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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 8036043373

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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The Mt Olympus of geek mythology....

This place for heaven for geeks, otakus and techies - so many technology shops, manga and anime stores, maid cafes, places to buy video games and figurines..... Come in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Cheras, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favourite place in Tokyo...The area that offer various entertainment and service...You need at least 4 to 5 hours to explore the entire area...Got many IT shops, maid restaurants and game shops...but need to standby a lot of money...For G-Shock lovers, here the place that you can buy it but need to check the price first...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I needed some computer things, so I went there. It is extremely overrated for the range of tech you can buy. There's a trend I noticed across Japan where instead of stores carrying the global best of any particular thing they would carry the 1 or 2 Japanese brands even if they were terrible (deodorant... need I say more?), and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you ever visit Japan with a group of teenage boys, they all want to go to Akihabara. There are so many things to do there. You can duty free shop, buy electronic goods, visit a maid cafe or shop for anime or cosplay goods. A great place to shop at was Don Quixote. The product range is extraordinary and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place for heaven for geeks, otakus and techies - so many technology shops, manga and anime stores, maid cafes, places to buy video games and figurines..... Come in the evening and you'll see the neon lights that Tokyo is so famous for and lose yourself in the shops. Doesn't matter if you don't buy anything, this place itself is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A city accompanied with anime, cosplay, comics and so on. It's good to see the famous essence of Japan at here. But for us who are not fans of Japan anime and comics, it is not much to do at here.

Thank Missbee18
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just brought back loads of memories-- Akihabara is featured in loads of anime, manga, etc... And visiting this part of Tokyo almost gave me some sort of whimsical majesty. Go for a day and be sure to visit a cat/rabbit/maid cafe to round off the afternoon. Check out all the collectibles and floors and floors of just about every character... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Akibahara to see a crazy manga and electronics district and got one. We had to walk a good deal though to get from subway station to the famous spot with all the city lights and instead of the 15 min sneak peak ended up losing more than hour we could have used better. Go if you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has changed over the years as the big electronic retailers has trimmed down quite a bit. There are quite a number of retailers who are into gamings and anime. So you are in luck if this what you are looking for. On Sundays, they open the street to pedestrians so it makes it easier to criss cross to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone who is a fan of the above will want to spend more time in Akihabara. Very accessible by trains, food choices are plenty, you get to see locals playing in arcades and panchiko machines. Maid cafes, AKB48 cafe and Gundam cafe are all here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved every bit of this part of Tokyo. Multiple storey stores selling electronics, softwares, anything technology related. The only drawback however was that most of it was in Japanese

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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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