Revival of the Tokyo Citizens' Kappa Badge!

Revival of the Tokyo Citizens' Kappa Badge!

This is how the Kappa badge was born.

The official name of the Kappa badges will be “Big Tokyo Festival Anniversary Badge.” The Kappa badges were first made as an anniversary badge for the “First Big Tokyo Festival” which celebrated the 500th anniversary of Edo Castle by Dokan Ota. The kappa or the mythical water-dwelling creature was first used as a motif in the Fourth Big Tokyo Festival in 1959. In the beginning, it was designed by a manga artist who wrote Kappa Kawataro and Kappa Tengoku, Kon Shimizu, and after his passing, it was taken on by another manga artist, Ko Kojima.

The kappa was introduced into the motif due to the legend of a kappa that lived in Sumida River helped build a bridge and helped the people from a flood. It is also said that it carries people’s wishes to keep the river water clean.

About Kappa Badges

We are bringing back the Kappa badges that were popular among children during the period of rapid economic growth in Japan.During the 50’s and the 60’s, if you wore the badge on October 1st on the Tomin no Hi (Tokyo Citizens’ Day), you got a free ride on the Toden trains, Toei buses, trolley buses, and other public transportation as well as free admission to the Ueno Zoo and other public facilities. A person that lived in the Katsushika Ward during the 60’s told us that people who wanted the badge placed an order at their school for the school to place a bulk order. Since there is no school on October 1st on the Tomin no Hi, many kids wore the badge and went out around the town. Later on, they would talk proudly about where they went with their badge.

かつてのカッパバッジについて

The 22nd Big-Tokyo Festival in 1977

Kappa Badge Revival!

カッパバッジ、復活!

The Kappa Badge is familiar to the generation of children growing up in Tokyo in the 1950s and 60s. This badge has its origins at the Big-Tokyo Festival held in 1956 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Dokan Ota building Edo Castle. Before Tokyo Citizen’s Day, held annually on October 1, these were sold at lottery ticket sellers and used for free entry into metropolitan facilities. The badges are being revived for Tokyo 150 (2018), marking the first time in 21 years since the last time the badges were issued in 1997.

This revival uses designs by Hajime Anzai, an illustrator and art director born in Tokyo who is popular among people of all ages. The Kappa Badges designed for the second generation of badges by Ko Kojima in 1997 will be reprinted along with the new designs by Hajime Anzai.

安齋肇氏プロフィール

Profile of Hajime Anzai

  • ・Born in 1953 in Tokyo.
  • ・Illustrator, art director
  • ・In addition to character design, art direction, and work in picture books, his work is diverse and includes TV appearances.
小島功氏(昭和3年~平成27年)プロフィール

Profile of Ko Kojima (1928 to 2015)

  • ・Born in 1928 in Tokyo.
  • ・Cartoonist, illustrator
  • ・Kappa Badge design from 1976 to 1997
  • ・Received the Bungeishunju Manga Award in 1968
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon medal of honor in 1990
    Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in 1999.

Hajime Anzai on the New Kappa Badges

"Who has seen them, there are many Kappa characters, from babies to the elderly. The Kappa is an eternal character. Kappa is full of vitality as it welcomes the 150th anniversary of the renaming of Tokyo. Around the white plate on its head is a laurel wreath, with eyes that look straight into the future and a huge smile with a heart inside as it takes in a big breath. It is jumping with a huge ginkgo leaf and is making a sign meaning ‘50’ with its hand. Leaping forward with 50. I put my soul into drawing this, all while shouting ‘150’. When I was a schoolboy, my parents gave me a Kappa Badge. When I pinned it to my hat, I was told I would lose it, so I ended up putting it in my treasure chest. I hope from the bottom of my heart that the Kappa Badge for Tokyo 150 will be loved by all."

