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Japan Expo Sud

March 8, 2024 > March 10, 2024

Japan Expo Sud is back in Marseille, offering a window on Japanese pop culture in all its diversity and originality. Since 2009, the festival has attracted fans of Japanese culture, manga, anime and video games. With family, friends or on your own, it’s the annual event not to be missed at the start of the new year.

Published on 24 January 2024

Exceptional guests

Japan Expo Sud welcomes prestigious guests from the world of animation, manga and web culture. We can mention a few names such as Tsukasa Kotobuki and Mamoru Yokota for anime, and Siphano, crazybomb world and Ed le Fou for web culture. Music also plays an important part in the festival, with the Eurasian Rock group Starrysky, singer Jean-Marc Anthony kabeya and boy band U&Pia. Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with their idols at signing sessions and discussions.

Entertainment all weekend long

Every day, you’ll be able to enjoy sports workshops, discoveries, meetings and exclusive shows. We recommend you try out the martial arts initiations, with exclusive demonstrations!
On Saturday 9th, you can attend the French selections for the World Cosplay Summit, with the winner representing France at the finals in Japan.
You’ll also be able to take part in lightsaber shows, a must for fans of the Star Wars universe, or blind tests for the most motivated! Numerous workshops will be on offer throughout the weekend.

Practical information

Opening hours

The festival opens at 9am and closes at 6pm.
For Zen ticket holders, entry is possible from 8:30 am.
Last entries to the festival are possible until 5.30pm.

Admission rates

There are several types of rates, which you can find here
If you’re coming as a family, admission is free for children under 8.

Luggage storage

A left-luggage office is at your disposal.
Minimum size: cabin baggage (no small bags or objects)
5 euros per bag (cash only)

NB: This year, in order to guarantee flow control, there will be no ticket sales on site. However, while stocks last, you will be able to buy tickets online via our online ticketing service or our app.