Tokyo Tech Festival 2023



Tokyo Tech Festival 2023

Every fall, Tokyo Tech Festival is held at the Ookayama Campus. Around 50,000 people including Tokyo Tech students, high school students, and prospective students as well as local residents will visit the two-day Tokyo Tech Festival, which marks the most exciting time of year at Tokyo Tech.

Tokyo Tech Festival 2023 will feature a wide variety of events for visitors to enjoy, from academic projects that are typical of Tokyo Tech to events that are typical of a school festival. The outdoor stage will be set up close to the main building and is where the main programs of the festival will take place. This outdoor stage has realistic and powerful sound quality, and the sloped seating allows the stage to be viewed clearly even from the back. For the first time, an LED display will be installed at the back of the stage, which will make performances even more exciting.

Since there are no restrictions on admission this year, anyone can experience Tokyo Tech Festival 2023. Please feel free to come and visit us at this festival, where the quality has been further enhanced.


Date and time

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Ookayama Campus , Tokyo Tech


There are no restrictions on admission this year. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Reservations are required for some events. For more details about events requiring reservations, visit the Tokyo Tech Festival website (Japanese).

2023's theme: "Chronicle"

The theme of the festival is "Chronicle".

Tokyo Tech is in the midst of major reforms including integrating with the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and the implementation of new admission methods, or female students quotas. This makes it a good time to look back at stories of Tokyo Tech and the festival from the past. We hope that this year’s festival will become a new page in the chronicle of Tokyo Tech. It is also our desire for this festival to be a new memory for visitors. This year’s theme encompasses such hopes.

Logo of Tokyo Tech Festival 2023 Logo of Tokyo Tech Festival 2023

Tokyo Tech Festival's official character, Tech-chan (©Hida / Created by Tokyo Tech Festival Executive Committee) Tokyo Tech Festival's official character,
Tech-chan(©Hida / Created by Tokyo Tech Festival Executive Committee)

Tokyo Tech Festival 2022 photos

Performances on a wooden deck
Performances on a wooden deck

Outdoor stage
Outdoor stage

Flea market
Flea market

Food and game booths
Food and game booths

Science show
Science show

Tokyo Tech “Monotsukuri” experience at the Tatara Steelmaking Workshop
Tokyo Tech “Monotsukuri” experience at the Tatara Steelmaking Workshop

Events and programs introduced by committee members

A number of events are planned during the two days of Tokyo Tech Festival 2023. Here are some of the main events selected by Festival Committee members.

Laboratory events [Some require reservations]

  • Lab walk-ins
    Exhibitions and demonstrations from Tokyo Tech’s 35 laboratories to showcase their research. Come and catch a glimpse of their cutting-edge research.
  • Lab stamp rally
    A stamp rally where you can collect stamps for 14 laboratories.
    If you collect seven stamps, you can receive a premium gift. Don’t miss out!
  • Lab tour [Reservation required]
    Tours are planned for visiting multiple laboratories. Guides include current Tokyo Tech students.
    Don’t miss this opportunity to get the inside story.
    A reservation is required. Visit the following page to make your reservation!
    (Deadline: Sunday, October 15)
    Lab tour for high school students (Japanese)

Public lectures

Public lectures will be given by Tokyo Tech researchers . No reservations are required and admission is free! You can join and leave during the lecture, so don’t hesitate to come and listen to very interesting lectures.


West Building 9 2F, Multi-Purpose Digital Hall
The hall will open 20 minutes prior to the start of each lecture.

Public lecture themes and schedule

"Searching for life in outer space"
Professor Hidenori Genda, Earth-Life Science Institute
Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. - 0:30 p.m.

Professor Hidenori GendaProfessor Hidenori Genda

Is there life in the universe outside Earth? Scientists around the world are working diligently to answer that question. It is known based on the geography of Mars that water once flowed there, and sand from the planet will be brought back to Earth in the near future. Liquid oceans also exist in the mantles of Jupiter’s and Saturn’s satellites, which could be home to microorganisms. As we are on the precipice of discovering extraterrestrial life, Professor Genda will explain the current situation and what to expect in the near future.

"National Route 16, Maps, and a Little about Tokyo Tech"
Professor Hiroichi Yanase, Institute for Liberal Arts
Saturday, October 28, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Professor Hiroichi YanaseProfessor Hiroichi Yanase

Do you know about "National Route 16"? It is a loop road that stretches for some 326 km, passing through 27 towns and villages in Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saitama, and Chiba. It may give the impression of a suburban area, but it has played an important role in various ways. People have lived along it since the Paleolithic period. It saw the birth of the Kanto samurai group and establishment of the Kamakura shogunate. It was central to Japan’s prosperity and strong military, was a raw silk road that helped promote industry, and played a major role in postwar industrialization and population growth while also being a creative path related to the flourishing of Japan’s show business and music industry. The Tokyo Tech Suzukakedai Campus also lies along National Route 16. Professor Yanase will explain some of the mysteries and wonders of this road.

