Resort-type convention facility
Standing in beautiful natural surroundings in Okinawa
Bankoku Shinryokan Resort MICE Facility was built in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, as a facility for corporate meetings and study tours, international conferences, exhibitions and other events. "Bankoku Shinryo" means a "Bridge between nations" and the facility is named after a phrase carved on the large bell at the Shuri Castle of the Ryukyu Kingdom which thrived through trade with China and Southeast Asia, starting in the 14th century.
Standing on the scenic Busena Point under the southern blue sky and surrounded by water on three sides, Bankoku Shinryokan has a conference hall to accommodate 500 people at the tip of the point as well as a lounge, cafe terrace, business room, VIP room and other facilities. Bankoku Shinryokan is covered with roofs of Ryukyu red tiles that contrast favorably with southern natural surroundings and with walls using coral-based Ryukyu lime rocks, while displaying unique furnishing goods. These and other features enable visitors to fully enjoy the attractiveness of Okinawa.
Bankoku Shinryokan was used as the main convention center for the 2000 Kyushu-Okinawa G-8 Summit. Photos of G-8 leaders at that time and other related items are displayed at the Summit Hall where the summit meeting was held. In the cafe terrace, it is fund to find the leaders' names written on the backrest of chairs they sat on during the summit. Visitors can feel relaxed amid beautiful natural surroundings in Okinawa.
Address: 1792 Kise, Nago, Okinawa
Hours open to visitors: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed: Dec. 29 till Jan. 3
Directions: 8-minute walk from The Sebuna Resort bus stop after ride of two hours and 15 minutes on No. 20 route bus line from Naha Bus Terminal. Car ride of 8 minutes from Kyoda Interchange on Okinawa Expressway.