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GRANSHIP: One of Shizuoka’s leading convention centers

The Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (commonly known as GRANSHIP) is a prefectural complex cultural facility located in Higashi-Shizuoka, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City, which opened in 1999 as a “base for cultural creation and exchange” in Shizuoka Prefecture.

GRANSHIP has a total floor area of 60,630 m² and a site area of 36,009 m², with 12 floors above ground and 1 floor below ground. It is one of the major MICE facilities in Shizuoka Prefecture (GRANSHIP, Twin Messe Shizuoka, Act City Hamamatsu, Fujisan Messe, Plaza Verde).

GRANSHIP: Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center

GRANSHIP (Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center)



As its name suggests, GRANSHIP is characterized by its appearance that imitates a ship. The large hall with a 58m atrium has an arena area of 1720m² on the first floor and can accommodate up to 4626 people.

The middle hall is a proscenium style ideal for the main venue and lecture venue. The conference hall is an international conference hall equipped with simultaneous interpretation equipment that can be used as the main venue for meetings, lectures, and academic conferences.

GRANSHIP Official Videos


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International conferences, lecture venues, academic conferences, etc. can be handled in any style

The wall behind the stage is movable. There is a large window when you open it, and there is a large space where you can enjoy Mt. Fuji like a painting. The video hall is a mini theater equipped with a surround system on a dedicated floor.

GRANSHIP Overall View

GRANSHIP Overall View


GRANSHIP 1st Floor

In addition, there is an exchange hall that can be used for various purposes such as receptions, subcommittees, and exhibitions, and an exhibition gallery that can display around 200 posters. The 18 large and small conference rooms on the 9th to 12th floors can be used for a variety of purposes, such as breakout sessions and meeting rooms.

Large Hall / Ocean 1st to 5th floors

GRANSHIP Overall View

Large Hall / Sea: A large space with a height of about 58 meters where natural light pours in

GRANSHIP 1st Floor

Large Hall/Ocean 1st to 5th floors. It can also be used as an arena of 1,720 m², and can accommodate up to about 4,600 people by installing movable seats.

Large Hall/Ocean: Provides an unparalleled large space with a height of about 58 meters where natural light pours in. For sporting events, trade fairs and international conventions.

GRANSHIP completed a full renovation in October 2021

GRANSHIP will be closed from September 8th, 2020 to February 28th, 2021 for renovation work to make it earthquake resistant. After the re-opening on March 1, 2021, facilities such as the Large Hall (Ocean) that have completed construction will reopen, and on October 1, the Medium Hall (Earth) will reopen for the first time in 13 months. The whole building has been renewed as a safer and more secure facility.

White Marble Floor

White Marble Floor

Foyer: Rest Space

Foyer: Rest Space

The renewal was not limited to structural aspects, but aimed at creating a space that is easier for facility users to use and where all customers can feel free to drop in. Many of the lights in the building have been changed to LEDs, making the facility bright while saving energy.

The first-floor lobby is bright with a white marble floor, and has been kept so clean that you wouldn’t believe it was opened 22 years ago. You can come and go freely when the museum is open, so you can easily use the benches and rest spaces to meet up while feeling familiar with the permanent exhibitions on the 1st to 3rd floors.

Conference Room

A total of 18 meeting rooms that can accommodate 10 to 300 people

A copy machine is also available

Equipped with copiers and vending machines

In recent years, the demand for remote control has increased due to the corona crisis, and in addition to responding to the Internet environment according to the purpose of the meeting room, large monitors have been newly installed, making online meetings even smoother.

The conference room area is quiet and calm, so there are many repeat customers who have used it for job fairs, interviews, meetings, seminars, etc., and new inquiries are also increasing.

Video Hall

Video Hall on the 2nd floor

Lobby of the video hall on the 2nd floor

Lobby of the video hall on the 2nd floor

The Rental Consultation Desk is located on the 2nd floor immediately after going up the front escalator to support rental inquiries and reservations. It is recommended for those who apply for the first time or those who are not good at applying on the Internet, as it provides easy-to-understand information while looking at materials such as the area of the venue and usage examples.

In addition, at this window, they can make proposals that can meet the needs of users, such as event support services unique to cultural facilities, such as arranging event lighting, flowers, and lunch boxes.

Cultural Information Room

Cultural Information Room

bakery & cafe GALLEY

bakery & cafe GALLEY

The south side of the first floor of the building is a healing spot where you can take a break. In November 2021, a new bakery & cafe “GALLEY” opened in the back of the “Cultural Information Room” that collects cultural information from inside and outside Shizuoka Prefecture.

Spend an elegant day in the newly reborn GRANSHIP while appreciating the art on permanent display that changes every six months, enjoying freshly baked bread and delicious coffee.

Access to GRANSHIP

Get off at JR Higashi Shizuoka Station, which is 1 station and 3 minutes from JR Shizuoka Station, and walk about 5 minutes from the south exit to the main entrance.

If you are using the Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari), please get off at Shizuoka Station in 1 hour from Tokyo and 2 hours from Shin-Osaka. Change to the Tokaido Main Line going up and it takes 3 minutes to Higashi-Shizuoka Station.

If you are coming by car, there is a parking lot on the west side of GRANSHIP (about 400 standard-sized cars / 7 spaces for wheelchair users) and a parking lot on the east side (32 spaces for restaurant priority / 2 spaces for wheelchair users).

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