Subsidies and Other Support

Subsidies

Subsidies

Subsidies based on the number of hotel guests in the city may be issued for business and academic conferences, corporate conventions, sporting events, training camps, etc. that cover an area larger than Kinki and are held in Himeji.

Subsidy type Conditions
Subsidies for holding
conventions

Tournaments

Conferences, meetings, seminars, trainings, etc.

Number of overnight guests from outside of Hyogo x 2,000 yen
  • ・Kinki Regional tournament or higher, or event of equivalent scale
  • ・25 or more participants or overnight guests from outside of Hyogo
  • ・Maximum amount: 2,000,000 yen

Academic Conferences

Conferences held to present academic research, composed of researchers, and hosted by organizations that aim to improve and develop academic research.

Number of overnight guests from outside of Hyogo x 2,000 yen
  • ・Kinki Regional event or higher, or event of equivalent scale
  • ・25 or more participants or overnight guests from outside of Hyogo
  • ・Maximum amount: 2,000,000 yen

Business Conventions

Conferences hosted by companies, including meetings related to incentives and seminars, conventions, research meetings, etc. that are not for-profit.

Number of overnight guests from outside of Hyogo x 1,000 yen
  • ・Kinki Regional event or higher, or event of equivalent scale
  • ・25 or more participants or overnight guests from outside of Hyogo
  • ・Maximum amount: 500,000 yen

Sports Tournaments

Tournaments organized or co-sponsored by a competitive organization or its subsidiary organization whose purpose is the promotion and development of competition through the tournament

Number of overnight guests from outside of Hyogo x 500 yen
  • ・Kinki Regional tournament or higher, or event of equivalent scale
  • ・50 or more participants or overnight guests from outside of Hyogo
  • ・Maximum amount: 1,000,000 yen

Training Camps

Sports, cultural, or other not-for-profit training camps held for the purpose of improving skills or exchange and organized by clubs comprising students of schools as defined by the School Education Act, or organizations and corporations belonging to sporting or cultural associations

Number of overnight guests from outside of Hyogo x 300 yen
  • ・50 or more participants or overnight guests from outside of Hyogo
  • ・Maximum amount: 300,000 yen
Shuttle bus
subsidy
Number of shuttle buses x 50,000 yen
  • ・Convention Subsidies must apply to be eligible
  • ・300 or more participants
  • ・Transport between two or more venues in the city (excludes socializing events and sightseeing spots)
  • ・Maximum amount: 250,000 yen (5 buses)
  • ・May not overlap with subsidies for sightseeing buses.
Sightseeing bus
subsidy
Number of sightseeing buses x 50,000 yen
  • ・Convention Subsidies must apply to be eligible
  • ・Visits to two or more sightseeing spots in the city
  • ・At least 25 riders per bus
  • ・Maximum amount: 250,000 yen (5 buses)
  • ・May not overlap with subsidies for shuttle buses.
Excursions
Bus subsidy

Number of sightseeing buses x 50,000 yen

If international academic conferences, national tournaments, etc. held in Himeji City hold excursions to destinations outside of Himeji City
  • ・At least 25 riders per bus
  • ・Maximum amount: 250,000 yen (5 buses)

Notes:

  • 1. If the number of overnight guests exceeds the number reported at the time of application, the number reported at the time of application will be used.
  • 2. Please submit a survey of participants from outside of Hyogo.
    * You are required to submit surveys from at least 20% of convention participants
  • 3. Please submit a Project Cancellation/Change Application to make any changes (number of people, etc.) or to cancel after your application has been approved.
  • 4. If you receive both convention hosting subsidies and bus subsidies, the combined maximum subsidized amount will be that of the maximum convention hosting subsidy.
  • 5. The following types of conventions are eligible for subsidies.
  •  ・Activities recognized by the board chairman to be appropriate
  • 6. Conventions corresponding to any of the following are not eligible for subsidies.
  •  ・Political or religious activities
  •  ・Activities that violate public morals
  •  ・Activities that receive other grants or subsidies from Himeji City
  •  ・Activities that collect admission fees from some number of their participants
  •  ・Other activities recognized by the board chairman to be inappropriate
  • 7. Subsidies will be transferred to the financial institution account belonging to the organizer after results are reported.* Personal accounts may not be used.

Available hosting support for conventions, academic conferences, business conferences, and sports tournaments

Pamphlets

  • - Himeji Sightseeing Guidebook (A5-size booklet)
  • - Himeji Tourist Guide Map (6-fold)
  • * Also available in English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, and other languages.
For events of the following size:
We will provide the same number as you have applicants for your event (with some restrictions for especially large events).
However, this may change depending upon supplies.
Pamphlets

Convention bags

  • - Non-woven fabric
  • - Vinyl
  • * Up to 200 non-woven fabric or vinyl bags available free of charge
    A fee of 20 yen per bag applies for every bag after the first 200.
For events of the following size: Number of participants:
Kinki / Hyogo Prefecture level-events and higher
*Event name printed on the cover
100 or more
Convention bags

Discount tickets for Himeji City Tourist Facilities

Approximately 20% off admission fees

For events of the following size: Number of participants:
Kinki / Hyogo Prefecture level-events and higher
*Event name printed on the cover
100 or more
Discount tickets for Himeji City Tourist Facilities

Welcome sign

Installed at:

  • - JR Himeji Station Central Concourse South Exit
  • - JR Himeji Castle Exit
For events of the following size: Number of participants:
Kinki-level events and higher
(Kinki, West Japan, national, and international events)
100 or more
Kinki / Hyogo Prefecture-level events 1,000 or more
(Negotiable)
Welcome sign