Akihabara (The City of Anime, Manga & Electronics.)

Akihabara (秋葉原) or Japanese call it Akiba is a district in central Tokyo and is famous for electronics.

In Japan, Akiba is a hotspot for Otaku (Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom.)

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Akihabara Electronics

In Akiba, you can find small stalls selling particular electronic components to large electronics departments stores selling a wide range of electronics.
They offer all kinds of new and second-hand electronics. For examples of computers, television, mobile house appliances and etc.. (anything you can name it.)

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* First of all, please check the voltage before purchasing any electronics.
* Large electronics stores sell international models intended for overseas use with tax-free services for tourists.

 

Otaku Activities in Akihabara

Akihabara is a hotspot for Japanese Otaku full of anime, manga, video games, anime figures, card games.

In addition to shopping, you can also visit maid cafes (aka maid Kissa) where the waitress dresses up as a maid and act as your servant serving you as her master.

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At Akihabara (City of Anime, Mange & Electronics)

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  1. Get yourself some good electronics items. (Visit Yodobashi or any electronics stores.)
  2. Have a break at the maid cafe and enjoy the maid culture.
  3. Real life Mario Kart! [Dress up in costume and roam around in Akiba station in Mario Kart
    * Note [You would need to have a Japanese License or International License for this activity.]Akibahara_MarioKart
    *The official site only support Japanese: http://akibanavi.net
    (Some other travel-site helps the booking in English but they charge a little more.
    Please google Akihabara Mario Kart.)
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(Night View of Akiba Building)

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