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Akihabara Otaku Experience In-Depth Tour


Patrick is a thoroughly entertaining guide

Spend half a day fully immersed in the weird and wonderful world of Japan's subcultures. We'll cover it all in this in-depth small group tour!

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Fully immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of Japanese otaku culture! Otaku culture - a fantastic virtual world of manga and anime frequented by Japanese boys and men - has become a phenomenon with international appeal. One of the centers of otaku culture is the neighborhood of Akihabara.

Exploring the area’s streets, shops, arcades and performance spaces, you will learn the history of the neighborhood from the rise of postwar Japan’s electronics industry to the modern “Cool Japan” era. Our small group will visit landmarks such as the Akiba Jinja and the Radio Kaikan, and walk narrow back streets. Try vending machine “delicacies”, visit shops for otaku culture specialties such as dating simulator games, fanzines and figurines, and learn about Japan’s “idol culture” at performance stages and idol shops; and enjoy a visit to one of the area’s famous “maid cafés,” giving you a chance to explore up close the fascinating world of cosplay and “2.5 dimensionality.”
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  • 13:30 Meet at Radio Kaikan by the JR Akihabara Station
  • Akihabara Tour Starts!
    otaku1-500 Explore the secrets of Akihabara and Japanese subculture with an expert in the world of otaku! See major sights and secret spots, try electronics assembly, and visit a maid cafe! From otaku shops to traditional shrines, this tour will even fascinate visitors with little interest in anime.
  • 16:30 Tour Ends at Akihabara Station
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 13:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 3 hour(s)
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