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How likely are Toujitsuken?

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Hi everyone! I'm quite new to this whole thing, but I'm going to Japan in about a week and would love to see a Takarazuka show while I am there. I'll be staying in Tokyo, so I was all ready to buy the tickets online--then was very sad when I figured out they were all sold out.

My question is, how likely am I to get a Toujitsuken ticket should I go there that morning? Does anyone have any tips? I speak no Japanese at all, unfortunately.

Thanks,
Ichigo
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> Ahh, sorry for the rookie mistake. Thanks for the advice though!

Not at all! Only way to learn is to ask, and the second line forming for tachimi can get really confusing.

Personally, to butt in and answer your other Q, I like both the toujitsuken B-seki and the tachimi. Maybe a slight preference for being able to sit down, but I've had friends say they prefer tachimi because they have long legs and the rows are close together.

I recommend renting glasses at the theater if you're not bringing your own; you can miss a lot of facial details from the back without them. (But I love the view for the choreography from the balcony!)
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Ahh, sorry for the rookie mistake. Thanks for the advice though!
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> Thanks, bwinter! Would you recommend getting tojitsuken or tachi-mi?

The tachimi (standing places) are a kind of toujitsuken (tickets sold the day of). All other seats must be sold out before they sell any tachimi so if you're going to a weekday show the tachimi may not even be available.

Here is some more info on toujitsuken and tachimi:
http://www.takarazuka-revue.info/tiki-index.php?page=Information:%20Going%20to%20See%20a%20Show:%20buying%20tickets
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Thanks, bwinter! Would you recommend getting tojitsuken or tachi-mi?
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Each time I visited Japan, I got toujitsuken for Tokyo shows, and showing up at 8 meant that I was in the first dozen of the queue (out of 50 or so toujitsuken + tachi-mi when toujitsuken sell out), even when it was two days before Tani and Ume-chan's taidan. And each time I saw people sitting down in the queue and eating breakfast while they were at it, so that's something that can save time :)
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Thank you so much for the reply and the link! I appreciate it.
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I would say, "Very good", especially if you go on a regular day (without special shows), especially a weekday. On regular days, they always reserve some seats in the last row for toujitsuken.

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