Toya Anime Fes 2019


Every June, the picturesque lakeside onsen town of Toyako explodes into colour for the annual Manga Anime Festival. During this two-day event, the town and lakeside overflow with cosplay fans dressed up as their favourite anime, manga and video game characters. Also on display are itasha (literally “painful car”); cars, motorbikes and even boats decorated with striking anime decal.

The Toyako Manga Anime Festival started in 2010 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Toyako onsen town first being established. The inaugural event saw 3,000 visitors and has grown over the past 10 years to reach almost 80,000 visitors, making it the biggest cosplay event held in Hokkaido.



Check out the #tmaf2019 tag on Instagram to see more of the action!


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