Riiko’s FFXIV Eorzea Café Reservation Guide and how to use Loppi machines at Lawson

You would like to go to Eorzea Café but don’t know how? You don’t wanna go there in the morning and chance it to get a free table on the same day maybe?

Do not fear anymore, Riiko has the solution for you:

Riiko’s FFXIV Eorzea Café Reservation Guide and how to use Loppi machines at Lawson

My guide will cover the necessary steps to visit Eorzea Café.

Quick Guide

Reserve ticket online –> Pick up reservation from Loppi machine at Lawson and get ticket from counter –> Go to Eorzea Café 15 min prior to time slot –> Enjoy Eorzea Café

What you need to reserve a ticket

– internet
– credit card (can also pay by cash but you need to pick it up within a few days after reservation)
– email address
– a japanese phone number (for example from your hotel)

First up, useful translations that you will read 10+ times during the reservation process.

エオルゼアカフェ Eorzea Café

ファイナルファンタジー Final Fantasy

秋葉原 Akihabara

東京 Tokyo

大阪 Osaka

How to reserve a ticket

Go to the website https://l-tike.com/ and enter “エオルゼアカフェ” (Eorzea Café) in the search field.

It will forward you to this page: http://l-tike.com/search/?keyword=エオルゼアカフェ

Now you will see the following overview. I removed the menus from the website in my screenshots. Click on any screenshot for a larger version.

Yellow marked: Tokyo
Blue marked: Osaka
Green marked: Dates for which you can reserve

Select the city and time frame in which you want to reserve a ticket and click the pink button on the right side.

On the next page scroll down a bit to skip the text and you will get to the calendar. Here you can see on which date and time slot there are still free tables and which are booked out.

Click on the time slot at which you want to reserve a table.

The following pop up will appear:

If the button on the right side is pink, on this day and time slot the corresponding table for the number of persons is available. If it is grey, all tables of this type are booked out. Try a different day or time slot.

Click the pink button to add the table for x persons to your cart.

The popup will disappear. Instead you can find this at the right side of your screen:

Now select the number of tickets you want. I selected 1 table for 2 persons.

When done, click on the pink button.

You will be forwarded to the login page. Here you can log in if you have an account or chose to register an account.

I recommend to not register an account and continue without registration! For this select the very bottom right button.

Next, you have to enter your email address twice and a Japanese phone number.

The phone number is only accepted if you do not enter the country code. Please refer to the example number. I used the phone number of the hotel. Make sure to write down the number as you need it to pick up your tickets at Lawson store.

Make sure that the telephone number is of the format that’s sampled below the field. For example:
Not accepted: +81-031-1234-1234
Accepted: 03112341234

Shio commented for an update on the telephone number: “I was able to use my US phone number (i.e. 1-123-123-1234) by leaving out the dashes”

Click again on the pink button to continue. To return to the previous page, click the left blue button.

You will be forwarded to a very long page.

At the top part you can again confirm you booking details. The ticket can only be picket up in the store, no other possibility to get them.

Scroll down a bit and you can select the payment type.

I like to use credit card as you can pick up the tickets up to the day of the reservation itself – but only until about 3h before the time slot, from what I understood.

If you use cash payment, you have to pay at the Lawson store when you pick up the tickets at the Loppi machine. The tickets are only reserved for 3-4 days. Please check in detail until when you can pick them up when reserving. This would make sense if you are already in Japan or book the day of your flight for example. You can then directly pay at the counter of the Lawson store.

After filling out your credit card details, scroll down.

Here you need to chose a password in order to access the confirmation of the registration online later on. Do not worry, you also get an email confirmation with your registration number.

When all is filled out, click on the pink button. This will finalize the purchase.

I do not have a screenshot of the next page but if you did everything correct, it will say that you successfully reserved and list all details again. You will also receive it via email.

The email will contain a lot of text. Scroll down until you find something looking like this:

Please note: Where I wrote about Loppi pickup, it actually tells you about the phone number that you used during reservation process. Don’t forget it to write it down and bring with you!

