Sunday, May 14

TMN on Tour: Main Modellers Hall - Shizuoka Hobby Show 2023

The Shizuoka Hobby Show's real soul is the main modelling hall. The fruits of the labour of some of the best model makers in the world display their work are on exhibit. We take a look at just some in our tour...

TMN on Tour: Main Modellers Hall - Shizuoka Hobby Show 2023
TMN on Tour: Main Modellers Hall - Shizuoka Hobby Show 2023
Name: 61st Shizuoka Hobby Show
Organizer: Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative Association
Trade Days: May 10th, 11th: 9:30-16:30
Students’ Day: May 12th: 9:00-17:00
Public Days: May 13th: 9:00-17:00, May 14th: 9:00-16:00
Show Website for more information
Other Highlights at the Event
-Modelers’ Club Exhibition venue: Twin Messe Shizuoka South Hall, West Hall 2nd floor, North Hall 3rd floor
-Modelers’ Flea Market venue: Twinmesse Shizuoka North Hall 4th floor reception hall
-Self-Defense Forces Corner venue: in front of the West Hall, Twin Messe Shizuoka
-RC Car Festival venue: Shizuoka City South Gym
The 61st annual Shizuoka Hobby Show was run this week from May 10-15th in Shizuoka, Japan. One of the biggest and most important model shows/ expos in the world. Saturday and Sunday are all about the REAL modellers, the ones who pack this massive hall with so many varied models of really any genre you can think of. We have a walk-around of just SOME of the great model son display at the show...

The JSDF is always a presence at the show - people like to dress up for the occasion!
Getting there from Shizuoka Station:
- A free shuttle bus is operated from JR Shizuoka Station South Exit. (15 mins)
- Alternatively, a Taxi from JR Shizuoka Station south exit takes about ten minutes (25 mins if you leave when everyone else does­čśä)

We look at some of the models that the wonderful model makers presented at the show...
That is all from this year's Shizuoka Hobby Show, hopefully we can see many more wonderful model sat next year's event...