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Tours will be conducted from October 10th, 2023 to December 7th, 2023

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Why don’t you join the tour with the concept of "interacting with OTAKU," only available in Akihabara? Akihabara is known as a hub for electronic goods, anime & manga merchandise, and themed cafes, making it the mecca for OTAKU, enthusiasts of Japan’s subculture. This unique district holds its own distinctive culture and community, offering numerous opportunities for immersive experiences. The passionate OTAKU in Akihabara will share their knowledge and skills with you through hands-on experiences.                          Each tour consists of 3 parts; sightseeing to explore Akihabara's history and culture, hands-on activities to interact with OTAKU, experts in the specific fields, and a fun dinner event for socializing. Let’s immerse yourself in the one-of-a-kind Akihabara experience you won't find anywhere else.

 

*A Nationally certified English-speaking guide will be with you.

*If you have a smartphone usable in Japan, you can use Toppan Remote Voice, a translation device for 17 languages..

 

Organizer: Akihabara Tourism Promotion Association

Operated by: Shin-Tohkai Travel Co., Ltd.

Registration Number: Governor of Tokyo Registered Travel Agency No. 3-6035

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GiGO Arcade Game Experience Plan

Plastic model and

Figure Making Plan

Akiba Pilgrimage

with Pro Photographer

3 plans to choose from

GiGO Arcade Game Experience Plan

■Overview

Are you interested in Japanese arcade games? We have the perfect plan for you. Foreign visitors are often at a loss in Japanese amusement arcade about the payment methods or how to play arcade games (especially claw cranes, that can be quite challenging!), without any English-speaking assistance. But don’t worry. This plan is designed so that you can fully enjoy Japanese arcade games without any problem.

In this plan, you will visit GiGO, one of the most famous amusement arcades in Japan. At first, let’s play a claw crane. It must be a dream-like experience. Moreover, the staff of GiGO will explain how to operate the mechanics of claw cranes and give you some tips on successful techniques. Additionally, you will have the chance to arrange the claw machines as you like, customizing the interior and product placement!

After taking a break, you can enjoy retro games and rhythm games. The knowledgeable GiGO staff will provide explanations and insights into popular Japanese rhythm games. Finally, you will make your memories by photo sticker booth. It will be lasting mementos of your experience in Akihabara.

Get ready for a fun-filled activity-packed adventure with Japanese arcade games!

■Recommended for:

Those interested in Japanese arcade games

Those who want to win prizes in claw cranes or have a strong interest in claw machines

Those who want to play retro games

Those who want to experience famous arcade games in Japan

Those who understand English or Japanese

Those who enjoy socializing with other participants

■Included fee in this plan:

Lunch(food, drink, cheki or instant photo) and dinner

Game play fees and instruction fee for the staff, refreshment at GiGO,

Guide fee for a nationally certified English-speaking guide

■Location:

Meeting place: In front of ONODEN (Chuo-dori Ave. side)

Address: 1-2-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-city, Tokyo

Ending place: Dinner venue

■Itinerary:

12:00 Gathering at the meeting point, reception

12:15 Sightseeing and walking to the maid cafe

13:00 Lunch at a famous maid cafe in Akihabara

14:00 Game experience at GiGO

  Claw cranes experience

  A break for a drink in GiGO

 Retro game and rhythm game experience

  Photo sticker booth session

18:00 Dinner

20:00 End of the tour at the dinner venue

You will be guided to JR Akihabara station, if you need.

■Cancellation Policy:

(In Japan time)

Up to 7 days prior to the tour date: No charge

After that, we will impose cancellation charges as follows:

7 days to 2 days prior to the tour date: 30% of tour charge

1 day prior to the tour date: 50% of tour charge

On the day: 100% of tour charge

■ Tour condition:

This tour is a recruitment-based package tour, and the minimum number of participants required is 5. Max 20 (The participants are more than 10, the tour group will be divided into 2).

If the minimum number of participants is not met 7 days prior to the tour, the tour may be canceled.

■Age Requirement:

Participants must be 16 years old and above

■ Note:

There are no specific preparations required for participants.

Not wheelchair accessible

Public transportation is available nearby.

Food restrictions are not available.

If you are more than 15minutes late for the meeting time, your reservation will be canceled.

 ¥ 50,000(inc.tax)

Plastic Model & Figure Making Plan

■Overview

Would you like to try plastic model and figure making with an OTAKU (a professional modeler) in Akihabara?

We are organizing an event for plastic model and figure making, and the instructor who is an author of books about plastic model making techniques will give full support for you. Furthermore, we arrange one of the most famous venues in Akihabara where you can make plastic models and figures. Using techniques such as painting, inking, and weathering, you will build your own model and take it to your home.

