3 hours
Duration
5/10
Physical
Akihabara
Location
Jan-Dec
Month

Akihabara Otaku Tour including visit to a maid cafe

Akihabara is absolutely a unique treasure that must not be overlooked when traveling in Japan. In the beginning it made its reputation from a vast collection of electronic shops, however with the computer boom more than 30 years ago, stores specializing in Anime merchandise and Manga started to grow.

Now Akihabara has developed into a place filled with some of the most out of the ordinary and unique subcultures. This unique tour will provide you with a peek into the heart of Akihabara. The locations your guide will take you to will be the best-related areas, so that you will be able to completely experience the thriving Akihabara culture.

Points of Interest 

  • Let’s visit a popular Maid Café in the heart of Akihabara.
  • Next visit an armory shop that carry models of weaponry including Japanese swords.
  • Explore a “Rabbit Café” (You will can find maids and rabbits in this café).
  • Visit a famous store for everything Otaku in Japan “Mandarake” – This store is where you can buy everything from Anime, manga, costumes, to antique goods.

Our guide can to pick you up from your hotel foyer if you are staying in the Tokyo area.

All Guides are fluent in English.

Important Information

If you would like visit the maid cafe or rabbit cafe, remember to pay the entrance fee by yourself along with the tour-guide as well.

Maid cafe entrance fee (1 hour) : 1000 p/p  JPY Rabbit Café entrance fee (1 hour) : 1300 p/p  JPY

START TIMEThere are 2 tour times,  please meet at either 10.00 AM or 2.00PM  depending on the tour booked, at your Hotel foyer in the Tokyo area
END TIMEApproximately 3 hrs after start of tour
What to BRING  Please bring a camera to take photos!
INCLUDED
professional tour guide
Our guides can also speak other languages, please request your language when booking

Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian.

Visit 4 amazing locations in Akihabara

Pick up and return to Hotel in the Tokyo area

NOT INCLUDED
Entrance Fee to Maid cafe (1000 yen)
Entrance Fee to Rabbit cafe (1300 yen)

Instructor gratuity

Some of these stores mentioned above are also locations that are hardly ever visited by travelers – which makes this tour all the more unique and authentic. Quite simply, by way of this tour you can appreciate Akihabara in a different way than other travelers, as well Akihabara is where you will quickly realize that you can get anything from classic electronic devices, to the most recent video games, favorite anime or manga figurines. Be prepared to be transferred inside the quintessential world of geek tradition!

You need to bring:

Your camera, Some money for expenses ( Transportation fees, food, beverages and sightseeing activities )

Number of Participants:

Minimum of 2 people per booking.

Children Ages (4-15) 50% Discount off Adult prices

Children Ages (0-3) Free

Solo Travelers are able to arrange a Private tour, please email us HERE to let us know you would like a private tour .

Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation of at least (7 days) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 2 – 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 % cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 1 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 % cancellation fee.

Arrival Time:

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided.

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10:00 AM Departure

Meet at your Hotel and connect with your tour guide who will explain the tour details.
  • Then move on to visit the amory ShopYou will visit an armory shop that carry models of weaponry including Japanese swords.
  • The armor shop also sells every type of weapon imaginable, from bamboo brooms to anti-tank rockets, all models off-course .
  • You will check out a Maid Café if you’d likeYou will visit a “Rabbit Café” (You will find maids and rabbits in this café)
  • We will visit the “Mandarake” – Retail store in which you can buy everything from Anime, manga, costumes, to antique goods)
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Next

We will visit a popular Maid Café in the heart of Akihabara.Originated from Akihabara and have become one of Japan’s popular culture icon, Maid Cafes are themed cafe shops with the waiters or waitresses dress as butlers and maids .

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Then

Rabbit Cafes is divided into a glassed-in play area, where you can feed and pet the bunnies, and a couple of different lounge areas where you can relax over a cup of coffee and peruse rabbit-related manga

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Afterwards

Move on to Mandrake which was established in 1987 as a pre-owned manga dealer in Nakano Broadway.Now Mandarake is known as one of the largest manga and anime stores in the world. Visitors from all over the world enjoy Japanese manga and anime culture, which is getting more popular every year.

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Finally

Here you may check out all the other popular features in Akihabara and enjoy all of them even more deeply , or your guide can take you back to your Hotel and end the tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
March 13, 2018

A great tour, I had a solo tour and English speaking guide, Sara who was lovely, and knew many things . The tour covered essential parts of Akihabara and the personal attention of a solo tour could give me the time to spend longer at each location. The maid cafe was also a fun experience and one you probably won’t have in your home country. It was a fantastic experience and it gave me the confidence to walk around Akihabara alone later on, to explore other areas by myself.

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