If you’re already thinking about heading to this year’s Fuji Rock Festival (July 28th-30th 2017), you’ll probably be interested in grabbing an early-bird ticket. 3-day tickets for this year’s festival cost ¥43,000 but if you catch that festival worm, you’ll be able to get them at a discount price of ¥36,000 between January 21st and 29th.
So, how do you get hold of one of these?
Are You In Japan?
Bad news for overseas folks: early-bird tickets are currently only available in Japan online from e+（イープラス）(http://eplus.jp/sys/web/frf). You’ll need to read Japanese, or find someone who can, to get through the booking process. You’ll also need a Japanese credit card and a Japanese address. Oh, and it’s a lottery, so there’s no guarantee of getting that ticket.
Ganban will be providing some early-bird tickets on a first-come-first-served basis at their shop in Ikebukuro’s PARCO B1F on February 4th, though you need to pay a ¥1000 membership fee to be eligible.
Are You Overseas?
You need to head over to the Ganban website (http://ganban.net/?p=26895) in February for the regular price tickets. You cannot purchase early-bird tickets outside of Japan.
Do you need to buy a campsite ticket?
Yes!! We had inquiries from a few people last year who had not bought camping tickets, so don’t be one of those poor folks this year, because once those camping tickets are sold out you’ll be hard-pressed to find affordable accommodation in town (or book Naeba town accommodation now). Please be sure to purchase your camping tickets for each individual (¥3000 per person), and parking ticket if you need to bring your car (¥9000) when you purchase your festival tickets.
Are Moon Caravan camping tickets on sale?
Not yet. They’re usually part of a package deal with coach transport. We’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, here’s a video!
Photo: Kenta Kumei