TOKYO BIG SIGHT was opened in 1996 and is Japan's largest international exhibition center. It has over 16 different locations for exhibitions, and 24 different locations for conferences. It boasts over 300 events yearly with over 14,000,000 foreign visitors every single year.
TOKYO BIG SIGHT's Overview
TOKYO BIG SIGHT is split up into 3 main exhibition halls and a conference tower.
This connects the eastern and western exhibition halls and is in the center. The inverted triangle shape is a very symbolistic existence. It contains a large-scale room that can hold international conferences for 1,000 people as well as 22 smaller conference rooms. Furthermore, there is a restaurant area in the north concourse of the eat exhibition halls.
The main 3 exhibition halls are the east, west, and south exhibition halls. Most of the events take place in these exhibition halls.
TOKYO BIG SIGHT's Events
We have listed up an example of what kind of large-scale events take place here. There are many international events that see a large number of foreign visitors, so if any of these interests you, you should definitely visit next time you have the chance. (However, depending on the event, reservations may be required so please ensure to check the official homepage prior).
- Comic Market - Manga, Anima, and Games dōjinshi display with the exhibits on sale
- Anime Japan - Japan's largest anime event
- International Fashion World Tokyo - Japan's largest fashion exhibition that takes place 2 times a year in Spring and Autumn
- Design Festa - International Art Fair
What You Can Do at TOKYO BIG SIGHT
Other than participating in various events, there are many things to see and do at TOKYO BIG SIGHT.
Restaurants & Cafes
TOKYO BIG SIGHT has various restaurants including Japanese, western, a food court, and even a Starbucks. We highly recommend the "FOOD COURT&BEER Eat iT!" which has practically anything you can think of. Also, if you include the surrounding TFT building and Ariake Park Building then the choice is almost endless.
Public Art Award
At TOKYO BIG SIGHT, you can see 7 different art pieces including "Saw, Sawing", "Floating World", "Seven Springs" and more. These unique and interestingly themed pieces create a fantastic harmony between the institution and space.
Purchasing Original Goods
If you visit TOKYO BIG SIGHT, make sure to check out the various souvenirs and memorabilia for sale. There are things such as sweets, mugs, tote bags, and more.
TOKYO BIG SIGHT Business Hours, Entrance fee, and Access
- Address: 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
- Access: Directly next to Rinkai Line's Kokusai-Tenjijo Station or Yurikamome Line's Tokyo Big Sight Station
- Business Hours: Event dependant
- Entrance Fee: Event dependant
- Ticket Purchase: Event dependant