Anime Adventure - Girl in Harajuku
FROM: NZD $2,145 pp
Tokyo Anime Adventure - 7 days map

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Join us for the ultimate Tokyo Anime Adventure! Explore iconic landmarks such as the Inokashira Park 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!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Tokyo - Enjoy leisure time to explore the bustling Tokyo metropolis at your own pace
Nakano Broadway - Dive into a treasure trove of anime collectibles in this bustling shopping arcade
Ikebukuro - Explore the Sunshine City shopping mall, home to Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo and indoor themepark Namjatown
Harajuku & Meiji Shrine - Wander through the eclectic streets of Harajuku, known for its diverse fashion scene & head to the nearby Meiji Shrine
Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum - Step back in time as you wander through restored buildings from Japan's past, which served as inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away."
Inokashira Park - Enjoy the serenity of one of Tokyo's largest parks and visit Suga Shrine staircase, which is featured in the movie Your Name
Sumida River Cruise - Enjoy breathtaking views of the Tokyo skyline on a scenic river cruise
Asakusa - Explore Asakusa and its charming streets, paying a visit to the historic Sensoji Temple
Akihabara - Dive into the heart of Japan's "Electric Town," where anime and manga culture converge

Included

6 nights in gender-split hostel accommodation featuring shared dorm rooms with 4-8 beds (upgrade to private rooms available)
Local Guide for days 2-5 of scheduled sightseeing in Tokyo
Sumida River Cruise
Entry to Namjatown
All transportation on public transport including pre-loaded metro card
Escorted by licensed English speaking Japanese tour guide
Visit to Toei Animation Museum

Not Included

Airport transfers
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
International flights and visa
Items of a personal nature and meals

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Japan!

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!
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 2

Spirited Away & Your Name

Today begins with a visit to the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum, inspired by the enchanting world of "Spirited Away." This immersive experience transports you back in time, offering a glimpse into Japan's architectural history.

After this exciting experience, we'll venture to Inokashira Park and Suga Shrine, featured in the beloved film "Your Name." Discover the park's natural beauty and capture plenty of photos on the staircase leading to the shrine, reminiscent of the film's iconic end scene. 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.
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 3

Asakusa, Akihabara & Karaoke!

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!
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 4

Anime, J-Fashion & the Shibuya Crossing

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!
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 5

Sunshine City & Namjatown

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.
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 6

Free Day

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!
Overnight: Tokyo

Day 7

Goodbye

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!

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Dorm
Twin Share
Single Room
NZD $2,145
NZD $2,725
NZD $2,875
NZD $2,145
NZD $2,725
NZD $2,875
NZD $2,145
NZD $2,725
NZD $2,875
2025
Dorm
Twin Share
Single Room
NZD $2,455
NZD $3,025
NZD $3,185
NZD $2,145
NZD $2,725
NZD $2,875
NZD $2,145
NZD $2,725
NZD $2,875
NZD $2,145
NZD $2,725
NZD $2,875

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Post Accommodation Tokyo TAA (from price)
NZD $58
NZD $58
Pre-Accommodation Tokyo TAA (from price)
NZD $58
NZD $58
Kartoon Karting Experience
NZD $285
N/A

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Imano Tokyo Hostel, Tokyo

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Hostel

Nestled in the lively district of Shinjuku, Imano Tokyo Hostel presents a versatile array of accommodations, including dormitories, private, and family rooms, all complemented by free WiFi. The property features an inviting Cafe and Bar, where guests can savour drinks and a diverse a la carte menu. Air-conditioned rooms, ranging from dormitories with thoughtful amenities like curtains and bed lights to private spaces, cater to diverse preferences. The hostel offers a 24-hour front desk with a safety deposit box, a communal kitchen, and additional services such as laundry.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Tokyo
Ends
Tokyo
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 18 (15 in peak season Feb-May)
Hotel Rating
Hostels & dorm accommodation
Tour Guide
Local guides for sightseeing days 2-5
Meals
None Provided
Countries
Minimum Age
18 (maximum age 55)
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
Rainbow Bridge, stretching across the water in Tokyo, lit up at night
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