AKB48’s “Super Long Distance” Tickets
Planning on visiting Japan in the next month? Interested in AKB48? Make sure to apply for AKB48’s “Super Long Distance” tickets!
“Super Long Distance” tickets are special theater tickets for foreign visitors. These are available for Team A, Team K and Team B. They can be purchased at AKB48’s Theater in Akihabara for ¥3,000.
In order to be eligible for the “Super Long Distance Category” you must send in an application 1 month prior to visiting and hold a foreign passport with a valid Japanese entrance visa issued in the last month.
The application which is sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and can be done for up to 6 friends. It must consist of a subject and body. It should also look like this;
<Subject> Your duration of visit in Japan
<Body> Your name / Country of origin (or your country of residence) / Your desired stage dates (indicate all dates) (Applicants must provide details of all people accompanying them on their behalf.)
It’s as simple as that folks! It can all be done in English and all you have to do is await a reply. Only one application can be submitted per person so if you have 6 friends joining you, you may as well have them all enter! A sample and more information can be found here.
I’ve personally won the “Super Long Distance” tickets once and a friend of mine won tickets for me last year. You can read more about my first visit to the AKB Theater here.
I urge anyone who is interested in AKB48 and is visiting Japan to enter for these tickets. Front row tickets for ¥3,000? That’s a steal! These tickets could easily be sold for over ¥50,000 if it were possible. The theater experience and giving each member a high-five afterwards is more than worth it and all it takes is a very simple e-mail.
During AKB48’s 3rd Senbatsu General Election they were giving away “Super Long Distance” tickets to attend the finals at Nippon Budokan. A friend of mine studying in Japan was a lucky winner. He was interviewed for Japanese television and had front row seats. All it took was the same little e-mail!
Make sure to look out those opportunities as well. Maybe they’ll have some for AKB48’s 2nd Janken Taikai in September. If they do I’ll make sure to let you know!