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Akihabara Walking Tour

3 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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!


Feel free to personalize this offer with Shinya.

  • 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.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point JR Akihabara station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 7 )
4.8 (7) Reviews
Very Good
Alisha Alisha United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Perfect afternoon in Akihabara ”

We really enjoyed our afternoon with Shinya! He was extremely organized and created the perfect itinerary for us that included karaoke, a maid Cafe, a tour of the radio building so that we could buy souvenirs, and so many other things. He made sure that we checked everything off of our list and also provided very detailed history on each of the things that we saw. He was the perfect guide and I would recommend him to anyone coming to Tokyo.

Susan Susan United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Wonderful day in Harajuku and surrounding neighborhoods. ”

We really enjoyed our day with Shinya. We started the day by visiting the beautiful Meiji-Jingu shrine, and we learned a great deal from Shinya about the history of the shrine, Japanese history, and the Meiji period. He was also very helpful in explaining ritual and customs in the shrine and helped us appreciate the beliefs and attitudes motivating the rituals. After the shrine, we visited the Cat Cafe, famous in the guidebooks but which we cannot recommend, and then walked through Takeshita street and the Harajuku neighborhood -- a lot of fun people-watching and shopping. Finally, we walked over to the Omotesando district, where we really had fun looking at the extravagant shops, the beautiful people and the cool cars; and Shinya had helpful knowledge about some of the amazing modern comm... read more

Miracle Miracle United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Shinya helped us see the real Tokyo! ”

Shinya was an excellent guide, responsible and kind, providing us with an in depth tour of Tokyo.

naomi Naomi United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
2 years ago

“ Absolutely delightful! ”

Shinya was a wonderful host, we spent half a day with him to help us acclimatise to Tokyo on our first visit and he was very helpful, informative and kind. He selected a schedule which met all of our family needs, we visited the ueno park to see the cherry blossom, also a temple nearby and the akihabara district. We loved visiting the hedgehog cafe and we spent a great first day with him. We are very grateful to Shinya for helping us to organise the exchange of our JR pass. Highly recommended!


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

Roberto Roberto Japan ( Solo )
2 years ago

“ I was introduced to the Otaku world in Akihabara, visited a maid cafe, and the Owl cafe. ”

Thanks to Shinya I had the opportunity to see a different Akihabara! He showed me the world of the “Otaku”. The magazine they read, the places they go, where they shop, and what they collect. We met some typical Otaku at the maid café (or maido kafe). There everyone is called master! We went on to the Owl café. This is a place to see. I was surprised that I could stand so close and touch some of the 25 different types of owls. Shinya is an excellent tour guide, knowledgeable, and speaks English well. He was prepared. He could answer all me questions extensively. Thank you Shinya! I am looking forward to joining your Asakusa tour in the future.


Dear Roberto-san I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed my "Akihabara Walking Tour". I appreciate your nice comment. I look forward to seeing you in the new future.

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