Information on the Sales of Kappa Badges

Release Date
From 10th of July (Tuesday), 2018
Sale Types and Prices

[Over-the-counter Sales]

  • ・Two Badge Set (new green design and a reissued design, which comes with a plastic case)600 yen (tax included)
  • ・Single Badge (new green design and a reissued design, which comes with a plastic case)300 yen each (tax included)

[Capsule Toys]

  • ・Single Badge (new design [green, yellow, pink], reissued design: in capsule)300 yen each (consumption tax included)
  • Single “Tokyo 150 Anniversary CommemorationSingle “Tokyo 150 Anniversary Commemoration” Kappa Badge (left), Single Reissued Original Kappa Badge (right)
  • Two Badge SetTwo Badge Set: “Tokyo 150 Anniversary Commemoration” Kappa Badge and Reissued Original Kappa Badge
  • Capsule ToysCapsule Toys
Sold at the following locations *More locations will be added in the future. Updates on new locations will be posted on this website.

[Over-the-counter Sales]

Name Location
Nitteleya Tokyo Station Store B1F, First Avenue Tokyo Station, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Central Tokyo for Tourism “Kyobashi Edogrand”, 2-2-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku
Matsuya Ginza 3-6-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku
HAKUHINKAN TOY PARK Ginza Shop 8-8-11, Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo Chuo City Tourism Association Service Counter 3F, Kyobashi Plaza, 1-25-3, Ginza, Chuo-ku
Nihonbashi Tourism Information Chi-saki, 1-1-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku
Summer Festival 2018, Food Stand Village Hamacho Park (Tokyo Chuo City Tourism Association Booth)
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Shop 5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Fuji Television Shop “Fuji-san” 7F, Fuji Television Bldg., 2-4-8, Daiba, Minato-ku
Nitteleya Shiodome Store B1F / B2F, Nippon Television Tower, 1-6-1, Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku
Book Store Kumazawa, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Store 2F, Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No. 1
HAKUHINKAN TOY PARK, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Store 45F, North Observation Deck, Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No.1
Crank Trunk 45F, South Observation Deck, Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No.1
Local Specialties Fair, Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No.1 Observation Deck 45F, South Observation Deck, Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No.1
Famima!! Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No. 2 Store 1F, Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No. 2
Passport Photo Corner Citizen's Square B1F, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
7-Eleven, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building Store Citizen's Square B1F, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Kosaikai Assist Citizen's Square B1F, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Ueno Information Concierge (PARCO_ya side) B1F, Ueno Store, 3-29-5 Matsuzaka-ya, Ueno, Taito-ku
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Shop 8-36, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Edo-Tokyo Museum Shop 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Big Sight 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, THE Miyage SHOP 4F, Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, 5-24-55, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
Public University Corporation, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Arakawa Campus, Co-op Book Purchasing Department Tokyo Metropolitan University, 7-2-10 Higashi-Ogu, Arakawa-ku
Public University Corporation, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami-Osawa Campus, Co-op Book Purchasing Department Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji
Public University Corporation, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami-Osawa Campus, Tom’s Diner and Store Tokyo Metropolitan University, Cafeteria Building, 1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum Shop 3-7-1 Sakura-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo
Public University Corporation, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hino Campus, Co-op Book Purchasing Department Tokyo Metropolitan University, 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino-shi
Okutama Water and Greenery Building Wholesale Shop Hara-5, Okutama-machi, Nishi-Tama-gun
Okutama Town Tourist Information Office 210 Hikawa, Okutama-machi, Nishi-Tama-gun

[Location of Capsule Toy Vending Machines]

Name Location
Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center “Kyobashi Edogrand”, 2-2-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku
Toei Shinjuku Line, Ichigaya Station 4-8-22 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku
Hama Rikyu Garden 1-1 Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku
Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal SHOP, Takeshiba Yamazaki Y Shop 1-12-2 Kaigan, Minato-ku
Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden 1-4-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku
Toei Oedo Line, Aoyama-Icchome Station 1-2-4 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku
Tokyo Tourist Information Center (Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building) 1F, Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No. 1
Toei Oedo Line, Tocho-mae Station 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Toei Oedo Line, Aoyama-Icchome Station 1-2-4 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku
Rikugien Garden 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku
Former Iwasaki Residence Garden 1-3-45 Ikenohata, Taito-ku
Toei Oedo Line, Ueno Okachimachi Station 5-26-6 Ueno, Taito-ku
Ueno Onshi Park Information Office and Kiosk

