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Dine at a Maid Café

The Most Amazing Things to Do in Akihabara, Tokyo

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3 Chome-16-17 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0021, Japan

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+81 3-6905-7735

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Characters in Akihabara exist not only within manga books and inside arcade games (more on those in just a second), but in flesh and blood right before your eyes. It's not difficult to imagine waitresses at the dozens of maid cafés in Akihabara on the pages of a Japanese comic book or on an animated TV show.

One common misconception about maid cafés is that they serve a sexual purpose, which is false almost without exception. While there's certainly a flirtatious element to the service you receive at a maid café such as Maidreamin and Pinaforte, they're totally family-friendly, in case you're traveling with kids.