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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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68 Tours and Activities to Experience Akihabara

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

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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Akihabara Anime & Gaming Adventure Walking TourHalf-day Tours

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

1-Day Tokyo Bus TourDay Trips

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Akihabara Anime & Nature E-Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

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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  • 3 hours
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Akihabara Guided Walking Tour Half-day Tours

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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Introduction to Tokyo & highlights private walking tour with a localHalf-day Tours

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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AKIHABARA Culture Tour with a knowledgeable GuideCity Packages

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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Tokyo's weirdest placesHalf-day Tours

Discover Tokyo's weirdest places

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Allow your host to introduce you to the quirky underbelly of one of the world’s most wonderful and outlandish cities as you go to places like the Museum of Parasites (informative, and slightly crawly, we admit) or the crazy, committed cosplay districts like Akihabara. Head to a themed snake cafe where you can cuddle up to a slithery friend over coffee and if that's not for you there’s also hedgehog and owl cafes! Round off your time in Piss Alley which despite its misleading name, is actually a super eccentric alleyway home to many izakaya pubs! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maid Cafe Maidreamin in Tokyo,Osaka and NagoyaDining Experiences

Maid Cafe Maidreamin in Tokyo,Osaka and Nagoya

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Whether you’re interested in anime, manga, and video games, or you just want to experience a fun and somewhat eccentric part of Japanese culture—a maid cafe is the perfect option. This entertainment cafe is often described as a “dream land” where waitresses dress up in maid costumes that are reminiscent of popular anime characters. Booking entry to Maidreamin Maid Cafe in advance allows you to secure a time convenient for your schedule so that spaces don’t run out.
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  • 1 hour
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Expert Led Tour into Otaku & Tokyo's Akihabara NeighborhoodHalf-day Tours

Expert Led Tour into Otaku & Tokyo's Akihabara Neighborhood

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“Otaku” is a word used to describe anime and manga fans, and one of the most popular neighborhoods to experience otaku culture is Akihabara. Delve into the most exciting parts of Tokyo’s “Electric Town” by going on a guided tour. Get a deeper understanding of local anime and manga culture, and find local spots that you’d likely miss if exploring alone.
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  • 3 hours
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Akihabara Gaming and Maid Cafe TourCity Packages

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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Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course DinnerTheater

Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course Dinner

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Slip on a kimono and savor a multi-course kaiseki dinner while you’re entertained by a geisha performance. A host greets you at an authentic Japanese restaurant in Tokyo during this 3-hour evening experience. Settle in with a small group as you’re served traditional dishes and converse with the geisha who are trained in dance, music and the art of communication.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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5-hour Tokyo Historical Bike Tour through Imperial Palace & TsukijiDay Trips

5-hour Tokyo Historical Bike Tour through Imperial Palace & Tsukiji

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Bus tours can quickly transport you to top sights, but to really get a feel for Tokyo join this small-group bicycle tour. Soak up the atmosphere while pedaling at an easy pace through the back streets of the city between such historical attractions as temples and the Imperial Palace. Includes lunch at the famed Tsukiji Fish Market.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours
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Tokyo in One Day! See 15+ Top Sights!Full-day Tours

Tokyo in One Day! See 15+ Top Sights!

Tokyo is a vast city with plenty of exciting places to visit, so much so that you might feel a little overwhelmed at first. In that case, this fun-packed one-day tour is the way to go! During this tour, you'll visit over 15 must-see tourist spots, accompanied by a dedicated local guide. Marvel at the full view of Tokyo from meiji temple, walk around bustling streets of Harajuku and Akihabara, and let's not forget awesome food and drinks at a sushi restaurant and a lively izakaya bar! Since you'll be moving around the city by metro and on foot during this tour, you get to know your way around the city quickly, making it a go-to first-day tour. This is also a great way to learn about Japan in depth, as the knowledgeable guide will give you a wealth of insights into Japanese society, culture, history, lifestyle, etiquette, way of thinking and much more. *If you have any food allergies, please let us know in advance. *Please wear shoes comfortable for long hours of walking.
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  • 10 hours
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Expert Led Private Tour into Otaku & Tokyo's Akihabara NeighborhoodHalf-day Tours

