In the space of 160 years, Yokohama has been transformed from a sleepy hamlet to Japan’s leading convention city.
The gateway to Japan when the nation opened up to the outside world, Yokohama swiftly became the hub of the nation’s commerce, but also the center of Japan’s cross-border ties of culture and friendship.
Today, while it has evolved into a leading metropolis, Yokohama retains an easy-going atmosphere that is unique in Japan. Less congested than other cities, it enjoys breezes off the Pacific Ocean and visitors can experience its unrivaled outdoor way of life.

Yokohama is the location of choice for hundreds of internationally minded companies and is a hub of academia and research. Organizations and businesses choose to be based in Yokohama because it is a place where ideas come together, where alliances can be forged and where the innovative is every day.
Those same attributes have made this city the ideal location for global conferences.

Yokohama has unrivaled event facilities, including PACIFICO Yokohama, while the opening of the new facility, PACIFICO Yokohama North in early 2020 will build upon that excellence.
Conveniently located in the Minato Mirai waterfront district, PACIFICO Yokohama is within walking distance of transport links, hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities, as well as many of the city’s historic sights.

Yokohama has a wide selection of accommodation, with more than 13,000 rooms available at properties that go up to five-star international brand hotels. And more hotels - all conveniently located and easily accessible - are opening in the coming months, providing an additional 1,400 rooms.

The Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau has long experience in making conventions and other events run smoothly and works with the city of Yokohama to provide financial and other forms of support to organizations that are seeking a unique and unforgettable location for their event.

Top 8 Reasons

Discover Why Yokohama is the ideal destination for your next convention.
Here are 8 reasons for choosing Japan’s leading convention city.

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Overview of Yokohama



Yokohama is easily accessible from anywhere in the world.

  • 2,500 Number of international flights from Haneda and Narita airport every week
  • 111 Number of international destinations served by Haneda and Narita airport 30 min.
  • Time to Haneda airport and central Tokyo by local train Every 10 min.
  • Departures of inter-city bullet trains


Yokohama has a wide selection of hotels to meet every taste and budget.

  • 17,000+   Hotel rooms
  • 2,700+    Additional hotel rooms by 2023

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Facts about Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama Fact Sheet PDF

Success Stories

Following are testimonials of our clients’ memorable experiences in Yokohama.

  • Prof. Akira Hirose, Professor, The University of Tokyo

    2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    (IGARSS 2019)

  • Dr. Keith James Kawabata Duncan, Global Innovation Center, Shiseido Company

    Applying Neuroscience to Business More

  • Mr. Mathias Posch

    18th World Congress on Lung Cancer

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Be Sustainable

Yokohama - Building a sustainable future

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New Developments

Yokohama is working hard to deliver yet more options that meet visitors’ needs.

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