Akihabara is called Tokyo’s Electric Town, as you can easily find all kinds of digital gadgets and accessories. You can find household appliances, digital products and cameras. However, it is also often the best place to find obscure and highly specialized items, like computer transistors and cabling.
As you may be aware, Akihabara is famous for video games, anime and comics. There are large theme stores such as Animate and AKIBA Culture Zone. There is also a second-hand shop – Liberty – which is popular with animation game fans. Akihabara is heaven for otaku.
In Akihabara, you can also experience Moe culture. There are cosplay maids, standing on the sidewalks, handing out flyers. There are also two main maid café chains called @home café and Maidreamin’. There are several branches of each in the area. Just order an entrée or a drink from the menu, and a maid will perform for you. You can also see the idol group AKB48, one of Japan’s famous pop groups, on the 8th floor of Don Quixote in Akihabara. They perform one public show every day.
The food in Akihabara is unique. Oden Can is worth a try. It is traditional Japanese udon, but canned. As fashion changes every minute in Akihabara, you should open your mind and get involved.
Gamers is a games and hobby store with several locations all over Japan. This particular one is the main flagship store, located just to the West of Akihabara station.
Six plus floors of video games and 'ufo catcher machines'. Situated right in the heart of Akihabara with character themed staff.
Akihabara Kuriko An
Kuriko An is known for its Taiyaki, a type of Japanese pastry stuffed with red bean paste. You can find Kuriko An shops in many parts of Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saitama and Chiba. photo by Keromi Keroyama
Tamashii Nations Akiba Showroom
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Pasela Resorts (Akihabara Electric Town)
Offering 7 floors of karaoke area, this karaoke bar is very well known among locals. The B1 floor is home to Bar Rhythm, a darts bar with an anime and idol themed interior.
Akihabara station is a large transit station with 8 JR lines and several other train lines crossing here. It is also the gateway to Akihabara Electric Town, a shopping district for anything electronic or manga and anime related.
Pasela Resorts Akiba
With 8 floors of entertainment, this building complex is rightfully named "multi entertainment" in Japanese. Pasela Resorts is known among locals as having decorative karaoke rooms and enormous honey toast dishes. Though a chain store this specific branch offe
Hey Hirose Entertainment Yard
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Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe
The Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe recreates the world of the famous and popular game "Final Fantasy" through its interior decoration and menu items. The cafe also hosts various events related to the game.
Akihabara Super potato
A video game paradise that is a treasure trove for retro game lovers, selling everything from Game Watch to all classic Nintendo systems. There is also a vintage game arcade on the 5th floor of Super Potato. photo by fletchacherjcm
Train Room (Washington Hotel Room 1304)
This quirky room can be found inside the Washington Hotel in Akihabara and is the only one where you can play with toy trains! It has a 30 metre train track modelled around famous Tokyo landmarks such as Tokyo Tower and Skytree. It's the perfect place for trai
Sofmap (Akihabara Buy-out Center)
Sofmap is an electronics store chain which sells new and second-hand equipment and also buys used digital goods and game software.
Niku Mansei Restaurant
Restaurant serving up Japanese beef cooked in a various ways - steak, hamburger, grilled, sukiyaki (hotpot style).
Cafe & Music Bar PLAYER
A hamburger shop that sells your favourite beer and pizza, with live music to go along with it!
Located inside Chabara food market right by Akihabara station's Electric Town exit, this little shop serves "shojin ryori", which is the traditional vegan cuisine of Buddhist monks. The owners also offer cooking classes and lectures about the essentials of sho
Obscura Coffee Roasters (Kanda Manseibashi)
Obscura Coffee Roasters is a coffee chain based in Sangenjaya which serves siphon coffee.
Manseibashi renovated station
Manseibashi used to be one of the main station in Tokyo until it closed in 1943. Until its renovation in 2013 it was call the phantom station.
Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Akihabara
Boasting a spacious public bath and a relaxation salon with massage services, Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Akihabara offers capsule rooms for male guests. It is a 3-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station. Free WiFi is offered in all
Akihabara Washington Hotel
Conveniently located a 1-minute walk from JR Akihabara station and a 9-minute drive from Tokyo Station, Akihabara Washington Hotel offers modern accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property.
Akihabara Bay Hotel (Female Only)
Situated just a 3-minute walk away from Akihabara Train Station, Akihabara Bay Hotel is a female only accommodation offering a 24-hour front desk with free WiFi access throughout the entire property.
HOTEL MYSTAYS Ochanomizu Conference Center
Featuring a restaurant, a convenience store and free in-room broadband internet, Hotel MyStays Ochanomizu is just a 6-minute walk from JR Akihabara Train Station. Rooms include a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view channels.
1/3rd Residence Serviced Apartments Akihabara
Conveniently located within a 7-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station, 1/3rd Residence Serviced Apartments Akihabara offers self-catering studio apartments in multiple locations. Free WiFi access is available.
APA Hotel Akihabara-Ekimae
APA Hotel Akihabara-Ekimae offers modern accommodation with free property-wide Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy video-on-demand movies and request relaxing in-room massages for an extra cost. Akihabara Train Station is only a 2-minute walk
Dormy Inn Akihabara
Renovated in July 2015, Dormy Inn offers rooms with free internet, good transportation links and an open-air bath with sauna. The property is just a 5-minute walk from Akihabara Electric Town.