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Kyoto Culture for Meetings & Events Subsidy (for costs of Kyoto culture programs, ​Kyoto handicrafts, etc.)

This subsidy supports cultural programs and Kyoto-style gifts in meetings, incentives and conventions.

Meetings, incentives and conventions that meet the following requirements are eligible :

Applications must be submitted 1 month before the date of the event.

  1. The main event must be held in Kyoto City between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
  2. At least 70 % of the participants must be staying at least 1 night in Kyoto City. (Alumni associations are exempt from this rule.)
  3. Expected number of participants in the event must be : Meeting/Incentive/Convention:30 people or more Alumni Association:100 people or more (However, at least 50% of participants must reside outside of Kyoto City)
  4. The event cannot be held for profitmaking purposes.
  5. The event cannot be held for political or religious purposes.
  6. No other subsidies from Kyoto City can be used for the event.
  7. This subsidy cannot be used if it has been used for the same or a similar event in the past three years.

Please inquire for more details.

Support can be both type A and type B used in concert or either type A or B alone.

A:Kyoto Culture Program

A:Kyoto Culture Program

Kyoto Culture for MICE Subsidy ⇒ Up to 70% of the cost of cultural programs such as maiko (geisha) dance, Japanese drumming, sake barrel-opening, tea ceremony, kimono wearing, tours or experience programs at workshops of traditional craftspersons, etc. is subsidized, up to a maximum of 300,000 yen.

B:Traditional Products of Kyoto

B:Traditional Products of Kyoto

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Up to 100% of costs for purchasing Kyoto-style gifts are subsidized, up to a maximum of 300,000 yen. (There is a designated shop where the gifts must be purchased from.)

※Can be used in combination within up to 300,000 yen.

There is an application process. Please inquire using the below form.