Hyper Japan returns to London: the UK's Largest Japanese Cultural Event

There's just one month to go until the UK's biggest J-culture event returns to London.  For those not familiar with the event; Hyper Japan is a 3 day extravaganza celebrating all things Japanese, offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves in cultural activities, from fashion parades, and video games demos to martial arts performances and sake tasting.  

Whether you're interested in traditional or pop culture (or both!) Hyper Japan is guaranteed to keep you entertained.  We should know, we've been visiting the event since it's inception 10 years ago!

The Sussex Bonsai Club 

The impressive martial arts demonstrations offer everything from kendo to choreographed karate

Live music performances are featured on the main stage all weekend

Less Than Love, performing at last year's event

If all things cute and colourful float your boat, then the Hyper Kawaii area is for you!

We trust that the alpacas will be making a reappearance at this year's event

The fashion show always draws a big crowd, with prizes for the best coords

The Cosparade is a chance for cosplayers to show off their costume making and character skills!

Sink your teeth into a range of traditional Japanese food in the EAT Japan hall

Watch demonstrations; here a vendor shows visitors how to prepare traditional green tea (matcha)

Watch demonstrations; here a vendor shows visitors how to prepare traditional green tea (matcha)

We can't wait to go back and see what this year's event brings.  Tickets range from £15 - 17, and we would advise purchasing yours in advance here.

We'll see you there!