Comic Market, better known as Comiket, is one of Japan’s biggest annual pop culture events. It’s held twice per year, in summer and winter, at Tokyo Big Sight. The focus of the event is doujinshi — independently created and published manga. Given the thousands of amateur and professional manga artists in Japan, there will be an incredibly wide range of genres and styles for you to buy.
Historically a free event, Comiket has now limited admission to paid ticket holders. Ticket prices for 2023 are ¥1,210 for entry in the morning and ¥500 (on-the-day price) to enter after 1:30 p.m. — you can also buy these at anime shops, such as Animate, in advance for ¥550. More info on how to buy tickets here.
Cosplaying at Comiket
For those planning to cosplay, you will also need a special cosplay ticket (¥3,000 in 2023), which grants you access to changing rooms and includes entry all day. You can also choose to pay ¥500 to use the changing rooms without the entry ticket included.
How to get there
The closest stations are Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome Line and Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the JR Rinkai Line.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.