From kawaii duck hair accessories to anime conventions, the City of Buenos Aires is experiencing a boom in terms of proposals for cultural activities, outings and gastronomy linked to the Asian world that attract more people every year.

Oriental flavors were the first to set the trend: first it was the turn of sushi, then ramen and recently popular Korean flavors were added such as Korean-style fried chicken or the famous kimchi, which even has a national day for celebrate it.

The rise of oriental films and series added to the K-pop revolution did their thing and today you can enjoy different circuits to experience the best of the Asian world but in Argentina.

Entertainment with Asian flavor

Among the proposed outings, the Asian Fair stands out, which every weekend brings together hundreds of people at Mercat Villa Crespo where you can visit the different stands of sweets and oriental snacks, mangas, crafts and colorful merchandising. In addition, there are always surprises with special activities or live music, all accompanied by an aesthetic that highlights the pop character with graffiti and a typical Asian atmosphere, added to the best of its gastronomy. For the next XXL holidays in June they will prepare special activations with shows, games with machines and cosplayers.

In the northern part of the city, the ViaViva promenade also invites you to enjoy an outing with friends or family and mixes curiosities and Asian gifts with a variety of characteristic dishes and flavors that, like Mercat, invite you to try traditional dishes and delicacies. from the distant continent.

And for the most adventurous, the BA Asia Tour proposal may surprise you with its urban tours that seek to discover the legacy of South Korea, Japan, China and Vietnam, among others, that are hidden in the City of Buenos Aires.

In addition, for Asian lovers after an outing they can enjoy the Japanese Film Festival Online 2024, completely free. The event organized by the Embassy of Japan in Argentina and the Japan Foundation is taking place from June 2 to July 2, where you can watch Japanese films and series via streaming that have never been shown in our country.

Departures and schedules

Mercat Villa Crespo Asian Fair. Every weekend from 11am to 10pm at Thames 747. The market remains open until 1am on Saturdays and until 11pm on Sundays.

VĂ­aViva Walk. Every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., on weekends the gastronomy extends until 2 a.m. in Chinatown.

BA Asia Tours. On its Instagram account ba.asiatours you can find out about thematic tour proposals.


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