TOHO Cinema Hamamatsu

Do you love watching in a movie theater or a cinema (or whatever you call it in your country)?

Yeah I do.

But I’ve been living in Japan for 15 months now and I have never been to any of their cinemas, not even once because aside from there were no great movies to watch, I find it quite expensive for one movie. My boyfriend and I usually watch movies at least once a month in the Ph because it’s way cheaper than Japan. However, last Saturday, Iza and the guys wanted to watch Black Panther and me being a cheapo asked my friends who watched it already to make sure that the movie is gonna be worth it. This isn’t going to be a review but I’ll rate the movie later *wink.

After convincing myself to try, I finally decided to give it a try it but before that I did some research. HAHA. The only cinema available near my place is TOHO CINEMA, it is located just infront of my workplace, usually TOHO cinemas are located within a shopping mall and in my city it’s located in ZAZA City, on the 3rd floor.


So here are the prices just incase you want to experience watching movie in Japan.

For the regular price:

  • ¥ 1,800

  • ¥ 1,500

    (Bring your student ID card)

  • ¥ 1,000

  • ¥ 1,000

  • ¥ 1,000

They also offer discount service, just like what we did last Saturday, we bought the late show and it only cost us 1,300 JPY each, we saved 500 JPY.

  • ¥ 1,100

  • Cine MILEAGE Day (Tuesdays)

    ¥ 1,400

    (If you’re a member, you’ll only have to pay 1,400 JPY on Tuesdays)

  • ¥ 1,100

    (On the 1st of every month, the movie is only 1,100 yen.)

  • ¥ 1,100

    (You can treat your sister or mother and only pay 1,100 JPY each).

  • General · Undergraduate ¥ 1,100

    High school student or less ¥ 900(for AU smartpass, AU smartpass premium and videopass members only)

  • ¥ 1,300

    (Admission fee after 8 p.m. is 1,300 yen.)

  • ¥ 1,100

  • ¥ 1,000

    (One accompanying adult can also get a discount same as the PWD).

  • Senior Couple Discount (One person over 50 years old)

    Two people \ 2,200

    (If you’re a senior couple over 50 year old, you can get ticket for only 2,200 JPY for two).

You can visit their website here.

You can purchase tickets in advance online, they have English translation, or just get it at the ticket booth.


Ticket booth. You can choose your seat and there’s an English translation.


You just have to attach this to your armchair so no worries of spilling your food.
If you’re a couple or you have a companion and you don’t mind sharing a popcorn, it’s better to get the combo one, and split the price. For a single popcorn with one drink, it’s 670 JPY while the combo one is 1,030 with two drinks and a large bucket of popcorn, you can choose two flavors, I love the caramel.
Things I noticed:
1. Japanese watch and enjoy movie silently, during the entire time we’re watching the movie, we didn’t hear laughters or even gasps during the peak or even during the funniest part of the movie. Iza and I were laughing silently and pinching each other because everyone was really quite. I am not used to this.
2. Just like in restaurants or coffee shop, you have to clean your place and carry your trash and throw them in their proper place.
3. You have to be courteous and refrain from talking even if you’re already going out the cinema.
4. I love how they serve our popcorn, everything is so convenient.
5. You can’t see people chatting and laughing out loud even outside the cinema. Everyone walks out silently.
We finished watching around 11:20 and I can say that the experience was great. I enjoyed the movie and the popcorn too! If I’m gonna rate Black Panther, I’ll give it 7 out of 10. It was interesting and it did touched some important topics, it has some fun parts too and I love the outfits, the cinematography and the acting.
Have you watched Black Panther?
How do you find it?
Bored Sensei.

15 thoughts on “TOHO Cinema Hamamatsu

  1. Shin-Chan! Na-miss ko iyan ah! =)) “Mommy! Mommy!” “Hoy Carmen Bilbil!”

    On a side note, karamihan din ng film studios ay nag-diversify sa pagtatayo ng movie houses. Parang attempt din sa pag-diversify into real estate, but mostly for film distribution. 🙂 Yung Toho kasi, puro kaijuu films yung specialty nila (e.g. the original Godzilla noong 60s and 70s.)

    Another example would be yung Shaw Brothers; yun naman, film studio yun na puro period kung-fu yung specialty. Di na sila masyadong active sa paggawa ng movies nowadays, pero may mga tinayo silang sinehan sa Singapore that are still active today. 🙂

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    1. Wow! That’s really an interesting fact about cinemas, it’s funny that I know nothing about TOHO and the like (kasi I’m too lazy to read stuff). I’ve never heard about Shaw Brothers too 😦

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  2. Went with my teenage son and daughter. I really enjoyed the movie. Great post. I’ll have to show my kids later. We love reading about your adventures in Japan. So funny that everyone is silent. I have an uncle that loves asking questions and talking through the whole movie. People get mad and I was always shushing him throughout the whole movie…politely of course. It was like he didn’t hear me, along with everyone else saying shhhhhh…

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    1. Wow that was really sweet, I don’t think I have a memory of me going in a cinema with my mom. They always go together with my dad but never without the kids (us) hahaha. I can see that you’re really close with your kids.

      Thank you for showing my clogs to them, this is one of the reasons why I kept sharing things hehe.

      You’ll be surprise how silent the people are here, if you’re gonna watch with your uncle here please tell him in advance haha. I can imagine you shusing a very innocent uncle asking questions about the movie lol, we have a friend who’s always like that because he always miss the joke and would ask why everyone is laughing.


    1. I just checked it now, I didn’t know you nominated me because it didn’t appear on my notification. Thank you. For nominating me btw 😭😭 that is tears of joy 😘 I’ll be happy doing it after doing my stuff here. Again, thank you so much 😊


  3. Medj funny yung mga photobombers mo. I like how you confidently wear that lippie. Ang off-topic ng mga observations ko. HAHAHAHAHA.

    Parang ang hirap nung tahimik. Wahahahaha. Hindi ko yata kaya ito. Hahahaha. Di ko pa napapanood yang Black Panther. Sana may magyaya sakin tapos ilibre ako. Haha.

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    1. ganyan yang mga yan, kaso nakakahiyang magrequest ng solo pic hahaha, minsan ang banat ko “I’ll take photo of you” tapos after nun titingin ako ng me-too hahaha

      yung lippie yan yung gamit ko nung meetup pero medyo faded na sya nung dumating ka, sayang naman hindi ko magagamt kasi bawal sya sa school so take every opportunity to wear 😀

      itay ko na ba yung pwede man libre sayo? haha

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