Japan Day

Japan Day (Japantag) is a real highlight in Duesseldorf. Once a year, the Japanese community celebrates the German-Japanese friendship with the Duesseldorf residents. Because here you find the third largest Japanese community outside Japan in Europe. Around 600,000 visitors celebrate the Japan Day - often in best summer weather. Many cosplayers dress up as manga figures, sports clubs show japanese martial arts and at many stalls you can buy games, clothes or origami figures - just anything that has to do with traditional and modern Japan.

The highlight is the japanese fireworks starting at 11pm. Tip: Either be there early and secure a good place on the Rhine promenade or (insider tip!) go to the other side of the river. Here you have the old town as a skyline and a lot of space on the meadows. By no means arriving by car for Japan Day - the parking situation is catastrophic.

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Promenade between Old Town and the Rhine between Oberkasseler Brücke and Rheinkniebrücke

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Subway: U70, U74, U75, U76, U77 (Stop Tonhalle/Ehrenhof)
Subway: U70, U71, U72, U73, U74, U75, U76, U77, U78, U79, U83 (Stop Heinrich-Heine-Allee U)

Tram: 706, 708, 709 (Stop Poststraße)
Bus: SB50 (Stop Tonhalle/Ehrenhof)
Bus: 835, 836, M3 (Stop Rheinkniebrücke)

Opening Hours

May, 21st, 2022
Stalls and programme 12noon - 7pm, some until 10pm
Stageshows from 12:30pm
Fireworks from 11pm


no entrance fee

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