Utsunomiya has a rich history. It prospered as a town fronting the Futarayama Shrine during the Heian Period (794-1185). In the Edo Period (1603-1868), it was the castle town for Utsunomiya Castle. Today, it is a transportation hub accessible via the Tohoku Shinkansen, Tohoku Expressway, and the Kita-Kanto Expressway. Utsunomiya is also the largest city in the northern Kanto region, with a population of 500,000. Given its accessibility, the city boasts one of the largest industrial parks in Japan. Visitors can have extraordinary experiences, such as a reception party with a wonderful view of the Oya Stone or dining within a vast bamboo forest.
(Bullet Train)Shortest Route
Utsunomiya is easily accessible from Tokyo. Since the city is located in central Tochigi Prefecture, World Heritage Sites in Nikko and Nasu, a highland resort, can be easily accessed.
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There are also subsidies for bus services and excursions.Utsunomiya offers a one-stop support service for hosting conventions.
There are seven inland industrial complexes located in Utsunomiya, including Kiyohara Industrial Park, one of the largest parks in Japan. This area also has a high concentration of companies with technological capabilities and brand power.
major urban areaFrom the 2016 Economic Census of Japan
Utsunomiya is a well-balanced industrial city in business, industry, and agriculture, offering opportunities for academic research, business matching, and innovation.
Facilities for MICE Activities
There are many facilities in the city, including the Utsunomiya Station East Exit Exchange Base Facility opening in 2022. Other facilities in the area are suitable for various events, such as academic conferences, business meetings, and exhibitions.
Various activities after a convention promote exchanges between participants. Utsunomiya offers many attractive spots for post-convention gatherings.
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Utsunomiya has a high concentration of companies offering an array of technological capabilities and brand power.
Dining and Parties
Beautiful bamboo forests, historic hotels, and other sophisticated venues serving fine food and a wide selection of alcoholic beverages will make your social gatherings even more memorable.
An Abundance of Sightseeing Spots
Utsunomiya has a lot to offer MICE participants, from food, sports, to cultural events. The following is a list of recommended spots to visit in the city.