Tokyo, Japan Meeting Planning Overview
The capital of Japan, Tokyo is one of the most frenetic and exciting cities on earth. Its central city population of 13 million is large, but the Greater Tokyo population of more than 37 million makes it the largest on the planet. The city is also an economic powerhouse, containing the headquarters of many major corporations, as well as government and administrational offices and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Meeting travelers have much to experience in Japan, from its cultural museums, tranquil shrines, exciting shopping districts, and much more.
Visitors fly into Tokyo via two airports. Narita International Airport, located about 50 miles east of the city, serves as the main international air travel hub, while Haneda Airport, about 14 miles south of the city, serves as the area's main domestic travel hub. Tokyo's dense transport network features a number of bus, rail, and subway carriers, including the lightning-fast "bullet train" serving all major cities on the island of Honshu.
Tokyo is home to several major conference venues, including Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Center, the largest convention center in Japan. This sprawling venue features a dramatic exterior of inverted pyramids, as well as grand halls, a galleria with moving walkways, and complex-wide public art. The sleek, contemporary Tokyo Conference Center Ariake features two large halls, as well as a boardroom and natural light-flooded foyer, while Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa offers a large hall and executive boardroom. Tokyo's first convention and art center, the Tokyo International Forum spans 11 stories above ground and three below ground, and features an attractive glass atrium and four buildings each with their own hall.