Japan Expo Paris - July 4-7, 2019 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center
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Welcome to Japan Expo!

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 4-7, 2019, at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center!

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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 the 20th Anniversary of Japan Expo! 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 4-7, 2019 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center! 

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

Teaser de Japan Expo 20e Anniversaire

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 4-7, 2019, everyday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
The festival opens at 9.00 am for people with presale tickets
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ticketing

  Thursday 2019/07/04 Friday 2019/07/05 Saturday 2019/07/06 Sunday 2019/07/07 4-day pass
Presale
(until June 30)
€17 €14 €24 €19 €60
Presale 
(from July 1st to 3rd)
€20 €17 €24 €19 €69
Onsite ticketing 
(from 10.00 am)
€20 €17 €27 €22 Not available
  • Book presale tickets and benefit from the opening at 9.00 am. You also get a discount when taking your tickets before July 1st, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Tickets are also on sale onsite from 10.00 am every morning: 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.

 

Stay with locals and get a discount with our partner BedyCasa: CLICK HERE.

Services

 
 
 
 

Many services to facilitate your visit:

  • Checkrooms
  • Cosplay changing rooms
  • ATM
    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

  • 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 ATM.
  • 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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