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Akihabara

Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture (Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda)
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Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa and Central Tokyo...
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Ranked #4 of 103 things to do in Chiyoda
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Every electronic gadget imaginable can be found in the stores of this...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

As a fan of cool stuff and electronics, I thought I would love this place, but once there was very unimpressed. It's not much more than lots and lots of huge electronics stores on par with Micro Center or Tiger Direct - if you have the internet, you've already seen most of what they have to offer. If you live... More 

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this place. Everything is within 600 meter radius. I actually felt like a local. But more importantly, i was looking for Itasha, a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games. The gather every Saturday night in the UDX multi-storey car park to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Akihabara electronic district is a heaven for nerds. Japanese maids litter the streets with the goal of accompanying men and women for the day. The stores offer many retro video games that are currently unavailable outside Japan. My friend, an electronics guy, loved the neighborhood. I on the other hand, would be content with being in the area only an... More 

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Fullerton, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Busy area with all kinds of electronics,gaming, and comic/anime collectibles stores. Many restaurants and bars. Also, a bunch of arcades and casinos or gaming places. Awesome to see at night with all the bright signs

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Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

this is such an awesome game/toy store! i love the vintage games everywhere, the adorable themed candies, and the great souvenirs/toys you can buy! not to be missed if you love some old school games. :)

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Barcelona, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Akihabara is the center of all the japanese nerdom and weirdness. And yes, counting that Japan is the world's top producer of weird and amazing stuff this is quite a claim. Akihabara started as a place where to buy electronics but during the last decades it has blossomed in order to be the focal point of the manga, otaku and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This area has everything electronics!! I was overwhelmed with the amount of things and all the different options of things you can buy here. Anyone who’s into IT and electronics will be in heaven here. It’s a cool area to visit and stock up on anything you want. And the options! I saw like 6 isles of different iphone 5... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Akihabara, or as we affectionally call it, 'Akiba', is like walking into a dream. So many arcade and shops sporting all of your favourite video game, anime or manga characters. It is easy to walk into an arcade, only to emerge to find that the sun has set and you were actually in their for 5 hours... The streets have... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Even though it's not really what I think it was, if you're into manga,anime,idol, and toys; 1 full day is not enough. I've visited it three times (not full day each) and still not enough. However since I went there on weekdays, I didn't see many cosplayers. What I saw usually maids who promote their cafe (which mostly allow smoking).

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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a general overview of an excellent trip. I've lived in Bangkok for several years and have visited Lao, Vietnam, Singapore, etc.. In Jan '15, I took an 8 day trip to Tokyo and using a tour package, visited Mt. Fuji, Hakone National Park and the Nikko World Heritage Tour. I went around Tokyo via the underground train system.... More 

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