The year started off strong with Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, but lots of other big names will be coming to Japan in 2024. These headliners will be playing packed-out concerts at venues in Tokyo, Osaka and beyond.

Solo artists coming to Japan

A few highlights include:


Dates between March 3 and May 17, 2023
¥12,000 or ¥18,000
Musashino Forest Sports Plaza (Tokyo), Makuhari Messe (Chiba), Fukuoka International Center (Fukuoka), Kobe World Memorial Hall (Kobe), and Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Sendai)

One of K-pop group EXO’s most talented vocalists, Baekhyun is now going it alone on his Lonsdaleite Asia Tour. He’ll be all over the country melting hearts during March, April, and May.


Regular seats for Baekhyun’s performances are ¥12,000. However, if you’re interested in a few perks, you can pay ¥6,000 more to upgrade to a VIP seat, for a total of ¥18,000. The VIP seats come with express entry, great views, and a photocard for your collection.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if the show is sold out?

All resales are strictly prohibited.

The experience of seeing your favorite artists in Tokyo is like no other. | Photo by Alex Ziminski

Niall Horan

May 15, 2024
¥11,000 or ¥13,000
Tokyo Garden Theater

If you loved him in One Direction, you won’t want to miss Niall Horan as he glides into Tokyo on May 15.


Tickets come in two tiers, with A tier at ¥11,000. If you’re a megafan, you can grab a premium S-tier seat for ¥13,000. However, tickets are sold on a separate platform for people outside of Japan.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

At the time of writing, no information had been released about authorized resales.

Photo by Getty Images


July 6–7, 2024
Asue Arena Osaka (Osaka)

IU does her thing. | Photo by カルチャヴィル合同会社

South Korean drama sensation turned singer IU is coming back to Japan in July, during the H.E.R World Tour. She will be performing for two days in Osaka this time.


Tickets are a flat ¥15,000 for all seats, and they’re distributed through a lottery system, so you’ll need to get in early.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if the show is sold out?

Resale tickets are strictly prohibited at these shows. Tickets from unauthorized resale websites like Viagogo won’t be accepted, and holders won’t be allowed in.

Other solo acts

Don’t worry, there are more.

  • Nick Carter: Jun. 4–6 at Toyosu Pit Doors Tokyo and Namba Hatch Doors Osaka
  • Montell Fish: Jun. 4 at Shibuya Club Quattro Tokyo
  • Bonobo: May 18 at Spotify O-EAST Tokyo

Bands coming to Japan

Some of the big-hitters include:


ITZY really were just Born to Be. | Photo by 株式会社WOWOW

May 17–19 and 22, 2024
Yoyogi National First Gymnasium (Tokyo) and Osaka Castle Hall (Osaka)

One of Korea’s most popular K-pop girl groups, ITZY, will be stopping in Japan on their Born To Be world tour. If you’re in love with their vocals and dancing, don’t miss their shows in Tokyo and Osaka in May.


Tickets are a little complicated, but the gist of it is that you’ll need to register with the ITZY ticket board to be able to buy a ticket. When you’ve decided which performances you want to see, you’ll enter a lottery for tickets to those shows. Seats will be randomly allocated, so the price is a flat ¥13,000.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

You will be asked to show your ID when entering the venue, so resale is prohibited.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

May 18 and 20, 2024
Tokyo Dome

Bring back some memories? | Photo by 株式会社WOWOW

If they were a part of your childhood soundtrack, you’ll enjoy seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Tokyo for their Unlimited Love Tour. They’ll be performing on May 18 and May 20 at Tokyo Dome.


Both concerts start at ¥9,800 for the cheapest seats and go up through better seating, before reaching the mega VIP SS package for ¥128,000. At the time of writing, the 18th was sold out, but a few seats were still available for the 20th.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

Resales are banned for this concert.


May 18–19 and 25–26, 2024
¥15,000 or ¥27,000
Yanmar Stadium Nagai (Osaka) and Nissan Stadium (Kanagawa)

K-pop boy band Seventeen will be back in Japan for their Follow to Japan Tour. They’ll be playing two dates in two venues: May 18–19 in Osaka, and May 25–26 in Kanagawa.


In the first round, tickets are only available for purchase by Caratmobile (Seventeen’s fan club) members. Once the lottery for those seats has finished, tickets will be released for general sale. Premium seats at ¥27,000 are only available to Caratmobile members, so all general sales will be for the basic reserved seating at ¥15,000.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if the show is sold out?

If you’re in the Caratmobile fan club, there’s a ticket resale service built in. If another member can’t make it, they can sell their ticket to you for the face price. However, apart from that, ticket resale is strictly prohibited and you won’t be allowed in if you have a resold ticket.

Iron Maiden

September 22–29, 2024
¥18,000 or ¥30,000
Tokyo Garden Theatre, PIA Arena MM (Kanagawa), Sky Hall Toyota (Aichi), Osaka Castle Hall (Osaka)

Metal veterans Iron Maiden are coming to Japan for The Future Past Tour. While they’re here, they’ll be putting on five shows across four venues, from September 22–29.


You can grab tickets from the official tour page, although the Tokyo and final Kanagawa performances have already sold out. Tickets are ¥18,000 for a reserved seat, or ¥30,000 to stand at the front of the stage area.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if the show is sold out?

There has been no official announcement of an approved resale website. It’s likely that while tickets are still available, there will be no authorized resales allowed.

Other bands coming to Japan

  • Stray Kids: Apr. 27–28 at Belluna Dome Saitama
  • NCT Dream: May 11–Jun. 2 at Kyocera Dome Osaka, Tokyo Dome, and Vantelin Dome Nagoya
  • aespa: Jul. 10–28 at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Aichi Sky Expo, Saitama Super Arena, and Asue Arena Osaka
  • Gipsy Kings: May 23-24 at Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Auditorium, Tokyo

Music Festivals in Japan 2024

Two big ones to add to your calendar include:

Fuji Rock

July 26–28, 2024
Naeba Ski Resort (Niigata)

Rain or shine, the Naeba Ski Resort will host Fuji Rock, one of Japan’s biggest music festivals. Mostly held outdoors, you’ll get to see the techno-pop headliners Kraftwerk live amongst a crowd of over 100,000.


Fuji Rock is notorious for its expensive tickets, but you can save a few yen if you know how. If you only want to dip your toes in, a one-day Friday ticket will set you back ¥16,000. However, for the full three-day experience, expect to pay ¥52,500 if you can sneak into the early sales, or ¥60,000 at general sale.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if the festival is sold out?

Ticket resales through unauthorized resellers are banned at Fuji Rock. An official reseller may be announced in the future, however.

Summer Sonic

August 17–18, 2024
Makuhari Messe (Chiba) and Expo’70 Commemorative Park (Osaka)

Beat the heat at Japan’s biggest summer music festival — Summer Sonic. A two-day music festival held simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka, the headliners are big names from both Japan and abroad.


Tickets run from ¥19,000 for a one-day ticket to ¥36,000 for both days. If you’re looking for VIP treatment, there’s also the Platinum Ticket at ¥33,000 per day, which comes with exclusive perks.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if the festival is sold out?

Ticket resales are forbidden by Summer Sonic management, although third-party sites may still offer resale tickets.


Considered to be the warm-up party to Summer Sonic, Sonicmania will take place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on August 18. Tickets start at ¥15,000, or ¥23,000 for the Platinum Ticket.

While we do our best to ensure it’s correct, information is subject to change. The first version of this post was published in August, 2023. Last updated in March, 2024, by Shyam Bhardwa.

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