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Akihabara Electric Town

Area in the special wards of Tokyo, Japan

Travel Tips

Don't miss Super Potato for a nostalgic trip through video game history. 1

Explore the arcades and visit a maid cafe. 2

Visit on a Sunday afternoon to experience the pedestrian paradise. 3

Explore the electronic shops and anime stores, and don't miss out on the themed cafes. 4

Explore the fusion of technology and art in this vibrant district. 5

Interact with cosplayers and explore anime merchandise stores. 6

Allocate more time to explore Akihabara's unique culture and shopping opportunities. 7

Explore the manga mecca and experience the unique Otaku culture. 8

Consider taking a guided tour to fully immerse in Otaku culture. 9

Introduction

Electronics

  • 💻 Variety: Shops range from tiny one-man stalls to large retailers
  • 📱 Products: Newest computers, cameras, televisions, mobile phones, and home appliances
  • 🔧 Components: Electronic parts and second-hand goods available
  • 🏬 Chain Stores: Sofmap and Laox have multiple specialized branches
  • 🛒 Mega Store: Yodobashi Camera complex on the east side of Akihabara Station
  • 🌐 International Models: Some stores offer electronics intended for overseas use
  • 🛂 Tax-Free: Many stores offer tax-free shopping for foreign tourists

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Otaku Goods

  • 📚 Anime & Manga: Dozens of stores specializing in anime, manga, and collectibles
  • 🎮 Retro Games: Shops like Super Potato offer retro video games and consoles
  • 🃏 Card Games: Various stores sell trading cards and other collectibles
  • 👗 Cosplay: Maid cafes where waitresses dress up as maids or anime characters
  • 📖 Manga Cafes: Internet cafes where customers can read comics and watch videos
  • 🛍️ Figurines: Stores selling figurines, models, and toys
  • 🎲 Board Games: Shops offering a variety of board games and related goods

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Major Electronics Stores

  • 🏢 Sofmap: Several shops around Akihabara, each specialized in different products
  • 🏢 Laox: Offers hobby and game-related products, electronics, souvenirs, and lifestyle goods
  • 🏢 Akky: Specializes in tax-free goods and electronics for overseas use
  • 🏢 Yodobashi Camera: Huge store offering a wide range of electronics, tax-free and international models

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Otaku Attractions

  • 🍽️ Maid Cafes: Cosplay-themed restaurants with waitresses dressed as maids
  • 🎤 Don Quijote: Discount store with a theater for AKB48 performances
  • 🏢 Radio Kaikan: Iconic landmark with over 30 stores selling electronics and anime goods
  • 🎮 Super Potato: Specializes in retro video games and consoles
  • 📀 Gamers: Sells a wide range of anime and manga-related goods
  • 📚 Mandarake: Large store specializing in pre-owned manga and collectibles

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Transportation

  • 🚉 Akihabara Station: Served by JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Sobu Line, Tsukuba Express, and Hibiya Subway Line
  • 🚉 Suehirocho Station: Located around the northern end of the district, served by the Ginza Subway Line
  • 🚉 From Tokyo Station: 3 minutes by JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, 150 yen one way
  • 🚉 From Shinjuku Station: 10 minutes by JR Chuo Line to Ochanomizu, then transfer to JR Sobu Line for 2 more minutes to Akihabara, 180 yen one way

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Accommodation

  • 🏨 NOHGA HOTEL AKIHABARA TOKYO: 4-star hotel with fitness center, restaurant, and bar, 200 meters from TKP Garden City Premium Akihabara
  • 🏨 MONday Apart Premium AKIHABARA ASAKUSABASHI Sta.: 4-star aparthotel with kitchenette and family rooms, 200 meters from Hulic Hall
  • 🏨 THE TOURIST HOTEL & Cafe AKIHABARA: Mid-range hotel with restaurant, bar, and family rooms, located near Fujisoft Akiba Plaza
  • 🏨 Hotel Resol Stay Akihabara: 3-star hotel with free WiFi, located near Akihabara Park
  • 🏨 Hotaku HOTEL Akihabara: 3-star hotel with shared lounge and terrace, located near Jisshi Park
  • 🏨 Nplus Tokyo Akihabara Premium: 3-star hotel with free WiFi, located near Kusawakeinari Shrine
  • 🏨 ICI HOTEL Asakusabashi: 3-star hotel with restaurant, located near Ichogaoka Hachiman Shrine
  • 🏨 Super Hotel Premier Akihabara: 3-star hotel with hot spring bath, located near Yanagimori Shrine
  • 🏨 MONday Apart Asakusabashi Akihabara: 4-star aparthotel with kitchen, located near Kusawakeinari Shrine

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