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Get Tickets to See Japanese Theater using "Tickets Today"

Get Tickets to See Japanese Theater using

Translated by Verity Lane

Written by Keisuke Yamada

Tokyo 2016.01.29 Bookmark

This article covers Tickets Today, a tourist-friendly ticket purchase service that facilitates the access to Japanese theater events and other performing arts.

There are a variety of unique and ancient traditions in Japan. For example, washoku 和食, Japanese traditional food, was listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The reason for this is that the Japanese territory, spanning from north to south with its many mountains and seas, has rich nature and each region grows local ingredients. The number of visitors coming to Japan who look forward to tasting Japanese cuisine has been growing.

There has also been a rise in the number of travelers seeking to watch Japanese theater and traditional performing arts. From theater traditions such as Kabuki and Noh, to musicals, anime, and themed restaurants, Japan offers many types of entertainment activities.

However, for a visitor to Japan it might be hard to know where to purchase tickets or how make a reservation. Or maybe you would like to check out some of these shows, but how do you get the latest entertainment news?

This time we will introduce Tickets Today, where you can obtain the latest information on entertainment and buy bargain-price tickets on the spot.

Tickets Tomorrow? No, Tickets Today!

In order to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the Japanese performing arts, Tickets Today sells exclusive discount price tickets to shows that will be performed on the same day or are about to start soon.

A list of performances selected from the many thousands going on throughout Japan is released at 10 AM each morning at every outlet.

The Features of Tickets Today

Tickets Today has special features in order to be easily used by foreign visitors. Let's take a look at these features.

Support in various languages

To help foreign visitors be able to experience the world of Japanese performing arts, Tickets Today provides special-purpose iPads in every outlet that let you contact staff interpreters for English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. The service is completely free of charge.
It is also possible to pay with overseas credit cards and China UnionPay cards 銀聯カード.

Person-to-person sale

The Tickets Today booths allow you to buy tickets by communicating directly with the staff, so you do not need to worry about registering online or about navigating the complicated ticket machines at the convenience stores. You select, pay and receive your tickets on the spot, and all that is left for you to do is head to the theater.

Purchase in Locations that are Easily Accessible - Shibuya and Ginza

The Tickets Today booths can be found in the highly accessible areas of Shibuya and Ginza. Both stores are located near the station, so you can go directly and make your purchase.

Tickets Today SHIBUYA


Shibuya's Ticket Today is located inside the shopping complex SHIBUYA 109. There are many large venues in this area, such as the PARCO Theater, the Bunkamura Orchard Hall/Theater Cocoon and Tōkyū Theater Orb.

This is how Shibuya's Ticket Today counter looks like.

Obtain up-to-date information by accessing the special-purpose iPad.

The instructions are simple and easy to follow.

Once you have decided upon the performance you want to see, simply take a number (bangō fuda 番号札) and wait for a staff member to call out your number.

Tickets Today GINZA

Tickets Today GINZA is located within GINZA 5 FIVE, the large shopping complex next to the Sukiya-bashi intersection. Prestigious venues such as Nissay Theater, Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, the Imperial Theater, Kabuki-Za Theater, and Shimbashi Enbujō are close to this area, while Tokyo Station - the gateway to the Tokyo metropolis - is also nearby.

This is how Tickets Today GINZA looks like.

There is a huge display set up within the store, so you can check out the latest information on stage events.

To Conclude

What do you think? At the Tickets Today counters you can find out the latest information on traditional performing arts or theater events and other entertainment news, and you can also buy tickets in your language on the spot. Moreover, you can go to the theaters nearby and enjoy Japanese entertainment.

Because the system is simple and easy to use, purchasing tickets will be a pleasant process. If you who would like to enjoy the Japanese stage arts, don't hesitate to use Tickets Today


Tickets Today SHIBUYA

Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Dōgenzaka 2-29-1 SHIBUYA109 2F
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed: Open all year round, except on New Year's Day (January 1st).
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi available
Credit Cards: Various credit cards accepted.
Language Support: Japanese
Information provided in other languages: English
Nearest Station: Shibuya Station 渋谷駅 (all lines)
Access: A 3 minute walk from Shibuya Station.
Telephone: +81-03-6228-1062 (Weekdays 10:00-18:00).
Oficial Homepage: Tickets Today SHIBUYA

Tickets Today GINZA

Address: Tokyo, Chuō-ku, Ginza 5-1, Ginza 5 Five 1F
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed: Open all year round, except for January 1st, the third Monday of February and August, and December 31st.
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi available.
Credit Cards: various credit cards accepted.
Language: Japanese
Information Provided in other Languages: English
Nearest Station: Ginza Station 銀座駅 (Tokyo metro Ginza Line)
Ginza Station Exit C1, Marunouchi Line (Tokyo Metro)
Hibiya Station (a 5 minute walk), Chiyoda Line and Toei Mita Line (Tokyo Metro)
Yurakuchō Station (a 7 minute walk), Yurakuchō line (Tokyo Metro)
Yurakuchō Station (a 7 minute walk), JR Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Telephone: +81-03-6228-1062 (Weekdays 10:00-18:00)
Official Homepage: Tickets Today GINZA

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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