1.7 million yen even if renting the entire building for a day (9: 00-21: 00).

yComparison of the conference halls in the Tokyo metropolitan area that are of the same size as the Tsukuba International Congress Center large hall (as of October 2018)z
Name of facility Capacity
All day charge
All day charge/m2
Weekday Weekday Weekday Holiday
Tsukuba International Congress Center Main Convention Hall 1,258 1,465 357,120 428,500 243 292
Makuhari Messe International Convention Center,
Convention Hall
1,664 1,390 1,098,000 790
Tokyo International Forum Hall B 7 1,200 1,400 1,965,600 2,358,720 1,404 1,685
Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center Main Hall 1,004 1,323 1,840,320 1,391
Conference Center 301`304 1,392 1,366 1,699,920 1,244
Annex Hall F201~206 1,312 1,350 576,720 427
North G1+G2AG7+G8 1,296 1,362 1,620,000 1,189

iSource: data collected from the official homepage of each facilityj

For details of the convention facilities, click here.

4. Many past conference hosted here, great reliability and reputation!

May 2016,
G7 Science and Technology Ministers Meeting in Tsukuba, Ibaraki
September 2018,
30th International Informatics Olympiad (IOI)
October 2018,
17th World Lake Conference (WLC)
June 2019,
G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy in Tsukuba, Ibaraki

For details of the other achievements, click here.

5. Abundant tourism resources, research and educational institutions, ideal for excursions!

Many Japanfs most representative sightseeing spots are located within the prefecture. "Kairakuen (Mito city)", "Fukuroda falls (Daigo Town)", "Mt. Tsukuba (Tsukuba city)", "Hitachi Seaside Park (Hitachinaka city)", "Ushiku Daibutsu (Ushiku city) ", etc. It is possible to arrange visits to about 50 locations of research institutes located in Tsukuba Science City. You can plan for various form of excursions that are fitting to your needs.

To view excursion model course, click here

For more information on
tourist information, click here

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