The Trade Fair Düsseldorf is the ideal place to hold a convention like DoKomi! Not only does the trade fair area provide enough space to handle such a big event.
It's atmospheric surroundings with the adjacent Nordpark make every cosplayer's heart beat faster. In less than 5 minutes walk you can reach the Japanese Garden, an attractive green promenade following the river Rhine and elaborately kempt gardens with flower fields and fountain wells.
At the Trade Fair itself DoKomi takes place within 5 halls with over 60,000 m², the Congress Center East with around 3,500 m² as well as a courtyard of additional 10,000 m² convention space. Additionally, we use 2 bistros for our popular events cafés, the Lucky Chocolate Maid Café and the Sweet Spice Host Club.
The entrance hall offers enough space for us to create a well structured box office, wardrobe, weapons check and entry area. Our self developed entry system and the technical infrastructure allow us to quickly operate the high amounts of visitors, even at the peak points.
The great Black Stage provides enough seats for several thousand of visitors to participate and watch the extensive stage programm. The White Stage, on the other hand, is located in the Congress Center East to offer additional space for great artists, live concerts, panels etc. The popular Cosplayball will stay within the rooms of Saal X & Y within the Congress Center South.
A hall for the commercial exhibitors and a hall for our several hundred fan booths give everyone the opportunity to present theirselves in a bright and pleasant atmosphere. Above that we arrange there our numerous interactive activities, 3D photo booths and chill-out area. Additionally we have a hall for the Gaming Area and a separate workshop- and education area.
A map of the surroundings can be found at Time and Place.
The city of Düsseldorf itself is Germany's epicenter for Japan and therefore the perfect location to hold DoKomi. More than 8000 Japanese people live in Düsseldorf, featuring the largest Japanese community within the country that way.
This led to a great Japanese infrastructure with lots of Japanese businesses, restaurants, culture clubs, shops, communities and more. The variety and quality of the Japanese restaurants is well known and respected nationwide.
This is also the reason, why Japantag, Europe's largest Japanese street festival is held yearly in Düsseldorf with more than 750,000 people attending. Of course they can't miss out DoKomi, Germany's largest anime and Japan-expo then, right? :3