Checklist: What should I bring to the Lawson store?

– registration number (from email)
– phone number
– your name in katakana

In the email you received there is also a guide on how to pick up the tickets from the Lawson store Loppi machine. It’s in Japanese of course.

Shio commented to update this topic: “I also did not have to write down the registration number, you now access your reservation using your email, phone number, and pin password”
– bring your email and pin password!

Spatzist commented to update this topic: “They have a QR code system now that makes this much easier. I’m not sure if you need to be registered (I was), but my reservation confirmation contained a link to a page with a QR code. Scanning the code into the loppi machine using my phone automatically filled out every piece of information save the phone number, making the process very easy.”

How to pick up your ticket in Japan

Lawson is a “combini”, a supermarket, that’s basically everywhere and open 24/7. Every Lawson store has a small Loppi machine that is often near the ATM machine. Sometimes it’s hidden away a bit. Don’t be sloppy in searching for it, even if it’s a (s)Loppi machine… (Pun intended)

Select “Lawson Ticket” 「ローソンチケット」 on the screen.

Then select “Pick up Reservation Ticket” 「予約済(当選)チケットの引取り」.

Enter the reservation number 「予約番号入力欄」 and the phone number 「電話番号」.

Then enter your name in Katakana. If you don’t know Katakana, this website can help you: http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/katakana.htm

Make sure to use a blank / space between first and last name. I had trouble finding the blank/space key for it as it was in complicated Kanji. Just try it out or ask the staff. If you registered an account during the reservation process, you do not need to enter your name at the Loppi Machine (from what I experienced).

Update 19th Oct 2017: Thanks to pouelman’s comment
There seems to be a button that enables you to enter your name also in Roman (our) letters. It wasn’t obvious which button it was but just try all of them and it might eventually work!

Spatzist commented to update this topic: “They have a QR code system now that makes this much easier. I’m not sure if you need to be registered (I was), but my reservation confirmation contained a link to a page with a QR code. Scanning the code into the loppi machine using my phone automatically filled out every piece of information save the phone number, making the process very easy.”

The Loppi machine will print out a receipt for you. Bring it to the counter and they will you the actual tickets.

Bring the tickets with you to Eorzea Café, obviously.

Where is the Eorzea Café (Tokyo)?

The Tokyo Eorzea Café is in a famous quarter called Akihabara. You can reach it best by going to Akihabara station by either subway or JR train. From there, walk a few minutes.

I used to orient myself in the train station by following the exits to Akihabara Electric Town. Then look out for the Gundam Café. From there, just follow the map. Across the street from Eorzea Café is an Animate store (status April 2017). The Café itself is in a building of “Pasela Resort” on 2F. The small red square on the picture is the entrance…

It’s difficult to see, so I also checked it on Google Street View:

Enter the building and you will see on 1F in the back on the right a room with different costumes and merchandise. This is where you can find a few FFXIV merchandise items. You can pay them at the bakery directly next to the merchandise. It is worth checking out this little merchandise room in the morning before other customers have come by. So you might still get M/L sized t-shirts or other items that might sell out quickly.

How Eorzea Café works

Enter the building (if you are not inside yet) and take the elevator to (2F). In Japan, the ground floor where you enter is called 1F, the next floor above is 2F, 3F etc.

You will directly see a counter. It cannot be missed. From there you can go to 3 different Cafés, so show the staff your ticket. If you are there more than 15 min in advance, they ask you to wait. If you are not there 15 min in advance, they might give your table to someone else.

Once it’s time, they will give you an iPad which serves as the menu. If you reserved, the first drink is on the house. For this you have to select one drink per person from a sheet of paper and give it back to them. You can also chose one of the job coasters which contain artworks of each job. You also get a cactpot ticket.

They ask you to wait again in front of the Café door until all customers have received their iPads. Then they will lead everyone to their table.

After an introduction in Japanese, they do the drawing of the cactpot numbers! The 3rd and 2nd place were pins or other small merchandise when I was there. The 1st place is a massive dessert plate that 2 people will struggle to eat. It will be served about 1h after drawing.

