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Akihabara
Tokyo Top 8 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
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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 is a buzzing shopping hub famed for its electronics retailers, ranging from tiny stalls to vast department stores like Yodobashi Multimedia Akiba. Akihabara is a Gaijin-Pot under Otaku.Venues specializing in manga, anime, and video games include Tokyo Anime Center, for exhibits and souvenirs, and Radio Kaikan with 10 floors of toys, trading cards, and collectibles. Staff dressed as maids or butlers serve tea and desserts at nearby maid cafes.

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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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