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Hyper Japan, taking place at Earl's Court in July, is a huge cultural event that's been growing in popularity over the years.

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This year's Hyper Japan looks like a corker, with a slew of entertaining and diverse stage performances, a range of cultural demonstrations, displays of the latest Japanese tech, Cosplay fun and, of course, lots of Japanese food and drink to keep you energised while you're there.

And if all that wasn't enough, there'll be heaps of Japanese goodies for sale, with the Asian nation's pop culture represented in abundance.

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Should you get utterly swept up in the excitement of it all and you probably will representatives from Japan Travel will be on hand to talk you through the various travel packages they have on offer, from trips to one of the liveliest cities in the world Tokyo to more sedate stays in Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto. If you have the funds and the time, you can easily visit both places in one trip by hopping aboard one of its super-modern bullet trains. Anyway, back to Hyper Japan....

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For a full rundown on what's taking place at this year's event, check out the festival's comprehensive listings page here. Tickets cost between 8 and 16, while children 10 and under can enter for free.

To avoid disappointment, the advice is to book tickets as soon as you can this is now the UK's biggest celebration of Japanese culture and cuisine, so they're likely to get snapped up fast.

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Why? A great chance to discover more about this fascinating country.
When: 26th - 28th July, 2013.
Phone: Tickets: 0844 477 1000
Where: Earl's Court, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.
Cost: 8 - 16; free for children 10 and under.
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