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Went about 11am and was not very crowded still. Nice place to walk around. You really need to know what you want to find here as it can be quite overwhelming with all the fancy signs.
Went into a few electronic shops. A lot of...More
As with most places in Tokyo Akihabara is a busy place with vast crowds. My visit was more about looking and watching rather than buying though my daughter was in her happy place exploring the anime and manga shops. flashing lights, strange sights and over...More
Price is NOT the reason to go to Akhabara electronics stores. Every variation of every product is on display; however, the prices are not compelling. AND most products we asked about were JAPAN domestic market only. That said, the people-watching is fabulous.
Lots of electronics stores but also tons of restaurants and some souvenir shops. The only Lolita costumes we saw were on girls advertising stuff but it was early afternoon. Definitely good for people watching .
I had really been looking forward to some geek shopping in Akihabara, it is famous for cheap electronics.
However times have changed. The electronics shops have given way to dvd (family,adult and R) shops, manga model shops and maid cafes.
There are still some electronics...More
I come here for my target place , which is e-earphone. This is a must go place for all head-fi audiophile. They have tons of different earphones, headphones , DAP, DAC and accessories! Also lots of second hand products, Tax free !
We had a lovely lady named Mirium who took us on a tour around Akihabara and the beautiful Ueno Park. She brought us through the history of Tokyo and Confucius which was enlightening. It was a good tour and we enjoyed it!
If you are into manga/anime this is the place to go. There are stores here where you can find literally anything connected with that. As an addition there is also quite a huge choice of electronic stores. Of course as everywhere in centre of Tokyo...More
I have no interest in tech stuff, anime or arcade games, but I'd count my walk around Akihabara as among my most memorable moments in Tokyo.
There are streets and streets of shops selling electronics -- many of which are more for fun (robots, etc)...More
We are all techies in one form or another so Akihabara was high on the list of places to visit. It was exciting, busy, and crazy. We visited after dark so got the full sensory overload of the lights.
But, unless you are looking for...More
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.