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Sakurazaka46: Showcase on July 15th

  1. Sakurazaka46 will be performing at Ichigo Stage concert hall from 16:30-17:00 (local time). 
  2. Visitors will be granted entry to the Ichigo Stage concert hall 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. The event following Sakurazaka46’s performance, “ECG Season 11: The Finals,” is the second most highly anticipated event at Japan Expo Paris this year. In previous years, people have queued very early for this event.
    We recommend that fans consider queuing early to secure a better view of the stage.
  4. Depending on the queue length on the day, arriving approximately 2 hours in advance may be advisable. 

To locate the Ichigo Stage concert hall, please refer to the Japan Expo Paris floor map here.

Fan Project

  1. We are planning to do a surprise for the members. Please refer to this.
  2. For more updates on the day of the event, please follow @sakuzakacentral and @Gackaozaka.
  3. @Gackaozaka will be the Sakuzaka Central staff attending on the day.
  4. He will distribute the hand banners for the surprise at a specific location.
  5. The specific time and location for hand banner distribution will be announced on the day of the event.

General Ticketing Information

  1. No entry tickets will be sold at the venue. Tickets are only available for purchase online and the quantity is limited.
  2. Please be aware that if you bought a normal ticket (Regular ticket (1-day ticket) / Fast Pass ticket), you will not be able to re-enter the venue.
  3. Fast Pass ticket holders are able to enter the venue at 9:00 am.
  4. Only Zen/Zen+ Confort Ticket holders are able to reenter the venue. 
  5. Last entry is at 6.00 pm.
Entry Time

If you have purchased a Fast Pass ticket, please scan it at the line entry upon your arrival. Once the line opens at 9:00 am, you will be able to enter the venue directly without the need to scan your ticket again.

  1. Due to the current security measures (Vigipirate), all visitors must go through security checks before entering the venue.

  2. Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks are permitted. Prices of food and drinks at the event will be expensive so we suggest you bring snacks and drinks before entering.

  3. For detailed information on prohibited items, please refer to this link.

  4. After security checks, visitors will be guided to hall 7 where they will be divided into several lines based on their type of ticket.

  5. Zen+ Ticket holders will be granted entry at 8:15 am, while Zen Ticket holders can enter at 8:30 am.

  6. Fast pass ticket holders should scan their tickets at the line entry before joining the queue. Consequently, they will be able to enter the venue directly at 9:00 am.
  7. Starting from 9:30 am, individuals with regular tickets will be allowed entry after scanning their tickets. 

Phone coverage may be limited or unreliable due to the high volume of people attending the event.


Japan Expo is 30 minutes away from Paris center by public transportation. Both the airport and Parc des Expositions are outside Paris.

From the Paris area, buses can bring you to Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center:

  1. Line 350 (RATP) from Gare de l’Est in Paris or from Charle de Gaulle airport, get off at Parc des Expositions RER. https://www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes/busratp/350
  2. Line 349 (RATP) from Charle de Gaulle airport to Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, get off at Parc des Expositions RER (end of the line).
  3. Lines 607, 619, 640, 641, and 642. 
  4. You can find more information on https://www.ratp.fr/en/

You can buy bus tickets with cash on any bus (speak to the driver), or from ticket machines in the subway.

There’s only 1 train line that goes to the venue.

  1. Japan Expo Paris is located at station “Parc des Expositions” on the line RER B (blue line). 
  2. It’s important to note that Paris has two types of rail systems: the “Metro” (numbered lines) and the “RER” (lettered lines). The Metro is primarily used for travel within Paris, while the RER extends outside the city.
  3. Regular metro tickets are NOT valid for traveling to “Parc des Expositions” station. 

Buying Tickets

  1. Tickets can be purchased at any station using automatic machines or at information desks. These options are available when you enter the station or just before the ticket gates. Look for machines labeled “Tickets” above them.

  2. 1 ticket is valid for a single trip, including train changes, within a 2-hour period. Your trip is considered complete once you exit a station, so for a round trip, you will need to purchase 2 tickets.
  3. When purchasing your ticket, ensure that you select the correct type. DO NOT buy Paris Metro T+ tickets for travel to Parc des Expositions, as they are only valid for trips within Paris on the Metro. These tickets cost approximately 2.1€.
  4. To travel to Japan Expo Paris (Parc des Expositions), you must have a valid RER ticket. RER train inspectors are present at the Parc des Exposition station to check tickets, and fines may be issued for using the wrong ticket.
  5. If you are traveling from Paris, you should purchase Ile-De-France IDF tickets/ point-to-point tickets. 1 trip ticket to Parc des Expositions costs 5€.
  6. Ride the train on the RER B platforms in the direction of “Aeroport Charles de Gaulle.”

  7. If you are traveling to or from Roissy Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport, you can purchase an “Airport ticket” for both directions. The cost for 1 trip is approximately 12€.
  8. Find your metro or RER itinerary on www.ratp.fr
  9. You’ll find the train schedule on www.sncf.com


  • Not all trains stop at Parc des Expositions.
  • To check if the next train is stopping at Parc des Expositions, check the panels with light indicators on the platforms. These indicators show which stations where the upcoming train will make a stop.
  • If the indicator for Parc des Expositions is not lit up, please wait for the next train. In the example provided below, the train does not include Parc des Expositions in its route.
  • If you do not see “Parc des Expositions” displayed on the panel, it is likely that you are on the incorrect platform.

Contact us

Special thanks to Azu and Nira on Discord for helping with this.

For any questions regarding the project, you may contact us via the following channels:

  • Send us a Twitter DM
  • Join our Discord Server