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Japan Culture-Con to hit Dubai this November

This cultural festival will take place at Burj Park.

If you’re a fan of Japanese culture, mark your calendars because the first edition of Japan Culture Con is set to take Downtown Dubai by storm. Taking place at Burj Park from 10 to 12 November, Japan Culture-Con is your chance to immerse yourself in anime, manga, delicious cuisine, and all things Japanese.

From traditional tea ceremonies that transport you to the serene gardens of Kyoto to the vibrant handicraft market boasting a treasure trove of Japanese kimonos, cosmetics, and more, Japan Culture Con promises a captivating experience.

Anime and manga enthusiasts, you’re in for a treat. Talented voiceover artists will be performing live, bringing to life beloved characters from popular series. And prepare to be awed by Japan’s artistic prowess as iconic stage performances by renowned artists like Koichi Takamatsu, The Mode, Sacred Fleramo, Satsuki Sunayama, Yoshiyuki Kimura, and more take centre stage.

And since no cultural experience is complete without indulging in authentic cuisine, Japan Culture Con delivers just that. Food stalls will be offering an array of Japanese dishes, from sushi to ramen, ensuring your taste buds are in for a delightful adventure. Maids-On, a popular Japanese cafe, will also be opening during this event, so make sure you’re there to avoid FOMO.

Japan Culture-Con is perfect for families, with a dedicated children’s corner with games imported straight from Japan. It’s the ideal spot for your little ones to have a blast while learning about Japanese culture.

Tickets are on sale now via Platinumlist and start from AED 20, going up to a very affordable AED 30 for a day. So don’t miss out and get transported to Japan without catching a flight.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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