Akihabara is Japan's largest electric appliance shopping district in Tokyo. At the same time this town is the Center of Nerd/Geek Culter, or Otaku in Japanese. You will enjoy walking the town and seeing a variety of Otaku culture shops such as manga comics, animated films, figurines and capsule toys. There are many maid cafes where the waitresses are dressed in maid costumes. I am sure you enjoy!
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A variety of Nerd, or Otaku shops, or Geek shops such as figurines, manga/comics, capsule toys and etc... Maid cafe and to see their show.
Animal's cafe such as cat, owl or hedgehog. You can touch them at each cafe.
JR Akihabara station
You can experience the Japanese Pop culture and Nerd, or Otaku culture for a short time at Akihabara. There are so many shops scattered around at Akihabara, but I already know Akihabara very well. I can introduce you to selected good shops. You can save your time!
I am sure you will enjoy seeing figurines of manga/comics characters at figurins shops, manga/comics shops, animated films shops, capsule toys shops and so on.
You enjoy at the Maid Cafe and enjoy seeing their show there. You enjoy animals cafe such as owl, cat and hedgedog. I can take you one of them, which you would llike to go.
Everyone from kids to adults can enjoy the Japanese Pop culture and Otaku cultuer at Akihabara. Especially kids who like manga/comics or animated films will surely be happy.
1. entrance fee & drink set for Maid cafe: 1,250 Yen.
2. entrance fee for animal cafe:
・Owl cafe: adult 1,000, child 540 Yen No time limit
・Hedgehog cafe: 30 minutes 1,500 yen,
・Cat cafe: 10 minutes 300 yen
Basically you can choose one of them, but I can arrange whatever you like.
*Please pay the entrance fee for a guide.
If you are allergic to animals such as birds, cat or hedgedog, please let me know in advance.
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Dear Naomi, Thank you so much for your nice feedback. It was my great pleasure for me to guide you and your nice family members. I do hope you have a wonderful time during your stay in Japan. I wish I could guide you someday in the near future again! Best regards, Shinya