Japan’s most established property management firm, the Mori Building Company, is in the midst of transforming the city of Tokyo. This is through its plan of creating a compact city with super high-rise buildings – a unique concept of vertical land development that makes use of ultra high-rise structures and underground space. Media representatives from Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, South Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan were invited for a four-day tour covering the Roppongi area and Toranomon Hills of Tokyo.
On the first night of the trip, media representatives stayed at Grand Hyatt Tokyo Ropponggi and were welcomed with a cocktail and buffet dinner by the hotel. This was followed by on the second day, a tour of the Toranomon Hills, a skyscraper complex project built by Mori Building in Minato, Tokyo, which included a visit to the nearby Ark Mori Building.
Also an opportunity to view downtown Tokyo from the air in a helicopter operated by the Mori Building City Air Services. While the remaining two nights, were hosted by Andaz Tokyo located on Toranomon hills which is the first of such brand hotel in Japan.
Later attended the International Meeting Expo (IME) an annual MICE event held at the Tokyo International Forum exhibition hall. Exhibitors at the expo consists of convention bureaus, hotels and resorts from various parts of Japan offering participants and delegates the opportunity to network for MICE business. The expo also featured academic forums and seminars.
On the last morning of the trip, some media representatives experienced the art of Zazen at the Seisyo-Ji Temple, which requires one to sit on a cushion on the floor, and remain motionless for at least an hour – originates from Zen Buddhism and practiced for deep concentration.
Not to be missed is a bit of retail therapy at the world famous luxurious shopping district of Ginza with its upscale boutiques, numerous department stores, restaurants and coffeehouses.
Media Representatives from Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, South Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan.
Mori Building at Raponggi and Toranomon Hills.
Kabuki Performance for MICE events in Japan.
Helicopter ride (operated by Mori Building City Air Services) over Tokyo for an aerial view of the city's downtown.
The publisher and editorial board of MICE in Asia, would like to thank the Mori Building Company and MICE Japan for organising the media familiarisation trip. Our special thanks to Junji Sato San of MICE Japan for all his help.