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.

  1. Touch the “チケットTicket Services” button.
  2. Touch the left-hand “e+” button.
  3. Select from the available menu:
    • サッカー (soccer tickets) → select team
    • 野球 (baseball tickets) → select team
    • 映画 (movies) → select movie title
    • 探して買う!!  (search & buy)
  4. select region
  5. select genre (icons are shown)
    • ポピュラー音楽 (popular music)
    • 演劇 / ダンス / お笑い (theatre /dance / comedy)
    • イベント (event)
    • アミューズメント / レジャー(amusement / leisure)
    • クラシック音楽 (classical music)
    • スポーツ (sports)
    • アート/ ミュージアム (art / museum)
    •  映画 (movie)
  6. You can then search by keyword キーワードから探す or search by date公演日から探す
  7.  Select your tickets from the search results
  8. Select ticket type, number of tickets, & location of seat (if applicable).
  9. Famiport will then ask your permission for some personal information. Touch the pink “同意する” button to agree, then enter your phone number with no hyphens.
  10. Confirm your tickets by pushing the “発券申込” button and take the printed application slip to the register within 30 minutes.

At Seven Eleven Storesセブン-イレブン

The multi-purpose copy machine マルチコピー機in Seven Eleven stores is not only a copy, fax, and scanner – you can also use the machine to access a whole range of functions and services including ticket sales and the printing of photos and PDF documents from a USB memory stick, SD card, CD / DVD, or other storage format; you can even print from your mobile phone via you phone infrared port!
Unlike other convenience store terminals. Seven Eleven’s multi-purpose copy machine has an ENGLISH option for the copier and photo print functions.

Buying Tickets with a P-code

  1. Touch the “エンタメチケット” button on the main menu.
  2. Touch the “チケットぴあ” button
  3. Touch “Pコードで探す” and enter the 5 digit P-code.
  4. Select the date and time (if applicable)
  5. After confirming your purchase take the printed application slip to the register, and pay within 30 minutes.

Buying Tickets with Seven Tickets

  1. Touch the “エンタメチケット” button on the main menu.
  2. Touch the “チケットぴあ” button
  3. Touch the “一般チケット” button
  4. Select the genre:
    • 映画前発券 (upcoming movie tickets)
    • 野球 (baseball tickets)
    • サッカー・フットサル (soccer / futsal tickets)
    • その他スポーツ (other sports)
    • イベント・アート・サーカス (event / art / circus)
    • 舞台・演劇・お笑い (stage / theatre / comedy)
    • 音楽・コンサート (music / concert)
    • 日帰り遊び (day trip tickets)
  5. Select the date and time (if applicable)
  6. Enter you name and phone number
  7. Touch “OK” to confirm your purchase and take the printed application slip to the register within 30 minutes.

Online Purchase Bill Payment各種代金お支払い★

If you don’t have a credit card, but want to book domestic flight tickets (JAL, ANA, Air Do, SNA, Star Flyer), buy something online from amazon.jp, highwaybus.com, or a Japan-based shop that offers a convenience store payment option. You can complete your purchase by entering a reservation number in an in-store machine and paying at the store register.

  • Touch “各種代金お支払い” on the main menu on Lawson Loppi terminals, “各種支払い” on Circle K / SunKus Karuzawa Station terminals, or “代金支払い Payment / Charge” on Family Mart’s Famiport terminal.
  • Then select the shop/service and enter the reservation number you received when you made your on-line purchase.
  • Confirm the contents and take the printed application slip to the register within 30 minutes.

JTB Tickets JTBチケット

You can also buy domestic travel and resorts tickets via the JTB icon on the terminals at Circle K & SunKus , Family Mart, and Seven Eleven.

Tickets for the following services and locations are available:

  1. Tokyo Disney Resort
  2. Leisure Tickets (amusement parks, aquariums, zoos, onsens, etc)
  3. Pool Admission / Ski Lift Tickets
  4. Travel Tickets (airport buses, airport parking, monorail, ferry, rentacar, etc.)
  5. JTB Expressway Bus – reserve and pay for a seat on an inter-city bus (available 06:00 – 22:59 only).

At Circle K & SunKus

  1. Touch the “チケット” button on the main menu
  2. Touch the “JTB” button

At Family Mart 

  1. Touch the “チケットTicket Services” button.
  2. Touch the “JTB” button

At Seven Eleven

  1. Touch the “JTB レジャーチケット” button for leisure tickets.
  2. Touch the “JTB高速バスチケット” button for expressway bus tickets.

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