Tech Tours Kansai: bespoke industrial and incentive tours that take advantage of Expo 2025!
Take advantage of the opportunities from Expo 2025:
Tech Tours Kansai is a new platform for bespoke industrial and incentive tours!
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai is the world’s next biggest event and will run from April to October 2025. Bringing business innovation and a major recovery for the tourism industry, Expo 2025 will be Japan’s first major international event post-COVID and is an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Osaka and the Kansai region as a premier meetings and events destination
To take advantage of the opportunities presented by Expo 2025, the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau has partnered with Kansai Innovation Center (MUIC Kansai) to launch Tech Tours Kansai, an innovative new platform to develop custom-tailored industrial tours. With the 2025 World Expo coming to Osaka and Kansai, the region is rapidly gaining attention from government officials and corporate incentive groups around the world looking to explore Kansai’s opportunities in industrial tourism.
Tech Tours Kansai handles a wide range of the Kansai region’s prominent industries, including gastronomy, traditional craftwork, manufacturing, next-generation energy development and more. More than just industrial site visits, possible tours include visits to significant cultural properties, unique culinary experiences, first-hand experiences with traditional crafts, and more comprehensive offerings across the Kansai region.
In collaboration with the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Insutry, as well as MUIC Kansai, the OCTB has launched a web site dedicated to coordianting industrial tours across the Kansai Region.
See the official Tech Tours Kansai website here:
Tech Tours Kansai Promo Video:
What can Tech Tours Kansai do?
1) Tech Tours Kansai is a team of travel experts who, while collaborating with financial institutions, coordinates custom-tailored tours that accommodate the needs and requests for any group.
2) More than just arranging industrial tours, Tech Tours Kansai assists in developing new business opportunities in Japan in expert matchmaking, expanding business markets, connecting with new investments, and more, all while collaborating with financial institutions.
3) Tech Tours Kansai is a one-stop service that manages each step of the travel itinerary, from pre-planning to travel follow-up. More than just coordination with Expo 2025 site visits and other tours, The Tech Tours Kansai team provides support for all travel needs including accommodations, transportation, and dietary requests as well as coordinating special excursions and spousal programs.
Tech Tours Kansai emphasizes custom-tailored support, so organizers are encouraged to contact the team directly with any requests or questions.
Support for bespoke industrial and incentive tours on this platform will continue even after the conclusion of Expo 2025.
1. Why Provide This Service?
In Japan, inquiries about industrial tours from overseas have been handled by government officials or DMOs, who have provided free support for selecting visit destinations, scheduling appointments, and other arrangements. However, it is common for industrial tours to incur costs for coordination and implementation in overseas markets. We believe that introducing this service will help to commercialize industrial tours. We are also considering collaborating with financial institutions, which would allow us to create new value that has not been seen in industrial tours before, such as arranging one-on-one meetings between Japanese and overseas companies.
2. Future Developments
To attract more overseas companies to industrial tours in Japan, the O plan to conduct promotional activities in Asia and other regions, and also collaborate with local governments, DMOs, companies, and government agencies in the Kansai region to create a foundation that can better meet the needs of visiting companies. We strive to make Tech Tours Kansai a service that contributes to the business development and accumulation of knowledge for all stakeholders.
Tech Tours Kansai Participating Organizations:
・Kansai Innovation Center (MUIC Kansai)
・Nippon Travel Agency
・Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
For more information, contact:
Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
Email: [email protected]