(Parks Ueno)
7-47 Ueno Park, Taito-ku
Near the Benten Gate at Ueno Zoological Gardens 9-83 Ueno Park, Taito-ku
Higashi-Komagata Community Hall 4-14-1 Higashi-Komagata, Sumida-ku
Mukojima Hyakkaen Garden 3-18-3 Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida-ku
Kiyosumi Garden 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku
Toei Oedo Line, Monzen-Nakacho Station 2-5-2 Monzen-Nakacho, Koto-ku
Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome 2-1-2 Yumenoshima, Koto-ku
B1F, Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 3-3-2 Haneda-Kuko, Ota-Ku
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre 1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Kyu Furukawa Garden 1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita-ku
Toei Mita Line, Takashimadaira Station 8-2-1 Takashimadaira, Itabashi-ku
Toei Oedo Line, Nerima Station 5-17-12 Toyotama-kita, Nerima-ku
Tokyo Metro Museum 6-3-1, Higashi-kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, beneath the elevated tracks of the Kasai Station
Tokyo Sea Life Park 6-2-3 Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku
Book Store Kumazawa, Hachioji Store 2-11 Asahi-cho, Hachioji-shi
Book Store Kumazawa, Hachioji South Exit Store 4-7-1 Koyasu-machi, Hachioji-shi
Public University Corporation, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami Osawa Campus Auditorium, Acorn Café 1-1 Minami Osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami-Osawa Campus Auditorium
Hachioji City Government Office Shop Hacchi B Floor, 3-24-1, Motohongo-cho, Hachioji-shi
Inokashira Park Zoo 1-17-6 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi
Jindai Botanical Garden 5-31-10 Jindaiji-Motomachi, Chofu-shi
Book Store Kumazawa, Machida Negishi Store 2-18-1 Negishi, Machida-shi
Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum (Kodaira-shi)
(Hi-Ra-Ku-Shi-Den-Chu) 1-7-5, Gakuen-Nishi-machi, Kodaira-shi
Kodaira Furusato Village 3-9-1, Tenjin-cho, Kodaira-shi
Watching Center Entrance, Tama Zoological Park 7-1-1, Hodokubo, Hino-shi
Tonogayato Garden 2-16, Minami-machi, Kokubunji-shi

[Online Sale]

  • ・ Kenelephant Online Shop *Sale will start at the beginning of July
  • ・hakuhinkan.net *Sale will begin at the beginning of July

Free Admission and Discount Offer Locations

For facilities offering free admission and discount services.

●Please present your Kappa Badge at the entrance. (Reservations need to be made in advance for KidZania Tokyo)
●Unless instructed otherwise, all facilities may only be used by badge holders. They cannot be used in combination with other discounts.
●Free admission and discount services limited to September 29 & 30, 2018.
●Free admission and discount services are limited to the four badge types being sold at this time.

