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Subsidies for Meetings & Events in Kyoto

Safe and Secure Meetings & Events Subsidy (For Organizers)

  • Eligible meetings: Corporate meetings, incentive tours, domestic & international conferences/congresses
  • Applicable costs: Costs for measures meant to prevent the spread of infection (renting additional space to avoid closed spaces/crowded places/close-contact settings, purchasing masks or hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Maximum subsidy award: 300,000 JPY (up to 2/3 of applicable costs)
  • Required number of participants: 50 or more
  • Application period: From Wed. July 15, 2020 until budget limitations are reached, at least month before the event

FY2020 Large-Scale Conventions Subsidy

  • Eligible meetings: International conventions/congresses
  • Applicable costs: For costs associated with holding large-scale international conventions
  • Maximum subsidy award: JPY 10,000,000
  • Required meeting duration: 3 days or more
  • Required number of participants: 500 or more
  • Non-Japanese participants: At least 100 non-Japanese participants from 3 or more countries
  • Application period: Please inquire before the host city is decided.

Large-Scale International Conventions Subsidy

  • Eligible meetings: International conventions/congresses
  • Applicable costs: Costs associated with holding large-scale international meetings
  • Maximum subsidy award: 10,000,000 JPY
  • Required meeting duration: 3 or more days
  • Required number of participants: 500 or more participants from 3 or more countries, including at least 100 non-Japanese participants
  • Application period: Must be submitted before the host city is decided

Small and Medium-sized MICE Events Subsidy

  • Eligible meetings: Corporate meetings, incentive tours, domestic & international conferences/congresses
  • Applicable costs: Costs associated with holding small- and medium-scale meetings
  • Maximum subsidy award: 300,000 JPY for small-scale events, 600,000 JPY for medium-scale events (Actual subsidy amount will be determined based on meeting size, length, and other criteria)
  • Required duration: 2 days or more
  • Required number of participants:
  • Small-scale: 50-199 participants
  • Medium-scale: 200 or more participants for corporate meetings and incentive tours, 200-499 participants for domestic & international conferences/congresses
  • Application period: Fiscal year the event will be held in, at least one month before the event

Kyoto Prefecture MICE Subsidy

Special subsidies are available for corporate meetings, incentive tours, conventions, break-out sessions, and excursions that are held outside of Kyoto City limits but within Kyoto Prefecture. Please inquire for details.

City of Kyoto Visitors Host (Kyoto’s Local Interpreter Guides) Subsidy

  • Eligible meetings: International conventions/congresses
  • Applicable costs: Costs of using City of Kyoto Visitors Hosts for excursions, spouse programs, and tours during and after the meeting, as well as private tours for invited guests and their families.
  • Meeting requirements: Main meeting must be 2 or more days and held within Kyoto Prefecture, with at least 50 participants from 3 or more countries. Excursions must be within Kyoto City limits.
  • Maximum subsidy awards: Up to 30,000 JPY for 50 – 200 participants, up to 50,000 JPY for 201 – 500 participants, up to 100,000 JPY for 501 or more participants
  • Application period: Fiscal year the event will be held in, at least one month before the event
  • For information on City of Kyoto Visitors Hosts: https://www.kyotovisitorshost.com/en/
  • City of Kyoto Visitors Host (Kyoto’s Local Interpreter Guides) Subsidy

Prior consultation is required to apply for these subsidies.
Please contact us using the form below.

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