Explore the weird and wonderful world of otaku - the so-called ‘geek culture’ of gaming superfans - in Akihabara, the district famed for it. Your host’s insight into otaku is essential if you have a hope of deciphering its many subcultures, trends, and hotspots! You'll explore districts like Ikebukuro and Akihabara and discover all things anime, manga and cosplay. In Japan, anyone obsessed with these things are called otaku, and in Akihabara, they flaunt their fixations in the form of cosplay, intricate costumes of their favorite characters complete with rainbow-colored wigs. You could discover Mandrake, an eight-floor archive of collectibles and comics, or if you’re more intrigued by Japan’s gadgets and gizmos, you might prefer Yodobashi Camera. Browse stores where you can find anything from games to comics or cosplay costumes to electronics - there are plenty to choose from. Your host is well-versed in 'geek-culture' and will make sure you experience the best of this weird and wonderful subculture. Discover the true meaning of kawaii (cute) at AKB48 Cafe, a sweet treat paradise dedicated to Akihabara’s favorite J-Pop girl group, or grab a bite at a maid cafe, where costumed waitresses will treat you like royalty before you check out Nakano Broadway, Tokyo’s mecca to anything and everything anime!
Hi, I’m Nick, and I work alongside a brilliant team: Kenji, Kento, Martina and a bunch of adventurous local guides. Kenji is a funny and friendly guy with a love for night hikes and deep conversations, Kento is obsessed with sushi, Netflix and all things Tokyo, and Martina is a fun, funky language interpreter who spends her time in cafes, exploring the city, and hanging out in arcades. One thing we have in common is that we’re passionate about our city, and we want to share its cool and quirky subcultures with travelers like you. Join us on an unforgettable discovery of Tokyo’s otaku (geek) culture in Akihabara, a hub of all things anime, manga, and cosplay. Nick will be your prime point of contact during your booking process, helping to answer your questions and queries.
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Dive head-first into Tokyo’s kaleidoscope of pop-culture in its famous geek hub, Akihabara, where video games, anime, and electronics rule the day. After you take a stroll along Chuo Dori, Akihabara’s main street, your host will lead you to Nakano Broadway, a manga megastore that epitomizes Tokyo’s craziest obsessions. With your host by your side, you’ll overcome the chaos and witness this unique wonderland at its best.
Akihabara and Tokyo's Otaku Culture