If you find yourself visiting Tokyo, you must not miss out on a visit to Akihabara. When we travel we like to find a local who can give us a guide around town. We used Akibaland Tours and were rather impressed. We signed up for the day tour around Akihabara. We met with our tour guide that morning and it was just our family. . The tour guide was very knowledgeable and I must say it was quite interesting.
This was one of the kids favorite days in Tokyo, so many things to do and see. We finished our tour with a lunch at a Maid Cafe. Now, if you have never experienced this I would put it on the list. We found it so fascinating. Because we had booked with the tour we were able to get immediate reservations. Some of the cafes are booked out for months.
Inside the cafe we were waited on by beautiful girls dressed in maid outfits. The kids were adored by the staff. Our tour guide communicated for us as we do not speak Japanese. With our meal we also got to take pictures with the maids. Now for the weird part, they brought a book with all the ladies, we had to search through and point to who we wanted the photo with. hmmmm. Our daughter picked the top one and we had to pay a premium for the photo. We all had a good laugh. I forgot to mention we had to sing to our food before eating it. Oh Tokyo, we love you. What an day to remember. I would highly recommend a tour around Akihabara.