Comic Market 102

Comic Market 102

August 12, 2023 (Sat.) - August 13, 2023 (Sun.)

Comic Market is the largest Doujinshi exhibition in Japan, with a history of nearly 50 years since it started in 1975. Usually held twice a year in summer and winter at the Tokyo International Exhibition Hall (Tokyo Big Sight), it will be held for the 102nd time in the summer of 2023.
In 2019 at a three-day event, there were a total of 550,000 participants with 35,000 exhibiting circles and more than 20,000 cosplayers.

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This ticket can be exchanged to an AM Entry wristband needed queue up on the AM Entry line that starts entering the venue at 11:00. Exchange and queueing will only be possible after 9:00.

Entrance to the event will be at the East Admission gate. Please use the Yurikamome Line Ariake Station (U12) or Rinkai Line Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (R03) and follow the routs shown at to arrive at the designated time. Please follow instructions of staff after arriving. You can move to West/South areas once inside and stay until the end of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I want a different type of ticket (Early/Cosplay Early /PM Entry) not sold here
A: We are very sorry, but this system is only available for the tickets sold above. Sale of Early Entry and Cosplay Early Entry tickets is already complete. PM Entry wristbands can be bought at anime and mange stores in Japan or PM Entry tickets on-site.

Q: I am cosplaying. Can I directly come in cosplay?
A: You cannot come or go in Cosplay, as this is not socially accepted in Japan, and must use the Changing Rooms. Everybody can use the Cosplay Changing Room once inside (500 Yen Registration Fee required. A queue is likely).

Q: Can we buy multiple tickets together for a group?
A: Each participant must buy his/her own ticket. However, one child under 9th grade can enter for free with per guardian holding a valid ticket/wristband.

Q: I only want to photograph cosplayers. Do I still need a ticket?
A: All participants entering the venue will need a ticket

Q: What happens if I am late to my time slot?
A: You can enter even after the time slot.

Q: Do you have two-day passes?
A: No. You will have to buy a ticket for each day separately.

Q: Can I stay in the afternoon if I have an AM Entry ticket?
A: Yes. You can stay until the event closes. Please enjoy your time at Comic Market.

Q: Can I use my passport or Residence Card as ID?
A: Yes, you can. Please make sure that the name on your ticket matches your ID (frequent issue for Chinese names: Japanese pronunciation in Katakana/Kanji and pinyin in alphabet on ID. Requires extra time to get a Chinese-reading person to check you ID).

Q: Can I enter in East and immediately move to West?
A: There is no general restriction on movement, but we might have to ask you to wait depending congestion, to ensure safety.

Q: I have lost my ticket. Can it be reissued?
A: Tickets cannot be reissued under any circumstances.

Q: I accidentally applied the ticket under my family’s name (parent, sibling etc.). Can I still enter?
A: You can enter if you can prove you are a family living together. We are required by law to take your name and contact info and will ask you to write it down.

Q: I forgot to bring my ticket. Can I still enter by showing proof of purchase?
A: You will not be able to enter without an actual ticket showing your QR code. Thank you for your understanding.