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The Hyper Japan Festival 2024 is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! Set to take place at the iconic Olympia in London from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July, this year’s festival promises an exhilarating celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, music, and art. Whether you’re a die-hard Japanophile or just curious about the Land of the Rising Sun, Hyper Japan is the perfect place to immerse yourself in all things Japanese.

Hyper Japan Festival 2024 Event Highlights

Walk the runway to showcase your favourite J-fashion at HYPER Fashion Show!
Walk the runway to showcase your favourite J-fashion at HYPER Fashion Show!

Hyper Japan is not just an event; it’s an experience that brings the heart of Japan to London. Expect a feast for the senses with vibrant performances, intricate crafts, and mouth-watering food. Here’s what you can look forward to:

General Information

Dates: Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July 2024

Venue: Olympia, London

Tickets: Available in various categories, including general admission, 3-day passes, and special tickets for children and carers.

Unique Attractions

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From the latest in Japanese technology to traditional tea ceremonies, Hyper Japan offers a diverse range of attractions that cater to all interests. Don’t miss out on the cosplay contests, anime screenings, and cultural workshops that make this festival a standout event.

Performers and Events

One of the biggest draws of Hyper Japan is its stellar lineup of performers. This year, the festival boasts an impressive array of artists, including:

Introduction to Performers

Hyper Japan Festival 2024 is set to be an unforgettable experience, featuring an impressive lineup of performers who will captivate audiences with their diverse talents. From high-energy J-pop and rock bands to traditional Japanese folk musicians, the festival offers something for every music lover. Attendees can look forward to electrifying performances by renowned artists.

Romi Park, the voice of Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, is performing this year in Hyper Japan Festival
Romi Park, the voice of Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, is performing this year in Hyper Japan Festival

In addition to these headliners, emerging artists and cultural performers will also take the stage, providing a rich tapestry of sound and spectacle. Anime fans will be thrilled to see the legendary voice actress Romi Park, known for her iconic roles in series like “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “Attack on Titan.” Don’t miss the chance to witness these incredible acts live at Hyper Japan Festival 2024, where the vibrant spirit of Japanese music, anime, and culture comes to life.

Featured Artists and Bands

Chiptune songstress and producer Nyokee presents a surreal cocktail of uplifting beats and 3D graphics.
Chiptune songstress and producer Nyokee presents a surreal cocktail of uplifting beats and 3D graphics.

Hyper Japan Festival 2024 boasts an exciting lineup of performers, showcasing the best of Japanese culture and entertainment. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • Romi Park: Renowned voice actress known for roles in “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “Attack on Titan.”
  • Whoya-Extended: A musical group offering a unique sound experience.
  • Akase Akari: A rising star with a captivating voice and stage presence.
  • Ram Rider: A music sensation known for energetic performances.
  • Joshua Japan: A multi-talented artist creating waves on YouTube and Instagram.
  • Nyokee: A chiptune songstress and producer, offering a blend of beats and graphics.
  • Saina: An emerging talent to watch out for.
  • Kaiju Project: A Japanese-inspired jazz group blending traditional and modern music.
  • SARE: A promising artist with a distinctive style.
  • Alessandra & DENSHONEN: Shamisen players combining traditional and modern influences.

These performers, along with others, promise an unforgettable experience at Hyper Japan Festival 2024. Join us for a celebration of Japanese music, culture, and creativity!

Workshops in Hyper Japan Festival 2024

Ikebana Workshops in Hyper Japan Festival 2024
Ikebana Workshops in Hyper Japan Festival 2024

Workshops are a key part of the Hyper Japan experience, offering hands-on opportunities to learn and engage with Japanese culture.

Overview of Available Workshops

These workshops provide a deeper understanding of Japanese traditions and crafts, allowing participants to take home more than just memories.

Japanese Mask Making Workshop

Japanese Mask Making workshop with Aya Burbanks is going to be at Hyper Japan Festival
Japanese Mask Making workshop with Aya Burbanks

About Aya Burbanks

Aya Burbanks is a celebrated Japanese artist renowned for her exquisite mask-making workshops. With a passion for sharing Japanese art, Aya has been a staple at Hyper Japan since 2010.

Workshop Details

Dates and Times: Multiple sessions on Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July.

Highlights: Create personalized dragon-themed masks to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Materials: All materials provided.

Suitable for: Beginners from 5 years old (children under 8 may need supervision).

Furoshiki Fusion Workshop

Discover the versatile and eco-friendly art of Furoshiki with Glen Taylor
Discover the versatile and eco-friendly art of Furoshiki with Glen Taylor

About Glen Taylor

Glen Taylor, a long-time practitioner of Furoshiki, introduces participants to this eco-friendly Japanese art of cloth wrapping.

Workshop Details

Date and Time: Various sessions throughout the festival.

What You’ll Learn: The history of Furoshiki, practical applications, and crafting a Furoshiki Drop Bag.

Takeaway: Your own Furoshiki creations to use at home.

Japanese Language Learning Workshop

Japanese Language Learning Workshop for Beginners with Kana is going to be at Hyper Japan Festival
Japanese Language Learning Workshop for Beginners with Kana

About Kana

Kana is an experienced Japanese language teacher dedicated to helping beginners and intermediates alike.

Workshop Details

Date and Time: Sessions available on all three days of the festival.

Focus: Basic phonetics, self-introductions, and everyday conversation practice.

Suitable for: Beginners aged 10 and above.

Japanese Cocktail Making Workshop

Get ready to shake things up with a Japanese Cocktail Making Workshop, hosted by the talented mixologist Ryu Okada. is going to be at Hyper Japan Festival
Get ready to shake things up with a Japanese Cocktail Making Workshop, hosted by the talented mixologist Ryu Okada.

