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Akihabara

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 8036043373
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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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Nerd Paradise - Electric City

This area has the largest electronics shop in the world. You can see the future here and it really is a nerd paradise sometimes bordering on the creepy. One store on 4 floors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This area has the largest electronics shop in the world. You can see the future here and it really is a nerd paradise sometimes bordering on the creepy. One store on 4 floors sells nothing else but secondhand old toys and models which is frequented by older guys and was a bit spooky. If you are into Gundam then you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This neighborhood is one of the most interesting neighborhood in japan!!! We almost missed it but thankfully we spared some time to visit and we ended up spending the whole night! There are a lot of otaku (nerd guys) here who are very good at playing games, there are a lot of games shop and sex shop too. Open you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Quite an experience, venturing in shops specialising in animes, mangas, tech goods and some "out of the world" items. It's fun exploring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for that typical techno road in japan this is the place to be whatever gadget your looking for you will find here !! Cool place !!

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Akihabara is the electric town in Tokyo. This area is lined up with electronic shops - both big and small. One can find a range of electronic goods and is often spoilt for choice. Yodobashi electric store is one of the biggest stores on this street. Another attraction is the small musical groups who perform at various spots in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you're into electronics, anime, manga, video games, or arcades, you should check out Akihabara and plan to spend hours or days casually strolling down Chuo Dori (the main street) and the streets parallel to it. What's nice about Akihabara is that everything is close together and compacted into a total of maybe 8-10 square blocks. Each block has something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

You love anime? How about electronics? Or video games? Then you must go to Akiba!! Tons of retro video game shops, second-hand stores full of anime figurines, UFO games that you can actually win, everything. I've been to Japan multiple times and it never gets old. Plenty of places to eat, and everyone visiting must check out the Don Quixote... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you (or your kids) are into Manga / Anime then this is heaven. The whole area is full of multi-storey shops dedicated to games, films, figurines etc. I think my children would have spent the entire Japan trip in this location. Even for the adults it was interesting and had some characters around dressed up as Anime characters.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Two time I have been this place but I couldn't found made in Japan electronic expect some rice cooker. Rice cooker very expensive which one made in Japan it's cost approximate 1000$ to 1200$. I was looking for Casio wrist watch but all of them made in China and Thailand. Just I buy some nail cutter and cosmetic that's made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The looks of awe on my teenagers faces said it all. Akihabara is one of those places that has gaming history and creds all in one. Multi story gaming buildings, Anime stores, second hand game trading, even pokemon cards, they are all there in a bright and vibrant streetscape. Geart fun.

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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.
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