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Akihabara Tour for Two with Your Own Personal Maid in Japan

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Why we included this experience:

  • Explore one of Tokyo’s most distinctive cultural hubs
  • Discover the heart of Japanese anime, manga and cosplay
  • Get beneath the surface to see what the guidebooks miss

Experience description

Akihabara, named after a fire-controlling deity, is one of the best-known districts of Tokyo and an essential visit if you want to learn about the world-conquering Japanese artforms of anime and manga. It’s also commonly known as Electric Town after the proliferation of electronics stores in this area. This in-depth guided walking tour of Akihabara takes you beneath the surface to discover the beating heart of Tokyo’s youth scene, where it’s routine to see people wandering around in bizarre, intricate cosplay outfits either to fit in with their social groups or to pose for photos.

The highlight of this Tokyo gift experience comes when you visit one of Akihabara’s famous Maid Cafes. You’re welcomed by a waitress in a traditional costume, usually that of a French maid, as if you’re the master or mistress returning to a private home. This is a uniquely Japanese phenomenon with its roots in anime and manga, and provides tourists with a glimpse into a slightly surreal yet somehow very comforting world. The service will of course by welcoming, and you can take the opportunity to get to know your guide better - they’re experts on Japan, Tokyo and Akihabara culture, so feel free to ask anything you want!


Highlights:

  • Take tea and snacks at a memorable Maid Cafe
  • In-depth exploration of Japanese anime and manga culture
  • Pose for photos with kids in amazing costumes

What's Included:

  • Guide fluent in English or Mandarin

Good to know:

  • Duration approx. 2.5 hours
  • Entry to maid cafe, and food, are not included
  • You may be requested to be interviewed on Japanese TV which you can of course refuse\
  • Times available are 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Experience details

For 2 persons
All year
Multiple times a day
2.5h

Reviews

Experience reviews: (2)

Rena

Our guide was super informative and great to chat with about Japanese culture. We really enjoyed, it although my "feminist american" views had to be shut off a little to enjoy the maid cafe, without feeling a little creeped out by being called "princess" and my boyfriend being called "master". Overall would highly recommend for all the info and the best nerdy shops to visit in Akihabara!

Anonymous

It was really interesting and authentic, a uniquely Tokyo experience.


Location

JR Akihabara station Electric Town Exit
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