Akihabara Tour for Beginners - Maid Cafe, Gachapon, Cosplay and More!
Akihabara, also called AKIBA, is famous for anime stores and maid cafes, which attracts many local customers and foreign tourists. This tour is especially for people who are not so familiar with animation and the so called "otaku culture", but would like to experience the highlights of Akihabara without going too deep.
"I have heard about maid cafe, but what it's like to visit a maid cafe in Akihabara?" If you have such a question, then this is the tour for you! The tour guide will take you to his most recommended maid cafe to find out! You will also visit the Gashapon toy store (capsule-toy vending machines, also referred Gachapon or GachaGacha ), cosplay items shop, animate stores, and also spots in Akihabara other than anime!
A special gift from maid cafe @home cafe!
Hello, everyone! Thank you very much for your interest in my country, Japan.
I am interested in the cultures of different countries.I hope to meet friends from around the world and share each other's culture while eating delicious food.
If you visit Japan, I will help you experience the real life of Japan. Please let me make a special memory for your stay in Japan. Let's enjoy Tokyo with me!
11:00AM Meet at JR Akihabara Station, outside of "Electric Town Gate".
11:10AM Maid Cafe Experience (Expected to stay for 75-90 minutes)
Among many maid cafes in Akihabara, the guide will take you to the popular @home cafe to experience the "moe" atmosphere of the maid world! You can choose from "food set" or "dessert set".
・Food set: 1 food and non-alcoholic drink of your choice
・Dessert set: 1 dessert and non-alcoholic drink of your choice
In addition to the above, you can also choose either to take a photo with the maid, or to play an interactive game with the maid.
For menu with photos, please refer to @home cafe official website.
If you are lucky, you will have the chance to see the maids' stage shows and surprise performances! What's more, the maid will give you a small gift as a souvenir! (In order to prepare for the gift, the guide will ask the participants' countries of origin in advance)
12:30PM Gachapon Hall (30 to 60 minutes)
Akihabara's famous "amusement park" for Gashapon. There are more than 400 machines with various products, and the shop replaces with new ones every month.
13:30PM Shopping Time--cosplay items, toys, models, home appliances, etc.（about 120 minutes）
The tour guide will ask the participants' preference and take you to the stores you want to go visit.
15:15PM SEEKBASE and 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN （about 90 minutes）
Commercial areas born under the overpass with unique specialty shops.
17:00PM Italian izakaya "Kaneko"（about 60 minutes）
18:05PM Back to JR Akihabara Station, end of the tour.
What Will Be Provided
At maid cafe:
Entrance fee + A or B
A. Food set-- 1 food and non-alcoholic drink of your choice
B. Dessert set-- 1 dessert and non-alcoholic drink of your choice
Both sets include taking a photo with the maid, OR playing an interactive game with the maid.
At izakaya Kaneko:
・ 3 glasses of drinks (including alcoholic drinks)
・ 3 kinds of food
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
※ This is a comprehensive guide tour for those who are not familiar with Akihabara and the animate/otaku culture.
JR Akihabara Station, outside of Electric Town Gate
JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, Yamanote Line, Chūō-Sōbu Line
12 hours before tour start time