Want to take a trip to Japan but can’t physically travel?
No problem, I have the perfect solution for you!
Thanks to our team member Tim for writing this article.
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a sponsored article.
What is “Akihabara Online Tour”?
It’s the best Anime online tour.
Yuki, a veteran otaku will take you on a virtual tour of Japan’s #1 otaku district, Akihabara.
These tours are done in English and/or Japanese and are private or for small groups.
These tours are surprisingly individualized and Yuki does not give the same tour twice.
Before the tour, you are sent a form to fill out about your interest in anime. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you fill this out with as much detail as possible.
There is a big emphasis on you, the customer, and he will change his tour to incorporate your interests.
In addition, he wants you to be part of the tour and keeps you engaged. Like a traditional tour, you will learn some new information and have fun doing it.
What can I expect?
The overall flow of the tour is as follows:
- Self-introductions (both Yuki and his guests)
- History of “otaku” subcultures and Akihabara
- Anime quiz
- Some things to do in Akihabara
- Tips for visiting in person
Note: If you take his online tour, you will receive a discount on his in-person tour once the pandemic has ended. If you do make it to Tokyo, you can experience some of the things discussed with Yuki in real life.
Who is this tour for?
This is an all-ages tour that is tailored to your interests. It is suitable for children (parents are more than welcome to supervise) and adults.
If you have an interest in anime, Yuki will focus on your likes so you can get the most out of the experience.
If you don’t know much about anime, that’s ok too. Yuki will introduce you to some of the unique subcultures in Japan as well as give you a brief history lesson.
The majority of his guests are in their teens and 20s but anyone is welcome to join.
Yuki has also done tours for some big companies!
With everyone working from home, this could be a fun way to promote team-building with distant offices. If you were turned off by the words “all ages,” don’t be. For the more “cultured,” Yuki is well versed in everything otaku related if you catch my drift…
I have already been to Japan, is it worth it to do a virtual tour?
Yes! I myself was skeptical since I go to Akihabara on a regular basis but I actually learned some new things I found interesting and had fun doing it.
Again, Yuki tailors his tours to his guests. If you have already been to Akihabara, he may be able to tell you about things you might have missed.
In addition, he also knows some of the histories for the area which I personally found very interesting.
Why is Akihabara also “Akiba?”
If you join Yuki’s tour you may learn the reason why.
The online tour can be booked at the following link:
Anime Online Tour
Thanks again to Tim for writing this article.