Come on, be honest.
You’re sort of excited to see the cherry blossoms. And you’re quite looking forward to eating some good sushi… but it’s not necessarily the Japan you’re pining for, is it? Don’t worry, we hear you. If anime, vintage computer games and women drawing Hello Kitty faces in your cappuccino are more your thing, then this is the tour for you. The country’s otaku (obsessive geeks) are into all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff, and there’s no better place to find them than Akihabara.
Your guide – an author, Japanese culture expert and gaming obsessive – will lead you down the rabbit hole, giving you the chance to witness the subcultures that make modern day Japan so fascinating. Oh, and to join in of course. Wouldn’t be much fun otherwise, would it?