Tokyo Pop Culture Tour for Kids

Learn about Japanese pop culture in buzzing Tokyo with a family-friendly expert
From US$284 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Ikebukuro District
  • Animate Building
  • GIGO Amusement Center
  • Sunshine City
Photos & Highlights
  • Led by a family-friendly expert who will amaze your children with engaging stories
  • Immerses your children in the Japanese Pop culture, the land of anime, manga, and arcade games!
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Tour Description
The experiences of most children may differ considerably from what it's like to grow up in a city like Tokyo, with its electric lights, noisy arcades, and vibrant otaku culture. Is this place truly like the animes we watch? Your expert will illustrate what it's like to be a kid in Tokyo today during this tour by delving into the worlds of anime, arcades, and manga.

Our tour takes place in the Ikebukuro district, the center for entertainment and popular culture in Japan. The sights and sounds of Ikebukuro provide ample material for us to explore during our journey into contemporary Japanese life. You will explore the significance of video games and mangas in Japanese society by visiting the GIGO Amusement Centre, with its brightly colored Gachapon and claw machines. 

The tour may bring you to Sunshine City, where you can indulge in some delightful treats, or you could spend some time daydreaming at the Pokemon and Disney Stores. Did you say anime? Don't worry, you will visit Animate, Japan's largest anime building: a full immersion spread over 7 floors of figurines, costumes, magazines, and collectibles.

Your family will walk away with intriguing new perspectives on Japanese pop culture, and your kids will have had a great time exploring Ikebukuro and discovering its many attractions. 
  • You're a culture lover interested in immersing yourself and your family in Japanese pop culture
  • You’re hoping to discover Ikebukuro district through the eyes of a local expert
  • You are traveling with curious kids under the age of 13. If you are traveling with teenagers, we suggest checking out our Tokyo Akihabara Tour.
  • Ikebukuro Neighborhood
  • Animate Building
  • GIGO Amusement Center
  • Sunshine City

Tickets

You are prepaid for the tour as well as various fees associated with the itinerary stops. 

Additional Trip-Planning Resources

  • For more information on planning your travels to Tokyo, take a read through our Context Stories.
  • If you are looking to learn more about Tokyo before your visit, check out our online lectures at Context Learning.
  • Is this walk appropriate for young families? We've designed this walk to be appropriate for younger audiences.
  • Can this walk be catered to teenage interests? Tokyo for Kids is best for children ages 12 and under, if you are traveling with teenagers, we suggest checking out our Tokyo Akihabara Tour.
  • I would like to visit a pet cafe, is it possible to include it? Yes, you can mention it to us in advance or to the guide directly, and we'll make sure to include it in your itinerary.
  • Is this tour wheelchair-friendly?
    Yes, buildings and shops are wheelchair accessible but the tour is walking intensive and clients with mobility issues should reach out to us to ensure we can alter the tour to accommodate their level of mobility.
We understand that some of our valued guests may have mobility concerns, and we want to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout your tour. If there are any accessibility concerns that your tour guide will need to be aware of, please let our team know at the time of booking.
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Susan reached out before the tour to get a sense of kids' interest. She was knowledgeable on the subject of manga, anime, and was very good with children.
Manami was great! Friendly and knowledgeable and accommodating of our kids' interests.
We had a great tour with Gillie. She focused on my kid’s interests for every aspect of our tour. I would not hesitate to book another tour with Context.