Tokyo Pop Culture Tour Package
23 March 2016
Anime 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!
|Start Date:||23rd March 2016, Wednesday|
* 4 nights accommodation at the B Asaksak- Mitsuke Hotel
|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.|
* Package extension is possible prior and after. Please advise details to JTB for costings.
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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