is a Japanese convention center outside Tokyo
, located in the Mihama
of Chiba city
, in the northwest corner of Chiba prefecture
. Designed by Fumihiko Maki
, it is easily accessible by Tokyo's commuter rail system
is the name of the area, and Messe
is a German
word meaning "trade fair".
The convention center opened on October 9, 1989. It hosts many high-technology
Makuhari Messe is conveniently close to Tokyo Disney Resort
, and to Chiba prefecture's black sand beaches. It is easily accessible from Kaihin-Makuhari station
on the Keiyō Line
of East Japan Railway Company
(JR East). The center is the host of the annual Tokyo Auto Salon
(modified car show, in January), the bi-annual Tokyo Motor Show
(in October), the annual Tokyo Game Show
hardware and software exhibition, in September), and the annual Jump Festa
, and video game exposition, in December). The venue was noted in 2005 for hosting the first round of the Live8
concert. Event information, access details, and other information can be found in English at the official site.
On 1 July 2005, the company that owns the convention center changed its name from "Nippon Convention Center" to "Makuhari Messe".
The center also hosted the The Gathering World Championship
It was scheduled to host the "Anime Contents Expo", hosted by the Comic-10 Shakai in March 2011... Read More