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Anime has proven to transcend age and has something to offer for everyone. Parents and kids alike can look forward to a variety of exciting anime experiences and places. Whether it be looking for a favorite character or simply admiring the sites, our anime tours will provide your family with the most unforgettable vacation.
Globally recognized as the anime mecca of the world, Akihabara has all things anime related imaginable. Countless stores, such as Animate, are stocked with the latest and greatest anime merchandise available on the market. If you need rest your feet, stop by one of the maid cafés or animal cafés located throughout the area. Play at one of the many arcades such as the SEGA arcade center or buy vintage video games from Super Potato.
Visit the Ghibli Museum for a sneak peek into the history and creative process behind Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films. Photos and videos are prohibited inside the museum allowing for a truly immersive experience. For a unique anime shopping experience, Nakano Broadway is the place to go to find vintage or rare collectible anime goods. A visit to Mandarake’s flagship store will be sure peak your interest.
Marvel at the impressive Tokyo Skytree as you explore the Pokemon Center located in the connected Solamachi shopping center. Purchase exclusive merchandise and interact with other fans via trading and battling. If you’re lucky enough, you may even get to see one of the various events held at the store.
A trip to Japan is not complete without trying all of the food & sweets featured on Instagram. Try unique food items such as the rainbow cotton candy in Harajuku, the 8-layered soft serve ice cream in Nakano Broadway, and more to share with your friends via social media. We can’t forget must try foods like ramen, wagyu, and depending on your tour, some traditional-style meals as well.
See one of the most eclectic shows in Japan at the world-famous Robot Restaurant. The restaurant/show is consistently ranked at the top when it comes to things to do in Tokyo. Filled with loud music, lasers, and of course robots, the live performers will be sure to have you getting hyped for the show for a truly unique and memorable experience.
Live out your anime dreams as you attend the Yoyogi Animation School Workshop. Here, you will get the chance to partake in a voice acting class at one of the biggest animation schools in Japan. Once you're caught up to speed, you will get to do a voice over for one of the available anime clips during your visit. As a special collaboration, this is a once in a lifetime experience you won't want to miss.
While our anime tours do visit Akihabara, many times travelers want to spend more time exploring and seeing what’s around. Therefore, several of our anime tours stay in Akihabara allowing for more time to explore and shop during your free time ie during the evening. With the hotel conveniently located near the train station as well, you can easily hop aboard the train and go around the city should there be a place you want to visit.
There are many more interesting things to experience in Tokyo which is why we have included several must see sites as part of our Tokyo sightseeing day. Some attractions, such as Sensoji Temple and Shibuya Scramble Crossing, may look familiar as they may have popped up in your favorite animes. There will also be plenty of shops to snack from as you will also be visiting Harajuku and Tsukiji Fish Market for a wonderful blend of food.
Japan is home to the world’s largest anime convention, AnimeJapan. Held annually in March, the event attracts over 100,000 people every year. Experience the event for yourself on our AnimeJapan tours. Get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the anime world as well as scoring event exclusive merchandise to show your friends back home.