The place you will enjoy making your model is the most famous place in Akihabara for modelers.

A nationally certified English-speaking guide will be with you.

■Recommended for:

Those interested in plastic model and figure making (no prior knowledge or skills required)

Those interested in visiting a workshop in Akihabara, the holy land of Otaku

Those interested in Otaku culture and wishing to visit Akihabara

Those who can understand English or Japanese

Those who enjoy socializing with other participants

■Included fee in this plan:

Lunch(food, drink, cheki or instant photo) and dinner

Refreshment cost

Plastic model and material expenses

Place and instructor fee

Guide fee

■Location:

Meeting Point: In front of ONODEN (Chuo-dori Ave. side)

Address: 1-2-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-city

Ending Place: Dinner venue

■ Itinerary:

12:00 Gathering at the meeting point, reception

12:15 Sightseeing while walking to a maid cafe

13:00 Lunch at a famous maid cafe in Akihabara

14:00 Plastic model and figure making experience at the venue

18:00 Dinner and socializing

20:00 End of a tour at the dinner venue

We will take you to Akihabara station if you need.

■Cancellation Policy:

(In Japan time)

Up to 7 days prior to the tour date: No charge

After that, we will impose cancellation charges as follows:

7 days to 2 days prior to the tour date: 30% of tour charge

1 day prior to the tour date: 50% of tour charge

On the day: 100% of tour charge

■ Tour condition:

This tour is a recruitment-based package tour, and the minimum number of participants required is 5. Max 5.

If the minimum number of participants is not met 7 days prior to the tour, the tour may be canceled.

 

■Age Requirement:

Participants must be 16 years old and above r.

■Please Note:

There is no specific preparation required for tour participants.

As we will be using sprays and paints during the production process, please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Not wheelchair accessible

Public transportation is available nearby.

Food restrictions are not available.

If you are more than 15minutes late for the meeting time, your reservation will be canceled.

 ¥ 50,000(inc.tax)

Akiba Pilgrimage

with Pro Photographer

■ Overview

This is a tour you enjoy maid café Akihabara, a mecca for Otaku, with a professional photographer. While enjoying maid culture such as drawing with ketchup, latte art, and maid rituals at a maid café, you can learn various poses and expressions for photographing maids from the professional photographer, and improve your photography skills. Additionally, you will make your original acrylic goods at Digital Hollywood University Lab Proto. using photos you take at the maid café You can take your work to your home. During the walking tour, a cosplayer of Akitsu Mitsuba, the official character of Akihabara, will accompany you, and an English- speaking guide will show you around Akihabara.

 

■Recommended for

Those interested in subculture and photography (can participate without prior knowledge or technical skills)

Those who want to take photos of maids or are interested in maids

Those who want to create goods using their own photos

Those who interested in Otaku culture and want to visit Akihabara

Those who understand English or Japanese

Those who enjoy interacting with other participants

 

■Included fee in the plan

Lunch(food, drink, cheki or instant photo) and dinner   

Refreshment cost

Instruction fee for the professional photographer

Usage fee of Digital Hollywood University Lab Proto, instructor fees, material costs,

Guide fee

■Location

Meeting place: In front of the ONODEN (Chuo-dori Ave.. side)

Address: 1-2-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-city, Tokyo

Ending place: Dinner venue

 

■Itinerary

12:00 Gathering at the meeting point and Reception

12:15 Sightseeing while walking to a maid cafe

13:00 Lunch and maid photography

15:00 Move to Digital Hollywood University Lab Proto and make your own keychain

16:00 Photography instruction and guided tour in Akihabara

18:00 Dinner and social gathering

20:00 End of the tour at the dinner venue

We will guide you to JR Akihabara Station if you need.

■Cancellation Policy

  (In Japan time)

Up to 7 days prior to the tour date: No charge

After that, we will impose cancellation charges as follows:

7 days to 2 days prior to the tour date: 30% of tour charge

1 day prior to the tour date: 50% of tour charge

On the day: 100% of tour charge

 

■Condition

This tour is a recruitment-based package tour, and the minimum number of participants required is 5. Max20. When participants are more than 10, tour group will be divided into 2.

If the minimum number of participants is not met 7 days prior to the tour, the tour may be canceled.

■Age Requirement

Participants must be 16 years and above.

 

■ Note

Please bring your camera or smartphone for photography and wear comfortable and casual clothing and shoes suitable for walking.

Not wheelchair accessible

Public transportation is available nearby.

Dietary restrictions are not available.

If you are late for more than 15 minutes late for the meeting time, your reservation will be canceled.