Akihabara with maid café


Day Walk




All ages

JPY 9500

The world of videogame, anime and manga

Experience Akihabara to the fullest with our "storyteller" who will tell you about the origins of the neighborhood, why Anime and Manga are so popular in Japan, and the meaning of the term Cosplay. A paradise for lovers of Japanese culture in all its aspects.

Experience for video game enthusiasts in the so-called electric city of Akihabara

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 15:00

Small-group walks: min 1 participant

Have a drink at a Maid café and soak up the atmosphere of this rather unique café

Enter some of the most famous video game and retrogaming stores

Visit some of the best and incredibly loud gaming centers


Akihabara is a mecca for videogames enthusiasts: from the new gigantic electronics stores to the cramped and dusty retro gaming stores, passing through the noisiest game centers in the world, Electric Town (another name for Akihabara), will not disappoint even the craziest gamer.
The experience includes a visit to a Maid café. Totally and uniquely Japanese, particularly from the Akihabara district where they originated in the early 2000s, these cafes are now an attraction in themselves and a feature of the Electric City.
These are cosplay-themed restaurants where guests are served by cute waitresses dressed as French maids. The girls also engage in conversations and games with customers and treat them with attention and deference due to the host. Maid cafés are popular with both men and women.
Walk the neighborhood visiting the old heart of Electric Town and the new area cramped with stores dedicated to electronics, manga, anime, and videogames. Then have a drink in a Maid café.


English speaking ``storyteller`` escorting you through enchanting and hidden Tokyo corners - A drink in a Maid café.


Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


Start time: 15:00 (meeting time 14:45). Make sure to be there at least 15 minutes ahead.


2 h (15:00 -> 17:00).


The walk starts and ends in Akihabara JR Station. We will provide accurate details of the meeting point upon confirmation.


Up to 24 hours before: 10% processing fee charged if cancelled up to 24 hours before the walk starts (local time). After 24 hours: 100% charges (See our Terms and Conditions policy).


From 0 to 2.99 years - free; From 03 to 11.99 years - 50% of the adult price; 12 years and older - full price.


Available daily. Please enquire with us through our CONTACT page.


During this experience, you will be walking through Tokyo streets for 2 hours. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a foldable umbrella if it looks rainy - The walk will depart on time, out of respect for all customers. Late customers will not be waited on and there is no refund - IOJ reserves the right to modify the itinerary in case of unforeseen events.


All storytellers are required to wear masks - All clients are required to wear masks and respect social distance - We ask all of our clients to check their temperature on the date of the walk and refrain from participating if the temperature is above 37.5°.

I loved this walk! Tom, our storyteller, was perfect! He listened to our questions and found a couple of specific stores for us. He also made sure to take lots of pictures of us along the way. At the end of the tour, he checked that we got back to our hotel. My feet hurt but I would do it again without a second thought.

Brenda, Brisbane

★★★★★ 15 January 2020