Akihabara is famous for its Japan's largest electric appliance shopping district. On the other hand, this district is also the center of "Otaku cultute", or "Nerd culture". You will be able to enjoy watching efficiently a variety of shops specialized in manga comics, figurines and something like that. There are many maid cafes where the waitresses are dressed in "Kawaii" maid costumes. You will also enjoy animals cafe such as hedgehogs and owls. These unique cafes originated in Akihabara!
At your hotel in Tokyo
You will walk around the Akihabara disitrict and enjoy watching a variety of "Otaku" shops. You will be amazed at the scale of the collection of goods on display!! Everyone from kids to adults will be able to enjoy learning the Japanese Pop culture, or "Otaku" cultuer at Akihabara. Everyone who likes manga/comics or animated films will surely be happy.
There are many maid cafes where the waitresses are dressed in "Kawaii", or "cute" maid costumes. Families with children will be delighted. You will also enjoy animals cafe such as hedgehogs cafe and owls. These cafes originated in Akihabara.
You will be able to choose one of them.
around Akihabara station
You will be able to experience the Japanese Sub culture, or "Otaku" nerd culture for a short time at Akihabara. There are so many manga/comics shops and animated films shops scattered around at Akihabara, but I have already researched Akihabara district very well. So, I can introduce you to selected good shops. You can save your time!
I am sure you will be able to enjoy seeing a variety of figurins shops, manga/comics shops, animated films shops and something like that.
You will also enjoy to see cute maids at the Maid Cafe and enjoy seeing their show there. You will also enjoy animals cafe such as owls, cats and hedgedogs. I will take you one of them, which you prefer to go.
Everyone from kids to adults will be able to enjoy the Japanese Pop culture, or "Otaku" cultuer at Akihabara. Everyone who like manga/comics or animated films will surely be happy.
☆transportation fee (about a few USD from your hotel in Tokyo to Akihabar station per a person; you and guide)
☆entrance fee of Maid cafe (you and guied) for one hour: (770 JPY for a pesron) + One beverage 660 JPY for a person (Grand Total: 1,430 JPY per person for one hour)
☆entrance fee for animals cafe (you and guied):
・Hedgehog cafe: 30 minutes; 950 JPY for a person
・Owl cafe: one hour: 2,000 JPY for a person
・Cat cafe: 30 minutes: 800 JPY for a person
Please see the calendar for availability.
We loved our tour of Akihabara with Shinya! He did a great job of tailoring the tour to my teens’ interests. We enjoyed learning the history of Ahihabara and we’re glad that Shinya convinced us to try a maid cafe. It was really fun and gave us great insight into modern Japanese pop culture. We enjoyed talking with him about Japanese life. We are especially grateful for him showing us an amazing manga store off the beaten path for my daughter to find a specific manga. We would have never found this amazing store without Shinya. I highly recommend him as a tour guide!
Dear Stephanie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am very glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the "Akihabara Walking Tour". I also enjoyed talking with you and your nice family. I look forward to seeing you again in Japan in the near future. Please take care of your health until then. Arigatou gozai-mashita, or Thank you very much. Best regards, Shinya
Our family had a phenomenal tour experience with Shinya. Shinya was very knowledgeable about everything on our tour. We enjoyed spending time with him, and he made our experience of Akihabara perfect. Thank you Shinya!
Hello Gilbert, tnank you so much for your nice review for me! I am very glad to know that you and your family members enjoyed my tour very much, it was a short time, though. Please have a nice trip and take care of your health! I look forward to seeing you again in the near future in Japan. Shinya
We had a lovely tour with Shinya checking out really neat architectural highlights at Omotesando. Shinya is so knowledgeable and fun. We could not have found a better guide to connect us to Tokyo in a deeper manner. Plus, Shinya recommended us a lunch place that we absolutely loved. We plan to ask Shinya to guide us more in any future Japan trip.
Hi Dillon san, Thank you so much for your terrific, great review of me. I appreciat it very much. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the "Architecture Tour" very much. Thank you very much for sending me a nice picture! Please have a good trip in Japan and take care! I look forward to seeing you again in the near future in Japan. Shinya
Let me start by saying that my trip wouldn’t have been the same without Shinya. He guided us for two days. One for Tokyo and one Hanoke. He was very punctual and communicated constantly even a few days before our arrival and was very responsive to our inquiries. He was very professional both in appearance and providing his services. He was very polite, respectful, and patient with all our requests. He has a wonderful personality. He tried accommodating all our requests and went above and beyond to satisfy them. He is very informative, knowledgeable and offers lots of information. You can tell he really loves what he does, our itinerary was well planned, and flexible on timing and switching activities based on the weather. In addition, he always came prepared by suggesting activities and places that he thinks might interest us. Another good quality that Shinya possesses is that he is always eager to learn from his guests and expand his knowledge. He also provides suggestions on wonderful cafes/restaurants for us to eat and places to shop :) He is a great example of an excellent tour guide, and I would highly recommend him to anyone that visits Tokyo and Mt. Fuji. We will definitely contact him again for our next trip :) Thank you again Shinya :) Greetings from Regina, Karina and Bora.
Dear Karina, Thank you so much for your terretic review! I am very glad to hear the review. I was extreemly moved when I read it. After reading your reveiw, I almost cried because I was so happy! Two days with you was very wonderful days, I am so glad that you enjyoed yourself very much. I aslo enjoyed myself guiding for you. I will never forget the two days forever!. The wonderful things you wrote in your review for me will be my own benchmark for my guiding. Again, thank you so much for your wonderful reveiews! I look forward to seeing you again! So, please keep in touch. Shinya