We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Akihabara

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 80-3604-3373
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$79.50*
and up
Experience Akihabara Electric Town: Karaoke, Anime and Otaku Culture in Tokyo
More Info
US$707.21*
and up
Private Custom Full Day Tokyo Manga Anime Tour by Chartered Vehicle
More Info
US$58.75*
and up
Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa and Central Tokyo Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,664 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 591
    Excellent
  • 497
    Very good
  • 182
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Great sights and fun arcades

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and bright lights of akihabara. Granted i didnt buy anything but simply strolling through the shops was great fun. I'd suggest visiting don quijote... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
EmmyRG
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,664 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,317: English reviews
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and bright lights of akihabara. Granted i didnt buy anything but simply strolling through the shops was great fun. I'd suggest visiting don quijote and mandrake (especially if you are into the popculture and anime side of things). The arcades were a great way to pass time as well.

Helpful?
Thank EmmyRG
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are an anime fan and are looking for deals on finding some gadgets for yourself, look no further! Akihabara is here for you. Easy to navigate and stores are all lined up for you to see.

Helpful?
Thank Ron S
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a cute and fun maid cafe. Cute staff. So little performances when they bring you food and drink. Don't really plan on eating here. Get a drink and dessert. Just a fun little experience.

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer N
Level Contributor
47 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A long stretch of roads and entire district dedicated to games arcades and gadgets. Worth a visit to see it all lit up at night even if you have no intention of buying anything!

Helpful?
Thank Wre2nxt
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

2010 i went to this akihabara, after 7 years, still same ........ a heaven for boys and electronic fans ........

Helpful?
Thank Boyke W
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love anime, gaming, technology, novelty items, the weird or wonderful, this is the place to go. I had so much fun here and I'm a 33 year old woman! It was full of teenagers but I think all ages would enjoy. The games arcades with the claw grabber machines were the best I've ever been to. I won... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer S
Level Contributor
75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the past, Akihabara is known for their sega games area. However, as time changes it is famous for their consoles games and gadgets as well as electronics. It is a perfect place for the gamers and gadgets lovers to visited this area!

Helpful?
Thank Adila C
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for something to remember after visiting Japan then you can go to this place where you can buy lots of stuffs. Just look for a shop who is providing a duty free, you just need to show your passport and spend a min of 5000 Yen.

Helpful?
Thank Rodel M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For all anime lovers just book a hotel here and you will be satisfied. All figures are found here. Always look for used figures if u want cheaper. They r clean and nice just double check. When u buy. Akiba has a Lot of good restaurant and fast good. And pretty good pablo their for dessert. Don't forget the awesome... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rash S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I traveled to Tokyo a few times for work as a flight attendant, and I usually tried to stop off in Akiba. I absolutely adore this place. I love video games and all things geeky, so for me it's paradise. You really could just walk up and down every street and get lost. One of my favorite shops is here,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jessika M

Travellers who viewed Akihabara also viewed

 

Been to Akihabara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Akihabara and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Akihabara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood