Akihabara Tours

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Akihabara
Akihabara, also called Akihabara Electric Town, is the go-to district in Tokyo for electronics, anime and manga products. Hundreds of electronics stores line the neighborhood streets, selling everything from computer parts to home goods and ranging in size from small stalls to mainstream chains. North of Akihabara Station sit stores selling video games, popular manga comic books, card games, costumes and souvenirs. 

In recent years, Akihabara has become famous for its "otaku" culture, or diehard anime and manga fans. It is a great place to people-watch and see "cosplay," short for costume play, in which fans dress up as their favorite characters in anime and manga. Numerous maid cafes are found in this area as well, where you’ll find a dining experience in which the servers dress as maids and other characters. The streets of Akihabara are decorated with manga and anime images, and the neighborhood is designed to make visitors feel as if they are wandering through an actual comic or animated production.

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Chuo Dori serves as the main street through the commercial Akihabara district. This street is closed to vehicles from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from October through March and until 6 p.m. from April through September. Many of the electronics sold in Akihabara are intended for use in Japan only due to the voltage requirements and other technical differentiators. Foreigners who make purchases over 10,000 yen ($100 USD) may be required to show a passport. Akihabara Station can be reached on the JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku and Sobu lines, while it can also be accessed from the Tsukuba Express and the Hibiya subway line.
Address: Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan
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Watch Show of Akihabara's Famous Idol Group Kamen Joshi!

Make a unique experience of watching live performance of Akihabara's famous idol group "Kamen Joshi"! Girl members wear an eccentric hockey mask when they perform singing and dancing on the stage. Their style of being both sweet and powerful has captured great number of fans in Japan as well as overseas. They now have achieved a social media milestone by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers. Free "Kamen Joshi CD" and a pair of Akiba sandals are included as gift in this admission ticket.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Japan Sakura Tour 6days

Japan's cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, are known world-wide for their beauty. So why do Japanese like cherry blossom so much? If you watch a cherry blossoms in Japan, you will get the answer.Cosplayer girl get on the bus with you and spice up the sightseeing!! - Only day2 -Tour through the major cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.Visit top attractions in Japan including Asakusa, Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji, and more !
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

Discover Tokyo's must-see landmarks on this full-day coach tour including a cruise along the Tokyo Bay. Drive past the National Theater and other major attractions en route to the Imperial Palace East Garden for a stroll. Then explore the sights of Asakusa, including Senso-ji Temple, with commentary from an audio guide. Hop aboard a short cruise on Tokyo Bay. Opt to include a buffet lunch if you’d like, with views of the Bay and the Rainbow Bridge from your seat.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Discover Tokyo at your own pace on this 4- or 8-hour private, custom tour with guide. Design a tour that’s perfect for your interests. There’s a world of options, including the outer fish market at Tsukiji, the city’s temples and shrines, shopping excursions and food or sake tours. Your private custom tour includes a guide, entrance fees at select attractions, snacks, round-trip transport from your hotel with meet-and-greet and a car (for the private transfer option), or public transport (for the public transfer) and optional lunch (for the full-day tour).
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture with a Local Host

Experience Tokyo’s geek culture with an insider guide on this half-day excursion. Craft a custom itinerary that suits your interests and immerse yourself in Japan’s world of otaku with a passionate local. Get to know all things anime, manga, and “cosplay”—or costumed play—and head to well-known gathering spots like the Nakano Broadway shopping center and the electric stores in Akihabara.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Pose in a Real Samurai Armor and Throw Ninja Star in Akihabara

Have a few moments to spare in your exciting time in Akihabara? Would you like to wear a real Samurai armor that you can pose in for your pictures? Then this program will be perfect for you. In a small amount of time you will be able to make fun memories while wearing a real samurai armor. After your photos, you can try out the target gallery, where you will be able to throw a Ninja star (Shuruken). Highlights: - Feel the spirit of being a Samurai by wearing a real armor - Play the sneaky spy of a Ninja, by throwing the ninja stars to the target!
  • Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
  • Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
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Akiba Walking Guided Day Tour

Akihabara, with its flashing neon lights and close connection to manga culture, is a popular destination for visitors to Tokyo. But it can be tricky to navigate without deep knowledge of the language and culture. This guided tour takes you to some of the district's most important places and offers a richer experience than would be possible alone.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Expert Led Private Tour of Akihabara and Otaku

This tour of the Akihabara neighborhood of Tokyo, led by an expert in Japanese pop culture, allows us to dig into the idea of "otaku"—a fandom surrounding anime and manga that has become shorthand for some of Japan's most notable cultural exports. We'll navigate the neighborhood, learning about its initial history as an electronics market and transition into the hub of geek culture. Then, we'll peruse some of the area's stores, from arcades, to manga shops, to even the famed maid cafés, learning along the way that otaku applies to much more than just comics and games.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Expert Led Tour into Otaku & Akihabara Neighborhood

