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Akihabara

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Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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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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Otaku paradise

Lots of electronic goods stores. Haven for hobbyists. Stores close around 10pm so there is a lot of time to browse.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

"Electric Town" is the other name for Akihabara. The original stores are mostly gone these days, but many of the small shops under thet elevated tracks are still there, offering integrated circuits, LEDs, boards, passives, -- well, you could build yourself a radio, a TV, a computer, or any kind of electronic / electromechanical function you wanted to build. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

For a regular shopper not much I could find there. It was majorly filled with game shops, action figures and accessories. Electronics was cheaper but couldn't find too much variety, may be I was looking at the wrong places (eg. couldn't find Bose Bluetooth speaker for myself). Good if you want gaming stuff or cheap used iphone/ipads, which is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

From top of the line electronics to anime and manga products, this place will keep you entertained for however long you let it. There is always a street you haven't been down, a store you didn't quite see or an invitation to one of the many maid cafés that suddenly draws your attention. Prepare to spend some time here if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

You will be overwhelmed if you are interested in electronic gadgets. Building after buildings offer electronics gadget. One will definitely be overwhelmed and will not know where to start. If you are an electronics game buff, you'll love this place. The whole area is noisy and lots of people. Because of high competition, one hopefully will get a good deal... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

No visit to Tokyo is complete without visiting Akihabara. It is heaven for electronics lovers, you will find all sorts of gadgets and comic book related memorabilia here. Recommended places to visit: Don Quijote Mandrake Yadobashi Camera (it is a huge departmental store which sells everything including cameras) Gundam Cafe Various Maid Cafes Tip: Visit on a Sunday morning when... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you are in search of gadgets and electronics, this is the place for you. Please get around with a portable wifi if you can rent it from hotel, people in this area seems to be snobbish and unapproachable if you want to ask for directions. Apparently only here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of electronic goods stores. Haven for hobbyists. Stores close around 10pm so there is a lot of time to browse.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Drop by on the way to Asakusa. A place worth visiting if you're seriously looking for IT or electronic gadgets (definitely not to be missed), otherwise a stop-by to feel the atmosphere or patronize the maid cafe for some to gain exposure). No lack of food choices either in mall or street (quite a few ramen stall).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is probably one biggest place with assorted electronics worldwide. You get good quality but affordable electronics here. I visited in 2011 and walked away with a Sony Bravia 32" then it was so sleek! The yellow line from Shinjuku station will take you there. The place is always packed with people they even close some of the streets over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This festival was in early May one week before the one in Asakusa! I visited Akihabara to buy electrical adaptor plug from Japanese to European electrical system in Akihabara Electronic town! I realized it was unusually crowded on the streets in Akihabara. Suddenly I discovered a lot of Japanese people in traditional Shinto clothes. They were carrying some sort of... More 

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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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