When presenting the badge, admission to the following metropolitan facilities (21 locations) will be free of charge on September 29 & 30, 2018
Name Address Notes
Ueno Zoological Park 9-83 Ueno Park, Taito-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 600 yen; seniors 65 and over, 300 yen; junior high school students (outside Tokyo), 200 yen)
Tama Zoological Park 7-1-1, Hodokubo, Hino-shi (Regular admission, individual: General, 600 yen; seniors 65 and over, 300 yen; junior high school students (outside Tokyo), 200 yen)
Inokashira Park Zoo 1-17-6 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi (Regular admission, individual: General, 400 yen; seniors 65 and over, 200 yen; junior high school students (outside Tokyo), 150 yen)
Tokyo Sea Life Park 6-2-3 Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 700 yen; seniors 65 and over, 350 yen; junior high school students (outside Tokyo), 250 yen)
Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome 2-1-2 Yumenoshima, Koto-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 250 yen; seniors 65 and over, 120 yen; junior high school students (outside Tokyo), 100 yen)
Jindai Botanical Garden 5-31-10 Jindaiji-Motomachi, Chofu-shi (Regular admission, individual: General, 500 yen; seniors 65 and over, 250 yen; junior high school students (outside Tokyo), 200 yen)
Hama Rikyu Garden 1-1 Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 300 yen; seniors 65 and over, 150 yen)
Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden 1-4-1-1, Kaigan, Minato-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 150 yen; seniors 65 and over, 70 yen)
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 300 yen; seniors 65 and over, 150 yen)
Rikugien Garden 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 300 yen; seniors 65 and over, 150 yen)
Mukojima Hyakkaen Garden 3-18-3 Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 150 yen; seniors 65 and over, 70 yen)
Kiyosumi Garden 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 150 yen; seniors 65 and over, 70 yen)
Kyu Furukawa Garden 1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 150 yen; seniors 65 and over, 70 yen)
Former Iwasaki Residence Garden 1-3-45 Ikenohata, Taito-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 400 yen; seniors 65 and over, 200 yen)
Tonogayato Garden 2-16, Minami-machi, Kokubunji-shi (Regular admission, individual: General, 150 yen; seniors 65 and over, 70 yen)
Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku (Regular admission for permanent exhibition, individual: General, 600 yen; college and vocational school students, 480 yen; high school and junior high school students (outside Tokyo), and seniors 65 and over, 300 yen)
Edo-Tokyo Open Air 3-7-1 Sakura-cho, Koganei-shi (inside Koganei Park) (Regular admission, individual: General, 400 yen; seniors 65 and over, 200 yen; college students
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku (Yebisu Garden Place) *Free of charge exhibitions include "TOP Collection: Learning, The Fragments of Dreams" and “The Magic Lantern, A Short History of Light and Shadow”. (Regular fee, individual: General, 500 yen; students, 400 yen; high school, junior high school students and seniors 65 and over, 250 yen;)
(Regular admission, individual: General, 400 yen; seniors 65 and over, 200 yen; college students (incl. vocational and others), 320 yen; high school and junior high school students (outside Tokyo), 200 yen)
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo *"BENTO - Design for Eating, Gathering and Communicating” is the exhibition that does not require an admission fee. (Regular admission, same day ticket: General, 800 yen; college and vocational school students, 400 yen; seniors 65 and over, 500 yen)
Tokyo Metropolitan 5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku *Only when the garden is open to the public. (Regular admission: General, 200 yen; college students (incl. vocational and technical schools),
Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park 3-1 Tokai, Ota-ku (Regular admission, individual: General, 300 yen; seniors 65 and over, 150 yen; junior high school students (outside Tokyo), 150 yen)
  • *During the "Tokyo 150 Years Festival (tentative)", which is scheduled for autumn of 2018, admission to the "Hama Rikyu Garden" will be free of charge.
On September 30, 2018, the following transportation options will be free for children (three types of transportation)
Means of Transportation Notes
Toei Transportation
(Toei Subway, Toei Bus, Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line), Nippori-Toneri Liner) ・Customers, who will present their Kappa Badge at a designated distribution location from September 28 to September 30, will receive a free of charge Toei One-Day Pass (one-day ticket, for infants) for September 30.

・ Distribution of a free pass is limited to one ticket per badge.
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・ When using the transport, please present your Kappa Badge along with the Toei One-Day Pass.

・Details regarding the place of distribution will be announced separately via the website, etc.
(Regular fare: Children, 350 yen)
Ueno Zoo Monorail ・On September 30, complimentary fare tickets will be provided to children presenting their Kappa Badge at the gate of Ueno Zoo Monorail.
(Regular fare: Children, 80 yen)
New Transit Yurikamome ・On September 30 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, complimentary fare tickets will be provided to children presenting their Kappa Badge at the Yurikamome Shinbashi and Toyosu Stations.
(Regular fare: Children, 410 yen)
Free of charge services and discounts offered at the following public and private facilities (25 locations)
[Museums, Art Museums and other]
Name Address Free of charge and discount offers Period Notes
ASAKURA Museum of 7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito- General: 500 yen → 300 yen
 November 2 - December
Ichiyo Memorial Museum 3-18-4 Ryusen, Taito-ku General: 300 yen → 200 yen
Primary, junior and high school students: 100 yen → 50 yen November 2 - December 28
The Furniture Museum 1148 Nakagami-cho, Akishima-shi Admission: General, 200 yen → Free October 6 - 8 (free also for companions)
Sogakudo of the Former Tokyo Music School 8-43 Ueno Park, Taito-ku General: 300 yen → 200 yen
Primary, junior and high school students: 100 yen → 50 yen November 2 - December 28
Kodansha Noma Memorial Museum 2-11-30 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku Admission
General: 500 yen → Free

