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Tokyo Game Show 東京ゲームショウ
One of the world's biggest video game expos
Drawing visitors from all over the world, Tokyo Game Show, hosted every September in Chiba's Makuhari Messe , is the ultimate gamer's paradise.
How to Get There
Makuhari Messe is easily accessible by train or bus.
From Narita Airport, during the convention, there is a direct bus service to Makuhari Messe .
From Tokyo, the JR Keiyo Line runs between Tokyo Station and Kaihimmakuhari Station and takes about 35 minutes.
The first ever Tokyo Game Show was held in 1996
Typically the closing day is the most popular
Usually held during the third or fourth week of September
One of the world's biggest
The scale of Tokyo Game Show is enormous. The 2017 show welcomed more than 250,000 visitors. Its 300-plus exhibitors included the biggest names in video gaming, like Sony, Square Enix, and Capcom, as well as small start-ups and indie companies. All video game genres are represented, from complex RPGs to digital puzzles.
Play the latest games before they reach the public
For attendees, the best thing about the event is the chance to try the newest games and technologies in the industry. Check out the latest virtual reality technology, or witness battles between the world's biggest e-sports superstars.
Tokyo Game Show is as much about shopping as it is about seeing and playing games. Most of the major game makers sell exclusive goods at their booths. These include toys, game accessories, clothes emblazoned with designs from popular games, foods, and other items only available at this year's TGS.