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Tokyo: Meet Owls at the Owl Café in Akihabara

1. Tokyo: Meet Owls at the Owl Café in Akihabara

Experience an amazing close encounter with the natural world on a visit to an owl café in the Akihabara district of Tokyo. Avail of a 1-hour time slot, reserved for you, and spend precious time with the birds without having to wait in line. Upon arrival, the staff will take you to your reserved seats, where you can interact with the beautiful creatures up close. Touch the owls and feel their soft feathers following the instructions of the café staff. Learn how to communicate with the owls and hear what you should not do in order to protect their welfare.  Take souvenir photos with a variety of owls, and decide which is your favorite! Say goodbye to the birds and make your way to the neighboring shop, where you are free to stay at your leisure. 

Tokyo: Samurai Entertainment Night

2. Tokyo: Samurai Entertainment Night

After your arrival to the premises, you will be invited to see Kanda Myojin, which is a famous shrine of both the area and Japan. The shrine has a reputation for being prosperous to both business and marriage. Following that, you will be invited to enter the restaurant, which is located on the same site. Following your arrival, enjoy a drink, dinner, or snack (if option chosen) until the show begins. From 8:00PM, you will enjoy a samurai show that can only be seen in Japan. At the show's conclusion, the samurai will come out to the audience, at which point you will be invited to take a picture together free of charge.

Akihabara: Anime and Electronics Guided Tour

3. Akihabara: Anime and Electronics Guided Tour

Explore Akihabara with local tour guide! We start at Kanda Myojin known as the historical shrine and one of the famous animation spots of Japan. Hearing about the history, how to develop the area from a guide while walking backside streets and dropping by some anime, capsule toy, game, wholesale shops and electric shops. Let's explore a lot of fun facts of the area together. It's mixing some must-see spots and half customized tour in Akihabara, so you can tell me more your interests and enjoy your experience!

Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour with Private Van

4. Mount Fuji: Full-Day Tour with Private Van

After being picked up, head 1.5 hours to the Fuji Visitor Center. From there, take some photos of Mount Fuji and capture its beauty. Enjoy the scenery before heading to Oshinohakkai, which is 8 ponds near Mount Fuji. Stop by Gotenba for a lunch break. In the afternoon, visit Hakone area, famous for its nature and hot springs. Stop by the Hakone Ashinoko Lake, and then go to Owakutani, the volcano valley. At the end of the day, head back to Tokyo, arriving at 6:00 PM.

Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

5. Akihabara: Anime & Gaming Adventure Tour

Start your Akihabara tour by making your first stop at a retro video game store. This store is considered a treasure trove for game lovers, especially for those who grew up experiencing the rise of the Japanese video game industry. Here, you can listen to the 8-bit video game keyboard music that you can hardly find anywhere else! Your guide will help you find and buy all the retro video game machines and disks. While the world is chasing after new games, look back on these old-time games that bring back charming childhood memories. Next, head over to the maid cafe - an unmissable experience whilst you're in Tokyo. Hang out with cute maids, get spells cast on your food, and take photos! If you order an omelet or hot latte, the maids will draw cute illustrations on it with ketchup/chocolate sauce. Finally, enjoy wandering around huge anime stores with hundreds of figures and cosplay goods. Sometimes these stores are places that travelers feel awkward to discover by themselves -however with a guide, you can fully enjoy every single stop like a local.

Tokyo: Private Sightseeing Tour [Customizable]

6. Tokyo: Private Sightseeing Tour [Customizable]

Delve into the heart of Tokyo on a sightseeing tour, and get the most out of the city with a private guide. Customize your experience to cater to your tastes and preferences. Choose from different tour durations to suit your schedule. Visit one area or point of interest with the 2-hour tour, or select the 4-hour tour to discover 2 monuments or neighborhoods. With the full-day experience you'll enjoy the company of a private guide for a whole day of sightseeing.   On the full-day tour, following pickup from your hotel you'll head to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Stroll around the stalls at the world's biggest seafood market, which can be difficult to understand without a guide. Continue to the Asakusa area to visit the Senso-ji temple, the largest temple in Tokyo. Next, walk along Nakamise shopping street before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to the Meiji shrine to marvel at the biggest shrine in Tokyo. Continue to the renowned Takeshita Street to explore local pop culture, before finishing your tour at approximately 4 PM.

Tokyo: Akihabara 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

7. Tokyo: Akihabara 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Start the tour with sushi in Nadeshiko restaurant where a female sushi chef will make a specially decorated sushi for you, that you can't find anywhere else. After lunch, the guide will take you to the electric part of the town in Akihabara. You can visit some shops in the meantime. There are many figure shops and game shops. You will also make a stop at the duty-free shop to continue to enjoy the shopping opportunities. The guide will show you a special vending machine where you can get small toys.  You will also be provided with lots of information regarding the history of Akihabara during the tour. 

Tokyo: Personalized Private 6-Hour Tour

8. Tokyo: Personalized Private 6-Hour Tour

Spend a day discovering some of Tokyo’s attractions. Let a professional guide design a tour in line with your interests. You can visit 3 or 4 attractions, depending on your pace! Visit a Meiji forest shrine and explore the Harajyuku pop fashion shopping area. Head to Asakusa to see the oldest Sensoji temple. Take in a fish market, explore busy and popular Shibuya and visit the east garden of the Imperial Palace. Visit the Tokyo Sky Tree – the highest broadcasting tower in the world. Shop at department stores in Shinjyuku or in the small shopping street in Yanaka’s old town. Try out a restaurant in Ginza or visit Hamarikyu Garden and try some green tea.

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What people are saying about Akihabara

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We arrived 15mins prior to doors opening. The dinner/show is held in the lower level of a convention hall. We called GYG and they got in contact with the event host who immediately responded and found us. That being said, there’s nothing but praise for this excellent dinner/show. We opted for the dinner and show. It came with unlimited well drinks, cocktails, beer and soda throughout the event. That alone was worth the extra cost. The dinner was traditional Japanese home style meal and it was fantastic. However, I am biased because of my fondness for Japanese cuisine . I don’t want to give anything away about the show. The performance was on point!!! It had drama, comedy, action and love. I didn’t realize until later that it also had some Japanese history. The cast did a great performance After the show, we were invited to take pictures with the cast who were all dressed in their traditional Japanese attire. It’s a night we’ll never forget.

Our guide Yeonmi was just a godsend, booked online at the last minute. She helped us navigate Tokyo with great insights into the culture and ways of the Japanese people. She was funny, considerate and helpful to the utmost. Her advice on how best to utilise our short time in Tokyo was invaluable in making the most of our trip. We cannot recommend her enough.

Amazing experience! 10/10 would do it again. Even going alone I could connect with other people.

Our guide was amazing. He was very friendly and made the entire experience pleasant.

Exceeded all expectationsl. Owls are wonderful !!! So cute !