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How To HYPER JAPAN for Festival 2019

With HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019 almost upon us, we have put together this handy guide to help you navigate the weekend and find exactly what you’re looking for.


Depending on availability, some tickets may be sold on the door, but to ensure you get in for your preferred session we strongly recommend buying your tickets before you arrive.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or just visit the HYPER JAPAN website.
It’s always better to have your tickets before you arrive – and its cheaper than buying on the door too!


With all the excitement and crowds of people around Olympia London for HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019, it can sometimes be a bit confusing to find your way.
For a smooth and painless entry, please follow the signs and listen to announcements. We have prepared this simple queueing guide to help you get inside as quickly as possible.
If you are ever unsure, there will always be plenty of HYPER JAPAN Staff, Volunteers and Security Staff on hand to help you find your way to where you want to be.

You’ll need to present the square-shaped QR Code on your ticket email to get into HYPER JAPAN.
If you can access this on your mobile phone and present the QR Code on screen to our staff at the entrance you don’t need to bring the paper copy.

Inside HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019

Once you’re inside HYPER JAPAN, whilst many of you will know exactly what you’re looking for, many more may be a little unsure of where to go.

This HYPER JAPAN showguide should help you navigate your way around the four main zones of ASAKUSA (Culture), HARAJUKU (Kawaii & Fashion), ODAIBA  (CosPlay) and AKIHABARA (Anime & Games) as well as the other fascinating Japanese attractions around HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019.

Feeling peckish?

With so much to do and see at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019, you’re bound to feel hungry at some point. There is a great selection of yummy treats waiting for you at the EAT-JAPAN Live! Food Court!

What better to follow your food than a visit to this year’s incredible Sake ExperienceCheck out our biggest-ever selection of sakes from nine different breweries all over Japan.
Tickets are still available for some sessions but they are going fast and have already sold out for some.
Get your Sake Experience tickets together with your HYPER JAPAN tickets here.

Whether you are more interested in eating Japanese food or making it for yourself, the HYPER Kitchen is another part of Festival 2019 that has to be on your must-see list.
With demonstrations and workshops from Japanese food giants and incredible chefs, this is an amazing opportunity to find out their secrets and come away with handy hints and tips.

Harro Foods presents The Japan Food Show at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019 and it a fantastic festival of food designed for foodies by foodies. With over 40 producers of delicious Japanese food, drinks and ingredients you will definitely find something yummy to keep you coming back.


The HYPER Market and HYPER Fringe Market at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019 are located on the Gallery, Level One of the Olympia Grand Hall. Make sure to take a stroll though this special part of HYPER JAPAN explore the many interesting, charming and artistic works on display.

HYPER Live! Stage

The HYPER Live! Stage will be buzzing from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening with all kinds of fabulous entertainment. From Shamisen Rock to Dark Idols, visual-kei artists to Japanese movie stars and iconic artists to total mystery, we really do have something for everyone!

Check the performance schedule and don’t miss out on something really special!

Dresscode Japanese!

For HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019 we really want to encourage everyone to wear or bring something Japanese to the Festival. We’re calling this Dresscode Japanese! and any kind of Japanese clothes, accessories, teddys, bags or anything is welcome. Give us your best Japanese and join us in Dresscode Japanese!

We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to Festival 2019 to celebrate 10 of HYPER JAPAN toegether!
Come early! Stay late! and really make the most of Japan in London this weekend.

See you soon at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019!!!

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