Akihabara: Best Tours and Activities

Best Akihabara Tours and Activities

Akihabara is one of the most popular areas to visit in Tokyo, which is famous as the center of Otaku culture and the latest electronics products. In Akihabara, visitors can find a lot of unique attractions related anime, manga, games, etc, and there are various kinds of tours and activities to explore Tokyo Otaku culture.

From maid cafes to cosplay Go-Kart, I have listed best tours and activities that you should definitely experience in Akihabara area, Tokyo!

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1. Anime & Games Tour in Akihabara

The perfect day tour for anime and game lovers! Through the “Anime and Gaming Adventure Tour in Akihabara” tour by Magical Trip, you can experience the best bit of Akihabara and its deep Otaku culture in a half day with a local guide 🙂 Stop by at both classic and the latest game related spots, stroll down the streets of Akihabara, and visit the famous maid cafe! You won’t have the same experience if you only follow guide books.

2. Akihabara Anime Tour: Explore Tokyo’s Otaku Culture

Dive into the pulsating heart of Tokyo’s otaku culture with this Akihabara Anime Tour by Japan Wonder Travel. This immersive experience takes you through the buzzing alleyways of Akihabara, unveiling a treasure trove of hidden electronic shops, popular anime merchandise, and the biggest gachapon capsule toy hall in Japan! The local guide navigates you effortlessly through the neon-lit streets, unveiling the mysteries of this fascinating subculture. Whether you’re a seasoned otaku or a curious newcomer, this tour offers a thrilling insight into the world of anime and manga like never before.

3. Race through Akihabara by a Go-Kart

Renal Go-Kart is one of the top activities in Japan that allows you to drive a Go-Kart through the city with unique character costumes with friends just like the famous video game, Mario Kart! The rental Go-Kart is available at several neighbourhoods in Tokyo including Akihabara. How cool would it be to race through the Otaku paradise in Tokyo?? Make your dream come true! Just make sure to bring the valid driving license to experience this superb activity!

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4. “Moe” Experience at Maid Cafe

Maid cafe is one of the most fun, unique and bizarre things about Japan, and every visitors should definitely visit one. Maid cafe is supposedly originated here in Akihabara, therefore there are quite many maid cafes located within this neighbourhood. Maidreamin is the biggest franchised maid cafe in Japan that has a few store in Akihabara. Experience the top-notch service by cure maids, talk and take photos with them, and enjoy decorated Kawaii food and drinks!

▶︎ Maidreamin Maid Cafe Reservation in Tokyo

5. Akiba Fukurou

Along with maid cafes, another unique and very Japanese spot would be animal cafes, and many types of animal cafes exist in Tokyo today including cats, rabbits, hedgehogs, snakes, etc. The owl cafe, Akiba Fukurou is the most popular animal cafe in Tokyo which is located only 2 mins away from JR Akihabara Station. There are over 30 various kinds of owls at the cafe and visitors can spend a quality time with cute and calm owls by touch, hold and take photos of/with them.

Make a reservation for Owl Cafe Akiba Fukuro!

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6. Character Cafes

Besides maid cafe and animal cafe, I should also mention that “character cafe” is top tourist activity in Tokyo. Character cafe is unique cafes/restaurants that are themed with popular characters and serve decorated food and drinks. There are numbers of character cafes in Tokyo today themed with popular games, anime, movies, etc such as Pokemon, Snoopy, Sanrio Characters, etc. In Akihabara, there are several character cafes that anime fans shouldn’t miss.

Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe

Final Fantasy is one of the most popular Japanese games and has many fans around the world. Final Fantasy has its own themed cafe in Akihabara called Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe that serves unique Final Fantasy themed food and drinks.

Official Website: https://en.pasela.co.jp/paselabo_shop/ff_eorzea/

Collabo Cafe Honpo/GiGO Collabo Cafe

Various character themed cafes in collaboration with popular game/anime/manga are held for a limited time in Collabo Cafe Honpo and GiGO Collabo Cafe, both located in Akihabara. You can check the upcoming collaborated cafes from the links below!

Collabo Cafe Honpo: https://collabocafe-honpo.co.jp/

GiGO Collabo Cafe: https://cafe.gge-collabo.com/index.html

How did you enjoy the list?? If you wish to have the most unforgettable experience in Akihabara with limited time, why not to join some of these popular activities and tours! For more great things to do in Akihabara area, check out these articles listed below, too!

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