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Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja, Samurai & Food - Cherry Blossoms

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Otaku Tour: Anime, Manga, Ninja, Samurai & Food - Cherry Blossoms

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10 days 9 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $630.00


Join an Otaku Cherry Blossoms Tour to see the best anime sites of Tokyo and Osaka, memorable anime culture experiences, and top historic sites that have appeared in anime across Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, and Nara.

See the cherry blossom-covered Japan you have only seen in anime, and expand your fan collection from the best otaku shops in Tokyo and Osaka, all on our Otaku Cherry Blossom Tour. Our 10-day Otaku Tour is a special itinerary for lovers of Japanese anime and otaku culture, which takes you to top otaku districts like Akihabara in Tokyo and Nipponbashi in Osaka where you can find the merchandise of your anime fandom. In addition, we add historic sites in Tokyo, Hakone/Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka, all set in the enchanting cherry blossom season.

The tour begins in Tokyo, where we explore its most popular anime districts - Ikebukuro and Akihabara. These areas of Tokyo are synonymous with otaku culture, filled with countless anime, gaming, and pop culture shops to browse, including Animate, Gamers, K- Books, and Otome Road. Our knowledgeable guide will take you to all the big name shops, plus to a few hidden ones that only locals know. While there, you’ll visit a maid cafe for lunch and enjoy a live underground idol show, featuring J-pop / J-rock idol- style performances. We also make time to see many sights in Tokyo that have made appearances in anime, like Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Harajuku’s Takeshita Street, and Shibuya Crossing with its cute Hachiko Statue. For cherry blossom season, we also visit Ueno Park, where you can see hundreds of pastel pink cherry blossoms blooming. We browse the cute characters at the Studio Ghibli Museum, enjoy shopping at Nakano Broadway, and take a food tour of Kabukicho and Golden Gai in Shinjuku.

We head toward the city of Osaka, stopping along the way in Hakone to walk around the 5th station of Mt. Fuji (in clear weather, take a cruise of Lake Ashi, and hike the trails around the Owakudani volcanic zone. We go from there to Kyoto to see the city’s most historic temples and other historic sites, including the Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Togetsukyo Bridge, and the Gion Geisha District. Many of these landmarks are made even more lovely as the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Cultural experiences while in Kyoto include Nishiki Market, the Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka Preserved Streets, a Green Tea Ceremony, a Samurai and Ninja Experience at a local Museum, and Sake Tasting in the Fushimi Sake District. We also visit the ancient city of Nara to see the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple and mingle with the wild Sika deer of Nara Deer Park.

In Osaka, we tour otaku districts of Umeda and Nipponbashi Ota Road, which has its own collection of popular and hidden anime spots to visit with our guide. Osaka is also known for its street food, so we include a street food tour of the bustling Dotonbori district. Three street foods are included in the tour cost.

This Otaku Cherry Blossoms Tour is a perfect itinerary for adding an additional pre or post stay to visit local attractions such as Tokyo Disneyland or Universal Studios Japan. Ask us when booking the tour, and we will be glad to help arrange your pre and post-stay hotels. Transportation for our Otaku Tours will be a combination of Japan’s clean and timely public transportation system and our comfortable and convenient private coach buses. The tour includes accommodations, meals as listed on the itinerary, and assistance from our friendly, professional English-speaking guides. Please browse the detailed itinerary for more information.

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Dates & Price

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Mar 23, 2025 Tue. Apr 1, 2025 USD $3798.00 Tokyo Osaka Budget Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Mar 22, 2026 Tue. Mar 31, 2026 USD $3798.00 Tokyo Osaka Budget Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Deposit

We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.

What's included

  • • 8 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
  • • All transportation between tour locations
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 3 lunches and 2 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Airport transfers
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

Transport

Private coach and public transportation depending on the destinations


Arrival Departure Airports

For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX).


Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meet and Greet

Airport meet and greet and airport transfers are NOT included, but we will provide with full instructions in advance. We can also arrange shared shuttle service for your arrival transfer at US$70.00 per person per way from Haneda Airport (HND), and US$80.00 per person per way from Narita Airport (NRT).


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Tokyo
  • Day2   Tokyo
  • Day3   Tokyo
  • Day4   Tokyo
  • Day5   Tokyo - Mt Fuji - Hakone - Kanzanji Onsen
  • Day6   Kanzanji Onsen - Kyoto
  • Day7   Kyoto
  • Day8   Kyoto - Nara - Osaka
  • Day9   Osaka
  • Day10   Tour ends

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