Planners appear to be increasingly interested in booking nontraditional venues for their events. From historical buildings to cultural facilities, these unique spaces can transform standard meetings and receptions into exclusive, unforgettable experiences. A mixture of tradition and modernity, Tokyo is home to a vast array of unique, historic and cultural venues eager to meet this demand, including art museums, classical Japanese gardens, shrines, temples, aquariums, theme parks and skyscrapers. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) are collaborating to promote specifically chosen spaces in Tokyo for MICE (meetings, incentive, conference and exhibition) projects. Starting with the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2019 and the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, the TMG and TCVB expect to see these facilities widely used. The Tokyo Unique Venues service center was launched within TCVB’s office to support those interested in adding a unique spin to their events. Among the places listed are Kiyosumi Gardens and Hamarikyu Gardens, beautiful and historic gardens with Japanese architectural details, providing the perfect atmosphere for memorable events thanks to their breathtaking backdrops.