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Tokyo Akihabara | Mecca of Electronics and Otaku

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Tokyo Akihabara | Mecca of Electronics and Otaku

Akihabara is the name for the area around Akihabara station in downtown Tokyo. Also nicknamed 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. But more famously, although more recent, 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 such as the Gundam Café and Animate. You will often see people in cosplay walking the streets as well. Another big part of the “Akiba” culture is the maid cafes that are located all over the area with a number of the “maids” handing out flyers, looking for any potential customers. With the increase of foreign visitors, the area has expanded its variety of stores to include department stores such as Yodabashi Camera and Don Quijote chains as well as food selections in certain parts of the area.

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One of the Largest Most Popular Anime Chain Stores in Japan

Maid Cafe

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The cafe with maids waitresses and treat the customers as their masters

Mario Kart (Optional)

Mario Kart (Optional)

Race around town in true Mario Kart style!

Pokemon Center

Pokemon Center

Pokemon Fans reminisce their childhood with Pikachu

J-World

J-World

Theme Park for Naruto, One Piece and Dragon Ball

Sanrio Puroland (Optional)

Sanrio Puroland (Optional)

Dedicated to Hello Kitty and Her Sanrio Friends

Gundam Base Tokyo (Optional)

Gundam Base Tokyo (Optional)

Life-size Gundam Model Standing 72 ft Tall

Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant

Robots battle while lasers, flashing lights and trance music encompass the room

Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine

Tokyo shrine that sells special good luck charms for blessing your electronic devices.

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