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Event Information/Event Hall FAQ
Q.What is Design Festa?
A. 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?
A. 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?
A. 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.
A. 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.About Event Entry
A. Design Festa tickets are available at eplus.
In addition, you can also purchase original design tickets at our Harajuku Office and Design Festa Gallery,Ticket Port. For more information, click here.
Q.How much is the admission fee for children?
A. Those who are in junior high school or higher require a general admission ticket.
Children in elementary school receive free admission.
Q.Can elementary school students enter alone?
A. There are tens of thousands of people coming to the event.Even if you are not involved in a problem, please be sure to have your parents accompany you in elementary school children.
Q.Do you have group discounts etc?
A. There is no group discount.
Q.Can I re-enter?
A. Is possible.Once you leave the venue, please speak to the staff at the re-entry entrance.
*The re-entry restrictions will be implemented for DESIGN FESTA vol.53.
Q.How is the entry queue formed?
A. Announcements in the queue may change depending on the event.
When the event term is near, we will guide you on the NEWS on the Design Festa website.
About barrier free
Q.Is there a discount on the entrance fee for the presentation of handicapped persons etc?
A. There is no discount for entrance fee, but parking fee is free by having you show disability certificate (physical handicapped person notebook, love notebook (religious handbook), mental handicapped person health welfare notebook) at BIC site visit It will be.※We have not made advance reservations.
Q.Are there any special offers for parking?
A. We have a wheelchair-only frame in the parking lot for general visitors on the big site.※Advance reservations can not be made.
Please contact the Tokyo Big Sight for more information.
Q.Do you have a wheelchair rental?
A. Wheelchair rental is available at BIC Site General Information (Conference Building 2F Entrance Hall) and BIC Site Reception (Conference Building 1F Bus Terminal).
In addition, identification card is necessary for rental.※General information, loan at the big site reception desk is from 9:00 to 17:00.
vol53: Wheelchair rental service is on the 1st floor at Administration Building nearby the halls.(24hrs) *Reservation is not available.
Q.Is there a place to store my luggage?
A. Tokyo Big Sight also offers a Baggage Storage Service at its Visitor Information Center.
The Big Site homepage is here
*The coin lockers are not available at Aomi Exhibition Halls. Please use it at Tokyo Teleport Station or Aomi Station. There are two places of coin lockers at each station.
Q.Is there a parking lot?
A. Tokyo Big Sight has a paid parking lot. For prices and space availability, please check the Tokyo Big Sight website, linked below.
The Big Site homepage is here
*Please note there is no parking available for DESIGN FESTA vol.53 at or nearby the Aomi Exhibition Halls.
Please use other metered parking or public transportation.
Q.Are pets allowed?
A. 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?
A. Visitors are limited to the original cosplay.
The cosplay of copyrighted characters and costumes are prohibited.We do not have a changing room. We can not take any responsibility for any trouble when changing clothes in the bathroom or nearby facilities.
Q.Can visitors distribute flyers etc at the venue?
A. No. The distribution of flyers, performances, and other promotional activities by visitors are strictly prohibited.
Q.Can visitors sell items?
A. 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?
A. 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.
*The ATM are not available at Aomi Exhibition Halls. Please prepare cash before go to the event.
Q.Are there any Currency Exchanging facilities?
A. No. There are no foreign currency exchanging facilities at Tokyo Big Sight.
It is recommended that you exchange money before visiting.
Q.I would like to contact one of the exhibitors. Can you provide me with their contact information.
A. No. Design Festa will not diclose any private information.
Q.Can I use the intercom system to call my friend.
A. No, Design Festa does not make calls over the intercom for individuals, unless in the case of a missing child.
Q.Is it possible to refund the admission ticket on the day?
A. You can not refund tickets purchased once.
When purchasing tickets at a convenience store etc, please be careful not to make a mistake on the date.
Q.I would like to use model guns and imitation swords as accessories when participating in cosplay. Is this possible?
A. It may be a source of misunderstandings and troubles because it is a large-scale event with many people.
Please refrain from bringing in model guns and imitation swords.
Q.What should I do if I lost something or lost something?
A. We manage with information during the day.
As it will be handed over to the Tokyo Big Sight Disaster Prevention Center after the event, please contact the following.
Tokyo Big Sight Disaster Prevention Center Contact Information：03-5530-1129
※Saturday’s lost items will be collected on Saturday night and handed over to the Tokyo Big Sight Disaster Prevention Center.
※Please contact 03-5564-3404 for more information on the Aoumi Exhibition Building.