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Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station 

[Comic Market]

One of the world's largest dojinshi markets, and a festival of cosplayers

The Comic Market ("Comike" for short) is a large-scale dojinshi (self-published comic) fair. The venue is a guaranteed maelstrom of excitement, thronging with people come to buy and sell dojinshis. Dojinshi fever fills the whole neighborhood as people flock to the venue to get their hands on highly sought-after goods. The event started more than 40 years ago, and is held twice a year, once in summer and once in winter. One of the big draws of the Comic Market is that all the visitors share a feeling of unity as "participants", and there are always lots of cosplayers around to give the proceedings an extra boost of color. Needless to say then, the number of visitors keeps going up year after year.
Posted photos Main  Event venue
Three photos  Upper left Circle space, upper right Cosplay square, lower Queue in front of Tokyo Big Sight
 
Date  August 12th to 14th, 2016
Exhibition circle booths 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., corporate booths 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. on the last day), costume play 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. on the last day)
 
Venue Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center), 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Phone +81-3-6804-9211 (Comiket Service) (Japanese only)
Admission fee Free * The Comic Market strongly recommends purchasing a brochure (advance sales price 2,500 yen).
(Besides venue and exhibit information, the brochure includes precautions and information on any changes.)
Access Take the JR Yamanote Line from "Tokyo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 4 minutes, alight at "Shinbashi Station". Take the Yurikamome for approx. 22 minutes, alight at "Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon Station" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.
Take the JR Yamanote Line from "Shinagawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 2 minutes, alight at "Osaki Station". Take the Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line for approx. 13 minutes, alight at "Kokusai-tenjijo Station" and walk for approx. 7 minutes.
URL http://www.comiket.co.jp/index_e.html
http://www.comiket.co.jp/info-a/TAFO/C87TAFO/cmkfor.html
 
Photography The Comic Market Committee

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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