Students: 300 yen → Free
October 6 - 8 Limited to three days (Oct 6 - 8) during the "Yokoyama
Shitamachi Museum 2-1 Ueno Park, Taito-ku Admission

General: 300 yen → 200 yen
Primary, junior and high school students: 100 yen → 50 yen
November 2 - December 28
Shinagawa Historical Museum 6-11-1 Ooi, Shinagawa-ku Admission

General: 100 yen (special exhibition, 300 yen) → Free
Primary and junior high school students: 50 yen (special exhibition, 100 yen) → Free
July 10 - December 28
Calligraphy Museum 2-10-4 Negishi, Taito-ku General: 500 yen → 300 yen
Primary, junior and high school students: 250 yen → November 2 - December 28
The Sumida Hokusai Museum 2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku Permanent Exhibition
Permanent Exhibition
General: 400 yen → 320 yen
High school, college and vocational school students, seniors 65 and over: 300 yen → 240 Yen
Planned exhibition varies per exhibition (Discount: 20% off)
July 10 - December 28
Tokyo Metro Museum 6-3-1, Higashi-Kasai, Edogawa-ku Admission
fee discount
Adults: 210 yen → 155 yen
Children (over 4 to junior high school students): 100 yen → 80 Yen
September 29 & 30
Bunkyo Furusato History Museum 4-9-29 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Special exhibition: 30% Off October 20 - December 2
Mori Art Museum 6 Roppongi, Minato-ku General: 1,800 yen → 1,300 yen
(Discount applicable for up to two companions) October 6 - 8
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku 200 yen discount October 17 - 31
【Observation Platforms, Aquaria, Leisure Facilities and other]】
Name Address Free of charge and discount offers Period Notes
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku Adults: 2,200 yen → 2,000 yen

Primary and junior high school students: 1,200 yen → 1,000 yen

Toddlers: 700 yen → 500 yen
September 29 - December 31
KidZania Tokyo 2-4-9, Toyosu, Koto-ku Up to 20% discount for 2nd Shift activities during the specified period October 2 - December 21 ・Reservations for KidZania Tokyo can only be made by phone. (+81) 570-06-4646: KidZania Reservation Center (Every day from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM), connect to No. 2 reservation center. Please notify the operator about the “Kappa Badge Reservation”.

・Please present your Kappa Badge when
SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Single admission ticket only
Adults: 1,200 yen → 1,000 yen

Students (high school, college and vocational): 900 yen → 750 yen

Children (elementary and junior high school students): 600 yen → 500 yen

Toddlers (4 years and older): 300 yen → 250 yen
September 29 - October 1
Sunshine Aquarium 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Single admission ticket only

Adults (high school students and older): 2,200 yen → 1,800 yen

hildren (elementary and junior high school students): 1,200 yen → 1,000 yen

Toddlers (4 years and older): 700 yen → 560 yen
September 29 - October 1
Sanrio Puroland 1-31 Ochiai, Tama-shi Holiday over-the-counter admission fee

Adults: 3,800 yen → 3,600 yen

Children: 2,700 yen → 2,500 yen
From July 10 to October 31 (weekends and holidays) (All days from July 23 to August 31 are considered holidays) - The discount code is [#235].
Telecom Center Observatory 2-5-10 Aomi, Koto-ku Admission Fee

Adults: 500 yen → Free
Children: 300 yen → Free

(100 yen discount for companions)
(100 yen discount for companions)
Tokyo Summerland 600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno-shi Admission Fee
Adults: 2,000 yen → Free

Elementary school students: 1,000 yen → Free

Toddlers and seniors: 1,000 yen → Free
1st of October
TOKYO SKYTREE Observation Platforms 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO DECK (350 m): 20% discount for walk-up tickets
Adults: 2,060 yen → 1,650 yen

Young adults: 1,540 yen → 1,230 yen

Children: 930 yen → 740 yen

Children: 930 yen → 740 yen

September 29 - December 23 ・TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO GALLERIA (450 m) is not applicable for discount.

