Postée à l'origine par shikashitsuji
sur A Pictorial Guide to Ticket.co.jp
Ticket.co.jp is one of the easiest ways for people outside of Japan to get hold of concert/butai/etc tickets. In the past, only Japanese credit cards were allowed, so many fans used deputies who charged a premium (the market rate was a 20% service charge), and paying the deputy also would incur an additional 5% Paypal charge. Thus, an already expensive black market ticket would become even more expensive!
Now that they accept international credit cards, things are a lot easier. Deputies are still a dime a dozen, but as long as you can navigate the website, you can use it easily all on your own and bypass any deputy/Paypal charges. After I tried it for myself, I realized how easy using ticket.co.jp was. Of course, it helped that I understand Japanese. So here's a little tutorial to help you do it yourself, too! All you need are:
1. Japanese address (hotel address works)
2. Japanese phone number (hotel's number works too)
3. Credit card that works overseas
It's rather tl;dr since I have a tendency to be verbose, but I hope it helps.
DISCLAIMER: This guide is not meant to be official or exhaustive, and I am human and prone to errors. I am merely a fan trying to help other fans! Please don't blame me if anything goes wrong in your ticket purchase!( Read more...Collapse )
I have only used ticket.co.jp once (and at this point the transaction isn't even completed), so if anyone else has anything else to mention or add to this post, or if there are any errors, just let me know! Again, I apologize for the immense TL;DR-ness of this post. I can't believe it got this long D:
Thank you to tabidachinouta
for their kind corrections and additions thus far! ^^