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Akihabara Tours

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Akihabara
Akihabara, also commonly known as “Electric Town,” is the go-to district in Tokyo for electronics—and a popular spot to immerse in anime and manga culture. The area’s hundreds of stores sell everything from computer parts to home goods, and north of Akihabara Station, you’ll also find video games and popular manga-related items. 

The Basics
If you’re looking for electronics, head to the stores in Akihabara, which range in size from tiny stalls to sprawling, multi-level department stores. In addition to the electronics, the neighborhood is also a center of "otaku," or geek culture, and is a popular haunt for diehard anime and manga fans. This is a great place to people-watch and see fans dress up as their favorite characters from anime and manga.

Peeking into otaku culture can be tricky for foreign visitors, so opt for a tour of the neighborhood with a guide who can explain the various subcultures you’ll see as you visit gaming centers, manga cafes, and other popular spots.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most stores in Akihabara offer tax-free shopping to foreign tourists.
  • Foreigners who make purchases over 10,000 yen (around $100 USD) may be required to show a passport.
  • Before purchasing, check the voltage of items that you plan to use outside of Japan.

How to Get There
Akihabara Station is on the JR  Keihin-Tohoku, Yamanote, Sobu Main, and Chuo-Sobu lines. It’s also on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line. The journey takes just over 10 minutes from Tokyo Station.

When to Get There
Akihabara is lively at any time and on any day of the week, but it is especially busy on the weekends, when young people gather in large numbers. Visit after dark to enjoy the neighborhood’s glowing neon lights.

Ueno
Just a 10-minute walk from Akihabara, the Ueno neighborhood showcases a completely different side of Tokyo. This more traditional area is known for its large park, its Shinto and Zen landmarks—such as the 17th-century Benzaiten Shrine—and for its many museums, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science, and the National Museum for Western Art.
Address: Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan
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64 Tours and Activities to Experience Akihabara

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Watch Show of Akihabara's Famous Idol Group Kamen Joshi!

Watch Show of Akihabara's Famous Idol Group Kamen Joshi!

Make a unique experience of watching live performance of Akihabara's famous idol group "Kamen Joshi"! Girl members wear an eccentric hockey mask when they perform singing and dancing on the stage. Their style of being both sweet and powerful has captured great number of fans in Japan as well as overseas. They now have achieved a social media milestone by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers. Free "Kamen Joshi CD" and a pair of Akiba sandals are included as gift in this admission ticket.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$48.38
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$48.38
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1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

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Discover Tokyo's must-see landmarks on this full-day coach tour including a cruise along the Tokyo Bay. Drive past the National Diet Building and other major attractions en route to the Imperial Palace East Garden for a stroll. Then explore the sights of Asakusa, including Senso-ji Temple, with commentary from an audio guide. Hop aboard a short cruise on Tokyo Bay. Opt to include a buffet lunch if you’d like, with views of the Bay and the Rainbow Bridge from your seat.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$120.31
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AKIHABARA Culture Tour with a knowledgeable Guide

AKIHABARA Culture Tour with a knowledgeable Guide

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It runs daily in English, Spanish and French (by appointment). With a guide that knows Akihabara thoroughly, you will experience Akihabara now that you can not understand only with the guidebook and the net. We have a track record of providing this experience in Akihabara for more than 10 years, with flexible staff that can be widely accepted from children to the elderly. Some of the guides are cosplayers. I look forward to seeing you!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$46.24
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MAID CAFE experience with maid guide in Akihabara

MAID CAFE experience with maid guide in Akihabara

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Learn about the fascinating world of Maid Cafes on this Akihabara experience. Discovering a Maid Cafe alone can be a challenging experience as staff often only speak Japanese. You’ll avoid translation problems by having a Maid guide to accompany you and explain about Otaku culture (the love of Anime and Manga). Enjoy a stress-free experience with a drink, a toy vending machine token, and a photo from a photo booth included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$206.41
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Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking Tour

Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking Tour

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Whether you’re an anime and gaming fan, or you just want to learn more about this exciting part of Japanese popular culture, this is the tour for you. Get explanations about Japanese culture that you wouldn’t get if exploring the area alone, and experience all the “must do” activities in Akihabara, such as visiting a retro video game store, a maid cafe, a photo booth, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.59
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Akihabara Guided Walking Tour

Akihabara Guided Walking Tour

Explore the Anime and Manga town of Akihabara with knowledgeable local guide. The guide will help you look for costumes for cosplaying, and take you around Manga book shops and souvenir shops in Akihabara. Local guide is very knowledgeable of Akihabara district so whatever your looking for he will help you find in Akihabara.
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  • 4 hours
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$58.59
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Akihabara Gaming and Maid Cafe Tour

