Taylor Swift in Japan: A Guide to Attending The Eras Tour in Tokyo
Jun 23, 2023   •   Meryl Medel
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Jun 23, 2023   •   Meryl Medel
Taylor Swift is finally bringing her The Eras Tour to our side of the world! Unfortunately, she’s only going to two Asian countries: Japan and Singapore. With ticketing for The Eras Tour notorious for being a bloodbath, we want to increase our chances by trying to grab those elusive tickets wherever we can. Unfortunately, the Japanese ticketing system can be quite confusing for most of us, so let’s try to break down together how to attend The Eras Tour in Tokyo to finally see Taylor Swift live.
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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 20, 2023
Most concerts and live shows in Japan are done through lottery. That means you’ll have to submit an application for the lottery and wait for the results to see if you win or not. If you don’t win, better luck next time. But if you do win, congratulations! You do still have to pay for the ticket though.
There will be a general sale after the lottery — but that’s only if there are any tickets left over.
People who have the following:
So for Filipino Swifties who want to watch in Japan, you better call up a relative or friend living there who has both a Japanese phone number and address. (That is, if they’re not gunning for a ticket themselves.)
AnyPASS is the mobile platform through which The Eras Tour in Tokyo tickets will be distributed. So there will be no printed tickets, and everyone will simply have an electronic ticket on the AnyPASS app.
If they win the lottery, depending on what they chose during application, an AnyPASS member can purchase up to 4 tickets per show. The first ticket is the “main” ticket, a.k.a. the lottery winner’s ticket, while the other three tickets are “companion” tickets, which the lottery winner can give to whoever they want to, including non-Japanese Swifties — as long as those companions also have an AnyPASS account!
Most foreign fans are able to create an AnyPASS account anytime, including the Philippines. So those so-called “companion” tickets are where Filipino fans can get their chance.
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However, it is important to note that the tickets, particularly the “main” ticket, are tied to the AnyPASS account and phone number used. They specifically mention that you should NOT change or cancel your mobile phone number until the day of the performance.
If you’re eligible to join the lottery (i.e. you have a Japanese phone number and address and an Anypass account), here’s the basic process you’ll follow to apply for lottery:
While the website for The Eras Tour in Japan has an English version, the ticketing platform Lawson does not. So Google Translate (or other similar apps) will be your best friend here. It’s better to use Chrome as your browser so that it can auto-translate the page for you as you go.
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More dates will be announced down the line, so keep an eye out on the website.
You can approach a ticketing assistance service, though you should exercise caution before anything else.
Or you can wait for Japanese Swifities to sell their “companion” tickets, which some post on Twitter, Instagram, or other social media platforms. Just know the keywords and hashtags to search for.
It’s quite complicated, but all for Inang Taylor, right?
If you need more information, just head to The Eras Tour in Japan website taylorswift-theerastour.jp because they already outlined everything there!
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