Gala Dinner

Friday 10 November 2023, 16:00〜22:00

Gala Dinner Overview

After gathering at the Grand Prince Hotel, the venue of the conference, we will have a pre-party at the “Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine”, located near Hiroshima Castle. Here, light refreshments and welcome drinks will be served, and participants will enjoy a samurai performance and ken-dama.

We will then move to "Hotel Granvia Hiroshima“, the main venue for the dinner near JR Hiroshima Station, where we will enjoy a seated buffet-style dinner and enjoy "Kagura“, a traditional performing art of Hiroshima.

That is all for the dinner, but for those who wish, we will also prepare for a drinking session in “Nagarekawa”, the famous downtown area of Hiroshima City (optional).

Hiroshima Castle
(Hiroshima Tourism Association)

A wooden toy made up of a ball tied to handle by a cord.

Gala Dinner Schedule
Time Associated Activity
15:40 Meeting at Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima
16:00 Leaving from Grand Prince Hotel
Moving by BUS
16:30 -18:00 Garden Pre-Party at the Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine in Hiroshima Castle
Moving by BUS
19:00 -22:00 Gala Dinner at Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
21:30 Optional Course ** (see below)
22:00 End*

*For those who return directly to the Prince Hotel, we will pick you up and drop you off by bus. We will depart when the bus is full.

The last departure time is scheduled at 21:50.
After that time, please arrange your own travel.

Optional Course ( drinking session in “Nagarekawa”)**
Free of charge (first 100 attendees)
Time Associated Activity
21:30 We will transfer to the bus stop and head for Nagarekawa. You will receive a ticket for admission when you board the bus.
Moving by BUS
21:50 Arrive at Nagarekawa area. You will be guided to the "Hashigo-zake" (bar hopping) venues. We will collect your ticket when you enter.
22:00 Start of the after-party at the bar hopping venue. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
22:50 End of after-party.

*Even if the dance time after the Gala dinner is extended, this tour will depart for Nagarekawa on time. Please follow the instructions of the tour staff.
Please note that you will be responsible for making your own way home.


Location of Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine and Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

Garden Pre-Party

Venue:Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine in Hiroshima Castle
Time : 4:00~6:00 p.m.


  • Welcome drink and some snacks
  • Show:
    ’Samurai dance’ by Aki Hiroshima Busho-tai
    Ken-dame performance

Main Dinner

Venue : Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
Time : 7:00 p.m.~10:00 p.m

  • Seated buffet style dinner
    You can enjoy Hiroshima cuisine, which was served at the welcome reception of the G7 Hiroshima Summit.
  • A collection of local sake from famous sake breweries in Hiroshima


    It is the 'entertaining the gods’ based on Japanese mythology that were performed during Shinto religious ceremonies

Part of this tour will be conducted as a pilot project by the Japan Tourism Agency.
Therefore, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire about the program content on the day of the event.
We will also record the day's events on video and in photographs.
The videos and photos will be used by the Japan Tourism Agency, JNTO, and the Convention Bureau in a "book of materials" to be prepared mainly for domestic and international media and travel agencies.
Please note that those who have applied for participation will be deemed to have agreed to the above.