"How do we measure ability?"
Tokyo Tech Research Fellow Atsushi Yoshikawa, School of Computing
Sunday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. - 0:30 p.m.

Tokyo Tech Research Fellow Atsushi YoshikawaTokyo Tech Research Fellow Atsushi Yoshikawa

Height and weight can be measured. Our bodies can be measured accurately. We can also measure sugar for cooking. But what about ability? Consider the fact that your ability is measured using tests. But since various perspectives are used to measure different abilities, not just while in school but also after becoming an adult, it would be good to reconsider this point.

Free museum tour and special exhibition of Hayabusa 2 Ryugu asteroid samples

This event will be held both days at the Centennial Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come and see the many precious items collected here.

A reservation is required for the special exhibition of the Ryugu samples. For more details, visit the following page.

Special Exhibition of Hayabusa 2 Ryugu asteroid samples (Japanese) 

Curiosity Driven Research Expo

Curiosity Driven Research Expo Flyer (Japanese) Curiosity Driven Research Expo Flyer (Japanese)

This event will be held at Kuramae Hall on Sunday, October 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Zealous researchers who are driven by their intellectual curiosity will step out from their labs to explain the intrigues of their work.

Event for prospective students

Students who are interested in coming to Tokyo Tech along with their guardians and others are welcome.


Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Main Building Basement Floor, Second Cafeteria, Corridor side

Consultations with current Tokyo Tech students to discuss concerns


Tokyo Tech students will provide one-on-one advice to students preparing for their entrance exams. They will be glad to help anyone who is interested in their exams, student life, or anything else. students will give answers based on their personal experience. This is a perfect opportunity to get advice directly from students.

Free booklet

Booklet for prospective students
Booklet for prospective students

A booklet designed to help prospective students will be provided. It contains helpful information on Tokyo Tech entrance exams including introductions about each school and department, types of admissions, subject-specific tips to prepare for the entrance exam, and experiences from people who passed the exam. Be sure to get your copy. A variety of other materials will also be available such as admission information and pamphlets for each school.

Comedy Variety Show

A live comedy show featuring Dansei Blanco, IGOSHOGI, and ZAZY. This show will be held at the outdoor stage on Saturday, October 28 from 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy live entertainment from famous comedians.

Dansei Blanco
Dansei Blanco



Voice actor event (ticket prices apply)

"Return of Kaori Ishihara and Reina Kondo - FuwafuWorld"
A talk show program with guests Kaori Ishihara and Reina Kondo. They were invited to Tokyo Tech Festival 2019, but it was canceled due to a typhoon. This time, they will return for Tokyo Tech Festival 2023! The program will take place at the 70th Anniversary Auditorium on Sunday, October 29. You can pre-order tickets through eplus. You can also purchase day-of-show tickets on campus. Don’t miss this chance to see voice actors in person.

Kaori Ishihara
Kaori Ishihara

Reina Kondo
Reina Kondo

Grand Prix

  • Tokyo Tech Singing Contest 2023
    As in 2022, this contest is for crowning the top singer at Tokyo Tech. This year, ranking will be determined by karaoke scores and voting at the venue. It will be held at the outdoor stage on Saturday, October 28 from 1:20 p.m. Come and listen to six finalists who were chosen from among many applicants.
  • Tokyo Tech BUZZ Contest 2023
    A new event at the Tokyo Tech Festival. A future influencer will be chosen from four passionate candidates. It will be held at the outdoor stage on Sunday, October 29 from 10:55 a.m. Don’t miss this exciting event.

Art exhibition

The Tokyo Tech Festival Committee asked people from inside and outside the Institute to submit their artwork for exhibition at the festival. The theme for this year’s art exhibition is "Kakeru (Soar)". The exhibition is held in the Media Hall on the 2nd floor of West Bldg. 9 on both days from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Theme logo (Soar) for the 2023 Art Exhibition
Theme logo (Soar) for the 2023 Art Exhibition

2022 exhibition venue
2022 exhibition venue

Tech-chan events

  • Tech-chan merchandise for sale
  • Tech-chan coloring-in
  • Tech-chan stamp rally
  • Third Tech-chan illustration contest

Merchandise is sold at the Centennial Hall and at the Tokyo Tech & Tech-chan tent. Other events will take place on the 2nd floor of Taki Plaza. Everyone is welcome!

There are many more events planned, so we look forward to seeing you all here.
Please visit the Tokyo Tech Festival official website or social media for details.
Note that if unexpected events mean it becomes difficult to hold the festival, we shall let you know via the official website.


Tokyo Tech Festival committee


Update : October 10, 2023