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Akihabara

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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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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For the manga, anime, games and other otakus!

Stayed at a friend's apartment located at Akihabara (Akiba) from 12 to 20 Jan. This place is teeming with life in terms of mangas, animes, video games, electronics and a whole lot... read more

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Cracow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my favourite suburb of Tokyo. There is so much going on and so much to look at even if you aren't into animae. It's the centre of Japan's biggest sub culture. Just wandering the streets, alleys and floors of the stores was like being on another planet. We walked down from Ginza (20 mins), but coming from anywhere... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at a friend's apartment located at Akihabara (Akiba) from 12 to 20 Jan. This place is teeming with life in terms of mangas, animes, video games, electronics and a whole lot of sub-culture which make up the otaku culture. 2 main places / shops you have should pop-by are Yodobashi Camera and Softmap. These 2 places sells electronic goods,... More 

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Thank JeffreyG81
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and bright lights of akihabara. Granted i didnt buy anything but simply strolling through the shops was great fun. I'd suggest visiting don quijote and mandrake (especially if you are into the popculture and anime side of things). The arcades were a great way to pass time as well.

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Thank EmmyRG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are an anime fan and are looking for deals on finding some gadgets for yourself, look no further! Akihabara is here for you. Easy to navigate and stores are all lined up for you to see.

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Thank Ron S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a cute and fun maid cafe. Cute staff. So little performances when they bring you food and drink. Don't really plan on eating here. Get a drink and dessert. Just a fun little experience.

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Thank Jennifer N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A long stretch of roads and entire district dedicated to games arcades and gadgets. Worth a visit to see it all lit up at night even if you have no intention of buying anything!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2010 i went to this akihabara, after 7 years, still same ........ a heaven for boys and electronic fans ........

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love anime, gaming, technology, novelty items, the weird or wonderful, this is the place to go. I had so much fun here and I'm a 33 year old woman! It was full of teenagers but I think all ages would enjoy. The games arcades with the claw grabber machines were the best I've ever been to. I won... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the past, Akihabara is known for their sega games area. However, as time changes it is famous for their consoles games and gadgets as well as electronics. It is a perfect place for the gamers and gadgets lovers to visited this area!

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Thank Adila C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for something to remember after visiting Japan then you can go to this place where you can buy lots of stuffs. Just look for a shop who is providing a duty free, you just need to show your passport and spend a min of 5000 Yen.

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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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