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Akihabara

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Known by the nickname Akiba, Akihabara, or the area mainly around Chuo Street and Kanda Myojin Street, is known as one of the world's largest electronics towns. The area is dotted with stores of various sizes, from major retailers carrying the latest computers and smartphones to small stores carrying parts for electronics. Akiba is also known as a mecca for otaku from around the world who love to hang out at shops carrying Japan's latest anime, comics or idol goods, or maid themed cafes. The spot under the elevated tracks of JR Akihabara Station has been transformed into a new destination through redevelopment. Just a short walk from the main street is Kanda Shrine, which has been around for close to 1,300 years.

Things to Do in Akihabara

Akihabara is a dream-come-true destination for Anime and Manga lovers from all over the world. It is globally known as the Otaku Culture hub,containing everything from small to big stores that are specifically made and dedicated for figurines, anime, retro games and manga. Wherever you walk at Akihabara you will find gachapon, lucky-dip machines that dispense capsule toys and small figurines. Not only that, but Akihabara is filled with manga-cafes, a type of internet cafe that customers can rent and manga and watch anime while having access to the internet. You can also find maid-cafes, a new type of cafes with its own unique style where waitresses are usually dressed and act like maids or anime characters.

It is globally known as the Otaku Culture hub,containing everything from small to big stores that are specifically made and dedicated for figurines, anime, retro games and manga.

Aside from being the main destination for Otaku, Akihabara is also one of the most famous electronic towns in the world, containing hundreds of electronics stores from small one-man stalls to huge electronics retailers and malls. You can find anything from electronic parts, computers, home appliances to second hand electronic goods.

Akihabara is also one of the most famous electronic towns in the world.

How to Get to Akihabara

Akihabara station can be easily accessed by several subway lines including JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Sobu Line, the Tsukuba Express and the Hibiya Subway Line.

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More Information about Akihabara

Street address

Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021

Access

  • Immediately adjacent to JR Akihabara Station

Opening Hours

Varies by store

Closed

Varies by store

Website

https://www.gotokyo.org/en/tourists/areas/areamap/akihabara.html

Best season

All year

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