The Convenient Way to Buy Tickets in Japan

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If you live out of town, can’t figure out how to order tickets online, and don’t want to be disappointed when you turn up at the concert without a ticket – with minimum hassle and minimum Japanese skills you can purchase tickets for movies, concerts, exhibitions, and sporting events at your local convenience store. Instead of paying the full price at the venue, purchasing ahead of time at your local convenience store can save you hundreds of Yen on each ticket. Please be aware that terminals are periodically unavailable due to system maintenance, and once purchased tickets cannot not be refunded or exchanged.

At Circle K and SunKus StoresサークルKサンクス

You can buy tickets at Circle K and SunKus stores using the in-store“ Karuwaza Station” terminal.

The terminal is only available between (07:00 & 23:30). Tickets are available from 10:00 on opening sales day.

Buying Tickets

  1. Touch the “チケット” button
  2. Touch the “チケットぴあ” button
  3. Touch the “ 探して購入” button
  4. Select from the available menu:

  • Pコード (enter P-code if you know it)
  • キーワード (search by keyword)
  • ジャンル   (search by genre)
  • 公演日     (search by performance / event date)

Other Options

You can also buy movie tickets and save several hundred Yen on the regular admission price.

  1. Touch the “映画” button from the main menu.
  2. Select the title of the movie.

After confirming your purchase take the printed application slip to the register, and pay within 30 minutes.


At Lawson Stores ローソン

You can buy tickets at Lawson using the in-store Loppi terminal.

Know L-code

  1. Touch the “ローソンチケット” button (image 1)
  2. Touch the “Lコードで検索して購入” button (image 2)
  3. Enter the 5 digit L-code
  4. Select the date and time (if applicable)
  5. Confirm the contents.
  6. Take the printed application slip to the register, and pay within 30 minutes.

Don’t know the L-code

  1. Touch the “ローソンチケット” button
  2. Touch the “▼次ページ” button
  3. Touch the “チケットの直接購入” button
  4. Select from the available menu:
    • Lコードで探す(search by L-code)
    • キーワードで探す                 (search by keyword)
    • 野球チケット      (baseball tickets → select team)
    • サッカーチケット                 (soccer tickets → select team)
    • その他スポーツ (other sports)
    • コンサート・ライブ (concerts)
    • 演劇・ミュージカル (plays / musicals)
    • お笑い・伝説芸能                 (comedy / traditional theatre)
    • クラシック・オペラ・バレエ・ダンス (classical / opera / ballet / dance)
  5. Select the date and time (if applicable)
  6. Confirm the contents and take the printed application slip to the register within 30 minutes.


At Family Mart Storesファミリーマート

Buy tickets at Family Mart using the Famiport terminal.

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