This tour of the Akihabara neighborhood of Tokyo, led by an expert in Japanese pop culture, allows us to dig into the idea of "otaku"—a fandom surrounding anime and manga that has become shorthand for some of Japan's most notable cultural exports. We'll navigate the neighborhood, learning about its initial history as an electronics market and transition into the hub of geek culture. Then, we'll peruse some of the area's stores, from arcades, to manga shops, to even the famed maid cafés, learning along the way that otaku applies to much more than just comics and games.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Custom Full Day Tokyo Manga Anime Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Obsess over Japan’s one-of-a-kind ‘otaku’ culture during this flexible 8-hour private tour of Tokyo’s top hotspots for manga, anime and street fashion. Travel by private van, bus or limo as you explore some of the best otaku-focused neighborhoods in the Japanese capital. Depending your selection, you might shop for manga, figurines and toys around Nakano Broadway, visit the anime shops and maid cafes in Akihabara or spot for street-style trends in Harajuku. A driver, private vehicle and round-trip hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Akihabara Guided Walking Tour

Explore the Anime and Manga town of Akihabara with knowledgeable local guide. The guide will help you look for costumes for cosplaying, and take you around Manga book shops and souvenir shops in Akihabara. Local guide is very knowledgeable of Akihabara district so whatever your looking for he will help you find in Akihabara.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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TOKYO HISTORICAL CYCLING TOUR -Off-Street Cycling Tokyo-

Bus tours can quickly transport you to top sights, but to really get a feel for Tokyo join this small-group bicycle tour. Soak up the atmosphere while pedaling at an easy pace through the back streets of the city between such historical attractions as temples and the Imperial Palace. Includes lunch at the famed Tsukiji Fish Market.
  • Duration: 270 to 330 minutes
  • Duration: 270 to 330 minutes
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Private Experience Akihabara Electric Town: Karaoke, Anime and Otaku Culture in Tokyo

Discover the weird, wonderful world of Akihabara Electric Town on this 3.5-hour private tour, exploring Japan’s otaku culture. Try a session at a purikura photo booth, have tea or coffee at a 'maid café,' browse for video games and comic books and sing some karaoke at a local bar. Your private Akihabara excursion also includes a guide, meet and greet service at your hotel, public transport fare, karaoke room fees and a drink, purikura fee and tea or coffee at the maid café.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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GOOD OLD TOKYO CYCLING TOUR

Cover more ground than possible on foot and visit places inaccessible to tour buses on this guided cycling tour around eastern Tokyo. Cycling in a small group, see such landmarks as the Tokyo Sky Tree and pedal through neighborhoods including Ueno, Asakusa, and Akihabara, making stops at shrines, temples, and traditional shopping streets. En route, stop for an included traditional Japanese lunch and snack.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Private Tokyo Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Spend a day seeing Tokyo at your own pace with a private vehicle and optional guide. Tailor an itinerary that is suited to your group, with or without a private guide to accompany you. Choose to visit top attractions such as Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace, Edo Castle, Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, and Tsukiji Market, which is renowned for its fresh seafood. You could also add a stop at Edo Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Sky Tree, Takeshita Street where Harajuku culture flourishes, or the districts of Ginza, Odaiba or Akihabara.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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A Tour of the 'Must-See's in Akihabara

Check out the quirky Tokyo enclave of Akihabara, where Japanese otaku (obsessional geek culture) rules the streets. As you explore with a local guide during a private tour, you’ll gain insight into Tokyo’s love of anime, maid cafes, games, and electronics. Visit the cafes and shops that the locals go to, and have ample time to browse for souvenirs through the tour. Be sure to bring cash to cover your transport and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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Electric-Powered Biking Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, and Imperial Palace

Take a pedal-powered trip through Tokyo aboard an electric-powered cycle on this 2 or 3-hour sightseeing tour by bike. Sample a mix of the Japanese capital’s historic and modern landmarks, visiting hotspots like the neighborhoods of Asakusa, Shinjuku and Akihabara, the Imperial Palace, the Tokyo Skytree, and much more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Akihabara Anime Manga Videogame Tour with Local OTAKU Girl

Are you interested in Japanese pop culture such as Anime, Manga or Video games ? Local Japanese OTAKU girl, who is big fan of Japanese pop culture, will take you to the favorite places in Akihabara. Akihabara is definitely the largest city having stores especially related to those contents. Because there are too many places, why don't you have a local guide and just visit highly recommended places !!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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TOKYO CITY TOUR

Departing from your Hotel anywhere in Tokyo, please be ready for a very exciting sightseeing tour you don't wanna miss!You may follow our prepared Itinerary or follow your own customized itinerary. Enjoy a hassle-free pick-up from your hotel and start exploring Tokyo by your own pace, spending your time with the most famous and photographed landmarks such as Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace, Asakusa Temple, Skytree Tower, Akihabara, Ueno, Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Statue and Tsukiji Market.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Japan Sakura Tour 11days

This whirlwind Sakura tour is the perfect way to get the most out of your Japan trip. You’ll travel in comfort on a private coach, and visit 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Mt. Fuji, Nara and Hiroshima. Save time waiting in lines, as all entry fees are included and you’ll visit many top attractions such as Asakusa, and Kinkakuji temple. Your private guide will ensure you don’t get lost, and accommodation is included too.
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Duration: 11 days
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