・Entry from the TOKYO SKYTREE 4F Walk-up Entrance.
Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line (Water Bus) Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line (Water Bus) September 29 - October 1
Toshimaen 3-25-1 Koyama, Nerima-ku One-day Pass

Adults (Junior high school and older): 4,200 Yen → 2,200 yen

Children (over 110 cm tall): 3,200 yen → 1,200 yen


One-day Pass for Kiddie Rides

Adults (over 20 / for accompaniment): 2,900 yen → 1,700 yen

Children (under 110 cm tall): 2,400 yen → 1,000 yen
December 1 - 16
(Closed on December 4 & 5, 11 & 12)
NAMJATOWN 3-1-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku NAMJA Passport discount

Adults (12 and over): 3,500 yen → 3,300 yen
Children (4 to 11): 2,800 yen → 2,600 yen
September 29 - October 1
Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View 6 Roppongi, Minato-ku General: 1,800 yen → 1,300 yen(discount for up to 2 companions) October 1 - 8
  • <Participating Entities List (in Japanese alphabetical order)>
  • Akishima-shi (General Incorporated Foundation The Furniture Museum), KCJ GROUP INC., Kodansha Ltd., Sunshine Enterprise, Co., Ltd., Sanrio Entertainment Co., Ltd., Shinagawa-ku, Sumida-ku, Taito-ku, Tokyo Summerland Co., Ltd., Tokyo Teleport Center Inc., TOKYO ZOOLOGICAL PARK SOCIETY, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation, Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, TOBU TOWER SKYTREE CO., LTD., Toshimaen Co., Ltd., BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc., Bunkyo-ku, MITSUBISHI ESTATE Co., Ltd., Metro Cultural Foundation, Mori Building Co., Ltd., YURIKAMOME Inc., Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc.

Premium Ticket Tour

応募受付は締切りました。
たくさんのご応募ありがとうございます。

Information about the Draw of Premium Tickets and Tours for Badge Owners

As a part of the "Tokyo 150 Years Special Exhibition" and commemoration of reissuing of the Kappa Badge, all who have purchased the Kappa Badge, and have applied, shall be eligible to participate in the draw for invitations to the following events. This premium event will offer unique experiences, such as the exclusive admission to the Ueno Zoological Gardens on September 25 (normally closed on this day) to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the naming of Xiang Xiang, and a tour of Tokyo infrastructural facilities which will include the construction sites of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics venues as well. All participation fees will be free of charge. Participation in these special events is possible through advance registration and winning the draw. You are kindly invited to participate with your children, family, and friends.

ACourse
~Ueno Zoological Gardens Premium Tickets~

●1,000 persons will be selected through a draw and invited to Xiang Xiang's First Naming Anniversary at the Ueno Zoo (East Garden). The Zoo will be open only to prizewinners on this day, meaning that you will be able to see the popular "Xiang Xiang" numerous times!! You might even discover a different side to the Xiang Xiang!

●Special menus commemorating Xiang Xiang’s 1st birthday in June will also be available only on this day!

●As a special exhibition to commemorate Tokyo 150 Years, precious materials detailing Japan’s first ever pandas “Kan Kan” and “Ran Ran” will be made public.

●Tokyo Sea Life Park will be providing a special mobile Aquarium car. You will also be able to see the exotic and colorful fish while at the Zoo.

  • 【Date】September 25 (Tue) 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 【Location】Ueno Zoological Gardens (East Garden)
  • 【Number of Winners】1,000 persons (up to 3 companions can accompany the winner)
  • 【Participation Fee】Free
  • ※On this day entering and exiting the zoo will be possible only through the gate next to the main entrance.
  • ※Because on this day the zoo will be closed to the general public, viewing of certain animals may not be possible due to cleaning works.
  • ※Viewing of certain animals may not be possible due to their conditions and the weather.
シャンシャンにも会える!「恩賜上野動物園プレミアムチケット」
BCourse
~Special Tour of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building~

●Invitation to visit special floors (closed off even to officials) in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

●An experience where you can stand on the actual podium in the press conference room and in the chamber

●Maybe even a special “surprise” on this day?!

