Guided tour

Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

Activity provider: MagicalTrip

Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

Activity provider: MagicalTrip

From US$ 73.16 per person

Jump into the world of old school video games in Akihabara. Be spellbound by cute Japanese characters and enjoy a wide array of interactive Akihabara style entertainment such as cosplay, from a local's perspective.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Jump into the world of old school video games in Akihabara
  • Visit stores and game centers to fulfill your gaming fantasies
  • Experience an authentic Japanese maid cafe with guaranteed seating
  • Take part in a variety of Akihabara activities
  • Encounter retro and the lastest game culture
Full description
Start your Akihabara tour by making your first stop at a retro video game store. This store is considered a treasure trove for game lovers, especially for those who grew up experiencing the rise of the Japanese video game industry. Here, you can listen to the 8-bit video game keyboard music that you can hardly find anywhere else! Your guide will help you find and buy all the retro video game machines and disks. While the world is chasing after new games, look back on these old-time games that bring back charming childhood memories. Next, head over to the maid cafe - an unmissable experience whilst you're in Tokyo. Hang out with cute maids, get spells cast on your food, and take photos! If you order an omelet or hot latte, the maids will draw cute illustrations on it with ketchup/chocolate sauce. Finally, enjoy wandering around huge anime stores with hundreds of figures and cosplay goods. Sometimes these stores are places that travelers feel awkward to discover by themselves -however with a guide, you can fully enjoy every single stop like a local.
  • Anime map
  • Entrance fee to the maid cafe
  • 1 drink at the maid cafe
  • Polaroid photoshoot with a maid
  • Japanese photo booth experience (Purikura)
  • 3-hour tour with a local guide
  • Additional drinks and food (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

In front of the Ticket Office right outside the Electric Town Gate of JR Akihabara Station, 1 Chome Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028, Japan. Your guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "Magical Trip".

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Customer reviews

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5 /5

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Really enjoyed this tour guide, Jeff was insightful about the animes also showing us the retro games was really nostalgic, enjoyed the new experiences with the tour especially the maid cafe!

December 5, 2022

Our guide was amazing. He was very friendly and made the entire experience pleasant.

January 2, 2023

Product ID: 341556