Exhibition Period

When is the exhibition being held?

September 20(Thu) and 21(Fri) are the Business Day, and September 23(Sat) and 24(Sun) are the Public Day. Admission of Business Day is limited to those in the game business.

What time does the exhibition open?

The exhibition opens at 10:00 and closes at 17:00 on Business Day.

When will the next exhibition (2019) be held?

The date of the 2019 exhibition has not been decided. As soon as it's finalized, we will announce it on the official website.


How do I get to Makuhari Messe?

For details, please refer to access information, [Access/Accomodation].

Will parking be available?

There are parking lots in the Makuhari Messe and nearby areas.
Please refer to the site:https://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/access/access_car

Will there be parking for sightseeing buses?

Please refer to the site:https://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/access/access_car

How much is the parking fee?

Please refer to the site:https://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/access/access_car


Are there hotels nearby?

Detailed information is available on the Makuhari Messe website below:http://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/newcityguide/hotel.html

Business Day

Students of game schools admitted to Business Day?

No students of any kind will be admitted to Business Day.
Please come on Public Day (September 22 and 23).


Rental wheelchairs available?

Wheelchairs are available in the Makuhari Messe parking lot. However, since the number of wheelchairs is limited, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Makuhari Messe (Tel: +81-43-296-0001) for inquiries. In addition, there are special gates for wheelchair users on the second floor concourse at Hall 1 through 11. Please check with the staff at the venue for more information.

Eating and drinking

May I bring a lunch box?

Bringing a lunch box is permitted. However, opening it are allowed only in the eating and drinking corners or resting areas.

Lost and found

I lost my belongings. Who should I contact?

If you lose belongings at the exhibition venue during show time, please come to the Lost and Found Center on the north side of Hall 7.
Please contact the Makuhari Messe Total Management Center (Tel: +81-43-296-0531) after the exhibition is over (September 24 or later).

Photos and videos

May I photograph or record video of the exhibition?

With regard to taking photographs or recording video of the exhibiting companies' booths (including any exhibits and companions), the rules set out by each exhibiting company must be observed. When taking photographs or recording video of visiting individuals such as cosplayers, please obtain the individual's prior approval to protect their privacy and portrait rights. When taking photographs or recording video of the event stage, rules will differ depending on the program.
Please follow the staff's instructions.

Exhibitors and exhibit contents

Where is exhibitor info?

The latest list of exhibitors is posted at [Exhibitors List].

What will the exhibitors show in their booths?

The exhibit content and exhibiting game titles from each booth will be publicized separately on the news release, see [Exhibitors List].
For more detailed information on a specific company, please visit their website.

For visitor from oversea

Can I buy a ticket from overseas?

Yes, the tickets are available online.
For more detailed information on admission tickets, see [Tickets].

I need a visa to visit Japan. Can you issue a letter of invitation?

Tokyo Game Show does not issue invitation letters for potential visitors from overseas.
Please consult your travel agency.


Is the distribution of flyers and other materials allowed at the exhibition venue and nearby train stations?

Regardless of whether you are acting as an individual or representing a corporation, exhibiting company, or non-exhibiting company, the distribution of flyers and any other promotional materials at the exhibition venue and the Makuhari Messe is prohibited.
(However, exhibitors may distribute materials at their own booth. Also, exhibitors who are allowed in the sponsorship menu are exempted from this prohibition.)

Do you recruiting part-time staff?

No. We are not recurring part-time staff for the management office of the Tokyo Game Show 2017.

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