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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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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, Gaming & Tech Heaven

A great area to visit and get lost in the multiple levels of anime, gaming & technology stores. It's a must even if you're not interested in these. Try to avoid the maid cafes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Glenelg, Australia

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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465 reviews
305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I visited Akihabara with some friends in August 2015. We spent a good few hours messing around on the Sega arcades, there are loads of different ones, driving, arcade, adventure, it's great fun, highly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is where you go in Tokyo if you want anything electronic. And I mean anything, even down to the smallest transistor or resistor or plug. Or you want that TV. This shopping district blows the electronic geeks brain. Shop after shop, carrying every conceivable item you can think of. Most people can spend hours here just looking at the... More 

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Thank Bruce M
Glenelg, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great area to visit and get lost in the multiple levels of anime, gaming & technology stores. It's a must even if you're not interested in these. Try to avoid the maid cafes. What an extremely creepy experience.

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Piacenza, Italy
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lots of small and big shops of japanese comic books (mangas), action figures and comics-related apparel. on the suburbs of tokyo, takes around 15 min by metro but it's totally worth the visit

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wouldn't call myself a techy person but this area is something to behold. The maids on the streets, the huge department stores, the Yodobashi Camera store which sells EVERYTHING one can imagine. My highlight was the Sony Centre which has over 5 levels of tech to show off to customers. The toilets are a must see ... trust me.

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Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 996 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Akihabara, also called Akiba after a former local shrine, is a district in central Tokyo that is famous for its many electronics shops. In more recent years, Akihabara has gained recognition as the center of Japan's otaku (diehard fan) culture, and many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district.... More 

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Thank SettembreNero
Gold coast
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Akihabara is the main Gadget / electronics shopping district in Tokyo. We found it tricky to navigate as we got confused getting out of the station but other than that it is what it says it is in the travel books. The main street looks great at night all lit up but during the day it was just a long... More 

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Thank koha30
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friend loved this area as it brought back memories of youths spent watching anime and playing computer games. Can't walk down any street without experiencing exciting or crazy things. Must go here... at least for a while

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Thank Liam F
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place for anime enthusiasts, lots to do. But my Japanese girlfriends reminded me that if you are a female it is better to go during the daytime, or if you go at night go in a group, or with a guy.

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Thank Mari H
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm quite sure I'm the gazillionth person to use "Electronics Heaven on Earth" as a title of an Akihabara review or a description to Akihabara throughout the 3 past decades. This place is legendary and pretty much summarizes Tokyo's key role within the consumer electronics global industry. Beware.. This place is absolutely OVERWHELMING!

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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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