For all things stationery, head to the biggest festival in Japan: the Bungu Joshi Haku. Held over four days in the Tokyo Ryutsu Center, it will host over 120 companies with over 50,000 items to peruse.
There will be all your regular favorites as well as smaller brands and limited-edition items with plenty of new designs to discover. Whether you’re after new pens, organizers or washi tape, you’ll be spoiled for choice. In 2019, over 25,000 people attended so expect crowds and try to arrive earlier in the morning if you can.
No on-the-day tickets will be sold; you must purchase them in advance. Tickets for the 23rd are a special premium edition at ¥1,400, the 24th and 25th will be ¥750, and the rest of the days will be ¥850. They will be sold on eplus.jp here.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.