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Akihabara

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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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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Akihabara

Hub for anime and stuff , also good location for getting around Because it's very close to Tokyo station

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nicholas N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hub for anime and stuff , also good location for getting around Because it's very close to Tokyo station

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A place where you'll find almost all electronics and accessories. Nice to visit at evening hours as you'll get to see all lights lit up.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I expected this place to be really good because I love anime and this is anime everything. Very disappointed that the anime stores didn't sell figurines. Instead they sold like 90% manga. I went to so many stores and asked if they had figurines. Akihabara is too weeb. A an anime lover, you can't possibly watch everyone single anime ever... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Different people go to Akihabara follow different purpose. I think it is suitable everyone. if you like anime, this is the best place for you. You can enjoy to buy. There are countless shop about anime. You can there are anything you want to find in there. on the other hand, if you want to buy some hardware of computer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All you need to be for electronics. Numerous shops at street level in addition to maga stores. Highly recommend

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am glad that I visited this area solely because it was cool to see a different part of Tokyo. My mindset is, I'm in Tokyo- how cool is that? But, I can not recommend it more than any other part of the city. I am not interested in anime or manga, so the billboards/arcades featuring it were lost on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing if you are searching for a hard to find transformer or a bargain electrical device or gadget. I found good quality electronics here at extremely cheap prices and my husband was able to find several Japan exclusive transformers that he had been searching for for years as well as some non exclusives that had been eluding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is a center for electronic shops - both new and second-hand - with building after building with floors full of computers, phones, tablets. This is also a center for anime - the cutesie Japanese female cartoon characters with large eyes - and a little (or a lot) of sexual innuendo and young women dressed up as anime characters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hundreds of manga, game and electronics shop! Maid cafe is also attractive for sure. An extremely dynamic streets!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this area of Tokyo on many occasions. If you like gadgets, and seeing what the latest trend is in terms of electronic items, then you cannot go wrong. In Japanese there is the expression of "Makete kudasai" which translates to please give me discount, so please remember this expression although for us it did not help on... More 

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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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