Over 300 exhibitors from almost 40 countries and regions gather for this annual gaming convention in Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. Japanese game makers make up a significant number of those present, but many other international developers also join to exhibit the latest technology in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to smartphone gaming. You can try the games and VR headsets for yourself and purchase goods from the sales area. The event runs for 4 days but public days are only at the weekend. Advance tickets are available through the official website for ¥1,000 and on-the-day tickets cost ¥1,200.