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Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture


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4 hours | from $66.50 pp
You might not know what the word “otaku” means, but we’re willing to bet you’ve heard of Hello Kitty and Power Rangers! Otaku is used to describe anyone who’s a fan of anime, manga and cosplay to name a few - and whilst it might also be known as “geek” culture, otaku is celebrated and enjoyed by adults and kids alike. With a local, explore Japan’s most famous otaku neighbourhoods, visit a shopping centre that’s dedicated to all things otaku, stroll through a district famous for being a cosplayer’s hangout and browse huge electric and gaming stores. With a local to navigate, get ready to immerse yourself in a unique part of Tokyo’s contemporary culture!
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded local to explore the weird and wonderful world of otaku - Japan’s ‘geek culture’ as it’s also known. But don’t let that fool you, otaku is celebrated by Japanese people young and old!Read more +


Stroll through the neighbourhoods that are most famous for their otaku credentials; from Akihabara, the mothership of anime culture to Odaiba, where cosplayers gather to check out each other’s style, you’ll see some of the best otaku spots in the city.

Browse the stores and shopping centres where otaku fans gather and buy everything from comics to electronics, like the popular Nakano Broadway shopping centre and the huge electric stores in Akihabara.

Get to know your Local Host, who will give you a unique local perspective into this culture; whether you’re a newbie or you already love anime and want to discover the best spots in the city for all things otaku, your local will create a personalised experience based around what you’d most like to explore.


What's Included

* Private & personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.

Experience Highlights

* Get to know the world of otaku, or ‘geek’ culture - meaning all things anime, manga, cosplay and gaming to name a few
* Explore the neighbourhoods that are famous for being the centre of otaku culture
* Browse stores where you can find anything from games to comics, cosplay costumes to electronics
* Stroll through areas where cosplayers hang out and see the incredible costumes
* Buy some otaku souvenirs to take home with you while you browse, or search for something specific in an otaku themed shopping centre
* Get to know your local, who will give you tips and tricks for other places to visit during your stay

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free