Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Akihabara, the wildest cosplay costumes and an anime and manga superstore.

  • (4 reviews)
  • Private &
    personalised
  • 4 hours
  • From $66.50 per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

Come one, come all, from tech nerds to the technologically averse and spend some time with one of our hosts, emerging yourself in Tokyo’s otaku scene. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, we’ll still bet you’ve heard of Hello Kitty or the Power Rangers? Otaku is a phrase used to describe anybody in Japan who’s an avid fan of anime, manga and cosplay (among many others) and probably equates to Western “geek culture” - gaming, electronics, animation characters, you name it. However, in Japan, otaku is celebrated and enjoyed across all age groups and the sub-culture is immense! Your host will lead you through neighborhoods like Akihabara, the mothership of anime culture, to Odaiba, the fashion laboratory of cosplayers. Navigate through a shopping center dedicated to all things otaku and allow your host to open your eyes to this modern force of Japanese pop culture. Your inner geek will be doing somersaults of joy, we promise!

Our Picks

  • Get to know the world of otaku, or ‘geek’ culture, including all things anime, manga and cosplay, to name but a few

  • Explore the neighborhoods that are famous for being the center of otaku culture in Tokyo

  • Browse stores where you can find anything from games to comics or cosplay costumes to electronics

  • Stroll through areas where cosplayers hang out and see their incredible costumes

  • Buy some otaku souvenirs to take home with you, or search for something specific in an otaku-themed shopping center

  • Get to know your host, who will no doubt have a wealth of knowledge to impart on the subject

Good to know

What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

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This experience’s reviews

TOKYO, DISCOVER TOKYO'S OTAKU CULTUREBelinda

4.9 average | 7 reviews

May 2019

Great Guide!

Belinda was very helpful and showed us all the places we asked about, and even showed us how to use the local train system!

Review by Anthony L

TOKYO, DISCOVER TOKYO'S OTAKU CULTUREMichael

5 average | 2 reviews

May 2019

Discover Tokyo Otaku Culture

We spent four hours with Mike Shubin who is American and has been living in Tokyo for 12 years. He was fantastic!! My teenage boys and wife (as well as myself) found him very pleasant, fun and knowledgeable! He took us to some classic places as well as out-of-the-way places which were really cool! I would highly recommend him as a tour guide and would definitely touch base with him again when we are back in Tokyo.

Review by Gregg F

TOKYO, DISCOVER TOKYO'S OTAKU CULTUREBelinda

4.9 average | 7 reviews

April 2019

4 Hour Otaku Culture tour with CityUnscripted

Wonderful tour and Belinda was a very kind and personable guide. We really enjoyed our time navigating through the city's streets and metro as well as shopping for souvenirs!

Review by Addison H

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