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Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure TourClassic games, friendly maids and the anime world all await you!

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  • 3 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide

What makes this tour unique

  • Visit stores and game centers to fulfill your gaming fantasies -- encounter classic and the latest game culture.
  • Experience an authentic Japanese maid cafe with guaranteed seating at Akihabara's most popular maid cafe.
  • Take part in a variety of Akihabara activities, ALL INCLUDED
Why Lily Recommends This Tour

Tips and recommendations by our official guides

Thanks for your interest in this tour!

I read lots of anime magazines describing Akihabara as a "paradise for the otaku" and was dreaming about going there one day. When I started living in Japan, I was finally able to go to Akihabara, expecting a world of subcultures outside of the station. However, the reality is that all those famous spots are a bit far from the station, and it was very hard for me to find stores that sell anime goods or to choose a good maid cafe. So I created this tour for anime & game lovers who would like to explore Akihabara without getting lost or spending too much time finding the way by themselves.



What travelers treasure the most during the trip is time. To make full use of every minute, getting a guide is a great way to avoid all the time wasted on getting lost on the streets.
 Especially in Akihabara where there are tons of travelers going to Akihabara and purchasing electric products around the station, you cannot expect all the fun subcultural spots to be set around the station. If you are a game or anime lover, you may get disappointed by finding it so hard to reach all the fun spots. Joining our tour will save you a lot of time and energy for a better traveling experience!



This tour is not only suitable for game or anime lovers, but also for those who are just curious to learn about the Akihabara culture! In these three hours you can explore the geek world in Akihabara including retro game stores, anime goods stores, game arcades, and maid cafes.

Solo travelers, friends, couples and family, are all welcome!



Although not all of our guides are fans of anime or games, they all have the passion to help foreign travelers feel the real Japan and give you traveling tips to counter tourist traps!

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Lily

Official guide

What's included
3 hours with a local guide
An English-speaking guide
Polaroid photo with a maid or Maids' Live Performance
Experience at the maid cafe!
Japanese photo-booth
Let's take "Purikura" together!
Entrance fee of the maid cafe
Let's dive into the world of a Japanese maid!
One drink at the maid cafe (Vegan menu available)
You get to choose from the menu

Jump into the world of old school video games in Akihabara

The first stop of the Akihabara tour is a retro video game store that 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 which you can hardly find anywhere else! Your guide will help you find and buy all the old fashion video game machines and disks. While the world is chasing after new games, it is also a good idea to look back to these old-time games that bring back the charm of our childhood memories.

Get spell casted by cute Japanese maids in a special maid cafe.

Speaking of Akihabara culture, a maid cafe is what you cannot miss out on while you're in Tokyo. In this tour, we go to a popular maid cafe among locals where you can hang out with cute maids, get spells cast on your food, and take photos! If you order an omelet or a hot latte, they will draw cute illustrations on it with ketchup / chocolate sauce!

Enjoy a wide array of interactive Akihabara style entertainment such as anime cosplay, from a local's perspective.

You can enjoy wandering around huge anime stores with hundreds of figurines and cosplay goods. There are lots of places that travelers feel awkward going to by themselves. However, with a guide, you can fully enjoy every single stop like a local!

Meeting Point

In front of Ticket Office right outside of Electric Town Gate of JR Akihabara station

See on google maps
  • Your guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "MagicalTrip"

Itinerary


  • Meet at ticket office right outside of Electric Town Gate of JR Japanese Retro Game Shop
  • Anime Figurine & Goods Shop
  • Capsule Toy Machine Shop
  • Maid Cafe
  • Game Center
  • Hidden gem
  • Finish around Akihabara station
Remarks
  • The restaurant industry faces difficulty in hiring restaurant staff and training them due to many restaurant staff having to quit or having gotten laid off during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, food and drinks at some restaurants may be served late making the tour last longer than originally scheduled. We kindly ask for your understanding
  • Because most Japanese restaurants are not fully ready for providing vegetarian menus, limited choices of vegetarian foods in our tour is available.
  • All ages can join this tour.
  • You do not need to pay for guide's food and drinks.
  • Out of respect for other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
  • The itinerary for this tour includes some locations that are not accessible by a wheelchair or stroller.
  • Please note that we are unable to guarantee allergy-free or cater to dietary restrictions as the food is prepared in kitchens that do not belong to MagicalTrip. Additionally, there may be instances where substitutions are not possible at certain stops; however, we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.
  • Please note that a maid cafe we are visiting may vary depending on the situation.
  • You will not be able to join the tour, get a refund or reschedul if you are late for the tour and miss the group.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time change up to 24 hours till the tour starting time (depending on availability).
  • Being late for more than 5 minutes without contacting us will be regarded as a cancellation without any refund.

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