Tokyo Radio Department Store

Tokyo Radio Department Store

Tokyo Radio Department Store
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Neighborhood: 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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AndraYo
Tokyo, Japan1,425 contributions
Oct 2020
The sign "Tokyo Radio Department Store"is in the background of S.W.A.T. Season 3 #13 as Kimura gets abducted/rescued from the Japanese Police at this Akihabara Crossing.
A 2- minute walk around the corner from Akihabara Train Station is this Showa-era (over 100 years) "Department Store" with tiny booths which sell parts, scales, weights, and more parts. My male relatives loved it. It does have an amusing/amazing atmosphere. It had some games, but I think older, collectable ones. A big difference from the flashy Yodobashi/Big Camera stores of "Electric Town" Akihabara, yes, appealing to the Otaku.
Written July 17, 2021
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olafoomes
Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,671 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
The place to be when you are a Otaku. However being a scale model fan myself I love the two floors where the two different scale models shops are situated. I am not sure with floors exactly but it is higher up in the building itself. If you are a scale model fan yourself I can also advise Yodobashi building (close by) where they have a large scale model section as well.
Written December 3, 2017
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Shigezone
Chiyoda, Japan1 contribution
Apr 2023
秋葉原という街の成立に深く関わった歴史あるビルですが、最近は中古PCやマイコンボードのお店などが増えてかなり様変わりしています。地下から3階まで、ここにしかない面白い品物が多々あります。

Tokyo Radio Department is a unique shopping destination located in Akihabara, Tokyo. Formerly known for its abundance of electronic parts stores, the department has undergone a transformation in recent years, with an influx of stores specializing in microcontroller boards, vintage electronics, and other interesting gadgets.

The department spans across 4 floors include basement, and offers a vast selection of curious and unusual items. You can find second hand smartphone / PC, maniac items.

While each store has its own closing days, most stores are open for business on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Written April 12, 2023
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