Manga,Animation,VR Game,unique cafes...explore Akihabara

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Naomi Nashimoto

US $46.00 / Person

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Do you know Pikachu? Ghibli movies? Japanese Animation/Manga are now well known all over the world and fascinate not only kids but also grown-ups. They have become a part of Japanese culture.
“OTAKU (diehard fan) of Manga” guide will show you what the authentic Japanese Animation/Manga world is and how Japanese OTAKU love that world in Akihabra which is famous as a sacred place for OTAKU. Let’s explore the main street (Chou Dori) and back streets.
You are not interested in Animation/Manga? Akihabra is also famous for Video Games, VR Games,Trains, Cosplay, Trading cards, maid cafes,animal cafes or Kawaii(cute) things. Let me know what you are fascinated in. Moreover, there are many shops offering electrical equipment, ranging from tiny one-man stalls specializing in an electronic component to large electronics retailers. If you are looking for something unique, why don’t you walk with me in Akihabara world!

Hi,I am Naomi, a National Certificated Guide Interpreter. I live in Tokyo and enjoy Tokyo city life. I want to show you my city, culture, history or manythings you never expected! I can take you to any area of Tokyo and surrounding regions such as Hakone, Nikko, Kamakura, Kawagoe....
I am OTAKU ( a big fan of Japanese Manga and Animation),so manytimes I have introduced Japanese unique Manga culture to foreign toiurists in Akihabara.You will see that Japanese Manga and Animation are kinds of art.
I have lived in U.S.A and Germany for couple of years.I like studying languages and meeting people from all over the world.
I am looking forward to seeing you and having fun with you during my tour.


Sample Tour Timeline

02:00 PM
Meet at lobby of your hotel ( in Tokyo)

Meeting time and place can be changed.
If your hotel is out of Tokyo, extra fee could be charged.
Feel free to ask for it.

02:00 PM
Meet at lobby of your hotel ( in Tokyo)

Meeting time and place can be changed.
If your hotel is out of Tokyo, extra fee could be charged.
Feel free to ask for it.

02:30 PM
Akihabra Radiokaikan

In this big building there are dozens of shops offering Anime/Manga goods, fantastic figures, beautiful cards, and many other OTAKU goods.

02:30 PM
Akihabra Radiokaikan

In this big building there are dozens of shops offering Anime/Manga goods, fantastic figures, beautiful cards, and many other OTAKU goods.

03:00 PM
Radio Center

There are dozens of electronics stalls starting their business under the elevated railway just after World WarⅡand still you can see the atmosphere of that time.

03:00 PM
Radio Center

There are dozens of electronics stalls starting their business under the elevated railway just after World WarⅡand still you can see the atmosphere of that time.

03:30 PM
OTAKU Street (back street)

Along this street there are shops offering retro video games, VR games, special customizing figures, robots, cosplay-costumes second-hand electronic appliances and a lot of junk. You can meet many costumed cute cafe waitresses here!

03:30 PM
OTAKU Street (back street)

Along this street there are shops offering retro video games, VR games, special customizing figures, robots, cosplay-costumes second-hand electronic appliances and a lot of junk. You can meet many costumed cute cafe waitresses here!

04:00 PM
The main street (Chuo-Dori)

There are Gacyapon (Capsule-toy) shops, animal café, Maid café,Japanese idole cafe,anime-café, Don Quijote (gigantic discount store) so on. Owl is welcoming poeple on this street!

04:00 PM
The main street (Chuo-Dori)

There are Gacyapon (Capsule-toy) shops, animal café, Maid café,Japanese idole cafe,anime-café, Don Quijote (gigantic discount store) so on. Owl is welcoming poeple on this street!

05:00 PM
At any place in Akihabra or your hotel our tour ends.

If you want to continue explore on your own, I can give you advice!

05:00 PM
At any place in Akihabra or your hotel our tour ends.

If you want to continue explore on your own, I can give you advice!

Additional Details

Where we meet

Meet at lobby of your hotel ( in Tokyo)

What's included
Things you need
  • Expenditure for VR games :approximately $9~$14(Only if you want to play)
  • Expenditure for any café ( animal cafe, maid cafe, anime café) approximately $10~$20 (Only if you want to go to café)
Notes:

*You should be over 13 years old to play VR games and over a junior highschool student (12 years old) for a cat cafe.
*It's possible to make a reservation for a VR game but impossible for any cafe. If you want to go to an animal cafe or a maid cafe, you might wait for enter. I can change the starting time of the tour to avoid busy time of these cafes. We can talk about what you want to do in Akihabara and what time we should start our tour beforehand.
*Many of shops in Akihabara open around noon, so it's better to start a tour in the after noon.

Guest Requirements

All Welcome

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Available Dates
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Guest Reviews by 3 users

rated by 3 users
Aug 22, 2018

The tour to Akihabara with Naomi Nashimoto was an interesting experience that I would recommend to any Otaku fan of anime or anyone that has an interest in Japanese electronics and games. The tour ...

The tour to Akihabara with Naomi Nashimoto was an interesting experience that I would recommend to any Otaku fan of anime or anyone that has an interest in Japanese electronics and games. The tour started at 2p and we met Naomi at the Electric Town Gate, where we then traveled to different buildings that included anime figurines that were second to none in terms of detailing. The amount of characters that were familiar and not very familiar were astounding, and it really shows first hand how big the culture of Japanese cartoons really is. We also visited a large comic book store, where Naomi noted that new comics are published every month, which is awe-inspiring considering the amount of anime that is already popular within the community. Her English was impeccable, and the way she talked about the history of Akihabara in comparison to today’s culture was evident that she is a passionate tour guide and is whole-heartedly invested in showcasing the otaku culture in a way that is familiar to those who aren’t in touch with this sort of experience (aka me). I thought this tour was interesting and would recommend it to both otaku and non-otaku in the future!