About Ryu Okada

Ryu Okada returns to Hyper Japan to share his expertise in Japanese cocktails, blending traditional flavours with modern mixology.

Workshop Details

Date and Time: Multiple sessions each day.

Cocktails: Four unique drinks featuring premium Japanese alcohol.

Takeaway: Recipes and techniques to recreate cocktails at home.

Ticket Information

Ticket Types and Prices

3-Day Pass: £73.14 (£69.00 face value)

General Admission: Starting at £24.00 for Friday, £36.00 for Saturday, and £27.00 for Sunday.

Children and Carer Tickets: Free entry for children under 10 and carers (with conditions).

Discount Codes and Special Offers

Keep an eye out and regularly check this article for discount codes and special offers to make your festival experience even more affordable.

Festival Experience

What to Expect

Sonoeha’s Exhibit in Hyper Japan Festival is going to be at Hyper Japan Festival
Sonoeha’s Exhibit in Hyper Japan Festival

Expect a whirlwind of colours, sounds, and flavours. From the latest J-pop hits to traditional tea ceremonies, every corner of the festival is designed to transport you to Japan.

Tips for First-Time Attendees

Plan Ahead: Check the schedule and plan your day to make the most of the workshops and performances.

Stay Hydrated: July can be hot, so keep hydrated.

Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing to fully enjoy the festival.

Food and Drinks in Hyper Japan Festival 2024

Japanese Cuisine Highlights

Japanese Food Stall by Peko Peko
Japanese Food Stall by Peko Peko

Hyper Japan offers a culinary journey through Japan. From sushi to ramen, there’s something to satisfy every palate. If you want to learn more about Japanese Cuisine check out our guide to Authentic Japanese Food

Must-Try Dishes and Drinks

Takoyaki: Delicious octopus balls.

Matcha Desserts: Various sweets infused with green tea.

Japanese Beers and Sake: Enjoy authentic beverages.

Cultural Performances

The Kaiju Project is a Japanese inspired jazz group formed by the half Japanese-Austrian pianist Aseo Friesacher
The Kaiju Project is a Japanese inspired jazz group formed by the half Japanese-Austrian pianist Aseo Friesacher

Traditional Dance and Music

Witness the elegance of traditional Japanese dance and music performances, showcasing the rich heritage of Japan.

Modern Pop Culture Showcases

Any Costumes from any genre of anime, manga, video game, television, film, book and original characters and mash ups etc. may enter the Masquerade and win a 3D printer

Experience the vibrant world of J-pop, anime, and cosplay. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of traditional arts or modern entertainment.

Shopping

Unique Merchandise

Potion & Rose: Your one-stop shop for kawaii fashion and Lolita fashion is going to be at Hyper Japan Festival
Potion & Rose: Your one-stop shop for kawaii fashion and Lolita fashion

Browse stalls filled with unique Japanese merchandise, from anime figures to traditional crafts.

Vendor Highlights

Explore the vibrant array of vendors at our event, featuring top brands and unique offerings from across Japan and the UK. S&B Foods brings authentic Japanese spices and seasonings, while Peko Peko offers delicious bento boxes. Sonoeha and Soldeli provide a range of traditional snacks and sweets, and the UK Bonsai Association showcases exquisite bonsai trees.

Umeshu Japanese plum wine: the simple art of mixing plums, alcohol and sugar by UMESHUYA LONDON
Umeshu Japanese plum wine: the simple art of mixing plums, alcohol and sugar by UMESHUYA LONDON

For stationery lovers, Pentel (Stationery) Ltd. and Uni-ball POSCA present their premium products. Starry Mart and UMESHUYA LONDON offer a variety of Japanese groceries and umeshu, respectively. Don’t miss the quirky finds at Shakeii Shakeii and the eco-friendly products from avoCARDo shop.

Founded in 1961, WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organization is going to be at Hyper Japan Festival
Founded in 1961, WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organization

The WWF booth promotes environmental conservation, while Doki Japanese Tableware features beautifully crafted kitchenware. Enjoy delectable treats from the WA Cafe and shop for unique Japanese goods at the JAPAN CENTRE.

Natural wood, Natural urushi and the work of artisans
Natural wood, Natural urushi and the work of artisans

Vanity Studios captures your best moments, and Kawatsura Lacquerware by Sato-Shoji offers stunning traditional crafts. Taste Of Japan brings authentic flavours, and Hikari Miso / Dragonfly Foods showcases premium miso products.

Moreover Rice Guys serve mouth-watering rice dishes, and KEWPIE presents its famous mayonnaise. As well as learn about travel with the Japan Local Government Centre and Japan Experience. Therefore you can discover delightful creations from Potion & Rose, Fuwa Pastel, and Unisnacks. Savour delicious donburi from Oishī Don.

Furthermore experience the MIO SPARKLING SAKE STATION, and explore fine sake from OZEKI Sake & WAKAZE and SAKE STREET 2024. Stay tuned for even more exciting vendors to come!

Conclusion

Hyper Japan Festival 2024 is set to be an unforgettable celebration of all things Japanese. Whether you’re attending for the food, the workshops, or the vibrant performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this incredible cultural experience!

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FAQs

  • What are the dates and times for the Hyper Japan Festival 2024?
      • The festival runs from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July 2024 at the Olympia in London.
  • Are there any workshops available for beginners?
      • Yes, workshops like Japanese Language Learning and Japanese Mask Making are suitable for beginners.
  • Can children attend the festival?
      • Absolutely! There are free entry tickets for children under 10, and many family-friendly activities.
  • How can I buy tickets?
      • Tickets are available online with various options for single-day passes, 3-day passes, and more.
  • Is the festival accessible for people with disabilities?
    • Yes, the venue is accessible, and special provisions are made for attendees with disabilities.