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Akihabara: Private Electric Town Experience

Product ID: 192282
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Discover the weird, wonderful world of Akihabara Electric Town on this 2.5-hour private tour, exploring Japan’s Otaku culture. You will engage in fun karaoke and visit a maid-themed cafe on this lighthearted tour.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Japanese

Pickup included

The guide will pick you up at your hotel before you head to Akihabara together.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a 2.5-hour tour of Akihabara
  • Order a complimentary drink and sing in a private karaoke booth
  • Order tea or coffee and be welcomed "home" at a maid cafe
  • Visit Don Quijote and search the vast complex for your own personal treasures
  • Learn about Otaku culture from a private guide in this popular shopping district
Full description
You will begin your day exploring after meeting your guide at your hotel, continuing by public transport to Akihabara for an afternoon start time. This iconic area, which was nicknamed "Akihabara Electric Town" (due to its origins as an electronics district after World War II), has evolved in recent years into a cultural hub for lovers of anime, manga, cosplay and video games.

First off, you will have the opportunity to perform your favorite songs with family and friends at a decorated karaoke room, which holds up to 5 people. A complimentary beverage is included with your karaoke visit, but feel free to order a few more as well as some snacks if you’re feeling hungry or thirsty. You will then continue your exploration by taking part in a fun "purikura" photo shoot. These fun photo machines offer hilarious options to customize your image with stamps, sparkles, and frames, before printing out a copy which you can keep as a souvenir.

When you finish with your photo shoot, follow your guide to one of Akihabara’s famous maid cafes. Here you’ll find waitresses dressed in playful French maid outfits, treating guests as if they’re in a private home rather than a public restaurant. Get a welcome from your maid with a “welcome home, master (or mistress)” greeting, and then enjoy a complimentary choice of coffee or tea (other food or drinks at your own expense). Enjoy an hour at this entertaining example of Otaku culture, and for an additional fee, join your waitress to play a game or sing a song.

You will finish your tour with an Akihabara excursion at Don Quijote, affectionately known by residents as “Donkey.” This sprawling retail superstore sells everything from luxury goods to everyday groceries. Literally every inch of shelf space is packed with products, offering a fun chance to dig for a bargain. Your tour will then conclude here, leaving you with time to do some more shopping.

Includes
  • Meet-and-greet service at your hotel
  • One-way public transportation fares
  • Professional guide
  • Karaoke room fees with one drink
  • Purikura photobooth fees
  • Tea or coffee at the maid cafe
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal shopping expenses
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• There is the possibility of a short wait to enter the maid cafe during busy hours
• Though there is no minimum age limit for this tour, please be advised that there is a possibility travelers will encounter materials containing mature content