Jul 19
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Jul 21

Hyper Japan Festival 2024

£25.54 – £38.16

Don’t miss Hyper Japan — a huge cultural festival featuring music, anime, cosplay, fashion, food, and lots more from Japan. The event plays host to over 350 different exhibitors, and takes place over a three-day weekend.

Tickets to Hyper Japan

With the event running from Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21st, tickets are split into single-day or three-day passes; children aged 10 and under go free. Add-on tickets for workshops are also available to purchase in advance.

Pro tip: Download a floor guide to plan your day.

Food

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, takoyaki, yakisoba, traditional sweets, sashimi, and scallops, along with milk teas and authentic Japanese cakes and pastries.

Affordable sushi set in london
Photo by istock.com/Ridofranz

There will also be some fusion food on offer — how about noritacos, a blend of Japanese cuisine and South American street food?

Sake

Try Hyper Japan’s Sake Experience for 2024, Sake Street: spend an hour sampling and comparing over 35 types of sake and liquors from 16 breweries, ranging from sparkling and cloudy to trendy yuzu and matcha flavours.

Japanese Sake Nihonshu Shochu
Photo by Felix Wilson

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. Add-on tickets for Sake Street are available on the event website; standard access is £32.00, or upgrade to premium for £60.00 and add a sake and canapé pairing session.

Anime and J-pop

The weekend is packed with incredible Japanese singers, including Who-ya Extended, Kotomen, Joshua Japan, Romi Park, Nyokee and TikTok sensation Akari Akase; you can also buy Meet & Greet tickets to meet your idol.

You can check the stage timetable to make sure you don’t miss a thing. If you want to show off your own skills, visit the karaoke booth and select your fave Japanese pop songs to sing along to.

Anime, and more recently manga, is hugely popular in the UK and there will be original artwork on display for art enthusiasts to enjoy.

Workshops

There is a huge variety of workshops to attend at Hyper Japan, including ikebana, origami, sake cocktail making, calligraphy, furoshiki and even a manga workshop. Book your tickets in advance on the website.

Photo by Getty Images/olgaza

Gaming

There will be plenty for gamers to do too, including rediscovering favourite retro games as well as trying brand-new titles, including the latest from Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco. Visitors can enjoy taking photos with famous gaming characters — while also learning how to be a samurai.

Finally, a Japanese fashion show and cosplay contest will take place on both the Saturday and Sunday.

How to get to Hyper Japan

The nearest tube station is Kensington Olympia which is on the Overground Line, and the District Line at weekends. Enter via the National Hall building and exit via the Grand Hall.

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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