Design Festa Summer + Gakuten 2018

Happening at West Hall No. 1 and 2 of Big Sight, this year sees a big change for Gakuten as it combines with the mega event Design Festa. The newer Design Festa Gakuten event (this year marks the 3rd) has a focus on students, and you’ll find both talented young high school students and university art students showing their work. It’s a veritable potpourri of creativity with art, ceramics, illustration, photography, accessories, merchandise, live performance and interesting cosplay characters wandering around the event. There’s also regular non-student Design Festa exhibitors making for a total of around 12,000 people exhibiting.

1-day passes are 700yen if purchased in advance or 1,000yen if purchased on the day. Pre-sales are available through the site, but only in Japanese.

Don’t turn up too early as the event has a student sleep-in friendly start time of 11am.

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight
Recommended hotel Tokyo Ariake Bay Hotel
Advance sales: ¥700
Closest station(s): Kokusaitenjijoseimon (Yurikamome Line)
Area: Ariake, Odaiba
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