Hyper Japan 2022!

by Best-Japanese Team
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The largest Japanese festival in the UK – with typically over 30,000 vistors attending – is back in London at a new venue in Battersea Park. For those who don’t know Hyper Japan, it’s a three day event which aims to introduce and celebrate the diversity of contemporary Japanese culture. This includes manga, anime, music, food and drink, gaming, tourism, and technology. Those attending can expect an extensive line-up of exhibitors, two main stages for live performances, workshops and seminars. Okaeri (Welcome back) Hyper Japan!

*Update* If you are looking for information on what you can see and do at Hyper Japan and our full review of Hyper Japan 2022 including all the images and videos we took, please check our article here.


Event Details:

HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022

Dates: 22nd – 24th July 2022

Opening Times:

  • 22nd July, Friday 12:00-19:00
  • 23rd July, Saturday 9:00-14:30 (1st session)- , 15:00-19:30(2nd session)
  • 24th July, Sunday 10:00-17:00

Venue: Evolution London

Battersea Park, Chelsea Brg, Queenstown Rd, London SW11 4NJ


Ticket Types:

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3 Day Pass

  • Entry to all general admission sessions: Friday – Saturday – Sunday → £45+VAT

* Save 35% for entry to every session

General Admission

  • 22nd July, Friday 12:00-19:00→£15+VAT
  • 23rd July, Saturday 9:00-14:30 (1st session)→£19+VAT
  • 23rd July, Saturday 15:00-19:30 (2nd session)→£18+VAT
  • 24th July, Sunday 10:00-17:00→£18+VAT

Children (11-16 years old)

  • 22nd July, Friday 12:00-19:00→£5+VAT
  • 23rd July, Saturday 9:00-14:30 (1st session)→£9+VAT
  • 23rd July, Saturday 15:00-19:30(2nd session)→£8+VAT
  • 24th July, Sunday 10:00-17:00→£8+VAT

Children (10 years old and under)

Free entry with general admission ticketholder parent/guardian.

People with Disabilities (Blue Badge, Disability Card Holder)

People with disabilities who purchase tickets will be able to bring an additional support person at no charge. Please purchase a general admission entry ticket for your preferred session and select the “Carer Entry Ticket” Add-On. If you purchase the 3 Day Pass then you only need to select one “Carer Entry Ticket” Add-On.

* You may be required to show your blue badge or disability card on arrival.

Carer Entry for People with Disabilities

The carer must enter the event with the “Person with Disabilities” ticket holder.

Event security and/or staff may request to see proof of disability which includes (but is not strictly limited to) Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal, Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance (AA), Blind Persons Registration, Armed Forces Independence Payment.


There are also a number of Add-On Experiences that you can book in advance. Please see further details below:

[Sake Experience]

Meet 8 breweries and enjoy 23 different types of sake and liqueur

Now well established as a HYPER JPAN must-visit, the Sake Experience lets participants taste, compare and vote for their favourite sake.

This year, eight breweries from around Japan and even the U.K. and France will be taking part, showcasing a selection of premium sake varieties, including junmai daiginjo, sparkling, nigori (cloudy), nama (unpasteurised), and fashionable yuzu and matcha liqueur.

Whether a beginner or an expert, there is plenty to discover, try, and buy!

Get your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Special notes: you must be 18 years of age or over to join this event.


[Workshop Tickets]

Manga Workshop with INKO – Come and join HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022 ’s main visual artist INKO in her 45 min fun Manga drawing workshop. Each of 5 workshops will last approx. 45min and suitable for beginners. Read her story here.

Japanese Wasanbon Sugar Candy Making Workshop with Chieko Smith – the unique Wasanbon high grade sugar is only produced in the Japanese Island of Shikoku. In this 60min special workshop, you will learn how to make Wasanbon Sugar candy, often served during the Japanese tea ceremony, from a traditional Japanese confectionary specialist Chieko Smith.

Japanese Mask Making Workshop with Aya Burbanks – Would you fancy making your own Japanese mask to perfect your outfit for HYPER JAPAN Festival? Join HYPER JAPAN’s favourite Japanese artist Aya in her 50min workshop to make your own Japanese Mask!

Japanese colourful Kaleidoscope Dyeing – Itajime Shibori – Workshop with Rhyannan Hall – Itajime shibori is a Japanese method of ‘tie and dye’ that makes mesmerising kaleidoscopic patterns. In her 60min fun workshop, you will make 1 large exceptionally beautiful & colourful work to take home with you, which can be used as wall art, to make a lampshade or cushion covers.

Shodo: Japanese Calligraphy Workshop with Atsuyo Sato @ Koshu Japanese Art – Join this 50min workshop to experience the world of Shodo: Japanese calligraphy. You will learn a brief history of calligraphy and to write “大志&永”(Ambition & Eternity). No previous experience required.

Sado: Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop with Yuko Boff – Learn manners and how to drink tea at the Tea Ceremony from HYPER JAPAN’s popular tea ceremony teacher Yuko Boff. You will enjoy matcha tea prepared for you with a traditional handmade Japanese sweet at the end of the class.

Origami Workshop with Alice Stern – Alice offers 2 types of origami workshops at HJF22. Lotus Flower Making and Butterfly & Flower-tulip -Making. Each lasts approx. 50min and beginners welcome!

Details :https://hyperjapan.co.uk/festival/workshops/


[HYPER Live]

As part of this year’s HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022, HYPER JAPAN and Orion Live present 2 nights of exclusive performances from incredible artists with our first ever mini J-music festival!

Once the main festival event ends for the day, HYPER Live gives you the chance to see artists from Japan up-close and personal on our dedicated live concert stage on July 22nd and 23rd 2022.

HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022 Ticketholders get a discount on the ticket price as add-on.

Details: https://hyperjapan.co.uk/festival/exhibitor/hyper-live/


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