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Life size Gunpla Gundam
Lynda Hogan

Gunpla Expo Tokyo 2020

A Gundam model conference in Shinjuku

Lynda Hogan   - 2 min read
Venue : Shinjuku Sumitomo Building When : Nov 12th - Nov 15th 2020, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
While this event is confirmed, coronavirus (COVID-19) measures may result in sudden cancellation, postponement or changes to the event format (eg online only). While we do our best to keep our listings updated, please check the official event website for the latest info.

A Gundam event in Tokyo is set to take place ahead of the December opening of the long awaited Gundam Factory Yokohama. This event celebrates 40 years of Gunpla. Gunpla is the Japanese name for the Gundam models, a contraction of Gundam and plastic model. The four day Gundam model event will also include a Gundam conference and some exclusive announcements regarding the SD Gundam World series. The theme of the event is "Gunpla Factory Nexus". It is being held in the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building. A large scale beam saber and shield will be on display at the venue too.

The event will start on Thursday November 12th and run until Sunday the 15th. On the opening day, the event will start at noon and run until 9 pm. On Friday it will be on from 10 am to 9 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday it will be on from 9 am to 8 pm. You can also watch this event online. Details on how to browse online will be announced at a later date on the official website. If you buy a ticket in advance from this website it costs ¥782, but tickets purchased at the door cost 1000 yen.

(The featured image is a human sized Gunpla at the Showa Retro display room in Mokkokan in Kawagoe.)

Getting there

The event is being held at the Sankaku Hiroba of the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, a ten minute walk from Shinjuku Station.

Lynda Hogan

Lynda Hogan @lynda.hogan

Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog for 14 of them.  Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experien...