Join us for “Hello Japan - the Kids Japanese Festival ”, happening Friday 22 January during the school holiday at Ellen Melville Centre to explore the Japanese culture!

Enjoy amazing Japanese animation movies such as Ponyo and fun activities. This is a free event offering children and families. We invite you to watch, laugh, create, and explore with us. Please visit Consulate-General of Japan website for more details. (Please note that this event will be held under NZ Covid -19 Alert level 1 or lower only. )

Free Animation Screening Schedule (All films will be shown in English / Registrations required)

10:30am: Ponyo (2008 / 103min / G)
1:30pm : Penguin Highway (2018 / 118min / PG)

Presented by Ellen Melville Centre and Auckland Council and Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland and the Japan Foundation.


Park for $2 per hour at the Victoria St car park on evenings and weekends. Find out more.

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more

Last updated: 13 September 2019