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Event Information/Event Hall FAQ
Q. What is Design Festa?
Design Festa is an art event held three times at year (Spring, Summer, Fall) at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba.
As long as the artwork is original, all artists are welcome to exhibit.
Because of this, we see artists from all corners of the world at Design Festa.
Since its debut in 1994, Design Festa has been said to be a pioneer of the art events popular in Japan today.
For more information, please see our About section.
Q. What can I expect to see at Design Festa?
Design Festa regularly features over 10,000 exhibitors, ranging in age from young children to people well into their 80s. Amateurs, students, housewifes, professionals, they are all among the exhibitors at Design Festa.
Original artworks and goods exhibited at Design Festa range from accessories, fashion items, trinkets, paintings, sculptures, film projects and more!
Q. Can I buy what is on display?
Most booths will have their works for sale. For prices and payment methods, please
consult the exhibitor.
Q. Please tell me about the genre division of the booth area.
Please see the Event Area Map. The Event Area Map is available for download approximately 1 month before the event.
Click here to download the area map.
The genres are not strict, so you may find other styles mixed in among the others.
About Event Entry
Q. Where can I buy advance tickets?
Design Festa tickets are available at various convenience stores (Lawson, Seven Eleven, FamilyMart, Circle K, Sunkus), Ticket Pia, among others.
In addition, you can also purchase original design tickets at our Harajuku Office and Design Festa Gallery. For more information, click here .
Q. How much is the admission fee for children?
Children in elementary school receive free admission. Those who are in junior high school or higher require a general admission ticket.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is there a place to store my luggage?
Please use on of the coin lockers found throughout the building. Tokyo Big Sight also offers a Baggage Storage Service at its Visitor Information Center.
Please note that we do not offer luggage storage at the Event Administrative Office.
Q. Is there a parking lot?
Tokyo Big Sight has a paid parking lot. For prices and space availability, please check the Tokyo Big Sight website, linked below.
Q. Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not allowed in the Tokyo Big Sight Buildings. However, guide dogs and therapy dogs are exempted from this rule.
Q. Can I cosplay at the event? Is there a changing room?
Yes, cosplay is welcome at Design Festa, but the cosplay of copyrighted characters and costumes are prohibited. We of course welcome original costumes and cosplay of original characters. We do not have a changing room. We appreciate your understanding.
Q. Can visitors distribute flyers etc at the venue?
No. The distribution of flyers, performances, and other promotional activities by visitors are strictly prohibited.
Q. Can visitors sell items?
No. Visitors are prohibited from selling items.
If you are discovered selling items at the event, you will be asked to leave. Design Festa also holds the right to deny your future participation in the event.
Q. Is there an ATM?
Mizuho Bank, Tokyo Star Bank, Seven Bank, Japan Post Bank ATM are located in the entrance hall of Tokyo Big Sight. In addition, there are also ATMs located in the various convenience stores within the Tokyo Big Sight complex.
Q. Are there any Currency Exchanging facilities?
No. There are no foreign currency exchanging facilities at Tokyo Big Sight.
Q. I would like to contact one of the exhibitors. Can you provide me with their contact information.
No. Design Festa will not diclose any private information. Please approach the exhibitor in question directly if you would like to contact them.
Q. Can I use the intercom system to call my friend.
No, Design Festa does not make calls over the intercom for individuals, unless in the case of a missing child.