You can order as much food and drinks as you want and as often as you want. Beware as the tables are quite small to not order too much at once. The plates are sometimes quite big even if the food portions are decently sized.

With each item you order you will get a random coaster.

Among these coasters there are also job coasters but they do not have the artworks from those at the entrance but ingame screenshots on them. My Paissa knows which cards are best. ò.óV

The last order can be placed half an hour before the time slot end time. They will make a short announcement for it in Japanese a few minutes before.

They have PCs and a PS4 where you can log into your account. If you would like to do this, bring your security token. One of the PCs has an English client. I didn’t know this at the time. Playing in Japanese was really tough, and I was just trying to do a nice emote to take a photo!

In case many people want to use it (usually it’s not the case as everyone takes pictures or enjoy the food), they ask you to not take too long there.

Feel free to take as much pictures as you like. The staff is kind and will also take pictures of you if you ask.

In the end, you pay at the counter at the entrance. You just need to give them your ipad and they give you the bill. :)

For each item you ordered, you will receive one stamp in a stamp book. They are Grand Company themed so you can chose which one you prefer. For 18 items you will receive a small pin.

 

If you have any questions, please comment.

I wish you a lot of fun at Eorzea Café! Enjoy your stay. :D

 

>> Read about my visit at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/holiday-in-japan-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

>> Read about the awesome food at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/holiday-in-japan-food-of-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

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  3. Anonymous
    Aug 16, 2017 @ 06:22:39

    Your guide is very good but unfortunately it wont work for me… :( I followed all the instructions but when it comes to confirm my email adress and a japanese phone number it wont work. There’s a lock sign and it doesnt matter what i klick it wont continue.

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  4. Anonymous
    Sep 08, 2017 @ 11:51:53

    Hi! Sorry just to re-clarify, if i book by credit card i can pick up my ticket on the day i reserved spots? My reservation date is not till 27th Sept 2017. I just don’t want to pay and then have to be picking up my tickets within 3 days D:

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Sep 09, 2017 @ 10:51:09

      When you reserve with credit card, you can pick up the tickets at Lawson latest on the day where you’re visiting Eorzea Café. If you’re unsure, copy paste the contents of the reservation page to google translate. It’s decently understandable. :)

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  5. Kisery
    Sep 08, 2017 @ 15:10:02

    Is there a limit to the number of people you can book tickets for? We will be a group of 5 when we go in November, would we perhaps book 3 tables of 2 or a 4 and a 2 to be seated together? Hoping to try the Osaka one for the Ul’dah this time around as we have been to Tokyo’s Gridania a couple of times before :) We usually just show up on the day but would love to be able to reserve.

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Sep 09, 2017 @ 10:55:03

      The limit of ticket booking is the available tables on that time slot. Per person who places the reservation, from what I understood, there is no limit.

      In the café in Akihabara, their biggest table was for 4 people. I would recommend to reserve a table for 4 and a table for 1 (which is same size as a table for 2). Then, maybe see if you can pull the tables together when you’re at the café. I’m sure the staff will be happy to assist you. If they don’t understand your problem, you can still have split 3 and 2 people. :)

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  6. Tiffany
    Sep 12, 2017 @ 10:00:43

    Hi do I need the security token to log in when I visit the cafe?

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Sep 13, 2017 @ 17:48:00

      Hi Tiffany,

      The login in the Eorzea Café is exactly the same as when you log in at home. If you have registered a security token to your account, you need it to log in at the café.

      Have a nice trip!
      Cheers,
      Riiko

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  7. Ein
    Sep 20, 2017 @ 16:03:28

    Hi and thankyou for the guide! I only know very little japanese. Do you think it will be ok when we visit? Also, do you plan to go to Square Enix Cafe? I’m hoping to visit both but i’m not sure if i can get square enix’s ticket. they always seem to be fully booked.

