How can I buy concert ticket in Japan?

If you able to read Japanese, purchase from e-plus or Ticket Pia is quick and convenient way but if you feel too tough, here is the tips.

* Credit card issued not in Japan is normally not accepted at these ticket agency
*Ticket is normally divided in 3-5 category(S-D), S is most expensive.


1) Japanese Orchestra’s performance
If you willing to see Japanese orchestra,  contacting each orchestra‘s ticket office is the best way since normally they are organizing the concert and issuing tickets by themselves, so they probably have best choice for seating. They normally accepts phone and email for ticket purchase.

As you may know sometimes English acceptance here is not perfect, I suggest you to write them via email to avoid any misunderstandings. Normally they will ask you to pick up ticket at the venue 3omin prior to the concert begins. Paying by JPY cash is safest, if you prefer to pay by credit card, ask them first with showing which card brand you would like to.

2) Foreign Artists or Orchestra
If you have specific concert of inbound non-Japanese musician in your mind, best way is contacts promoter directly(First you should check who is inviting your artist in mind). They will tell you how to.

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3) Other Choice
You can just go to the venue and ask for tickets at the ticket box but not recommended since its priory of ticketing is not top(Organizer is top priority), you may feel hard to communicate with English to the person at ticket box. However, if you would like to choose from various option or have question, you can just walk in, they may work hard for you.

Or if you find attracting concert at hall’s website, you can write to them and ask how to buy.

Seiji Ozawa

Maestro Ozawa 80th birthday Concert at Matsumoto on sale from July 11

Maestro Seiji Ozawa 80th birthday Concert will be held Sep 1st 1600- at Kissei Bunka Hall(Matsumoto, Japan) with welcoming various guest including Martha Argerich, Lydia Teuscher and Natalie Stutzmann.

Ticket(Price: S ¥50,000   A ¥30,000   B ¥20,000   C ¥10,000) will be on sale from July 11th 10AM.  For more Detail, access official website.


Winner of Takemitsu Composition Award has been announced

Thomas Wally, Yiğit Kolat, Kaija Saariaho, Sebastian Hilli, Fabià Santcovsky photo © Michiharu Okubo

“Reachings for orchestra” by Sebastian Hilli (Finland) won first prize.

More details and comment is here.


Argerich will be appear in Hiroshima and Tokyo this summar

Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra announced Martha Argerith will be perform in Aug 5(Hiroshima HBG hall) & 11(Suntory Hall, Tokyo) with conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama. Argerich will perform Beethoven’s Piano concert No.1 C Major Op.15 as a tribute to 70 years of atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Ticket will be sold from June 7th.


Concert Detail

MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu

“Argerich’s Haus” has completed and had ceremony with herself at Beppu

Beppu, the venue of annual music festival named “MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu”, today welcomed new concert venue dedicated to great pianist Martha Argerich. After the ceremony Argerich and young Japanese musician played first movement from  R.Schumann’s  Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 and third movement from same piece as a encore.

Argerich’s haus will have open house  May23-June3.



About Festival

Official website

Arigerich’s haus

TV news (Japanese language with Video)

This year’s Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival

This year Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival(OMF), formally named Saito Kinen Festival, will be held from August 8th at Matsumoto-shi(Nagano prefecture).

Ticket will be on sale from June6 1000AM, but official doesn’t announced detail yet.



Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival The 2015 Season Line-Up

Zhu Xiaomei cancelled performance at LFJ2015

Xiao-Mei@Julien-MignotToday LFJ official announced Chinese pianist Zhu Xiaomei to cancel her performance at La folle journee au Japon 2015 according to her health reason.

Israel pianist Mayan Porat will taking over her absence.


LFJ2015 English website open and Time table ver1 announced

La Folle Journée, originally from France and came to Tokyo Japan, renew their website to 2015 version and has announced 2015 program(May2-4).

This years artists includes
Bach Collegium Japan (orch)
Ricercar Consort(ensemble)
Sinfonia Varsovia(orch)

Vox Clamantis(chor)

Akane Sakai(pf)
Anne Queffélec(pf)
Boris Berezovsky(pf)

Ekaterina Derzhavina(pf)
Mami Hagiwara(pf)

Yulianna Avdeeva(pf)
Zhu Xiao-Mei(pf)

Augustin Dumay(vn)
Shunske Sato(vn)
Tatsuki Narita(vn)

full list is available here.


LFJ 2015 theme and schedule has announced

Still only available in Japanese, LFJ has announced its 2015 theme and schedule as below,

Theme: Passions

Period: May 2(Sat) – May 4(Mon)

Venue: Tokyo International Forum, Yomiuri Hall and Ohtemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho area

Program of paid concert will be announced at Feb 12

For further information go visit Official website.