This bi-annual expo is all about showcasing doujinshis, or independent manga. This kind of manga spans various genres and subcultures, supporting self-expression for amateur and professional manga artists alike. You can browse countless booths of doujinshis and buy the ones that pique your interest. Comiket has free entry and is always popular for hardcore fans as well as curious visitors. As well as the comics, you should come for the cosplayers. Each year, the costumes become more and more elaborate, and most cosplayers love to pose for people taking photos (but only in the designated photography area on the patio). You’ll have to pay ¥800 if you’re planning on dressing up yourself.
Dec 29–31, 10am–4pm. Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto. Nearest station: Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon. www.comiket.co.jp/index_e