Sometimes you get lucky. And it's a good feeling when it happens. We definitely got lucky when it came to our Cirque Du Soleil tickets.
Because we're writing about Tokyo we were offered a couple of complimentary tickets to go and see the show for ourselves. I mean, we'd have paid to go anyway, but getting front row seats on the house was something we definitely weren't going to sneeze at. It doesn't change our review of the production, but it definitely made us realise that if you're into this kind of entertainment, you don't want to miss out on getting the seats you want.
If you want to buy Cirque Du Soleil tickets so it's part of your Tokyo itinerary, but you're not sure where to get started, we've got the lowdown on where to go so you make sure you don't miss the show.
If you want to see Cirque Du Soleil while you're in Tokyo it's a good idea to book ahead. It is, to say the least, a popular attraction and the best seats fill up fast.
If you're new to Tokyo it's difficult knowing where to go to book your tickets. And if you go through an agent or tour operator, you're paying extra to get someone else to do all the organising. Now that's fair enough if you'd rather let someone else do all the legwork. But if your budget is a priority and you'd rather save some money by doing it for yourself, you need a little helping hand.
Here's what you need to do if you want to make sure you've got your Cirque Du Soleil tickets pre-booked and marked off on your Tokyo vacation itinerary.
First of all think about what time of day you'd prefer to see the show. Why does it matter? Well if you choose to go to the afternoon shows, they're generally quieter than the evening performances, so you're more likely to get your hands on a front row seat. But don't get too comfy with the idea you'll be guaranteed a seat. Even though we visited on a weekday afternoon, the Zed Theater was full with only one or two spare seats available so you still need to book in advance.
If you really want to see an evening show, or if you're going to be visiting during the opening or finishing of season shows, you really need to be booking well in advance if you want to make sure you get the seat you want. The good things is, it's easy to do...
So how can you book your Cirque Du Soleil tickets in advance? Here are your options:
It's really simple to book your Cirque du Soleil tickest online. The booking page shows you the different price for the different areas in the theater. At first glance it looks like you're supposed to click on the selections under each ticket category. But that doesn't work. You need to look left and click the text that says to "click here to book tickets ." Here's the link to the online booking page so you can get started.
Book by phone
If you'd rather speak to someone over the phone in English to book your Cirque du Soleil tickets, the company offers an English speaking service between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday JST, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday JST. The service is not available on Sunday or on Japanese national holidays. You'll need to use the international code for Japan if you're calling from outside the country. You need to add +81 to the front of the advertised phone number. Here's the link to the phone booking page.
Book in person
If you decide you want to book after you arrive in Tokyo, there are a couple of ways to do it. You can either head down to the main box office at the Zed Theater itself or, alternatively, if you're staying in one of the hotels in Tokyo that's authorised to book Cirque du Soleil tickets, they can do it for you. Here's the link to the book your tickets in person page.
Special Deal: Tokyo Disneyland and Cirque Du Soleil combo ticket
There's one more option open to you. And it's a pretty good one. If you fancy including Tokyo Disneyland on your itinerary and making a day of it, this combo ticket is the perfect answer. Not only will you have an action packed day, you'll also save money compared to paying separately for the two attractions. Here's the link for more information on the combo ticket.
Hopefully you've got everything you need for booking your Cirque du Soleil tickets. Just remember to book in advance if you possibly can. Now, if you're looking for other activities to fill out your Tokyo itinerary, head over to our Tokyo tours section and choose from half day all the way through to three or four day tours. See you there : )
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