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This tour will show you the more hysteric side of modern Japan. We will start in ‘nerd heaven’ Akihabara, with its flashing neon lights, ‘manga’ comic book stores, electric mega-stores, and strange café’s. Here, we will make a stop at one of the famous maid café’s where waitresses dressed up as French house maids (or bunnies, or schoolgirls, or train attendants if you prefer that) will offer you your drink, blessed with magic to make it that much more delicious.

Then we’re off to Harajuku, where Japan’s hippest fashionistas are strutting their stuff. Besides the plethora of funky stores you will have the opportunity to try 2 of young Japan’s favorite pastimes: ‘purikura’ and karaoke. If you are hungry, we can get a fix of colorful crazy at the Kawaii Monster Cafe, or you can wait for our next stop and have your delicious sushi delivered by speedy food train. After the maze of ‘lolita’ and ‘goth’ fashion shops we will enter the hustle and bustle of Shibuya, one of Tokyo’s busiest districts and one of the main entertainment districts of Tokyo’s teens and 20-somethings.

This is where young Tokyo goes out for shopping, dining, drinking and clubbing. And at night for a quick ‘rest’ with their lovers at one of the many love hotels on ‘love hotel hill’ which we will also pay a visit. A trip to Shibuya is not complete without experiencing Shibuya’s ‘scramble crossing’, one of the busiest crossings in the world (of course with an opportunity for pictures).

Finally, our last stop is Shinjuku, maybe the most modern of Tokyo’s districts. Filled with entertainment of all kinds, shopping, dining, gambling and a myriad of seedy parlours, one is sure to find something to your liking. Prices are excluding your own lunch, other food and beverages and transportation costs and/or entrance tickets.

For more information or to book this tour, email me at nicki@tokiotours.com

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