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(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"

Tokyo Otaku Culture Tour

4 hours

(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"

Get ready to geek out in Akihabara, Tokyo’s pop-culture paradise of anime, tech and total obsession

  • From $41.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

What you'll do

Explore the weird and wonderful world of otaku - the so-called ‘geek culture’ of gaming superfans -  in Akihabara, the district famed for it. Your host’s insight into otaku is essential if you have a hope of deciphering its many subcultures, trends, and hotspots! You could discover Mandrake, an eight-floor archive of collectibles and comics, or if you’re more intrigued by Japan’s gadgets and gizmos, you might prefer Yodobashi Camera. Discover the true meaning of kawaii (cute) at AKB48 Cafe, a sweet treat paradise dedicated to Akihabara’s favorite J-Pop girl group, or grab a bite at a maid cafe, where costumed waitresses will treat you like royalty before you check out Nakano Broadway, Tokyo’s mecca to anything and everything anime! 

(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"
(Sub) culture vulture; discover the world of "otaku"

Where you’ll go

Dive head-first into Tokyo’s kaleidoscope of pop-culture in its famous geek hub, Akihabara, where video games, anime, and electronics rule everything - including your imagination. In Japan, anyone obsessed with these things are called otaku, and in Akihabara, they flaunt their fixations in the form of cosplay, intricate costumes of their favorite characters complete with rainbow-colored wigs. After you take a stroll along Chuo Dori, Akihabara’s main street that branches off into a labyrinth of stores overflowing with grinning geeks, your host will lead you to Nakano Broadway, a manga megastore that epitomizes Tokyo’s craziest obsessions. With your host by your side, you’ll overcome the chaos and witness this unique wonderland at its best.

    • Discover the crazy world of otaku, or ‘geek’ culture, and immerse your self in all things pop-culture.
    • Join a local host and explore Tokyo’s otaku culture hotspots, including Akihabara and Nakano Broadway.
    • Sift through stores stocking everything from games to costumes and even quirky electronics.
    • Observe the world’s craziest cosplayers in the flesh, and snap some memorable selfies.
    • Stock up on all the anime, cartoon and video game souvenirs you could ever want at an otaku mall.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private & personalized experience
    • 4 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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