Japan Expo 2019 in Paris

Note that Japan Expo will be held from July 4 to 7, 2019 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc des Expositions! This year, the biggest festival of Japanese culture celebrates its 20th birthday. For this anniversary, the Japan Expo will undoubtedly mark the occasion!

The Japan Expo is the largest Japanese culture and hobby festival and it’s here again in 2019! Manga enthusiasts, martial arts fans, gamers or japanese animes lovers, come experience this incredible event at the Parc des Expos de Paris-Nord Villepinte from July 4 to 7, 2019.

So far, this year's program hasn't been announced. Yet, we can expect a very special edition 2019. How come? Well because this year, the Japan Expo is 20 years old. The occasion should be marked. So, in the meantime, before discovering what this 20th event has in store, let's take a walk down memory lane, aka last year's program.

Discover all our pictures here:

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From Manga to J-Music, from Cosplay shows to martial arts, from cooking to fashion, the show approaches the traditional Japanese culture as much as the contemporary pop culture. We meet the irresistible guests from the Japanese stage, around a thematic: Space Opera.

  • Mangaka Buichi Terasawa, guest of honor of this 19th edition and creator of Space Adventure Cobra. An exhibition, At the borders of imagination, is devoted to him especially on the occasion.

  • Host Toshihiro Kawamoto and chara-designer of Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory and even Cowboy Beebop. He’s accompanied by director Masahiko Minami.

  • Scriptwriter Keiko Nobumoto who worked on Cowboy Beebop who comes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series along with moviemaker Shinichiro Watanabe.

  • Chizuru Kobayashi, chara-designer on Pandora Hearts and even animation manager on Broken Blade. She’s accompanied by Takumo Norita, chara-designer on Broken Blade, Mega Man and even Pandora Hearts. And many other guests…

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In addition to meet artists, you can buy manga, costumes, katanas and other video games, you can also plan your vacations to Japan, attend big meetings and conferences and thousands of other activities such as:

  • Cosplay
  • Concerts (Akara, Aki Hiroshima Busho Tai, Kaien, etc.)
  • Karaoke contest
  • Video game contest
  • Martial art initiations
  • Cooking classes
  • Japanese drums concerts and Shamisen
  • Shows

We don't know about you, but we can't wait!

Rizhlaine F.
Last updated on 28 December 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 4 July 2019 to 7 July 2019



    ZAC Paris Nord 2
    93420 Villepinte

    Billet Vendredi 5 juillet: 14 €
    Billet Jeudi 4 juillet: 17 €
    Billet Dimanche 7 juillet: 19 €
    Billet Samedi 6 juillet: 24 €
    Pass 4 jours: 60 €

    Recommended age
    From 10 to 100 years old

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