Akihabara Otaku Tour

About Trip:

This tour will allow you to immerse yourself in the fantastic world of 'Otaku' with the help of an experienced local guide for a complete experience of Japan's popular culture.

Trip Fact

  • Trip Name: Akihabara Otaku Tour
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Private Tour,Private Tour,Live Guide Tour,Live Guide Tour
  • Experiences: Culture
  • Multi-Language Guide: Japanese,English

Trip Grade
  • Activity
What to expect ?

We will walk around the famous Otaku district of Akihabara, trying out many experiences that are unique to Japan's popular culture, such as taking purikura at a photo booth, sing your lungs out at karaoke and take some coffee at a maid cafe.


Meet your guide at your hotel and walk to the nearest station for public transport to Tokyo’s shopping district of Akihabara. Nicknamed Akihabara Electric Town for the electronic goods sold there after World War II, Akihabara (or Akiba) is now a cultural hub for fans of anime and manga who call themselves ‘Otaku,’ or nerds. 

Comic-book and computer shops stand next to cosplay cafes, where people dress up as their favorite animated characters - fun for the entire family! Start your private walking tour of Akihabara belting out your favorite tunes with your friends (up to five people) in a decorated karaoke room. One complimentary drink is included during your hour of entertainment, but you’re welcome to order more beverages along with some snacks. 

Next, try a photoshoot in a Purikura, a.k.a photo booth. Step inside and choose your background, adding stamps, sparkles and a frame. Once you’re finished, your pictures are automatically printed for you — a perfect Tokyo souvenir.

After approximately 30 minutes of cosplay, your private guide accompanies you to one of the many popular Akihabara maid cafes. Here, waitresses dress in playful French maid costumes and treat patrons as if they’re being served in a private home rather than a restaurant. After your server politely greets you with ‘Welcome home, master (or mistress),' head to your table and enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee (food and additional drinks at own expense). Spend an hour immersed in this entertaining slice of Otaku culture; for an additional fee, your waitress may sing a song or join your party in a table game. 

Finally, your guide takes you to Don Quijote, affectionately known to the locals as "Donkey," a vast one-stop store that carries everything from high-end luxury brand goods to groceries. The giant store packs every nook and cranny with goods, turning this shopping excursion into a full-blown treasure hunt.

Cost Details

Price Include:
  • Meet-and-greet service at hotel
  • One way public transportation fares
  • Professional guide
  • Karaoke room fees with one drink
  • Purikura photobooth fees
  • Tea or coffee at the maid cafe
Price Exclude
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal shopping expenses
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Where to meet ?

We will provide you meeting location after reservation is confirmed.


This tour can be canceled until 1 day prior to tour and activity start date and the full amount will be refunded.

Trip Notes

This is a completely private tour, so you can customize it to accommodate your needs.

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