Buying Advance Movie Tickets in Japan

Going to the cinema is an indispensable activity for those who love watching movies as a soul. In Japan, many international students love watching movies as well.

However, the movie tickets in Japan are quite expensive. Except the sale price at 1,100 JPY in special days, such as, Lady Day (Wednesday) and First Day (the 1st day of the month), another way to buy a cheap movie tickets is buying advance movie tickets.

How to buy movie tickets in advance

Advance Movie Tickets in Japan distributed by Movies Ticket (ムビチケ: with the price around 1,400 JPY. It is not specific seat or cinema. You can purchase by follow these steps below.

Online Tickets

  • Buy online movie tickets through this website: and you will get a purchase number.
  • Bring a purchase number to reserve seat and get your ticket at movie ticket counter or ticket machine.

Movie Ticket Counter

The special promotion for buying ticket at the counter is privilege card. Not only a limited movie ticket with special design, but you can also get some free gifts.

The available movie tickets can be found at

Convenience Stores

In Japan, you can also buy movie ticket in advance at the counter of convenience stores. The purchase number will be on the receipt which you can check your status at



In addition, if you want to search for the participating cinema near your house, you can check at before getting any purchase.