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HELP! Need Tickets to Kitakyushu Kodo Show in October and Don't Speak Japanese!

by teatimeturtle Online Now Aug 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Hello,

I am planning a trip to Japan with my parents and my sister in October and my dad is a huge fan of the Kodo drumming group. He sees them whenever they come to Toronto. My sister and I found out that they are actually performing in Japan while we are there and we wanted to surprise him with tickets to a show, but the only way that we could work it into our itinerary was their show in Kitakyushu on October 7th. Unfortunately, navigating the theatre's japanese website has been difficult to say the least, not speaking/reading japanese, and we have managed to gather that the tickets went on sale at the beginning of August to members, but that window for purchasing tickets has since closed (not to mention the fact that they don't ship tickets abroad and we don't have an address in Japan to ship to). In any case, it appears as though (and we have no idea how accurate this info is) a very small number of tickets will be available at the theatre on the day of the performance.

Does anyone out there have any insight to lend to this situation? Is there any other way to get tickets beforehand? I fear that we will show up at the box office on the day of the concert, there will be no tickets left to purchase, and we will have re-routed our itinery to Kyushu for nothing. If anyone can help navigate the website, or provide any help whatsoever on how we might be able to score tickets, I would be eternally grateful!

Thanks,
Janice
Yellowknife, NT, CANADA

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    Re: HELP! Need Tickets to Kitakyushu Kodo Show in October and Don't Speak Japanese!

    by SfumatoPants Online Now Aug 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Your hotel concierge..?

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    Re: HELP! Need Tickets to Kitakyushu Kodo Show in October and Don't Speak Japanese!

    by Bilimari Online Now Aug 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    2 options.

    The easier one is to contact the concierge of the hotel you have booked to stay as suggested above. If you made a reservation, they should be able to help you now so that you can secure better seats.

    The other option is to go back to the website, find email address, and email them in English. While they may not be able to speak in English, they usually can respond in English in writing.

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