Manga and anime shops, cosplay costumes, video games... Explore the fun and freaky Akihabara district of Tokyo with your expert English speaking guide.
Guided Tour of Akihabara
After meeting at the Akihabara Tourist Information Centre, you'll begin your two and a half hour walking tour of one of the coolest areas of Tokyo.
Your guided tour of the Akihabara district will take you to some of the most famous manga and anime shops in the Japanese capital. You'll learn curious facts about this comic-like art form that is so popular in Japan, and indeed the world.
We'll also visit the Maid Café where the waiters are dressed in cosplay, a performance art where 'cosplayers' wear costumes to depict a character from popular culture. Visit stores where you can buy similar costumes, as well as Japanese masks and other accessories.
A visit to the most 'otaku' or geek culture filled district of Tokyo wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Akihabara video game stores. The area's arcades are incredibly popular with young people who come to beat their high scores on different electronic games.
Your tour will finish back at the entrance to the train station.
Children under 2 years old are not permitted on this tour.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Per personUS$ 42
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Japanese culture.
Food and drinks in the Maid Café (1,500 yen)
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Tokyo local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - this activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).
Akihabara Tourist Information Centre.