Akihabara Gaming and Maid Cafe Tour

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Also known as the cultural center for Otaku, Akihabara is a famous shopping district with an abundance of manga, anime, video games, maid cafes, and computer goods. Characters from popular manga and anime are plastered almost everywhere in this “animated” district of Tokyo. Here, travelers can get a first-hand experience of modern Japanese pop culture. Enjoy a live musical performance of anime songs performed by the lovely Akiba-ya Girls at a new cafe in Akihabara and enjoy gaming in a Japanese arcade! Join our Akihabara tour to learn more about Japanese so-called "Otaku" subculture and experience the Maid Cafè with the explanation of our guide!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$127.07
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Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

Discover Tokyo's Otaku Culture

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Experience Tokyo’s geek culture with an insider guide on this half-day excursion. Craft a custom itinerary that suits your interests and immerse yourself in Japan’s world of otaku with a passionate local. Get to know all things anime, manga, and “cosplay”—or costumed play—and head to well-known gathering spots like the Nakano Broadway shopping center and the electric stores in Akihabara.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.13
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$106.13
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Akihabara Anime & Nature E-Bike Tour

Akihabara Anime & Nature E-Bike Tour

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This Akihabara e-bike tour helps you cover more ground than a walking tour, and introduces you to the exciting world of Anime. Visit a district in Tokyo that’s known for its anime games, manga comics, maid cafes, and electronics shops. A guide teaches you about Japanese Otaku culture as you explore, and you’ll also visit beautiful nature sightseeing spots too, such as parks and shrines.
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  • 3 hours
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$76.24
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$76.24

Introduction To Tokyo & Highlights Private Walking Tour With A Local

Introduction To Tokyo & Highlights Private Walking Tour With A Local

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Orient yourself on your first day in Tokyo, and see the city through the eyes of a local. During this customized tour with your personal host, learn how to navigate and use Tokyo’s transport system. Choose from the city’s most famous attractions, or explore up-and-coming neighborhoods. Understand cultural practices, find the best places to eat, and get advice on Tokyo’s nightlife scene.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.60
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Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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This half-day tour is an ideal choice for time-tight travelers visiting Tokyo. Avoid the hassle of navigating by having a private guide to take you around the city. A perk of the tour is that you won’t waste time going to sights that don’t interest you, as the route can be customized. A sample itinerary may include Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Shibuya Crossing, Takeshita Street in Harajuku, Imperial Palace, and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.76
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Tokyo Highlights Private Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, Shibuya, and Meiji Shrine

Tokyo Highlights Private Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, Shibuya, and Meiji Shrine

Discover Tokyo from the comfort of your very own private tour. Explore the history of Tokyo at Asakusa and visit Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensoji Temple. Then dive into the world of anime, manga, games and more as you discover modern Japanese entertainment culture at Akihabara. Trek through the world’s busiest intersection at Shibuya Scramble Crossing, and see the vibrant shopping district and the center of youth fashion and culture in Shibuya. Finally end the day at Meiji Jingu Shrine as you witness and take part in traditional Shinto activities. This full-day guided tour is conducted by our knowledgeable local licensed private tour guides and is perfect for first time visitors to Tokyo. Learn from a local, and enjoy the history and culture of Tokyo.
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  • 8 hours
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$195.99
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【Virtual Live】Walking Akihabara Gaming & Maid cafe Walking Tour

【Virtual Live】Walking Akihabara Gaming & Maid cafe Walking Tour

Akihabara has been known formally as an electronics quarter, but the city has now become a unique sightseeing place to enjoy Japanese sub-cultures such as animations and games. On this tour you will experience to popular sightseeing spots related to animation and games first hand. In the tour, the guide will challenge a crane game machine. -This is not a REAL tour, but an online tour. -English guidance only HIGHLIGHTS: ・Akihabara Station ・Popular anime and figure shop ・Akihabara Main Street ・Crane game challenge ・Visit a maid cafe
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  • 1 hour
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$29.32
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Tokyo highlights, Tocho observatory, Meiji shrine, Imperial palace, Akihabara

Tokyo highlights, Tocho observatory, Meiji shrine, Imperial palace, Akihabara

The tour starts with a panoramic view of metropolis including forest of Meiji shrine from 202 meters high Tocho observatory. Then visits Meiji shrine, shinto shrine where the guide will talk about historical backgrounds and Japanese religions. Strolls down Omotesando, shopping street lined with beautiful zelkova trees. Takes a subway to Imperial palace, East garden. The last destination is Akihabara, mecca of subculture and electric device (or Ginza, luxurious shopping street on your request).
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  • 8 hours
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$175.94
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Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car

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Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car

