The first visit to TGS -Public Day Version-
We recommend that you get an idea of the look and feel of Tokyo Game Show 2017 (TGS 2017) in advance. Please note, however, that there will be some differences between TGS2017 and previous TGSs, so the photos are for reference purposes only.
TIPS for Entry
Entry of the general public
All halls at Makuhari Messe (International Exhibition Halls 1-8 on the south side, and International Exhibition Halls 9-11 on the north side) will be used for Tokyo Game Show 2017(TGS2017).
There will be two admission gates for first-time entry to TGS2017 by the general public. One will be located by Halls 1-8 (West Square), and the other will be by Halls 9-11 (at the first floor of Hall 11).
1 JR Kaihin Makuhari Station
2 Go straight from the south gate.
3 Turn right in front of PLENA and Turn left
4 Climb the crossover bridge.
5 Turn right at the break point. Then people entering 9-11 hall, go straight. People entering 1-8 hall, turn left.
Route to Hall 1-8
6→7→8 Go straight on the crossover bridge and descend to the right at the dead-en
9 Don't go upstairs the big staircase, go straight.If you use the exclusive entrance of some types, go straight upstairs to the central entrance.
10 Go to the West park alongside event hall
11 Go to the onsite ticket counter if not with advance ticket
12 Baggage check point
13 Ticket exchange counter for oversea visitors
14 Turn right. Supporter Club ticket holder, turn left until 11am
15 Ticket collection
16 Supporter Club reception
17 Supporter Club benefit exchange
Route to Hall 9-11
18 →19 Turn right to 9-11 hall public visitor entrance
19 To 9-11 hall public visitor entrance
20 The onsite ticket counter
21 Baggage check
When entering from the admission gate by Halls 1-8, visitors will first undergo a baggage check at Makuhari Messe West Square, and then proceed to the venue. Please follow the directions of attendants if a line has formed for entry, and go to the very end of the line.
This year, when the doors first open each day, entry will be from the first floor entrance of Hall 8. The entrance will switch to the first floor entrance of Hall 1 after some extent of visitors has entered the venue.
We recommend that you decide beforehand which admission gate you will use to enter TGS2017 from (i.e. from either Halls 1-8 or Halls 9-11) after checking which sections or areas you would like to visit first. Please be aware, however, that if the admission gate to Halls 1-8 becomes too congested, you may only be able to enter from the admission gate by Halls 9-11.
●Areas at Halls 1-8
・General Exhibition Area
・Smartphone Game Area
・Romance Simulation Game Area
・Family Game Park
・Game School Area
・Business Solution Area
・New Stars Area
●Areas at Halls 9-11
・Merchandise Sales Area
・e-Sports Stage “e-sports X(cross)”
・Indie Game Area
・Cosplay Area (cosplay changing rooms)
※Food court is located in the Event Hall.
If you plan to use the admission gate by Halls 9-11, please note the following.
●You will not be permitted to leave Halls 9-11 until 10:30 a.m. (in other words, you will not be able to go from Halls 9-11 to Halls 1-8 until 10:30 a.m.)
●If you use the admission gate by Halls 9-11, you will not be able to receive the priority tickets for game play, etc., that are handed out at the entrance of Halls 1-8.
※Entry will close on 4 p.m.. Re-entry is permitted until 4:30 p.m..
Entrance for TGS Supporters Club Ticket Holders
For a limited time after the doors open, holders of TGS2017 Supporters Club tickets will be allowed to enter the venue from a priority line at the admission gates by Halls 1-8 and Halls 9-11. (It is a separate line from the queue for general visitors.)
Note, however, that if you enter from the admission gate by Halls 9-11, you will not be able to receive the special goods for Supporters Club ticket holders (T-shirt and pin badge) on the spot. If you would like to claim your special goods, please go after 11:30 a.m. to the information booth in front of Hall 5 (photo below), which is on the second floor concourse of Halls 1-8.
f entering from the admission gate by Halls 1-8, please proceed to the exclusive reception after you have undergone the baggage check. After checking your ticket, you will be handed the special goods (T-shirt and pin badge). Please then proceed to the priority lane for entrance.
Please be aware that the exclusive receptions for Supporters Club ticket holders and priority lanes will be closed at a time decided by Management office. If you arrive after the reception closes, you will need to enter from the same line as general visitors. Even if you enter from the admission gate by Halls 1-8, if you arrive after the exclusive reception has closed, you will have to go to the information booth in front of Hall 5 on the second floor concourse of Halls 1-8 to claim your special goods. Please note that they can only be claimed on the day of entry (i.e. the day for which your ticket is valid).
The admission gates are schedules to open at 10 a.m. However, there are cases in which we may push forward the admission time for holders of certain tickets, such as the Supporters Club ticket.
Please be forewarned that queuing all night for Tokyo Game Show entry is strictly prohibited. Individuals who break this rule will not be permitted entry to TGS2017.
About baggage check
When you enter the venue, all visitors will have their baggage checked for ensuring safety. Bringing in prohibited items into the venue will be strictly forbidden. Try to keep your baggage as small as possible so that baggage check can be carried out easily.
It may take longer for people with a large baggage (for example, those taking part in cosplay) to enter the site. Please come to the site allowing enough time for baggage check. The contents of the plastic bottle may be checked.
People who come back to the venue and who use the exclusive entrances such as ones for handicapped, Family Game Park must undergo the baggage check as well.
How to Get Priority Tickets for Trial Gameplay of Popular Titles or for Admission to the Event Stage Area
To alleviate congestion and for reasons of promoting safety at TGS2017, some of the exhibitors are scheduled to hand out priority tickets for experiencing popular game titles or for admission to the event stage area. (There will only be a limited number of priority tickets handed out, the numbers of which will differ according to the exhibitor.)
The priority tickets will be handed out on a first-come first-served basis and can only be received by those entering from the general admission gate by Halls 1-8.
TGS2017 plans to hand out the priority tickets at Hall 8, however there is a possibility that the distribution method will by changed from past years. The game titles and events for which priority tickets will be distributed are scheduled to be announced shortly before TGS2017 is held. Please check the “Distribution of Priority Tickets” page on the official TGS2017 website.
Notice of Exclusive Entrance
Please note that various types of exclusive entrance will be set on the second floor, such as for the disabled person, TGS official tours. Enter through Central entrance, West entrance and East entrance on the 2nd floor. There is no ticket booth on East entrance.
People who enter through these exclusive entrances will not be entitled to receive any priority ticket for game trial play. If you wish them, please use general admission gate.