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Sep 20, 2017 @ 16:40:03

      Hello Ein,

      The staff only spoke japanese and very broken english. All explanations were in japanese. But if you have basic knowledge on how the café works and how to order with the ipad, it should be totally fine. :) In case you won the cactpot lottery, it would help to know the numbers in japanese up to 30 or 40 as this is roughly the number of persons who can eat there at once. They will call them out and wait a bit, but draw a new number if nobody says anything after a while. >.<;

      I didn't reserve a seat at Square Enix Cafe, only went there to check out the merchandise for which you don't need to reserve a table. So I'm sorry but I can't tell you how to get a ticket for the SE cafe. If you want to try it, I recommend using Google Translate for the site. It's quite okay to understand most things and should help you.

      Enjoy your stay,
      Riiko

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  8. Anonymous
    Oct 01, 2017 @ 07:15:26

    Hi Riiko,
    Thank you for this excellent guide. I just booked my reservation for the Osaka location. Looking forward to my trip :) Thanks again!

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  9. arc
    Oct 01, 2017 @ 18:23:46

    Hello,
    I did a big mistake, i took 2 tables for 2 instead of 1 table for 2 people. What can i do ? the reservation is already paid ? or only when i used my reservation on loppy to print ticket ? what can i do ? help me out please !!!!

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Oct 01, 2017 @ 19:40:11

      Hello Arc,
      Did you pay with credit card? Then I am quite sure you already payed. If you select to pay with cash, then you haven’t payed and probably can just go those tickets you don’t need just go to waste/not pick them up.
      I didn’t have this case yet, so I recommend you log into the website and check with google translate if there is any way to cancel. If you payed with credit card, i think you can’t cancel though ;_; Sorry, I never had this case so far. :\ Maybe you could check and ask on reddit if ppl can help you?

      If you do find a solution, it would be great to let me know and I will include it in the guide!
      Cheers, Riiko

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      • arc
        Oct 01, 2017 @ 21:11:11

        Thank you Riiko,
        Yes i paid with credit card. I tried to google translate everything. I created a lawson account to cancel. But my reservation was done without Lawson account (“on the fly”). That’s the main reason, i cant cancel it. if i find a way i’ll give you the tips.
        Arc

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      • Riiko Rinkoko
        Oct 01, 2017 @ 22:02:15

        You should have a link to a “login page” where you can check your reservation. You chose a password when reserving, this is what you can use there. I did find a phone number for contacting them but that probably won’t help as they most likely only speak japansese >.<;
        Sorry I can't be of more help atm ;_; Good luck!
        Worst case you can enjoy 4 free drinks and 4 free job coasters XD

        Riiko

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      • arc
        Oct 01, 2017 @ 23:36:31

        I was able to see my reservation not changing it :p
        I did a mail to lawson in japanese (thank you google translate) we’ll see what they will answer in a few days. Because of my mistake i paid 4000 yen instead of 2000 ( But as you said, lets see the positive : i will have Free drinks and goodies xD) I hope my wife and I will be on the same table, that’s the big concern ! Thank you for your help Riiko !!!

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  10. Nick
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 22:29:43

    Planning on going when I’m there in November. Do they still do the drawing for time slots or should I be fine booking a specific time and just showing up 15 min before then?

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Oct 09, 2017 @ 22:59:00

      Hi Nick,
      On the website you can select the time slot you want for the specific day. If you reserved, you have to be there 15 minutes before the slot.

      If you didn’t reserve you can rely on the luck that a time slot isn’t fully booked any just come by and ask if a table is available. They still do this. Of course it’s no guarantee to get a table and you also don’t get a coaster with the job artwork or the first free drink.

      Cheers, Riiko

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  11. pouelman
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 14:24:12

    Thank you sooooo very much for you guide! I had problem paying with credit card so I select to pay in the Lawson store. I was so afraid in front of this Loppi machine! Hopefully your instruction was clear! When I get to the Katakana-name section, I press any button to get the Katakana keyboard and BOOM! Roman character! A bit easier that way! (but I really don’t know which button I pressed)

    From there I think this is not much different from the credit card payment. You show your voucher and the ask you to pay right now. For people already in japan and who want to reserve during their trip, this payment method is not much of trouble.

