My girlfriend and I are going to Japan from August 13th-20th, I'm a huge Miyazaki fan and feel so dang lucky that advice/help exists here on waygook. Okay, @tbarber
what is the Korean site that you mention for purchasing the tickets? I dont feel very comfortable buying the tickets whilst in Japan...that ATM thingy majig looks too complicated for me. Plus, the Obon festival will be on when we're there, availablity/closed stores, so the sooner we purchase the tickets the better.
So could you post the Korean website please!