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Kyoto Culture for Meetings & Events Subsidy

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 primary event will be held in Kyoto City between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 (2019 fiscal year)
  2. At least 70 percent of participants must be staying at least 1 night in Kyoto City. (Alumni association meetings exempt.)
  3. Size requirements
    ・Meeting, Incentive, Convention/Congress: 30 participants or more
    ・Alumni Association Meetings: 100 participants or more in which at least 50% live outside of Kyoto City
  4. The event its self is not for profit-making
  5. The event is not political or religious
  6. Not to be used with other subsidies from Kyoto City
  7. Not to be used for an identical or similar event that has used this subsidy in the last 3 years.
  8. The applicant or organizer applying for support must not be an organized crime association or closely associated with an organized crime association as stipulated in article 2-4 or 2-5 of the Kyoto City Organized Crime Exclusion Ordinances.

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 and 1 gift per person. For a purchase of more than JPY 1,000,000 of traditional handicrafts, JPY 500,000 will be subsidized.(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.