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Akihabara
秋葉原

4.5/5
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Ranked No. 8 in Tokyo Can't Miss Attractions
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Recommended sightseeing time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Akihabara, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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Phone: +81-3-32570568

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Akihabara is a shopping center known for its electronics retailers, which range from small kiosks to large shopping malls such as Yodobashi Multimedia Akiba. Dedicated venues for manga, anime, and video games include the Tokyo Anime Center, for exhibitions and souvenirs, and Radio Kaikan with its 10-story toy, card exchange and collectibles stand. Staff dressed as maids or butlers serve tea and dessert at the nearby maid cafe.

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Introduction

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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