Find the hidden pockets of Otaku culture in Osaka during this 4.5-hour walking tour. Learn about the concept of 'otaku', or manga and anime obsessive fandom, through visits to a cosplay theater, a maid cafe, and 'Den-den town.'
4.5-hour walking tour of Osaka focused on otaku culture
Visit Den-den town, a cosplay theater, and a Maid Cafe
Concludes in AmericaMura in the Osaka "Amercain Game Lounge"
What To Expect
Meet your guide and group at 11am at the Osaka Nankai Namba station. From there, you will embark on your 4.5-hour walking tour exploring 'otaku' culture in Osaka. Although Tokyo's Akihabara district is the most well-known for otaku culture, your guide will show you pockets of this anime- and manga-obsessive culture alive and well in Osaka.
Walk through 'Den-den town,' the heart of Osaka's electronics shopping area, chock full of electronics, game shops, cosplay and traditional Japanese street food. Continue to a Maid Cafe, where you'll see a live show and eat lunch (entrance included, lunch at own expense).
After lunch, head for a cosplay theater, where you can gather your courage and join the cast members on stage if you like. If you'd rather just watch the scene play out, sip included all-you-can-drink soft drinks. Then, hop on a train for the fashion center of Osaka, America-Mura in Shinsaibashi area, where you can check out the up-to-the-minute fashions.
Top off the tour with a stop at the Japanese version of the Statue of Liberty building, before heading to a bar for a 'kampai' with one included drink.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant women
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
A moderate amount of walking is involved
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.