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Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking Tour provided by Magical Trip

Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking Tour

Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking Tour
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About
-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 as a treasure trove for game lovers, especially for those who grew up experiencing the rise of Japanese video game industry. -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 casted on your food, and take photos! -Enjoy a wide array of interactive Akihabara style entertainment such as cosplay, from a local's perspective. You can enjoy wandering around huge anime stores with hundreds of figures and cosplay goods. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63670P17
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee at a Maid Cafe
  • One drink at the maid cafe
  • 3 hours with a local guide
  • Polaroid photo shooting with a maid
  • Japanese photo booth experience (Purikura)
Exclusions
  • Additional drinks and food (Available for purchase)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Travel Service Center, 1 Chome-17 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan In front of Ticket Office right outside of Electric Town Gate of JR Akihabara station. Your guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "Magical Trip"
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that a maid cafe we are visiting may vary depending on the situation.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee at a Maid Cafe
  • One drink at the maid cafe
  • 3 hours with a local guide
  • Polaroid photo shooting with a maid
  • Japanese photo booth experience (Purikura)
Exclusions
  • Additional drinks and food (Available for purchase)
Departure details
  • Travel Service Center, 1 Chome-17 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan In front of Ticket Office right outside of Electric Town Gate of JR Akihabara station. Your guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "Magical Trip"
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that a maid cafe we are visiting may vary depending on the situation.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
A note from Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking Tour
limit number of participants up to 9 people
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Travel Service Center
    1 Chome-17 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan
    In front of Ticket Office right outside of Electric Town Gate of JR Akihabara station. Your guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "Magical Trip"
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Akihabara
    Sega Akihabara 1st
    Akiba Zettai Ryōiki
  • 1
    Akihabara
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Akihabara Vending Machine Corner
  • 2
    Akihabara
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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isg
1 contribution
Dreamy Akihabara
Oct 2019
We had a great time exploring Akihabara together with Mana during summer 2019! Other tour participants could not join and we ended up on a private tour which was a pleasant surprise. It was our first time in Tokyo and we probably would not discover some of the places that Mana took us to by ourselves. We were happy we had a guide who could share local knowledge.
Written 17 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Welile M
1 contribution
Wow
Oct 2019 • Family
The lunch was great. We enjoyed the tea as well. We learned a lot about the culture.You guys are just amazing.
Written 16 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David G
5 contributions
Great time with Lam
Oct 2019 • Family
My teenage girls loved the anime walking tour! Lam, out guide made it fun and tailored it to our interests. I would recommend this tour for those that want to get a great experience and don’t have the time to explore the area themselves. They know where all the hidden gems are.
Good times :)
Written 15 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ltltornado
Chicago, IL8 contributions
Wonderful trip - a must do
Oct 2019 • Couples
Sho was a wonderful guide of Akihabara. We ended up getting a private tour as the other group members did not show up. Sho was very knowledgeable and informative as he showed us around. Sho also was very helpful when my husband wanted to buy a specific souvenir, helping translate and finding a staff member of the store. Sho also gave us other great recommendations for food and drink for the remainder of our stay.
We definitely plan to do more tours with magical trip on our next visit to Japan.
Written 15 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Z Jin
1 contribution
Fun discovering hidden spots in Akihabara
Feb 2020 • Solo
Late review but I still remember my experience vividly! I really enjoyed the tour, Lam was knowledgeable about the stops we made and he was very accommodating to my pace. I appreciated his offers to take pictures for me during the tour to remember my experiences (even tho I don’t take much of myself anyways) and he was very friendly and a pleasure to talk with. I usually feel awkward on solo/“private” tours but Lam made it less uncomfortable and quite memorable!
Written 15 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John B
5 contributions
Awesome tour, awesome guide
Oct 2019 • Friends
Rona was fantastic. I went back to the places she showed me with my friends on another trip to Japan. Without her guidance I wouldn’t have known where to go or what to do in Akihabara because it’s just so big and overwhelming. I’m really glad I went on this tour!
Written 15 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel S
7 contributions
Best Time in Akihabara!
Mar 2020
Tommy was our tour guide for this trip. I have to say he was the best to hang out with. He is a gamer and a streamer and that resonated perfectly with my wife and i since we both Game. He showed us all the hidden spots in Akiba that you would normaly would not be able to find. We explored retro Gaming stores and arcades, Figure stores anime stores and a maid Cafe. We had so much fun with Tommy!
Written 21 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robin
Eindhoven, The Netherlands4 contributions
Anime & gaming adventure tour
Mar 2020 • Solo
I enjoyed the tour. My guide Tommy was knowledgeable about the area and fun to hang out with, and the area is unlike anything I've seen. Recommended.
Written 20 March 2020
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Nico
1 contribution
Tommy was a great tour guide
Mar 2020 • Solo
Tommy was great tour guide. It was little nostalgic and cool to go retro game store and see games before my time and from my childhood. I had fun time in maid cafe where i wouldn't dare to go by myself. Tommy also had specific details about every place where we visited. He was also very helpful about other things in Akihabara like souvenirs.

