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The JapaNeuch Festival 2023 starts in :



Friday, June 23, 2023

EVENING(stage and food area only)
19:00 – 01:00

Saturday, June 24, 2023

CONVENTION(all zones)
JapaNeuch pass: 09h00 in early access
Other tickets: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

EVENING(stage and food area only)
8:00 pm to 1:00 am

Sunday, June 25, 2023

CONVENTION(all zones)
JapaNeuch pass: 09h00 in early access
Other tickets: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome you for this first edition of our festival dedicated to Japanese culture, manga, pop culture and video games. For this year, we have prepared a rich and varied program for all audiences, with animations, concerts, workshops, stands for all tastes and much more.

You can discover Japanese traditions through martial arts, video games, manga and anime, or taste them through Japanese culinary dishes.

We have planned activities for all ages, including artist meet-and-greets, cosplay, lectures and exciting workshops.

Don’t hesitate to check our website and our social networks for more information and to reserve your seats now. We hope to see many of you at this beautiful celebration of geek culture and Japanese culture!

See you soon at JapaNeuch Festival.

Latest news :


The manga phenomenon started in the 80’s with the arrival of anime, i.e. Japanese cartoons based on manga.
Between 2000 and 2010, sales increased sixfold. In 2019 they jumped again by almost 15% to reach one in two sales in 2021 across all comic book segments. Currently, the manga segment is the largest comic book segment for all age groups.

Pop Culture

From being a marginal phenomenon, Pop-Culture has become, over the years, a must. It feeds on all kinds of references that it draws from the musical scene, from the big screen as well as from the small one, as well as from any other artistic work. To find someone who does not have any reference to Pop-Culture is almost impossible.
The very definition of popular culture is in its name, whether through simple references, derivative products or unifying works, Pop-Culture is everywhere in our daily lives.

Video Games

Video games concern 34% of the Swiss population, whose players, with a median age of 34, play an average of 11 hours per week, with a relative parity since 46% of the players are women.
The video game, which in the 90s was solitary, has become over time and technological advances an increasingly social activity with games in co-op, network, streaming, which has developed extremely in recent years.
Today, the video game industry alone accounts for nearly half of the entertainment market, ahead of music and film.

Japanese Culture

Between tradition and modernity, Japanese culture never ceases to fascinate. This unique aspect ensures the originality of this country from which manga, many video games and a large number of innovations originate, Japan and its 125,000,000 inhabitants fascinate and make people dream. This is why we wanted to increase the cultural scope of the Festival by also highlighting this culture that is more than a thousand years old.

Tickets for the festival are on sale!