Events: HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 15-17th of July @ Olympia London

Hello everyone,

Following on from the success of last years HYPER Japan Christmas Market the summer event returns to London this July from the 15th – 17th of July.


For those of you unfamiliar with the event it’s all about Japanese culture which of course includes plenty of cat themed gifts! 😀 And this year is extra special as it marks the 10th Hyper Japan festival in London

We will of course keep you up to date with what will be there, workshops and performance schedules closer to the event itself. More on this years event below from the organiser!

Britain’s largest celebration of Japanese popular culture, HYPER JAPAN, is returning this summer for its tenth edition in London on 15-17 July.

Back by popular demand at Olympia London following a hugely successful Christmas Market in 2015, the summer festival will be offering more of the most vibrant and alternative aspects of J-culture from music to food to anime and gaming.

Tens of thousands of J-culture enthusiasts are expected to convene to enjoy headlining performances from Japanese electro/rap duo and the singer Azumi Inoue, who frequently sings for Studio Ghibli, the famous anime film studio.

The festival will also feature the crowd favourite COSTest (a cosplay competition) and an array of interactive crafts-orientated activities at HYPER Creative Studio, where attendees can create their own “Kokeshi” dolls amongst other classes.

The Land of the Rising Sun’s unique tastes and flavours are plentiful once more, as Sake Experience 2016 returns, where people can taste and buy premium sake from breweries from Japan, along with an extensive line-up of street food vendors. J-lovers can binge on alternative confectionary treats from Matcha Kit Kats to Kakigoori to DIY Candy Kits!

HYPER JAPAN’s Managing Director, Kazuhiro Marumo said “I’m looking forward to welcoming London to our milestone, tenth HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016. After growing popularity it’s great to see Japanese culture becoming a staple in the capital’s event calendar. For our tenth festival we are working harder than ever to ensure the magic of Japan is captured at Olympia and is delivered to our loyal attendees and newcomers.”

HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 will be taking place from Friday 15 July 2016 to Sunday 17 July 2016 at Olympia London.

Not yet convinced? Check out our post from last year’s HYPER JAPAN Christmas market and some of our personal favourites below:

This was it for now and we are already looking forward to this year’s HYPER JAPAN  event. If you are planning to go let us know and maybe we can meet up there.

Entrance tickets can be purchased here.

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17 thoughts on “Events: HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 15-17th of July @ Olympia London

    • Marc-André says:

      It’s a wonderful event that’s well worth a visit. And don’t worry we will be reporting on this years event for those that can’t make it. 🙂

  1. Nasuko says:

    I don’t know this festival,though I’m Japanese XD??
    Can I reblog this?
    Manekineko??????,put up the right hand ,he is tomcat.
    put up left hand,she is tabby:D

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