Japan Expo Paris - July 15-18, 2021 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center
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First visit at Japan Expo: the guide!

What to do at Japan Expo? How to go there? Where to stay? How to book tickets? We answer all those questions and more on this page! So let's meet up on July 15-18, 2021, at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center!

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Japan Expo's mobile app is the essential tool of your visit
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Contents

1 - All of Japanese culture in a festival

  • 4 days of meetings
  • 4 days of shows
  • 4 days of activities and games

2 - Prepare your visit: information

  • When?
  • Ticketing
  • Where?
  • Access (with public transport, by train, car, or plane)
  • Where to stay?
  • Services
  • Security
  • Further advice and information

1 - All of Japanese culture in a festival

Let’s celebrate Japanese culture! Created in 2000, the festival carries on with its original ambition since its first edition, of bringing together Japan enthusiasts, pop culture fans, and curious minds, inviting them to enjoy and learn more about the Land of the Rising Sun, its culture, and artists.

Japan Expo features all of Japanese culture, from the most traditional to the most modern, and invites the public to meet all kinds of guests, attend all types of shows, and take part in many activities, games, or workshops. Join this big party on July 15-18, 2021 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center! 

· MANGA · ANIME · VIDEO GAMES · MUSIC · TRADITIONAL ARTS · FASHION · MARTIAL ARTS · COSPLAY · LIFESTYLE · FOOD · TOURISM · WEB CULTURE ·

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4 days of meetings

Hundreds of guests holding signings and panels: mangaka, animators, illustrators, cosplayers, musicians, video makers, and more.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE GUESTS

 
 

4 days of shows

Cosplay shows, music showcases, pro wrestling matches, traditional performances, and more: featuring more than 680 events.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE SCHEDULE

 
 

4 days of activities and games

Dozens of participants and exhibitors share their passion with you: traditional workshops, video game freeplay, quizzes and competitions, games on stage, prizes to win, etc.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES

 

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2 - Prepare your visit: information

When?

On July 15-18, 2021, everyday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
The festival opens at 9.00 am for people with presale tickets
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Ticketing

  Thursday 2021/07/15 Friday 2021/07/16 Saturday 2021/07/17 Sunday 2021/07/18 4-day pass
Onsite ticketing (opens at 10.00 am)* €22.00 €20.00 €30.00 €25.00 Not available
Regular fees
FROM 2021/07/11
€22.00 €20.00 €30.00 €25.00 €77.00
Genin Discount
from 2020/02/01 to 2021/07/11
€20.50 €18.00 €27.00 €22.00 €69.50
Chûnin Discount
from 2019/10/01 to 2020/01/31
€19.50 €17.00 €26.00 €21.00 €66.50
Jûnin Discount
until 2019/09/30
€18.50 €16.00 €25.00 €20.00 €63.50
  • Save money: get the best prices when booking your tickets earlier! MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE
  • The entrance is free for children under 8: ask for a free ticket at the Troubleshooting Desk onsite.
  • Enjoy extra advantages with Zen TicketsCLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • During the event, tickets are still on sale online and are also available onsite from 10.00 am every morning. Cash desks take cash and credit cards only.

Where?

Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte - 93420 Villepinte, 30 minutes away from Paris with public transport

Access

 
 
 
 

Public transport:

  • RER B, stop at Parc des Expositions towards direction of Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle when you're coming from Paris
    Be careful when buying your ticket: you have to purchase a RER ticket that goes to Parc des Expositions. Regular metro tickets are not valid for this itinerary.
  • Have a look at the metro and RER map on www.ratp.fr
  • More information on www.ratp.fr
  • To save time, buy your ticket in the days before the festival, to avoid long lines!

Train:

  • Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV train station, 5 minutes away from Japan Expo with the RER B train to Parc des Expositions
  • Gare du Nord train station in Paris, 30 minutes away from Japan Expo with the RER B train
  • To join the RER from the Gares de l’Est, de Lyon, Montparnasse, St-Lazare, Austerlitz, or Bercy train station, you can take the metro. Have a look at the metro and RER map on www.ratp.fr to find the itinerary between your train station and Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center
  • You’ll find the train schedule on www.sncf.com

Car:

Plane:

  • Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport: 5 minutes away from Japan Expo with the RER B, in the direction of Paris, stop at Parc des Expositions
  • Paris Orly Airport: about one hour away from Japan Expo through the Orlyval (dedicated Orlyval tickets: metro/RER tickets are not valid on this train - more information on www.orlyval.com) to Antony and then the RER B in the direction of Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle to Parc des Expositions

Where to stay?

  • Hotels close to Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center: hotelaroissy.com
  • You’d rather stay in Paris? Visit the website of Paris tourism office on www.parisinfo.com/ou-dormir
  • Accommodation offers will be available shortly on our website.

Services

 
 
 
 

Many services to facilitate your visit:

  • Checkrooms
  • Cosplay changing rooms
  • ATMs
    Attention: you’d better take cash before coming to avoid the line at the ATM. Most exhibitors only take cash. 
  • A nursery to take care of your children
  • An Info Desk to get all the answers to your questions

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Security

  • All the attendees have to go security checks at the entrance.
  • Read the list of forbidden items before coming, as well as security rules: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Further advice and information

  • Download Japan Expo's app to have your tickets, the floor map, the program and all the information in your smartphone whenever needed.
  • Don't forget to charge your phone before coming.
  • Bring a portable powerbank with you. 
  • If you bought your ticket from another vendor than Japan Expo, add them to your account on the app to save time at the entrance or take your signing tickets. 
  • Take a bottle of water with you: it is sometimes very hot in the festival.
  • Take some cash before coming: most exhibitors only accept cash and you’ll avoid the lines at the ATMs.
  • Come with your family: the entrance is free for children under 8.
  • Disabled people can access the whole festival.
  • Any exit is final: you can only enter the festival once and when you’re out, you cannot come back in (except if you have a Zen or Zen+ Ticket).
  • If you have a question onsite, ask the Info Desk or the staff going about in the festival with a flag in their backs.

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