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Head to Akihabara to experience the epicenter of the anime and manga world. Learn all about this unique neighborhood and its culture from your own personal maid guide. Finish the tour with a stop at a maid cafe. How much: ¥4,000 Meeting point: AKB Cafe, Akihabara Website: www.govoyagin.com Tel: 03-3261-5872

This Tokyo outpost of the ever-popular New York spot is thought to have the best blueberry pancakes in the world. Clinton Street Baking Co.'s mission is to make the best baked good with the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced -- whenever possible. How much: ¥1,600 - ¥1,800 Address: 5−17−1 Minamiaoyama Website: www.clintonstreetbaking.co.jp Tel: 03-6450-5944

This breakfast favorite has been dubbed the "Queen of breakfast in New York" by New York Magazine. Sarabeth's serves any American breakfast you can think of, including pancakes and Eggs Benedict. How much: ¥1,250 - ¥1,450 Address: 3−38-2 Shinjuku Website:  www.sarabethsrestaurants.jp Tel: 03-5357-7535

This popular Hawaiian breakfast go-to serves tasty pancakes and other breakfast favorites all day long. The cheerful island atmosphere and hanging surfboards make you feel like you've escaped to Hawaii for the day. How much: ¥650 - ¥1,530 Address: 1−8−19 Ginza Website: www.eggsnthingsjapan.com/ginza Tel: 03-6264-4949

Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes! It's all about the pancake at Cafe Kaila. These pancakes are fluffy and accompanied with copious amount of fruit. If you are lucky, you'll even catch a Hula show. How much: ¥1,000 - ¥2,210 Address: 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: www.cafe-kaila.com Tel: 050-5531-9452

In search of giant, fluffy pancakes? Cafe & Pancake Gram is the answer. These towering pancakes are not to be missed. What's more, you can get all sorts of toppings, including salmon and avocado, fruit, or bacon and eggs. How much: ¥850 - ¥1,350 Address: 1−9−30 Jingumae Website: www.cafe-gram.com Tel: 03-6804-3399

This pancake joint hails from Hawaii. What makes Moke's pancakes so special is the creamy lilikoi, or passion fruit, sauce. Accompanied with orange peel and fresh cream, the Liliko'i Pancakes are refreshing and sweet. How much: ¥800 - ¥1,350 Address: 1-17-8 Nakameguro Website: www.mokeskailua-japan.com/ Tel: 03-6451-2400

It comes as no surprise that this Australian import that has been a global success. Serving good, fresh food in a relaxed and friendly setting, Bills' has the art of restauration down to a tee. Try the ricotta pancakes served with fresh banana and honeycomb butter, pumpkin risotto, or wagyu burger. How much: Lunch ~ ¥1,600 Dinner ~ ¥2,100 Address: 4-30−3 Jingumae, Shibuya  Website: www.billsjapan.com/en/omotesando Tel: 03-5772-1133