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Akihabara is the name for the area around Akihabara station in downtown Tokyo, often referred to as Akiba by the local Japanese people. Sometimes called Akihabara Electric Town, the area is well known for selling a wide variety of electronic goods, mainly focusing on household electronics. Once computers became widely available to the public, specialized stores for computers were integrated into the area as well. Although more recently (and arguably more well-known today), Akihabara has become the center of otaku culture in Japan and most of the stores you find will be related to anime, manga, and/or video games. Attracting anime enthusiasts every day, it is no surprise to see people in cosplay walking along the streets as they shop in Akiba. Many of the stores in Akihabara cater to anime and cosplay enthusiasts with great outfit accessories, exclusive Japanese video games, and limited edition collectible anime memorabilia. Find great exclusive anime and video game goods while traveling through the anime capital of the world.
With the increase of foreign visitors, Akihabara has expanded its variety of stores to include department stores such as Tamashii Nations Tokyo, Yodobashi Camera, Sofmap Amusement Store, and Don Quijote chains as well as food selections in certain parts of the area.
Our Tokyo Game Show Tour and Anime Japan Tours will take you to Akihabara, Pokemon Center, Ghibli Museum, and more. Enjoy the world of game / anime with Japan Deluxe Tours.
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Another big part of "Akiba" culture are the maid cafes that are located all over the area with a number of the "maids" handing out flyers, looking for any potential customers. Note, most maids do not allow their photos to be taken due to corporate or personal reasons. Therefore, maids cannot take pictures when handing out fliers or while working.
And Akihabara has numbers of unique themed cafes and restaurants, and they are popular tourist attractions today such as "MONSTER HUNTER" BAR, LUIDA'S BAR, Final Fantasy Eorzea Café, and Square Enix Cafe. With more tourists and locals visiting Akihabara each day, the area has become a great destination to spend a day during a Tokyo tour.
If you are looking for figurine, manga or games, there are absolutely everywhere in Akihabara and it is not difficult to find at all but the cosplay stuff is just a little bit more hidden away. At ACOS Akihabara, they have a good selection of costumes, accessories, and props. They are a bit expensive but the quality is good and it is a really good investment. You have never seen so many wigs in all the anime hair colors. There is a row of wigs for all the girls from Love Live from both seasons. Don Quijote in Akihabara has a unique floor filled with cosplay outfits and accessories, too. If your budget is low and you feel like buying cheap stuff, try coming to Mitsubado. Of course, the items here are used goods, but the quality is still good and there are lots of cosplay equipment that are very wearable. This shop can be an alternative if you want to save money.
There's plenty to do and see while in Akihabara, especially when travelling on an Anime vacation package with Japan Deluxe Tours. For a few suggestions on what to check out during your tour, why not consider:
Pokemon Fans reminisce their childhood with Pikachu
Explore Nintendo World with Mario & friends!
Buy officially licensed goods and products of the characters featured in Weekly Jump
Prepare to be into an endless dream as Demon Slayer
Flagship Nintendo Tokyo store to fulfill all your Nintendo merchandise goods
The Largest Anime Festival in the World
Osaka street festival celebrating cosplay and otaku culture
Museum Designed by Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki in Tokyo
Premier figurine and model kit store and exhibit
Life-size Gundam Model Standing 72 ft Tall
Enjoy a meal with Pikachu as you enjoy Pokemon-themed foods, drinks, and desserts.
The video game giant now has an official merchandise store for all your Capcom needs
Adventure of a school girl as she transforms into Sailor Moon
One of the Largest Most Popular Anime Chain Stores in Japan
World biggest game show in Tokyo
Iceborne XR Walk attraction at Universal Studios Japan
New and used games and other merchandise such as anime song & video software, figures!
Giant Godzilla head in Shinjuku for a spectacular photo op of an iconic character
Naruto was serialized in Shonen Manga magazine in Japan
Dive into the Monster Hunter world and enjoy a few drinks, some food, and game time.
SQUARE ENIX’s game theme cafe
The sacred place of Otaku culture - Anime, Manga, Game, Costume Shops
SAO theme foods and drinks inspired by the characters
One of a kind theme park, combining both movie sets and interactive attractions.
Recover some HP and MP by taking in some Dragon Quest-inspired foods and drinks
the go-to stop for gamers or collectors looking for classic consoles
Tokyo's busiest district and Center of Youth Fashion and Culture
Large shopping mall specializing in anime and character goods
A second life-size Gundam statue, a classic RX-78-2, has been unveiled in Yokohama
Come to Tongari Island and hang out with the Mugiwara Crew!
Official goods shop was opened in Harajyuku
Incredible desserts and extra kawaii street fashion shops
Play arcade games such as fighting games, Space Invaders, and Rampage
The cafe with maids waitresses and treat the customers as their masters
Race around town in true Mario Kart style!
Largest retail store selling toys, novelty goods and stationeries
Highest-quality Attack on Titan VR
Experience the world of miniature models of Sailor Moon, Evangelion and more
The world’s most beautiful digital art museum
The Tallest Television Broadcastine Tower in The World
Shinkansen - Fastest Safest Train
Popular game developed and published by Square Enix
The center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles
Hello Kitty meets Universal Studios Japan with an exciting attraction and exclusive merchandise.
Sushi dishes are presented to the customers on a conveyor belt
A full view of Tokyo 202 meters above the ground
Story about "Gon Freecss" challenges the hunter exam to meet his father.
Exclusive Evangelion products
One of Best Seller Japanese mecha anime television series
One of the 23 city wards of Tokyo and the world's busiest railway station
Incredible desserts and extra kawaii street fashion shops
interactive experience where you can learn the tricks and trade of Japan's ninja
100 Yen Shops have become increasingly popular in recent years.
Themed-Restaurant based on the world of One Piece
Museum offers a historic overview on Japanese animation.
The entrance of Japan’s transportation which is made of red brick
Newly opened observation deck overlooking the Shibuya Scramble Crossing and all of Tokyo.
Interactive Museum on Cup Noodles Where You Can Make Your Original Cup Noodle
Consists of noodles, soup, toppings, each with a great variety of choices