Denden Town and Surroundings, Osaka
A mecca of electronics, robots and pop culture, Den Den Town hosts this epic event every March where hundreds of thousands of anime and video-game fans, robot lovers, and collectors pour into Nippombashi. The main street will be closed off to traffic to make room for a crowd of cosplayers and TV characters eager to show off their fine work. Do not miss the grand parade of people in cartoon-character costumes, cute maids from maid cafés, popular performers, and more. Live music performances, food stalls, workshops on electronic equipment, and various other interesting activities will take place.