Otaku Anime Adventure Program 2015 Tour
Akihabara is the home of Tokyo’s ‘Otaku’ culture. Translated into English ‘Otaku’ means obsession but it really describes the hardcore fans of manga, anime and video games. This used to be an area where this subculture hid from the rest of Japan but now times have changed and the area is now a popular place for people to go, shop and soak up the unique and quirky atmosphere. With maid cafes, bizarre fashion trends and shops catering to enthusiastic hobbyists of all types you’ll discover a fascinating and perplexing side of Tokyo most never get to see. Book your Otaku tour today!
5 nights accommodation at Tokyo Prince Hotel
Return transfers to/from Narita Airport to your Tokyo Hotel
Non reserved seat on the local train included on day 2,3 & 5
Tokyo full day tour
Maid Cafe, Ghibli Museum entrance ticket
Anime Japan 2014 entrance ticket
English speaking local assistant on day 1, 2, 3, & 5
NARITA AIRPORT – TOKYO
Arrive at Narita Int’l Airport (JTB can arrange special airfares to/from Japan or alternatively please advise your flight details upon booking). You will be met on arrival at after exiting customs by a JTB staff member who will assist you in boarding the Airport limousine bus transfer service to the Tokyo Prince Hotel. They will also give you your tickets for and itinerary for your trip. This coach transfer takes approx 90 minutes. Your hotel room will be available for check in at regular time of 2pm (or early check in can be arranged upon booking).
- DAY 2:
Today you will embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo with an English speaking guide. Take the local JR train and visit Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of the most famous temples in Tokyo & Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Also visit Akihabara Electric Town, electronics paradise filled with endless amounts of shops selling the latest electronics and gadgets. Lastly have the unique opportunity to visit a maid cafe before returning to your hotel.
- DAY 3:
Today is another full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo with an English speaking guide. Take the local train and visit the world famous Ghibli Museum, Nakano Broadway, Takeshita Dori Street, Daiso Harajuku 100 Yen shop. Return to your Tokyo Hotel early evening.
Free day to explore more of Tokyo.
- DAY 5:
After breakfast, walk to the station and take the local JR train to Tokyo Big Sight. Your english speaking guide will assist you in getting there. Spend a full day at the Otaku Anime exhibition. Return to your hotel.
TOKYO – NARITA AIRPORT
Regular check-out time will apply on your last day. Baggage will be put in the baggage storage of the bus while you board the Airport limousine Bus coach transfer to Narita Airport.
*Some sightseeing activities may be subject to change. JTB reserves the right to amend the itinerary, even after the tours has commenced, due to traffic, weather or any other conditions beyond our control. While every effort will be made to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, compensation for any amendments or omissions is not available.
Anime Japan (At Tokyo Big Sight) (Final Details TBC)
Home Page: http://anime-japan.jp/index_en.html
Anime Japan is the world’s largest anime exhibition. Held every spring at Tokyo Big Sight, the exhibition features a “trade fair” with booth exhibits by anime-related companies, “events” including spectacular stage performances and theatre movie showings/displays, and the “Tokyo Anime Awards” in which outstanding anime works are presented with awards. Every year the exhibition attracts the attention of people throughout the world for its extensive program.
Akihabara Electric Town (Akihabara)
(Shop) Home page: http://Liberty-shop.co.jp
Introducing many second hand premium products including, figure-models, video games, animation product, DVD products and plamode products and anime related products.
- Kaiyo-do (Shop)
Home page: http://Kaiyodo.co.jp
Kaiyodo is a Japanese company dedicated to figurines and Garage kits. While they mostly do anime related characters, more recently other creations have been made, eg. King Kong, Kaiyodo was originally a small shop in Japan, but grew into a famous company over the years (Otaku no video, the anime, had a similar story), they now sell figurines worldwide from various non anime sources too.
- Gachapon- Kaikan (Shop)
Home page: http://AkibaGacha.com
Gashapon machines are similar to the coin-operated toy vending machines seen outside of grocery stores and other retailers in other countries. While coin-operated vending toys are usually cheap, low-quality products, sold for a quarter or 50 cents, Japanese Gashapon can cost anywhere from 100 – 500 yen (Equal to $1–$5 US) and are normally a much higher quality product.
- LAOX (Overseas-Model Electronic & Appliances/Duty Free)
Home Page: http://laox.co.jp/english/laox_store/about_laox.html
Laox Duty Free Akihabara for all your gifts and souvenir needs! A rich Selection of souvenirs items available only in Japan. All are overseas models (Digital Camera, Digital Video Camera, Watches, I-Pod, Games, Lap Computer, DVD etc…)
- Maid café
We are pleased to include the Maid café on this program! Maid cafés (Meido Kissa / Meido Cafe) are a subcategory of cosplay restaurants found predominantly in Japan. In these cafés, waitresses dressed in maid costumes act as servants, and treat customers as masters (and mistresses) in a private home, rather than as café patrons.
- Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Arcade (Asakusa)
Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon, is Tokyo’s largest Buddhist temple and a major attraction for Japanese and foreigners alike. The busy shopping street leading from the Kaminarimon gate to the temple is the covered Nakamise arcade, selling all sorts of Buddhist paraphernalia as well as assorted tourist kitsch. This is one of the best places in Tokyo to buy souvenirs.
- Takeshita Street (Takeshita Dori)
Takeshita Street (Takeshita-dori) is a pedestrian-only street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants in Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan. Located directly across from the exit of JR Harajuku Station, Takeshita Street is very popular with young teenagers, particularly those visiting Tokyo on school trips, or local young people shopping for small “cute” goods at weekends.
- Daiso Harajuku – 100 Yen Shop
This is one of the largest 100 Yen Shops in central Tokyo, offering a wide array of goods, including clothing, kitchenware, food and stationary on multiple floors at 105 Yen per item. It is located only a few steps from Harajuku Station along Takeshita Dori.
- Ghibli Museum (Kichijo-ji)
Very well know to Animation Fans, Ghibli Museum (Miitaka no Mori Jiburi Bijutsukan) is a commercial museum featuring the Japanese anime work of Studio Ghibli. Located in Mitaka, a western suburb of Tokyo, Japan, it opened in 2001.
- Nakano Broadway (Nakano)
Stores specialized for animation, comic books, figures, costumes of anime characters are located waiting for you to visit. Nakano Broadway will offer you the chance to experience all kinds of Japanese Hobby Culture. Explore the Japanese Hobby Culture and the atmosphere of the Sub-Culture “Otaku World”.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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Details from the 2014 TOUR – Starting From Tokyo (Narita)
Breakfast Option (5 Breakfast at Hotel): $165