World Cosplay Summit
This is the world's largest cosplay event, held every year in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, with the support of its government and businesses. The event hit record-breaking numbers in 2016, with cosplayers participating from 30 countries and regions, competing with their costumes and exuding radiance on stage. In addition, there are also anime music festivals, voice actor events, and more at nearby sites, recently attracting more than 200,000 fans a year from all over Japan and around the world.
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Sightseeing Spot in This Area
To those coming to Nagoya for the first time, Nagoya Castle (as pictured) -- famous for the golden shachihoko sculptures that cap its roof -- and Atsuta Shrine are recommended sightseeing spots. But Nagoya is also a city famous across Japan for its number of local delicacies (Nagoya meshi), priding itself on a countless number of dishes, including: Nagoya cochin chicken, kishimen flat noodles, pork cutlet with thick miso sauce, fried shrimp, hitsumabushi grilled eel on rice, tenmusu tempura rice balls, misonikomi udon noodles in miso broth, ogura red bean paste on toast, and many more. For another kind of excitement, catch a baseball game at the Nagoya Dome, home to the professional team Chunichi Dragons.
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