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Discover Tokyo's Otaku culture

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$102.96

Otaku (also known as “geek culture”) is a phrase used to describe an avid fan of anime, manga and cosplay - gaming, electronics, animation characters, you name it. But in Japan, otaku is celebrated and enjoyed across all age groups! Your host will show you neighborhoods like Akihabara, the mothership of anime culture and many other spots that’ll have your inner geek doing somersaults of joy!

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll be matched with a like-minded Local Host
- 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.
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Tokyo, Japan

Join this personalised experience and your host will create an itinerary for you based on what you would like to do. You won’t have time to see everything, so here are some ideas: Get ready to geek out in Akihabara, Tokyo’s pop-culture paradise of anime, tech and total obsession. Discover the crazy world of otaku, or ‘geek’ culture, and immerse yourself in all things pop-culture.

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences


Pass By: Akihabara, Taito City, Tokyo, Japan

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.
IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences


Pass By: Nakano, Nakano, Nakano, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

Join a local host and explore Tokyo’s otaku culture hotspots, including Akihabara and Nakano Broadway.

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences


Pass By: Akihabara, Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

Stock up on all the anime, cartoon and video game souvenirs you could ever want at an otaku mall.

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences


Pass By: Chuo-dori St., Chuo-dori St, 1-chōme-13 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan

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.

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences


Pass By: Cheese Hedgehog Cafe, Japan, 〒101-0021 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda City, Sotokanda, 4-chōme−4−3 OGISO BLDG 2F

Visit a totally unique pet cafe like a snake, owl or hedgehog cafe, or experience one of Tokyo’s famous maid cafes

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.

Pass By: Manga Kissa Geragera Ikebukuro Seibu mouth shop, 1-chōme-20-9 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tōkyō-to 171-0022, Japan

Explore Tokyo’s indie anime, manga stores and quirkily themed bars
IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.

Pass By: Maidreamin Akihabara Honten, 3-chōme-16-17 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 101-0021, Japan

Ask your host about niche Japanese sub-cultures, and visit the places where you can experience them

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.

Pass By: Chiyoda, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

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!
IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.

Pass By: Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Main Store, 1-chōme-11-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan

Sift through stores stocking everything from games to costumes and even quirky electronics.
IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.

Departure:

Departure point:

Tokyo, Japan

Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot.

Departure time:

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/16/2020 - 3/14/2021

Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
3/15/2021 - 4/15/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Duration:

4 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Kelli K

Leo is the perfect guide for this Otaku culture tour. I sent him information ahead of time about what I was interested in, and he customized an itinerary that went way beyond my expectations. He took me through several of the top nerd sites in both Akhihabara and Harajuku. He also provided cultural and historical explanations throughout the tour. If you're interested in learning more about Japanese quirky, pop culture, then this is the tour for you. Be sure to request Leo as your guide!


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Discover Tokyo's Otaku culture
Overview:

Otaku (also known as “geek culture”) is a phrase used to describe an avid fan of anime, manga and cosplay - gaming, electronics, animation characters, you name it. But in Japan, otaku is celebrated and enjoyed across all age groups! Your host will show you neighborhoods like Akihabara, the mothership of anime culture and many other spots that’ll have your inner geek doing somersaults of joy!

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

From USD

$102.96

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