As its 30th anniversary Super Dimension Fortress Macross exhibition takes place at Hirakata park, Hirakata city, Osaka, Japan on 22nd of December, 2012.
It has a real size VF-25F Valkyrie, the same one shown in Tokyo before, Macross Cafe where you can enjoy the foods and drinks based on the characters e.g. Ranka Lee and Ai kun curry rice.
One of the biggest events is the real size SDF-1 Macross (around 1200 meters) visible with Augmented reality apps.
To get this exciting application, you need:
a. to go to iTunes Store or Google Play for iOS and Google Play for Android version and download "超時空ARマクロス～OSAKA.ver～ (Super Dimension Fortress AR Macross ～OSAKA.ver～ , you need to type in Japanese)" or
b. download by scanning the posters of this exhbition AND
c. (after successfully doing a. or b.) go to the Hirakata Park (around 300m diameter from the centre of the park).
You can also get a new function to this AR to let this huge battle ship to shoot by taking photos of the AR picture and posting on Twitter or facebook.
Place: Event hall I and II of Hirakata ParkHirakata Park address, 573-0054 1-1 Hirakata-Koen-cho, Hirakata City, Osaka Pref.
Opening duration: 22nd December, 2012(SAT) til 14th of January, 2013(MON)
Opening hour: 10:00-17:00 ( need to enter before 16:30)
Closed day: 1st of January, 2013 and 8th of January, 2013-99th of January, 2013.
2300JPY(1800JPY for primary school student) normal ticket including the exhibition ticket, entrance ticket for Hirakata park and a Macross neck strap you can buy at Hirakata park
3300JPY(2800JPY for primary school student) normal ticket including the exhibition ticket, entrance ticket for Hirakata park, a Macross neck strap and a Macross towel you can buy at Hirakata park
1300JPY normal ticket only for exhibition at the Hirakata Park( you need to buy another ticket to enter the Hirakata Park) you can buy at Hirakata Park
1000JPY advance ticket plus a Macross neck strap only for exhibition at the Hirakata Park( you need to buy another ticket to enter the Hirakata Park)
You can buy the advance tickets at:
Animate stores in Nipponbashi (not in Tokyo but in Osaka), Umeda, Sannomiya, Kyoto, Tennoji, Kyobashi and Hirakata
Animate online shop
Gamers shops in Umeda, Nanba, Kyoto and Kobe Sannomiya.
Gamers online shop
eplus at Family mart convenience store
Lawson convenience store (L code 55880)
Ticket Pia (P code 988-029 )
Seven Eleven convenience store (S code 020-007)
CN Play Guide
Note: Pease check the official site to see if you have the correct information BEFORE buying the ticket and some tickets may not be available already and these shops are all in Japan, not outside of Japan unfortunately...