Enjoy up to ¥700 discount on movie tickets at cinemas across Japan

Japan residents and overseas tourists can watch the latest films for only ¥1,200 at more than 40 cinemas in Tokyo

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If you’re planning to catch a movie soon, you’re in luck because you can save money on your next cinema outing with Japan’s community movie ticket campaign. This new discount deal is part of the national Event-wari programme, which offers event tickets at a lower price to encourage everyone to go out and support businesses.

Discounted tickets will be available at participating cinemas across Japan between December 2 and January 29 2023 for visits until Tuesday January 31 2023. Movie tickets for adults usually cost ¥1,900 per person, but through the new discount campaign you can enjoy the latest films for ¥1,200 per person (tickets for high school students and younger children will now be ¥800 instead of the usual ¥1,000). 

The promotion is open to both residents of Japan and tourists from overseas. To qualify, you’ll need to be triple vaccinated and upload your Covid-19 vaccine certificate to a special website (accessible from December 2). Negative Covid-19 test results will not be accepted for this campaign.

After your vaccine certificate has been checked, you’ll receive a number and password as well as a QR code, which you will need to book your tickets online. Note that payments can only be made through credit cards. 

To find out which cinemas in Tokyo are part of the deal, check the list below.  

Toho Cinemas

Chanter, Fuchu, Hibiya, Ikebukuro, Kinshicho Olinas, Kinshicho Rakutenchi, Minami Osawa, Nihonbashi, Nishiarai, Roppongi Hills, ShibuyaShinjuku, Tachikawa Tachihi, Ueno 

Humax Cinema

Ikebukuro, Shibuya

Toei Theaters

Marunouchi, Shibuya (note that this venue closes down on Dec 4)

109 Cinemas

Futako-Tamagawa, Grandberry ParkKiba


Marunouchi, Shinjuku


Akishima, Kameari

Aeon Cinema

Hinode, Itabashi, Musashi Murayama, Tama Center, Theatres Chofu

United Cinemas

Aqua City Odaiba, Toshimaen, Toyosu


Prince Shinagawa, Seibu Oizumi


Bunkamura Le Cinema, Cinema Qualite, Cinema Sunshine Heiwajima, EJ Anime Theater Shinjuku, Funabori Cinepal, Grand Cinema Sunshine, Kadokawa Cinema Yurakucho, Kichijoji Plaza, Kino Cinema Tachikawa Takashimaya S.C, Shinjuku Musashino-kan, Tachikawa Cinema City, Togeki, Shinjuku Wald9 Cinema, Yebisu Garden Cinema

Bunkamura Le Cinema, Funabori Cinepal and Kichijoji Plaza don’t have online booking systems. For these venues, you’ll have to make a reservation via phone or directly at the venue. 

For more information, see the event website.

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