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A chauffeured private tour is the perfect way to see Tokyo if you have a limited time or want to get your bearings in the city. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a luxury vehicle. Relax on a full day excursion that showcases the diversity of Tokyo, from its high tech present to its traditional roots. Customize the tour to your must-see locations.
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  • 10 hours
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$703.78
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$879.72
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Adventurous Japanese Food Tour

Adventurous Japanese Food Tour

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Most culinary tours in Japan only cover classics like ramen and udon, but you discover out-of-the-box treats during this adventure lovers’ food crawl. Meet an expert foodie for a daring expedition through the savory streets of Ginza, packed with local eateries. Get a taste of only-in-Japan delicacies like blowfish (fugu) and horse meat, while also making time for standbys like sushi and yakitori.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$112.41
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Haneda Narita Layover tour by private Luxury car

Haneda Narita Layover tour by private Luxury car

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You can visit the best spots in Tokyo while your layover from Haneda to Narita airport or vise versa. We go with your baggage and quite friendly guide will lead you to great experience in Tokyo even with 6 hours. There is no tour like this with great cost for value. Please note that it is not feasible staring at Narita airport and back to Narita airport.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$525.65
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Tailored Tokyo city tour based on request

Tailored Tokyo city tour based on request

As the world’s largest city, Tokyo has a multitude of sights to see. Explore Japan’s capital with ease on a private tour that allows you to customize your itinerary according to your interests. With the help of your guide, you’ll devise a personalized itinerary and then travel between attractions using public transport for a more intimate glimpse into the city.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$273.69
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1-Day Tokyo Private Custom Tour by Chartered Vehicle

1-Day Tokyo Private Custom Tour by Chartered Vehicle

After selecting your preferred choice of transportation from an alphard, van or bus, your group will explore the city of Tokyo at your own pace and customise the day to see only what you want to, all with the help of a guide/driver. Design your own itinerary and experience the biggest city of Japan. Example tour route: Route A: Tsukiji Fish Market -- Senso-ji Temple --Tokyo Skytree -- Imperial Palace Route B: Senso-ji Temple -- Tokyo Skytree -- Shibuya Crossing and Hachiko Statue -- Meiji Jingu Shrine -- Omotesando and Harajuku Route C: New Tsukiji Fish Market (Toyosu Market) -- Tokyo Tower -- Imperial Palace -- Akihabara -- Senso-ji Temple Route D: Asakusa -- Tokyo Skytree -- Ueno Park and Tokyo National Museum -- Imperial Palace
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$534.01
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Private tour in Tokyo on your own custom itinerary

Private tour in Tokyo on your own custom itinerary

Please pick up your own date and place and I can arrange your own dedicated tour on your request. I can show you a couple of highlights in the best of Tokyo. 1. Sightseeing historical site : Meiji Shrine (famous Shrine near Harajuku) / Imperial palace Night tour : Skyscrapers at Shinjuku / Roppongi Geek culture : Akihabara (animation / maid cafe) / Harajuku (Young fashion street) 2. Japanese culture hot spring : hot spring in old traditional bath house tea ceremony : enjoy maccha tea(powdered green tea) Samurai performance : enjoy experience in Samurai / Ninja 3. Food culture (Japanese Restaurant) Tsukiji fish market : Sushi market, located in downtown of Tokyo Zen food : vegitarian food for Buddhist monk sake bar : Japanese original alcoholic beverage, made from rice Those places on the above are one of examples. You can select any area in Tokyo where you want to go.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.90
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TOKYO by Minivan Toyota HIACE Customize Your Itinerary

TOKYO by Minivan Toyota HIACE Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in TOKYO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota HIACE and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in TOKYO>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,027.59
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TOKYO by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

TOKYO by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in TOKYO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota COMMTER and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in TOKYO>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$1,335.87
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$1,335.87
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TOKYO by Toyota ALPHARD Customize Your Itinerary

TOKYO by Toyota ALPHARD Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in TOKYO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota ALPHARD and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in TOKYO>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,027.59
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$1,027.59
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TOKYO by Toyota COASTER/MICROBUS Customize Your Itinerary

TOKYO by Toyota COASTER/MICROBUS Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in TOKYO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota COASTER/MICROBUS and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in TOKYO>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,849.67
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$1,849.67
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Electric-Powered Biking Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, and Imperial Palace

Electric-Powered Biking Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, and Imperial Palace

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Take a pedal-powered trip through Tokyo aboard an electric-powered cycle on this 2 or 3-hour sightseeing tour by bike. Sample a mix of the Japanese capital’s historic and modern landmarks, visiting hotspots like the neighborhoods of Asakusa, and Akihabara, the Imperial Palace, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.29
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Akihabara tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Akihabara can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 64 Akihabara tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Akihabara 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Akihabara costs USD 48.38. Guided Akihabara tours start around USD 48.38 per person. See all 64 Akihabara tickets and tours on Viator.
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