Neighborhood in Tokyo:

Akihabara

About Akihabara

Akihabara is called Tokyo’s Electric Town, as you can easily find all kinds of digital gadgets and accessories. You can find household appliances, digital products and cameras. However, it is also often the best place to find obscure and highly specialized items, like computer transistors and cabling. As you may be aware, Akihabara is famous for video games, anime and comics. There are large theme stores such as Animate and AKIBA Culture Zone. There is also a second-hand shop – Liberty – which is popular with animation game fans. Akihabara is heaven for otaku. In Akihabara, you can also experience Moe culture. There are cosplay maids, standing on the sidewalks, handing out flyers. There are also two main maid café chains called @home café and Maidreamin’. There are several branches of each in the area. Just order an entrée or a drink from the menu, and a maid will perform for you. You can also see the idol group AKB48, one of Japan’s famous pop groups, on the 8th floor of Don Quixote in Akihabara. They perform one public show every day. The food in Akihabara is unique. Oden Can is worth a try. It is traditional Japanese udon, but canned. As fashion changes every minute in Akihabara, you should open your mind and get involved.

Sights in Akihabara

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Don Quijote (Akihabara)

Don Quijote is a national discount chain store that sells a variety of products ranging from food, alcohol, beauty products and costumes to name but a few!

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Akihabara Station

Akihabara station is a large transit station with 8 JR lines and several other train lines crossing here. It is also the gateway to Akihabara Electric Town, a s

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Tokyo Anime Center

The Tokyo Anime Center is an art museum and merchandise shop dedicated to Japanese anime.

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AKB48 Theater

AKB48 Theater is a small theater dedicated to the performances of the popular group.

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MaiDreamin Cafe (Akihabara The Third)

This popular chain of maid cafes boasts several locations in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and even Bangkok, Thailand. This particular branch of MaiDreamin is one of sev

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Niku Mansei Restaurant

Restaurant serving up Japanese beef cooked in a various ways - steak, hamburger, grilled, sukiyaki (hotpot style).

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Gamers

Gamers is a games and hobby store with several locations all over Japan. This particular one is the main flagship store, located just to the West of Akihabara s

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Mandarake Complex (Akihabara)

Mandarake Complex is a 8-storey shop selling used mangas, figurines and video games.

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Kanda Myojin Shrine

Kanda Myojin is a popular traditional Japanese shrine where many local weddings take place.

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Cafe Bar Pray (Tenshitoakuma No Pray)

Originally named Cafe Bar Pray, it now goes by the name of Tenshitoakuma no pray. This is a angel and demons cosplay themed bar located in Sotokanda, near the T

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Akihabara Super potato

A video game paradise that is a treasure trove for retro game lovers, selling everything from Game Watch to all classic Nintendo systems. There is also a vinta

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Pasela Resorts (Akihabara Electric Town)

Offering 7 floors of karaoke area, this karaoke bar is very well known among locals. The B1 floor is home to Bar Rhythm, a darts bar with an anime and idol them

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Sofmap (Akihabara Buy-out Center)

Sofmap is an electronics store chain which sells new and second-hand equipment and also buys used digital goods and game software.

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Pasela Resorts Akiba

With 8 floors of entertainment, this building complex is rightfully named "multi entertainment" in Japanese. Pasela Resorts is known among locals as having deco

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Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe

The Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe recreates the world of the famous and popular game "Final Fantasy" through its interior decoration and menu items. The cafe also h

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Sofmap MacCollection

Sofmap belongs to the Bic Camera Group of electronics stores that can be found all around Japan. Their MacCollection shop in Akihabara offers music-related soft

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Akihabara Electric Town Gate

Akihabara is considered as the mecca for otaku. It is a wide shopping district for games, anime, manga and computer goods. Famous characters of anime are seen p

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Akihabara Kuriko An

Kuriko An is known for its Taiyaki, a type of Japanese pastry stuffed with red bean paste. You can find Kuriko An shops in many parts of Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saita