    So now I have my ticket! I am so gratefull and everybody should! Honestly, from all my resarch on websites, you are the only one that was clear enough to by those ticket from scratch! I might do it again for the Square Enix Cafe!

    Thanks again Riiko!

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Oct 19, 2017 @ 14:41:39

      Hi Pouelman,

      I’m happy to hear you had a successful reservation and pickup. Great that the guide was clear to you. :D

      Interesting that there is also an option for Roman letters somewhere! I will add this to my guide and give you credit for this information of course. :)

      Hope you have/had a great time in Japan.

      Cheers,
      Riiko

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      • pouelman
        Oct 20, 2017 @ 11:01:02

        I think it was the third one from the top of a set of four vertical buttons on the left side. But as I wasn’t sure what I was doing, I don’t recall perfectly. If I try the experience for the Square Enix Cafe in Osaka I will try to notice which button for the Roman letters! But not much places left already :( But anyway, my first choice was Final Fantasy so, thanks again to you! :D

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  12. 100% Absolutely a Dummy
    Oct 23, 2017 @ 05:46:00

    Hi Riiko! This guide has been super useful.

    I’m going to be taking a day-long business trip in Osaka, and was planning to visit the Eorzea cafe there. However, I don’t have a Japanese cell-phone number. Since I am not staying at a hotel, I won’t be able to use theirs either. :(

    What is the phone number used for exactly? Will the process to reserve a ticket be similar if I use an American/Chinese number?

    If the process revolves around getting a verification text, I was thinking about just going on roaming data for a brief second to receive it.

    Thanks so much!

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  13. shio
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 18:56:08

    Thanks for this guide, it was super helpful! I wanted to give you some updates on my purchase experience just now so you can add it if you’d like. I was able to use my US phone number (i.e. 1-123-123-1234) by leaving out the dashes. I also did not have to write down the registration number, you now access your reservation using your email, phone number, and pin password.

    I ran into some issues trying to pay online with my credit card. It turns out it was AdBlock. After pausing AdBlock, I was able to complete payment with no issues, so that might be something others will want to watch out for.

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Nov 09, 2017 @ 20:09:30

      Hi Shio,

      Thanks a lot for your feedback! It’s highly appreciated and I updated my post with your comments accordingly. I’m happy for your help to keep this updated. :)

      Hope you had a great time at Eorzea Cafe.

      Cheers,
      Riiko

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  14. Landu13
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 21:04:47

    Shio/Riiko,

    So if I understand this correctly, you can use register for and use lawson, then pay by credit card, using a US Number +1-###-###-####, without the + or the -‘s. At that point, if it was success, do you receive a confirmation text/Email? Hoping to use Lawson/Loppi for this among some other things :D

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Nov 09, 2017 @ 21:57:39

      Hi Landu,

      You will receive a confirmation email. So far I have not heard of anyone receiving a text/SMS on their mobile phone number. It probably wouldn’t work due to the missing country short code at the start of the phone number if it’s outside Japan.

      Cheers,
      Riiko

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      • shio
        Nov 09, 2017 @ 22:12:00

        Yes, I got a confirmation email! They will also send you an email if you run into credit card issues like I did, and hold your reservation for 24 hours to allow you time to correct this. I did not receive a confirmation via text (probably due to the reasons Riiko listed).

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  15. Spatzist
    Nov 21, 2017 @ 21:12:43

    They have a QR code system now that makes this much easier. I’m not sure if you need to be registered (I was), but my reservation confirmation contained a link to a page with a QR code. Scanning the code into the loppi machine using my phone automatically filled out every piece of information save the phone number, making the process very easy.

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    • Riiko Rinkoko
      Nov 22, 2017 @ 17:41:32

      Hello Spatzist,

      Thanks a lot for the tip with the CR code. It sounds like it’s super easy to use! Awesome ö.ö I’ll make sure to add it to the guide! :)

      Cheers, Riiko.

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