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OTAKU Culture Tour in Osaka

  • 3 hours tour together with a local or foreign expert guide!
  • Play in a game center with the most futuristic cabinets!
  • Take a “Purikura” picture all together and personalize it!
  • Watch a live show in a Maid Cafe and find out how feels to be called “master”!
DaysEveryday
Time3:00pm ~ 5:30pm
Duration2.5 Hours
Participants1~6 People
IncludedGuide / 2 Games / Purikura / Maid Cafe Entrance Fee & Drink Combo Set
MeetNippombashi Station
EndNippombashi Station
LanguagesEnglish

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OTAKU Culture Experience Tour

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・Duration: 2.5 Hours

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Meeting Place

Nippombashi Station

Access

Nippombashi Station

Tour Information

First step: cosplay time! Become your own anime/manga hero!

Have you ever dreamed of being a ninja like Naruto or to fight evil like Sailor Moon? Then, what are you waiting for? You can dress up as your favorite anime or manga character, or if you prefer to try a more traditional Japanese outfit, you can wear a kimono instead! A staff of professional photographers will immortalize these moments, so that you won’t forget this adventure.

Osaka’s otaku district: let’s check it out!

The main route of the tour is around Denden Town (the electronics shop district) and Otaku Road. For fans of Japanese anime and manga, nothing sounds better together than “action figures” and “discounted electronic products!” In these shops, you can have a look at anime character merchandising, art books, manga, etc.
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Game center: are you ready?!

Of course, everyone has played video games, arcade games, with X-Box, PlayStation, Nintendo, and so forth. But Japanese game centers are on another level. The sounds of the cabinets, the speed of the players’ hands and the blinking lights will make you feel overwhelmed! Our guide will help you understand how to play those incredible games so you can try to reach your highest score in Japan too!
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Something you cannot miss: Purikura!

Game centers really have a lot to offer. One thing that you have to try, are Purikura pictures! Every Japanese person has spent “half of their childhood” taking these pics with friends. You can be super creative and edit your photo, choosing among many different features, like bigger eyes, lighting … think about the best (or dumbest) pose you can do! After the shooting session, the next step is to further personalize your pics with stickers, writing, drawings and cute effects… plenty of room for imagination! And remember: the goal of Purikura is to make a memory, not necessarily a “nice” picture. No matter the final result, just make sure to have fun doing it!
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Maid cafe: a parallel dimension

From the street, you’ll already start to wonder: are those girls dressed up as maids? The answer is “You’re in Japan, of course they are.” With our tour, you’ll be able to have a taste of the idol world from your reserved seat for the maids’ live show. A fairy tale place full of smiling maids that will call you goshujin (master). This cafe is also the best place to rest with some drinks or kawaii (cute) food. You can’t miss this chance to take a picture of the cutest ice cream ever, in the shape of a teddy bear!
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Guide Introduction

  • Saki
    Saki
    English, Japanese

    Hi, I am Saki! I was born in Awaji Island. I used to live in Hiroshima and Vancouver. And now I live in Osaka! I enjoy it here, cause there are a lot of nice places such as Osaka castle park, good restaurants, cafes, and Izakayas (Japanese pubs). I would like to go there with you guys. I’m sure we will have a good time. I am looking forward to seeing you in Osaka, and having a wonderful time together! See you soon!

  • Masumi
    Masumi
    English, Japanese

    Hello everyone! I’m Masumi. I grew up in Osaka and lived on the Gold Coast in Australia.
    I love nature, city life, temples, shrines, delicious food, and Japanese sake. I really like talking with people from other countries. Osaka is a lively, gourmet and historic city. The locals are friendly. I would like to introduce you amazing places that you would want to tell others about. Enjoy Osaka! I’m excited about meeting you.

  • Yumi
    Yumi
    English, Japanese

    Hi, there, I’m Yumi! I grew up in Nara, which is a small prefecture next to Osaka, and used to live in Australia for a few years. I’ve been really keen on traveling around the world and meeting new people. So, I’d love to talk with you and enjoy every moment together here in Osaka. Even though Osaka isn’t my hometown, I used to work here for 5 years and it's where I spent my early and mid 20’s. That’s why I have lots of my favorite things which I’d like to recommend you! I’d say you can have brilliant and memorable experiences with me in this exciting and lively city! I’m looking forward to seeing all of you guys :)

  • Hiro
    Hiro
    English, Japanese

    I was born and raised in Osaka, and have also lived in the Philippines and Canada for two years. I’ve been to many Asian countries to find good food, always on the lookout for the best restaurants. I really love eating, drinking, and playing soccer, and am looking forward to meeting everyone in Japan!

Important Notes

✴ Please arrive ON TIME.
✴ According to Japanese law, you must be at least 20 years of age to consume alcohol.
✴ Please bring cash, as many places do not accept other forms of payment.
✴ The guide’s food and drinks are NOT INCLUDED in the fee.
✴ There is NO NEED to pay for the guide’s food and drinks.
✴ Please order at least one drink at the Maid Café.
✴ There is NO NEED to purchase products in the shops.
✴ Remember to bring ID (ex: Passport).
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