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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 80-3604-3373

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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Electronics galore

Was a must see place in Tokyo. Loads of electronics at great prices and deals. Literally a choice of every gadget. The Apple Store was missing though. The hobby center has a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Panjim, India
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Hong Kong / Columbus, OH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went through a few retro video game shops but were disappointed not to find as much NES games as we hoped. We walked through a huge building I believe that was pretty crazy local with everything and at the top two levels of video arcades... Very fun to see area with lots going on.

Thank izuj
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The capital of Japanese pop culture. Our first stop in Tokyo & one of our favourites. Such a range of electronics, souvenir shops, maid cafes, video games/retro & modern arcades & anime merch available, you’ll spend hours in just one of the seven story buildings. Decent prices, interesting shops & a complete experience full of colour & life wandering around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great neighborhood for gamers. Lot of souvenirs shops around. Good sightseeing as well. You get a taste of local culture

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Panjim, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a must see place in Tokyo. Loads of electronics at great prices and deals. Literally a choice of every gadget. The Apple Store was missing though. The hobby center has a few mean gadgets. Loads of average restaurants. Vat friendly shops offer 8% less on showing a physical passport for tourists.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to Japan numerous trips and visited countless places. I have to crown LAOX Akihabara men's toilet on the 7th floor as the champion of the dirtiest and smelliest Toilet in whole of Japan! All staff try their best to wag their mandarin to tourist but can't keep a toilet clean. Or simply over used by too much CS. It's... More 

Thank michaeljudy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is gadget haven for tech nerds. There's a flea market with lots of collectibles which you can always bargain at lower price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are shops for just about every hobby you can imagine here. There are maid cafes everywhere (if that's your thing) and loads of shops for collectibles, which I would say is the main reason to visit. Mandarake is sure to have atleast a dozen collectible items you'll want to pick up!

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Bankstown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anime Anime Anime Anime, games games games games, kawaii girls kawaii girls kawaii girls, EVERYWHERE! If you're a fan of anime or Japanese culture, this is a must visit place for you. With streets filled with anime stores, arcade games, claw games, maid cafes and naughty stuff, you will need at least a whole day to explore to the great... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this city however as a anime fan, I still felt a little let down. The shopping was good but I don't know if I would return.

Thank Bianca S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are very satisfied with our stay at Washington Akihabara. Though rooms are not that big but the place is very accessible everywhere. We also found out that there are a few good places to eat around the area of the hotel.

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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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