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Akihabara

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Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Every electronic gadget imaginable can be found in the stores of this...
Every electronic gadget imaginable can be found in the stores of this hi-tech, neon-lit neighborhood. The Sony Plaza is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the district.
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Anime capital of the World!!!

Right when you get off the train, you just have a WOW factor! It is the electric city for good reason. Everything electric and Anime is at your finger tips! We did a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Right when you get off the train, you just have a WOW factor! It is the electric city for good reason. Everything electric and Anime is at your finger tips! We did a wonderful tour first via Viator which was great to give us a Lay of the land. We loved the Maid Cafe! Also had a great time singing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ive been here 3 times during my stay in Tokyo. If you are a fan of japanese animation, this place really suited for you. You can find 'maid' everywhere in the streets trying to advertise their 'maid cafe' . You should visit the maid cafe for once just for the sake of experience. Not to mention, it is a place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

All the guides will tell you this is the place for tech but the reality is it's a mix of cool Japanese toy/model shops, second hand electronics stores and maid bars. There are a few new electronics shops but you are better going to a bic or yodobashi in shinjuku outside the tourist zone as prices are better. Go for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is great place to come if you what to see the lights and the hustle and bustle of this city. If you are interested in electrical goods of any kind this is the place to come. Close to Tokyo station is worth visiting. The goods are going up in price and you should compare prices at home before you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Wow. Health warning: I'm not a big fan of shopping. If you are, and you like electronics, this place is absolutely your dream location. It's a full assault on all the senses. Light, images, sounds. Things like storage devices, headphones and speakers are cheap. Unbranded tablets running Android start at around £40 equivalent in ¥. Lots of Anime stuff too.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I ended up shopping for clothes while my other half went of to look at electronics and gaming culture. Very exciting and vibrant area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Once off at the train station you are immediately immersed in the hustle and bustle of Akihabara. Surrounded by people at most times of the day and night. If you're there for electronics and computers, they have them at places like Sofmap. It doesn't end there though, anime is available at several places including Mandarake. As the blurb goes the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit. One day is definitely insufficient 😅 hear there's another place where the locals go to shop though

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you're shopping for electronics in Japan, this is a must-stop spot. Be prepared to be overwhelmed by noise, lights, and people. Anime everywhere. Really. Don't pay sticker price for anything. When in doubt, walk away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you want interesting, then this place is a must see! :) It's amazing how you can be lost in multi-level buildings beside each other specialising in hobbies, most especially characters found in games and popular anime series. You will not want for souvenir shops, electronic shops, clothes shops, watch shops and places to eat. This is where I bought... More 

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Staying in Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.