Tokyo Game Show is Japan’s biggest video game expo. It is also one of the world’s three major game shows aside from United States and German’s Gamescom.
Upcoming Event: Tokyo Game Show 2016
Date: September 17 (Sat) ~ 18 (Sun), 2016
Time: 10:00 A.M.~5:00 P.M. ※The door may be open from 9:30 A.M. depending on the circumstance
How to Purchase Ticket
Pre-sale Ticket JPY 1000 (about USD $8.12)
On the day Ticket JPY 1200 (about USD $9.15)
Elementary Students and below FREE
Premium Ticket *As of 2015′ information
- Original T Shirt
You will receive original T-Shirt that cannot be found anywhere.
4 sizes available to choose from: S, M, L, XL.
Size (Length, Wideth) *Unit: Centimeter
S (65, 47.5), M (68, 50)
L (71, 52.5), XL (74, 55)
19th (Sat): Black 20th (Sun): White
The black shirt on the left is for Saturday. The one white is for Sunday.
:+:Designed and color might be change
- Original Pin Batch
:+:Designed and color might be change
- Priority Admission
Participants who hold the Premium tickets can register for the date they want to use their privilege. Priority admission can be for a certain period of time, roughly every 20~30 minutes.
Tickets can be purchase from Nozomi Co. Ltd.
How to Enjoy
Enjoy the privilege of trying the unreleased game!
Visitors can try out the test version of several games from different makers. However, for some games, there are numbered tickets to keep the line in order. If the tickets were all distributed, you could not try that game anymore, so please check in advance. The waiting time in trying the game could range from less than 30 minutes to more than 100 minutes, so we recommend you to enter the venue as soon as possible.
How to effectively move around the Hall.
The hall would be extremely crowded so please check the location of the exhibitors’ booths from the official catalog provided at the Entrance.
Hall 1 ~ 6 is the general exhibition area
Hall 7~8 is the game display corner, family corner, good sales corner, event stage.
Hall 9 is the food corner, cosplay area, lottery venue, etc.
In addition, Digital Signage (Digital Signboard) are set up around the hall. You can check game trial waiting time, the availability of free give-away contents, etc. from Digital Signage.
Foreign Language Support
Official Guidebook distributed during the entry into the hall is printed in 4 languages (English, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese). Inside the venue, there are also volunteer translators stationed in the information center.
Tokyo Game Show has set up Cosplay Area, and the event received several cosplayers every year. Since this is the game event, cosplayers who participate are mostly people who are related or have interest in games characters. In addition, there are also many foreign cosplayers. Please refer to this link for cosplay cautionary notes. http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2014/en/visitor/cosplayers.html
JR Keiyo Line Makuhari Station (Walk 7 minutes to the venue)
JR Sobu Line Hongo Station, Keisei Line Hongo Station (15 minutes bus ride to the venue)
From Central Tokyo to Makuhari
Tokyo →JR Keiyo Line (Rapid 30 mins. All-stop train 40 mins) →Makuhari
Yurakucho→Yurakucho Subway Line (12 minutes) →Shin-Kiba→JR Keiyo Line → Makuhari
From Central Tokyo to Hongo Station
Akihabara→JR Sobu Line (40 mins) →Hongo
Ueno→Keisei Line (40 mins) →Hongo
From Airport to Makuhari Messe
Haneda Airport→Limousine Bus (40 mins) →Makuhari
Narita Airport→Limousine Bus (30 mins) →Makuhari
We arrange tickets on your behalf!
Nozomi Co. Ltd. arranges tickets of various events held in all over Japan on your behalf. It only takes 3 minutes to make a request! It’s Fast・Easy・Convenient, so please use our service.
When making purchasing request to our company, we charge JPY 2000 per ticket as a service fee. Upon making purchasing request, please pay “ticket price + service fee”. If you wished the ticket to be delivered via mail, delivery fee must be paid as well. (Example) Ticket Fee Price x number + JPY 2000 Service Fee + Delivery Fee (We are using Japan Post’s EMS. For the price chart, please click here).
If there is any ticket you want to purchase, please let us know the ticket event’s name and number of ticket, and send us request from the Contact Form page. We will promptly reply back with more details and price estimation.
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