Nipponbashi Street Festa 2024 Naniwa Expo

The biggest cosplay event in the West Japan region is making a comeback on May 12th, 2024, after being canceled for 5 years due to Covid-19.

Get ready to be amazed because the “Nipponbashi Street Festa” is BACK and it’s bigger than ever!

The 2019 Event Photo Gallery:

🎉 After a long wait of five years due to the pandemic, the grandest cosplay extravaganza in the West Japan region is making its triumphant return! Mark your calendars for May 12th, 2024, and make your way to the Nipponbashi Ota-road Shopping District!

This year, the event is calling out loud: “All cosplayers! Come together!”. Since its inception in 2005 with 130,000 visitors and around 300 cosplayers, this festival has only grown in popularity. In 2019, it achieved a record-breaking attendance of 250,000 visitors and over 10,000 cosplay participants from across the nation, securing its place as one of Japan’s largest and most iconic cosplay events!

Now, for the 17th time, the expo is gearing up to make it the most spectacular and fun-filled fest yet.

Bringing joy, creativity, and the spirit of cosplay back to life, let’s make this year unforgettable. See you at the Nipponbashi Street Festa — where magic happens! 

Event Details:

  • Nipponbashi Cosplay Festival (Japan’s largest cosplay event)
  • Cosplay Parade
  • Nipponbashi Maid Parade
  • Opening Stage Event
  • Various Roadside Events (including doujin and merchandise booths)

Check out the official website for more information.