JAPAN EXPO. What shouldn’t be missed from Japan Expo, the must-attend event for fans of Japanese culture this weekend?

[Updated on July 12, 2023 at 6:06 p.m.] The Japan Expo is being held this weekend from July 13 to 16, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition center, in Seine-Saint-Denis. This great meeting of Japanese culture brings people together more than ever. Are gathered, in a space of 140,000 square meters, a dozen stands, 13 stages, 7 temporary exhibitions, around forty concerts and sixty conferences! After Japan, France is the world’s second largest manga market.

Japan Expo prices have skyrocketed in recent years. These cost between 20 and 30 euros depending on the day and 80 euros for a four-day pass. Admission is free for children under 8 years old. It is essential to purchase your ticket via the Japan Expo online ticket office. The Villepinte Exhibition Center no longer has a ticket office at the entrance. All rates.

The Japan Expo is held in the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte in the town of Villepinte located in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis. The nearest transport is the Parc des Expositions stop of the RER B (direction Aéroport Charle de Gaulle 2 – TGV, from Paris).

Japan Expo 2023 is scheduled from July 13 to 16, 2023. For four days, fans of Japanese culture can stroll in search of their favorite heroes and stock up on manga while immersed in the Japanese universe.

Japan Expo is open to people of all ages, who attend the talks, signings, previews, and cosplay contests held there. The event was launched in 1999 by Jean-François Dufour, Sandrine Dufour and Thomas Sirdey. The latter had used the associative space of his Epita business school, a garage, to launch the event. After a brief stint at the CNIT de la Défense in 2006, Japan Expo then moved to the Villepinte exhibition hall in Seine-Saint-Denis. Since then, more than 250,000 visitors have come to Japan Expo (whereas in its beginnings, it only brought together 2,400 visitors) and this success is now being exported to Marseille with Japan Expo Sud, and to California. .