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Akihabara
秋葉原

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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Akihabara, Taito, Tokyo
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Phone: +81-3-32570568

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Akihabara (あきはばら), commonly known as AKIBA, is located in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, belonging to the Shimoya area. It is located in the East from Showa Dori street, the north from Kuramaebashi Dori street, the west from 4-chome Kanda outside Chiyoda ward, and the south from Kanda renaga CHO and Kanda Matsunaga CHO, Chiyoda ward. It is the electrical street synchronized with the cutting-edge industry of the times.

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Famous for its many electronics shops, Akihabara is an area located in central Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward. Tourists flock here in search of bargains from top-shelf electronics manufacturers. More recently, Akihabara has emerged as the center of Japan’s vast anime and manga culture. Visitors today will notice an atmosphere catering to these tastes. Stores are filled with anime and manga icons, cosplayers line the sidewalks distributing advertisements for cafes and products. The result is a mecca for electronics-fascinated youth culture. Walking through Akihabara, it’s possible to imagine oneself as having entered some new digital reality.
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