W Hero Festival

¥2,400 – ¥9,800

These old-school, Japanese tokusatsu (not tonkatsu, the delicious pork cutlet dish) TV shows are very popular in Japan — for children and their parents — and this festival celebrates their outrageousness.

What does tokusatsu mean?

The term refers to shows that use a lot of special effects, like Godzilla, Kamen Rider, and Super Sentai. You may think their outfits resemble the Power Rangers, and you aren’t wrong, the popular American franchise was based on the Super Sentai series.

What is there to see and do?

The event features stage shows four or five times a day (the number of shows varies per day). Other than the main shows, there will also be an exhibit, a kiddie play land, a game corner, photo ops, a themed food shop, and merchandise. It may not be a very large event, but it’s got enough to keep tokusatsu fans happy.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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