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Tokyo Pop Culture Tour Package

23 March 2016

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 Otaku Anime Tour in AkihabaraAnime Japan (At Tokyo Big Site)

Experience pop culture in Tokyo by attending Anime Japan 2016, touring Ghibli Museum, and sightseeing in Akihabara and Harajuku on this 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!


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Mar. 23 2016 (Wed) Airport – Tokyo City 
 

Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda International Airport, you will be met by a JTB English speaking assistant at the arrival lobby (after exiting customs). You will then be assisted in boarding the Airport Limousine Bus seat-in-coach transfer to your Tokyo Hotel where you will the rest of the day/evening free.
Accommodation: The B Akasaka-Mitsuke

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  2. 2
Mar. 24 2016 (Thu) Tokyo 
 

Your journey begins at 9:00am at the hotel lobby, where you will embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Tokyo with an English speaking assistant visiting, Asakusa Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade, a shopping street that leads from the outer gate of one of Tokyos most colourful and popular Buddhist temples, Akihabara Electric Town, a district in central Tokyo that is famous for its many electronics shops, lunch at a Maid café, the famous suburb of Harajuku and Takeshita Dori Street Omotesando area. The tour will conclude at your hotel by 18:00pm where you will have the evening free.
Accommodation: The B Akasaka-Mitsuke

Maid Cafe Cosplay Akihabara

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  2. 3
Mar. 25 2016 (Fri) Tokyo
 

Meet your English speaking assistant at the hotel lobby at 9:00am. Today visit Ghibli Museum, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan, a must-see for anyone who is a fan of Japanese animation, cinema history and Japanese culture. You will then visit Nakano Broadway, famous for its many stores selling anime items and idol goods, including more than a dozen small Mandarake stores, which specialise in manga and anime related collectables. The tour will disband at Nakano at 12:00pm where you will have free time and make your own way back to your hotel.

13:00 – *Optional* “Tokyo One Piece Tower” – Transfer to Tokyo Tower with an English-speaking guide by local public transport. After arriving, enjoy Tokyo One Piece Tower. Return to the hotel by local public transport on your own.
Accommodation: The B Akasaka-Mitsuke

akihabara

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  2. 4
Mar. 26 2016 (Sat) Tokyo
 

Meet at the hotel lobby by 08:00am where you will travel to “Tokyo Big Sight” with an English-speaking assistant by local transport. Once you arrive, enjoy “Anime Japan 2016” at Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall. Return to your hotel by 17:00pm.
Accommodation: The B Akasaka-Mitsuke

World Anime Cosplay Competition Expo

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  2. 5
Mar. 27 2016 (Sun) Tokyo
 

Transfer from Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyo to Narita or Haneda International Airport by Airport Limousine Bus seat-in-coach transfer to meet your flight.

Tokyo Flights

 

Start Date: 23rd March 2016, Wednesday
Pacakge Inclusions:

* 4 nights accommodation at the B Asaksak- Mitsuke Hotel
* Return Airport transfers to/from Narita or Haneda Airport by limousine bus 
* Tokyo full day tour
* Ghibli Museum entrance ticket and maid cafe lunch 
* Anime Japan 2016 entrance ticket
* English speaking local assistant on day 1, 2 & 3

Hotel: The B Akasaka-Mitsuke Hotel. 3 minute walk from Subway Akasaka-Mitsuke Station & Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyo
Guide: Included on day 1, 2 & 3
Package Price: From $1,423 Per Adult Twin Share. Please enquire for more prices. 
Remarks:

* Package extension is possible prior and after. Please advise details to JTB for costings.  
* If the Airport Limousine Bus timetable is not suitable for your flight times, a ticket from/to an alternative hotel or Tokyo City Air Terminal will be arranged. The transfer fee between your hotel and the alternative point will not be included and will need to be paid on your own. 
* Hotel rooms are available from regular check-in time at 15:00. 
* Hotel rooms are available until the regular check-out time at 11:00am. 
* For flight arrival at Haneda Airport between 10:00pm-6:00am, an additional fee of approx $130 will be charged as an alternative vehicle arrangement will need to be made.  
* Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there is a fair amount of walking involved. 
* Tours will use local public transport for sightseeing (subway, train, local buses). 
* Admissions included on this tour: Maid cafe on day 2, Ghibli Museum on day 3, AnimeJapan 2016 entrance fee.

Anime Japan (At Tokyo Big Sight) 

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.

2015 Tour offers the following special perk at AnimeJapan 2015
★ Fast Ticket (Priority Admission Right)
Enter the event venue 30 minutes earlier than normal ticketholders. Take full advantage of your time at the event.

Akihabara Electric Town (Akihabara)

  • kihabara Radiokaikan Building
    Filled with shops selling everything from figurines to anime related products and more. Particularly famous is Kaiyodo which produces garage kits, figurines, small toys and all kinds of models.Here you can feel the allure of Japan’s world-famous subcultures.
  • Maid café
    We are pleased to include the Maid café on this program from last year. 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. Included in the tour: Table charge, snack, photo session with a small instant camera, meal (Omurice, pasta, or hamburger steak, with drink), and dessert.

Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade (Asakusa) 
Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon, is Tokyo’s largest Buddhist temple and a major attraction for Japanese and international travelers 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.

Harajuku Shopping District

  • 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.
  • Kiddy Land
    A popular chain store from one of Japan’s largest toy makers. This store faces Omotesando avenue and encapsulates all of Japan’s “kawaii” culture, selling all kinds of toys and character items. The perfect location for purchasing souvenirs.

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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Enquiry Details

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read the ticket booking conditions carefully as they incorporate the basis upon which bookings are accepted by JTB Australia Pty Ltd. (“JTB”)

Remarks:
1. If the Airport Limousine Bus timetable is not suitable for your flight times, a ticket from/to an alternative hotel or Tokyo City Air Terminal will be arranged. The transfer fee between your hotel and the alternative point will not be included and will need to be paid on your own on the spot.
2. Hotel rooms are available from regular check-in time at 15:00. 
3. Hotel rooms are available until the regular check-out time at 11:00am. 
4. For flight arrival at Haneda Airport between 10:00pm-6:00am, an additional fee of approx $130 will be charged as vehicle arrangement will need to be changed due to bus schedule to a reserved taxi. Please advise your flight details at time of booking.
5. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a fair amount of walking involved. 
6. Tours will use local public transport for sightseeing (subway, train, local buses). 
7. Admissions included on this tour: Maid cafe on day 2, Ghibli Museum on day 3, AnimeJapan 2016 entrance fee.