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Akihabara Tour with Cosplay Experience
Step into Tokyo’s pop-culture on this half-day tour. Your guide will introduce you to Akihabara, a hub of anime and manga in Japan, before taking you to experience the quirky world of costume play as you have a photo session dressed as an anime character.
This afternoon, you will be met at your hotel by your specialist local guide, who will help you travel to Akihabara using Tokyo’s public transport network.
Known as electric town, Akihabara as long been associated with the huge electronics companies who set up their retail stores in this region of the city, which quickly grew into a whole district dedicated to all things electrical. Today this is still a reason to visit in itself, but Akihabara has also become as the centre of Japan’s diehard fan (or otaku) culture.
Your guide will help you discover Akihabara both old and new, and look out for all manner of trends that the Tokyo youth are setting on the streets. After your time exploring, you have the opportunity to try out one of Japan’s quirkiest fashions. Cosplay (or costume play) involves dressing up as your favourite anime character and you will no doubt see plenty of practitioners on the streets of Tokyo. In this tour, you will have the chance to choose from dozens of characters for a professional photoshoot. After cracking your best pose, you will get a souvenir Polaroid before the photographer sends you the best six shots of your session in a few days.
After your photoshoot, your guide will help you return to your hotel or, if preferred, will give you some recommendations of how to continue the fun in Akihabara on your own into the evening.
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