Expert Led Private Tour into Otaku & Tokyo's Akihabara Neighborhood

“Otaku” is a term given to people who are huge fans of anime and manga, and one of the best districts in Tokyo to discover more about video games, anime, and manga is Akihabara. Avoid the stress of getting lost, and learn where to find hidden spots locals love by going on this private Akihabara tour. Visit manga shops, arcades, maid cafes, and interesting stores, with a guide to translate and explain more about the area’s history and otaku culture.
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  • 3 hours
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Tokyo Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuideDay Trips

Tokyo Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Enjoy an efficient, one-day tour of Tokyo accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will introduce both modern and traditional aspects of this dynamic Japanese capital. Due to the enormous size of Tokyo, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, a one-day tour would probably focus on one small area, which would still leave you in awe at the scale of the city. Tokyo is where you can experience both modern and traditional, and your expepienced private guide will help you efficiently enjoy a full day in this dynamic Japanese capital. Let us know what you would like to experience, and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
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MAID CAFE experience with maid guide in AkihabaraCity Packages

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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Electric-Powered Biking Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, and Imperial PalaceMountain Bike Tours

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
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Private Customizable Walking Tour of TokyoDay Trips

Private Customizable Walking Tour of Tokyo

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Private Customized Walking Tours combine Tokyo’s must-see sights with hidden gems. Morning, afternoon and evening start times available. Choose your tour length; 4 to 8 hours. Our ethos is ‘like-a-local’. This is a culturally immersive walking tour, meaning that you will travel around Tokyo on foot and using the excellent public transport system….like a local! Throughout the tour you will learn about Japan’s culture, customs, history and local way of life. Feeling hungry? We’ll get you eating like a local too! Your tour is flexible and will be paced to your speed and requirements. Specialist topics of interests can all be covered; architecture, religion, politics, street art, general history, WW2 history, food, instagramable highlights, pop/movie/anime culture. Ideal for people with limited time, or those who want a comprehensive overview of Tokyo prior to exploring further on their own. Simply indicate your interests and enjoy an itinerary specific to you.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuideHalf-day Tours

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
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Tokyo Custom Half Day TourHalf-day Tours

Tokyo Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Tokyo is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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A half day in Tokyo with a local: private & personalizedHalf-day Tours

A half day in Tokyo with a local: private & personalized

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You’ll spend time with one of our hosts, uncovering Tokyo’s marvels as you explore the neon-lit city together. Every neighborhood in Tokyo has its own distinct flavor, so maybe try zoom in on one of these microcosms and absorb its unique sights and sounds. Maybe you’d like to discover the highlights of the neighborhood you’re staying in, or simply stroll through the lantern-lined lanes of Tokyo’s older districts. Action-lovers might be keen to catch a sumo match or alternatively, get sky high and enjoy sushi with a view. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
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Discover Tokyo's Otaku cultureHalf-day Tours

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
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Private Tokyo City Night View Tour Day Trips

Private Tokyo City Night View Tour

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Explore Tokyo in the modern city buildings and traditional temples light up, and learn about the subculture of Japan. Be it young or family with elderly or children, you will definitely love this city of fun filled with many beautiful night scenery spots ! 1) Choose Plan A or B for this tour. - Details refer to the tour itinerary attached ** Plan A covers modern + traditional spots : 1) Tokyo Tower (60mins) 2) Tokyo Staition +Marunouchi (20 mins) 3) Ginza (30 mins) 4) Odaiba (40 mins) 5) Akihabara (30 mins) 6) Asakusa + Skytree Exterior (60 mins) – no observatory 7) Back to hotel 8) 2 way transport ** Plan B covers modern + night life spots : 1) Tokyo Tower (60mins) 2) Tokyo Staition +Marunouchi (20 mins) 3) Ginza (30 mins) 4) Odaiba (40 mins) 5) Shibuya (30 mins) 6) Shinjuku Kabukicho (60 mins) 7) Back to hotel 8) 2 way transport
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Enjoy local Tokyo E-bike tour, 3 hours of ride starts near Tokyo StationMountain Bike Tours

Enjoy local Tokyo E-bike tour, 3 hours of ride starts near Tokyo Station

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Explore Tokyo by electric bike on this guided adventure. Choose your ideal ride time—morning and afternoon—then hit the streets with a local cyclist and check out spots like Tokyo Station, Akihabara, Asakusa, Imperial Palace, and Ryogoku. Discover the city’s history, architecture, subcultures, and off-the-beaten spots on a fun ride around Japan’s capital city.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ 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 68 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 47.08. Guided Akihabara tours start around USD 47.08 per person. See all 68 Akihabara tickets and tours on Viator.
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