Tokyo Anime Adventure - 7 days

Tokyo Anime Adventure - 7 days

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Tokyo Anime Adventure - 7 days

7 Days Starting and ending in Tokyo

Visiting: Tokyo

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:


Age range:

Age ranges from 18 – 55 years old. Please note these are backpacker type tours, please bear this in mind when quoting passengers. Min age: 18 years old for group tours.Avg age: 28 years old. GH requires our OTG Tour Suitability Form to be completed by all

Trip Styles:

Small Group

$1337 Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$38

NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Join us for the ultimate Tokyo Anime Adventure! Explore iconic landmarks such as the Ghibli Museum and Nakano Broadway and wander the lively districts of Akihabara and Ikebukuro. Cruise along the Sumida River, catch 'em all at the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo, and enjoy Namjatown, an indoor theme park. With leisure time to explore Tokyo at your own pace, this whirlwind tour promises to create cherished anime memories at every turn!


  • Tokyo - Enjoy leisure time to explore the bustling Tokyo metropolis at your own pace

  • Ghibli Museum - Explore the enchanting world of Studio Ghibli and its iconic museum

  • Inogashira Park - Enjoy the serenity of one of Tokyo's largest parks, featuring spacious lawns and tranquil scenery

  • Nakano Broadway - Dive into a treasure trove of anime collectibles in this bustling shopping arcade

  • Sumida River Cruise - Enjoy breathtaking views of the Tokyo skyline on a scenic river cruise

  • Ikebukuro - Explore the Sunshine City shopping mall, home to Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo and indoor themepark Namjatown

  • Asakusa - Explore Asakusa and its charming streets, paying a visit to the historic Sensoji Temple

  • Harajuku & Meiji Shrine - Wander through the eclectic streets of Harajuku, known for its diverse fashion scene & head to the nearby Meiji Shrine

  • Akihabara - Dive into the heart of Japan's "Electric Town," where anime and manga culture converge


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Day 1: Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Monday. Konichiwa! Welcome to Tokyo, where your Japan Anime Adventure is about to kick off! Today, you'll arrive at either Narita or Haneda airport, and make your own way to our accommodation.

For the rest of the day, you can unleash your inner otaku and either power up your energy levels with some rest or go full-on ninja mode, hitting the streets to explore the city!

Day 2: Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Today begins with a visit to the enchanting world of the Ghibli Museum! Crafted by the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, the museum boasts a theatre with film excerpts, a rooftop garden perfect for summoning your inner Totoro, and exhibits that pay homage to Ghibli's globally acclaimed filmography.

After this whimsical experience, we'll venture to Inogashira Park, an oasis in the trendy Kichijoji area. Take a moment to explore before entering Harmonica Yokocho, a labyrinth of alleyways boasting clothing stores, bars, and local eateries.

Afterwards, you can choose to head to Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) food district. Brace yourself for a feast fit for a One Piece pirate, with dozens of small eateries dishing out ramen, soba, sushi, yakitori, and kushiyaki.

Day 3: Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Embark on a boat adventure along the Sumida River today, enjoying stunning views of the Tokyo skyline from Hinode Pier to Asakusa. Dive deeper into the charm of Asakusa's streets, exploring the Sensoji Temple and gaining insights into Buddhism in Japan.

Afterwards, enjoy some free time in Akihabara, Japan's 'Electric Town,' a cultural hub of anime, manga, and the birthplace of the famous J-pop group AKB48! For a uniquely Tokyo experience, why not visit a maid café?

Come nightfall, get ready to unleash your J-pop star during an evening of karaoke, a beloved Japanese pastime with a surprise twist!

Day 4: Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Today, visit the iconic Nakano Broadway! This renowned multi-floor complex and shopping arcade is brimming with rare and collectible treasures such as anime, manga, and action figures.

Next, journey to Tokyo's vibrant Harajuku area. After a brief tour, dive into the eclectic shopping district, where maids, punks, goths, and fashionistas showcase their unique styles – in Harajuku, anything goes. Following a stroll through this vibrant scene, visit the nearby Meiji Shrine, a tribute to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.

As the day unfolds, you can opt to witness the iconic Shibuya Crossing, the busiest street crossing in the world! After this, the city is yours to explore at your own pace! Why not try our Kartoon Karting activity and zoom through the streets of Tokyo, living out your Mario Kart fantasies in real life!

Day 5: Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Enjoy an exciting day of exploration in Ikebukuro! Begin your journey at the Sunshine City shopping mall, then venture to Otome Road in search of the finest anime goods. Then, don your trainer badges and journey to Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo, where you can catch 'em all in true anime style! Continue the adventure at the Tokyo Anime Station in Ikebukuro, a brand-new attraction overflowing with exhibitions dedicated to the anime universe.

Later in the day, prepare for a thrilling experience at Namjatown, an indoor theme park filled with fun attractions, rides and tasty gyoza and dessert stalls.

In the afternoon, you have the choice to either venture into the city for solo exploration or stay with your group for a well-deserved chill session.

Day 6: Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Make the most of a free day in the city today! You can choose to explore on your own or ask your Adventure Leader for tips!

Consider visiting Shinjuku Gyoen, one of Tokyo’s largest parks. In spring, it becomes one of the most popular places in the city to see the cherry blossoms. If shopping is more your thing, why not visit the bustling Ameyoko Market? This also puts you in the Ueno area, perfectly placed for Ueno Park and the National Art Museum.

You can also choose to visit Odaiba, home to Joypolis – Tokyo’s indoor amusement park! It’s also in this area that you’ll find the famous giant Gundam statue.

If a day trip from Tokyo out to the sea sounds more your jam, head to the coastal town of Kamakura. It’s a beautiful, relaxed place that offers a change of pace from the city and is also the town from ‘Slam Dunk’!

Tokyo's diverse offerings cater to every taste. The city is yours to explore, and the choices are as vast as the anime multiverse itself!

Day 7: Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Sunday. Your epic Japan Anime Adventure draws to a close today. Bid farewell to the Land of the Rising Sun and make your own way to Narita or Haneda airport for your onward flight. Safe travels!

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Hostels & dorm accommodation

  • 6 nights in gender-split hostel accommodation featuring shared dorm rooms with 4-8 beds (upgrade to private rooms available)

  • All transportation on public transport including pre-loaded metro card

  • Local Guide for days 2-5 of scheduled sightseeing in Tokyo

  • Escorted by licensed English speaking Japanese tour guide

  • Entry to Ghibli Museum

  • Sumida River Cruise

  • Visit to Toei Animation Museum

  • Entry to Namjatown

What's Not Included

  • Airport transfers

  • International flights and visa

  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

  • Items of a personal nature and meals

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    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

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