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Tiffany
Aug 22, 2018

The tour to Akihabara with Naomi Nashimoto was an interesting experience that I would recommend to any Otaku fan of anime or anyone that has an interest in Japanese electronics and games. The tour ...

The tour to Akihabara with Naomi Nashimoto was an interesting experience that I would recommend to any Otaku fan of anime or anyone that has an interest in Japanese electronics and games. The tour started at 2p and we met Naomi at the Electric Town Gate, where we then traveled to different buildings that included anime figurines that were second to none in terms of detailing. The amount of characters that were familiar and not very familiar were astounding, and it really shows first hand how big the culture of Japanese cartoons really is. We also visited a large comic book store, where Naomi noted that new comics are published every month, which is awe-inspiring considering the amount of anime that is already popular within the community. Her English was impeccable, and the way she talked about the history of Akihabara in comparison to today’s culture was evident that she is a passionate tour guide and is whole-heartedly invested in showcasing the otaku culture in a way that is familiar to those who aren’t in touch with this sort of experience (aka me). I thought this tour was interesting and would recommend it to both otaku and non-otaku in the future!

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Aug 22, 2018

This Akihabara tour was one of my favorite tours so far. I have been to Akihabara once by myself so I didn’t expect much more from this tour. However, Naomi Nashimoto, our tour guide knew so much a...

This Akihabara tour was one of my favorite tours so far. I have been to Akihabara once by myself so I didn’t expect much more from this tour. However, Naomi Nashimoto, our tour guide knew so much about Akihabara. She was a big fan of animations and comic books herself. She knew about almost every stores and shops in Akihabara. She asked me what animes and comic books I watch and recommended me which shops I would like to visit. She also took me around the backstreets of Akihabara which I could have never done by myself since Akihabara is so big and busy. She was very caring and patient with me. She helped me translate English to Japanese so I didn’t have any trouble shopping and searching what I liked at Akihabara. She was well prepared and I really enjoyed talking with her. I really recommend this tour for Japanese anime and comic fans. It was really nice to have a tour guide who loves anime and comic books.

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Ryan
Aug 22, 2018

This Akihabara tour was one of my favorite tours so far. I have been to Akihabara once by myself so I didn’t expect much more from this tour. However, Naomi Nashimoto, our tour guide knew so much a...

This Akihabara tour was one of my favorite tours so far. I have been to Akihabara once by myself so I didn’t expect much more from this tour. However, Naomi Nashimoto, our tour guide knew so much about Akihabara. She was a big fan of animations and comic books herself. She knew about almost every stores and shops in Akihabara. She asked me what animes and comic books I watch and recommended me which shops I would like to visit. She also took me around the backstreets of Akihabara which I could have never done by myself since Akihabara is so big and busy. She was very caring and patient with me. She helped me translate English to Japanese so I didn’t have any trouble shopping and searching what I liked at Akihabara. She was well prepared and I really enjoyed talking with her. I really recommend this tour for Japanese anime and comic fans. It was really nice to have a tour guide who loves anime and comic books.

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Aug 22, 2018

Exploring Akihabara was an amazing experience that I would recommend to every tourist visiting Tokyo. Our trip started at 2pm and we met our tour guide Naomi at the Electric town gate and she could...

Exploring Akihabara was an amazing experience that I would recommend to every tourist visiting Tokyo. Our trip started at 2pm and we met our tour guide Naomi at the Electric town gate and she could speak fluent English. Naomi knew a lot of information about Akihabara and she was a big fan of manga and anime herself. Upon leaving the station, I was bewildered at the sight of colossal buildings with prints of different manga/anime characters on. Naomi led us to comic book stores and anime stores that we would not have originally known about if we visited Akihabara by ourselves. Additionally, Naomi translated any Japanese so we didn’t have any problems whilst shopping. Throughout the tour, Naomi provided us with the history of the buildings and guided us to the best shops for us to buy merchandise. Finally, Naomi brought us to a renovated old train station which contained many unique shops and bakeries, it was so awesome to see the old styles buildings interweave with modern culture! It was really nice having a tour guide who was so passionate about anime/manga! I would definitely recommend this tour to people who love anime/manga!

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Tommy
Aug 22, 2018

Exploring Akihabara was an amazing experience that I would recommend to every tourist visiting Tokyo. Our trip started at 2pm and we met our tour guide Naomi at the Electric town gate and she could...

Exploring Akihabara was an amazing experience that I would recommend to every tourist visiting Tokyo. Our trip started at 2pm and we met our tour guide Naomi at the Electric town gate and she could speak fluent English. Naomi knew a lot of information about Akihabara and she was a big fan of manga and anime herself. Upon leaving the station, I was bewildered at the sight of colossal buildings with prints of different manga/anime characters on. Naomi led us to comic book stores and anime stores that we would not have originally known about if we visited Akihabara by ourselves. Additionally, Naomi translated any Japanese so we didn’t have any problems whilst shopping. Throughout the tour, Naomi provided us with the history of the buildings and guided us to the best shops for us to buy merchandise. Finally, Naomi brought us to a renovated old train station which contained many unique shops and bakeries, it was so awesome to see the old styles buildings interweave with modern culture! It was really nice having a tour guide who was so passionate about anime/manga! I would definitely recommend this tour to people who love anime/manga!

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