Hyper Japan Festival 2024

£17.50 – £55.00

Hyper Japan is a huge cultural festival which features shopping, entertainment, cosplay, fashion and food from Japan, playing host to over 300 different exhibitors over the weekend including Japanese street food, stage performers, workshops and seminars, as well as 200 tables on the Gallery Level full of souvenirs and gifts.

Taking place over three days, tickets are split into half-day, single-day and three-day passes. The main day for entertainment is day 2, which is split into two half-day sessions. Over the weekend, Hyper Japan will be home to the most authentic Japanese cuisine you can get your hands on in London, including the likes of Japanese rice bowls, Takayoki, Yakisoba, matcha sweets in collaboration with Miffy and Hokkaido scallop skewers from Soldeli, the fresh seafood delivery service.

Try Hyper Japan’s Sake Experience for 2023; sample and compare 22 types of sake from 8 breweries, ranging from sparkling and cloudy to trendy yuzu and matcha flavours. Sake is rising in popularity in the UK, and MIO Sparkling Sake’s stand is ready to provide a refreshing pick-me-up for attendees – plus a Cherry Blossom Tree photo booth so guests can get a truly Insta-worthy shot.

Anime, and more recently Manga, is incredibly popular in the UK and this year there will be original artwork from the world-famous manga series Attack on Titan and Blue Lock on display for art enthusiasts to enjoy. If Japanese electronic dance music is your jam, don’t miss fan favourites FEMM, sharing their final ever performance on Saturday. The weekend is packed with other incredible Japanese artists, including visual rocker Miura Ayme, and operatic power ballad songstress Mika Kobayashi. If you want to show off your own skills, visit the karaoke booth and select your fave Japanese pop songs to sing along to.

There is also a diverse variety of workshops to attend, including a Japanese Tea Ceremony, Origami Workshops, Japanese Cocktail Making and even a Manga Workshop.

There will be plenty for gamers to do too, including rediscovering favourite retro games as well as brand new titles, including the latest from Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco. Visitors can enjoy taking photos with Itasha Anime Display Cars, Bonsai and famous gaming characters – while also learning how to be a Samurai from Kamui. Finally, a Japanese Fashion show and Cosplay contest will take place on both the Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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