It was great experience for solo traveller and i would recommend for other solo travelers that are interested things in Akihabara.
Written 18 March 2020
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Marco F
Harlow, UK10 contributions
Understand video gaming & anime culture
Mar 2020
This tour is a treasure trove for video game nostalgia and japanese young generation culture. The hosts - Tommy & Yumiko - where very nice and knowledgable. Recommended!
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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malU8168VH
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Great way of having a bit of Japan in your living room
YH turned my first Magical Trip tour into a great experience! I hope to have another tour in person anytime soon.
wwtara
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The ideal virtual travel experience
Fantastic virtual tour! The guide, YH, was a delight, full of knowledge, laughter and fun anecdotes. We were comple
itinerantfacilitator
itinerantfacilitator
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Fascinating and relaxing experience with an excellent guide
Our wonderful guide YH was charming, knowledgeable, and taught us many interesting things about Izakaya and Japanes
joslyndb808
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Virtual Tour is Asakusa
Yumiko was so much fun! She was my first tour guide with Magical Trip in 2019. Now that Magical Trip is doing vir
Soarin_wendy
Soarin_wendy
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Tasty Japanese Snacks!
I really enjoyed this virtual tour. My tour guide Tommy was extremely knowledgeable and very kind. He shared a lot
RyanW2061
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Akiba tour 2020
A fantastic tour of Akiba with a great knowledgable tour guide. Well worth the time, you will get a good look at th
LauraElena713
LauraElena713
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Discovering Akihabara, Japan :)
Tommy San provided a highly informative, fun filled and engaging virtual tour. When visiting Japan, I will add Akih
421shonam
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Fun in Akihabara!
This was fun. :) When he walked around the street I really felt like I was back in Akihabara. :) It was a good brea
Lianna W
Lianna W
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Great virtual tour
Yumiko-san is fun and interactive. Great to see the virtual tour in Tokyo. Thank you for the service
GrandTour135095
GrandTour135095
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Good English Guide
Tommy is an expert guide. He explained the tour of Tokyo Akhibahara in good English. We visited everywhere in Akh
421shonam
421shonam
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Tokyo With Ease :)
I got to see so much of Tokyo without having to leave my home! The guide was very nice and explained a lot about wh
wawatravelbug
wawatravelbug
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Fun Virtual Tour :)
Tommy was friendly and attentive (to our constant communication on the chat haha). He's knowledgable and happy to
kimsoonkyu36
kimsoonkyu36
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Amazing tour! Awesome tour guide <3
This was a highly informative virtual tour. The tour guide was very friendly and easy to talk to. I'm definitely mo
987liannaw
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Akihabara Morning Virtual Tour
Tomi-san is knowledgeable, fun and interactive. He speaks really good and understand English. Hope pandemic get ove
piggiecorn
piggiecorn
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Fun virtual tour!
Very fun and interesting tour! Definitely makes me want to go to Japan one day! So much stuff to see!
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