Nagoya-City World Cosplay Summit 2023

Date : 08/04/2023 - 08/06/2023

  • World Cosplay Summit 2023
  • World Cosplay Summit 2023
  • World Cosplay Summit 2023
  • World Cosplay Summit 2023
  • World Cosplay Summit 2023
  • World Cosplay Summit 2023

A major festival of heroes and heroines embodying fantastic creatures!

"Cosplay," the portmanteau of "costume" and "play." A hobby with legions of adepts all over the world. And every year all those fans set their sights on Nagoya, keenly watching the whereabouts of arguably the most important event of this genre in the world, the World Cosplay Summit. What started as an obscure event in 2003 grew exponentially in the following years, finally gaining great media exposure in 2006 when Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) started to support the event. Its consolidation as a major event of Japanese culture came in 2008 when the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) engrossed its supporters' ranks. Nowadays, the event sees great numbers of participants, spectators, and fans, moving a multi-million yen industry that promotes culture, tourism, and international friendship.


Date : Fri, Aug 4–Sun, Aug 6, 2023
Holding time : Fri, Aug 4:
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
7:00 pm–8:30 pm (Red Carpet Ceremony)
Sat, Aug 5 and Sun, Aug 6:
11:00 am–9:00 pm
Place : Oasis21, Hisaya-Odori Park, Aichi Arts Center, Osu Shopping Arcade, Hisaya-Odori Garden Flarie, etc.
Location : 〒461-0005
1-11-1, Higashi-Sakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
• The Access Map shows the location of Oasis21.
Parking : Paid parking available (512 spaces)
[Art Park Tokai] Aichi Arts Center basement
• Basic fee: JPY 300 every 30 minutes
• Weekday fee: JPY 1,200 maximum flat fee (10:00 am–6:00 pm [final exit time], Mon–Fri)
• The basic fee occurs for use exceeding weekday parking hours.
Streaming platforms : Niconico, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and Locipo

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    To Oasis21:
    From Nagoya Station, take the Higashiyama Subway Line. Get off at Sakae Station and walk 1 min. from Exit 4.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 3 min. from the Toshincho Exit on the Nagoya Expressway's Circle 1 route.

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