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How to Buy Japanese Concert or Baseball Game Tickets from Overseas?

Updated: Oct 6, 2020


Buying concert or baseball game tickets from overseas can be a difficult task.

But, don’t give up as the resell market for tickets is huge too.


These are the 5 ways you can try to get a ticket online from outside of Japan:

  1. Auction sites in Japan specifically for tickets

  2. Normal flea/auction sites in Japan

  3. Asking for help from proxy services specifically for tickets

  4. Asking for help from normal proxy/middleman

  5. Buying directly from international ticket reselling platform

 

1. Auction sites in Japan specifically for tickets

Basically, these are the 2 main auction sites that you should look for:

  1. Ticket Street

  2. Ticket Ryutsu Center

a. Ticket Street (https://ticket.st/)

The following costs should be borne by the buyer:

  • 5% commission of the ticket price

  • 520yen domestic shipping cost, if the seller indicates “shipping cost not included”

  • 3% payment system fee (minimum 300yen)

Please check the official website for the latest charge as well. https://ticket.st/guide/oshiharai


b. Ticket Ryutsu Center (https://www.ticket.co.jp/)

The buyer pays for the System fee (事務手数料) as below:

  • 297yen for tickets below 3,000yen, or

  • 440yen for tickets below 10,000yen, or

  • 770yen for tickets below 30,000yen, or

  • 3.3% for tickets above 30,000yen

The buyer can choose to pay extra 825yen (option) when requesting the center to check the tickets before sending it to the buyer. (あんしん配送サービス ). The shipping cost is also included in the selling price (no extra charge).

 

2. On the other hand, you might want to look around the normal flea/auction/used markets in Japan

 

3. Asking for help from proxy services specifically for tickets

 

4. Asking for help from normal proxy/middleman.

 

5. Buying directly from international ticket reselling platform

For non-Japanese speakers who want things to get done faster, these might be better choices:

Good luck in getting your tickets!

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