  • 【Date】October 13 (Sat) 2018, around 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
  • 【Itinerary】Arrive at the 2nd floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1 ⇒ [(1) Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly (Special Budget Committee Meeting Room)] ⇒ [(2) Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Hall] ⇒ [(3) Metropolitan Government Building No. 1 (Press Conference Room)] ⇒ End
  • 【Number of Winners】 15 Pairs (30 persons) (one companion can accompany the winner)
  • 【Participation Fee】Free
一般公開していない場所に特別ご招待!都庁舎スペシャルツアー
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Experience the technology of Tokyo! Tokyo infrastructure facilities and the venues of Tokyo 2020 Olympics tour

●A special tour providing a visit to the infrastructure facilities essential for safety and security of Tokyo, and the venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A special visit to the facilities ordinarily not open to the public, such as the underground tunnels providing flood safety, train cars inspection and maintenance support, and the depot ensuring safe operation of the "Yurikamome".

●Visit the venue which will host the canoe slalom competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The first-ever canoe slalom competition course in Japan, where the water flow is artificially induced into the channel. Visitors will be able to enter the construction site and view the impressive works up close and personal.

  • 【Date】October 1 (Mon) 2018 *Citizen’s Day

    Morning shift: 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM; afternoon shift: 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM

    *Itinerary for both morning and afternoon shifts is the same
  • 【Itinerary】Arrive to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building ⇒ travel by bus ⇒ [(1) Furukawa Underground Reservoir (Mita, Minato-ku) 40 min] ⇒ travel by bus ⇒ [(2) Yurikamome Line Depot (Ariake, Koto-ku) 45 min] ⇒ travel by bus ⇒ [(3) Canoe Slalom venue (Kasai, Edogawa-ku) 30 min] ⇒ travel by bus ⇒ Kasai Rinkai Park Station (End of the Rinka itour) *Transfer back to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building available on request.
  • 【Number of Winners】30 Pairs (60 persons) (one companion can accompany the winner)
  • 【Participation Fee】Free
  • ※It is not possible to choose between the morning or the afternoon shift.
  • ※Due to consideration of safety issues at the construction sites and elsewhere, children aged 6 or older can participate in this tour.
  • ※Tour schedule may change due to weather.
東京都の技術を体感!東京のインフラ施設・東京2020大会会場見学ツアー
How to apply: *Please refer to the prepaid reply postcard below.

・ Kappa Badges include a mini book with application tickets for entering the Course A, Course B and Course C raffle. Attach the application ticket to a prepaid reply postcard, issued by the post office, and post it to enter the draw.

・All Kappa Badges include one application ticket for all three courses: A, B and C. (*The set of two Kappa Badges comes with two mini books with application tickets for all courses.)

・One postcard is valid as an application for one course.

・One person is eligible for one application per course. Multiple applications by a single individual, and/or not meeting the guidelines set forth below will not be valid.

・Applications other than prepaid reply postcard, such as phone and/or e-mail applications will not be accepted.

Other

*Personal information provided in the application will only be used for contact regarding the Kappa Badge Special Program. In addition, safekeeping and deletion of all personal information disclosed to us shall be strictly managed and monitored by the Policy Planning Bureau.

*Please note that on the day of the event the participants may be subject of TV and other media coverage.

Notification of Results

・Postcards notifying the results will be posted on or around the 7th of September (Fri), 2018. Since this will double as your "Participation Ticket", please do not forget to bring it to the event.
Additionally, we will not be able to answer any inquiries regarding the results over the phone. Thank you for your understanding.

Inquiries about Premium Tickets and Tours
  • Policy Division, Adjustment Department, Policy Planning Bureau
  • Phone: (+81) 3-5388-2189 (direct)
Inquiries about the Kappa Badge
(Other inquiries aside from Premium Tickets and Tours)
HAKUHODO PRODUCT'S INC., Premium Business Head Office

2F NBF Toyosu Garden Front, 5-6-15 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8619
Phone: (+81) 3-5144-0313

Service hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except weekends, national holidays, Year-end and New Year’s Holidays)
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