Japan is video game heaven, especially Akihabara. But with arcades on every corner, how could anyone fresh off the plane know where to go? My Tokyo Video Game Tour covers everything from vintage games to cutting edge VR-enabled immerse tech. If Japanese pop-culture is your thing, this will be one unforgettable day!
The Tokyo Video Game Tour
I’ll take you into Deep Akihabara for all things manga, anime, and otaku culture. Video games, crazy action figures, vintage consoles, cutting edge VR and AR games.
Do Akihabara like a local, not a tourist.
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One of the beautiful things about Japan is the blending of classical tradition with cutting edge technology. We’ll explore the dichotomy of old and new as a vibrant, evolving pop culture with its own aesthetics, themes, and trends – rooted in classical heritage. I’ll also take you to some ancient spots that don’t just sit to the side of, but are fully part of this neighborhood’s day-to-day lifestyle. If anime and manga are your thing, you will love this – it’s weird, yo.
This is a Tokyo video game tour, an anime tour, and a manga tour all rolled up into one. We’ll spend most of our time in Akihabara, but I’ve often mixed this tour with seichi junrei, pilgrimages to sites famous from critical scenes in famous anime and manga.
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We’ll spend most of our time in this wonderland of otaku culture
- Anime and Manga Shops
Build up your collection or browse stuff you never knew existed; vintage comics, super-high-end fanfic, etc.
- Figures, Cards, Models, and other Pop-Culture Goods
Used and vintage goods also available
- Kanda Myojin Shrine
A shrine established in the 700’s and closely associated with the samurai tradition and popular anime, Love Live!, and Akihabara’s culture in general
- Maid Cafe
Trust me on this one.
You’ll thank me later.
- Pokémon Go
We can play all over the city, but Akihabara is a great place to try some 4 and 5 star raids!
- Vintage Game Consoles
You’re not planning on buying a Nintendo NES or classic Atari console, right? You don’t need all those mint condition cartridges, do you?
- Visit Japanese Arcades
Everything from crane games to cutting edge VR; we can even play vintage tabletop games or watch professional gamers burn off steam
- Yushima Seido
This is an Edo Period school of Confucian philosophy established in 1630… JK, we’ll take a look from the street and get back to the fun!
- Visit a maid cafe in Akihabara
This is one of those “only in Tokyo” and IMO “must-do” experiences while you’re here. Great for solo travelers and families! I’m going to pressure you to do this on the day of, so expect it.
- Anime, manga, and video game-related events happen all the time. If your holiday in Japan coincides with one, let’s customize this Day Tour!
- Nakano Broadway
Before there was Akihabara, there was Nakano. This was the original birthplace of Japanese otaku culture.
Starts at ¥65,000
(covers up to 5 people!)
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Or, Build your own day tour!
Here’s a secret. All my tours are customized in one way or another. If you need a private tour or someone to make things smoother, or if you’re gathering contents and shooting video and need a fixer, I’m sure I can help out and get you sorted.