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Akihabara Electric Town

At the center of Japan’s gaming, manga and anime culture, this district is also the place where much of the world’s latest technology first hits the market. 

Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town is Japan’s best-known marketplace for electronic equipment. Even if you have no interest in buying anything, browse the stores for a fascinating glimpse of products that will likely become popular in the next several years. This district is also increasingly known for its gaming and manga shops, with comics appealing to young and old readers. As evening falls, find yourself in a blaze of neon as Akihabara’s skyline becomes a popular attraction in its own right.

Start your visit by walking along Chuo Dori, the main street running through Akihabara. Notice Yodobashi Akiba, a nine-floor electronics store towering over the entire district. Browse the store’s mindboggling selection of TVs, washing machines, computers and appliances; this landmark store provides a great introduction to the kinds of products you’ll see throughout Akihabara’s countless other electronic shops. 

If Yodobashi Akiba had an anime and manga equivalent, it would be the Mandarake. This eight-floor store is packed with DVDs, comics, toys and other memorabilia dedicated to various comic and TV show characters. Spend some time looking through this enormous collection alongside some of the city’s most avid anime and manga fans. 

After checking out these major stores, explore smaller stalls specializing in specific electronics and equipment. Chat with the staff, who are usually extremely knowledgeable and often speak English quite well. Visit a game bar and play a retro video game or stop for coffee in one of the district’s famous maid cafés, where the waitresses dress up as fantasy characters. 

Akihabara Station is a major stop on several JR lines. You can also reach the area by taking the Ginza Subway Line to Suehirochō Station. Visit on Sundays when the main street is closed to pedestrian traffic and many locals engage in “cosplay,” doing their shopping while dressed as their favorite characters from comics or TV. Don’t leave Tokyo without getting one look at Akihabara Electric Town after nightfall, when the neon glow of shop lights adds to its unique atmosphere.


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ICI HOTEL Kanda by RELIEF

ICI HOTEL Kanda by RELIEF

1-9-15 Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

    Located in Chiyoda, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Akihabara Electric Town, and Imperial Palace Garden. Marunouchi Building and Ameya-Yokochō ...

    ICI HOTEL Kanda by RELIEFAU$94

    18 Jun - 19 Jun

    ICI HOTEL Kanda by RELIEFAU$94
    ICI HOTEL Asakusabashi by RELIEF

    ICI HOTEL Asakusabashi by RELIEF

    1-26-6, Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

      Located in Taito, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Akihabara Electric Town, Edo-Tokyo Museum, and Ueno Park. Ryogoku Kokugikan and Ameya-Yokochō are also ...

      ICI HOTEL Asakusabashi by RELIEFAU$94

      18 Jun - 19 Jun

      ICI HOTEL Asakusabashi by RELIEFAU$94
      HAMACHO HOTEL TOKYO NIHONBASHI

      HAMACHO HOTEL TOKYO NIHONBASHI

      3-20-2 Nihonbashihamacho, Tokyo, Tokyo
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Chuo, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Ryogoku Kokugikan. Edo-Tokyo Museum and Akihabara Electric Town are also within ...

        HAMACHO HOTEL TOKYO NIHONBASHIAU$97

        23 Jun - 24 Jun

        HAMACHO HOTEL TOKYO NIHONBASHIAU$97
        remm Akihabara

        remm Akihabara

        1-6-5 Kanda Sakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.2 out of 5 (4 reviews)

          Located in Chiyoda, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Akihabara Electric Town and Ameya-Yokochō. Ueno Park and Imperial Palace Garden are also within ...

          remm AkihabaraAU$178

          23 Jun - 24 Jun

          remm AkihabaraAU$178
          Akihabara Washington Hotel

          Akihabara Washington Hotel

          1-8-3 Sakumacho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            Located in Chiyoda, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Akihabara Electric Town and Ameya-Yokochō. Ueno Park and Imperial Palace Garden are also within ...

            Akihabara Washington HotelAU$141

            18 Jun - 19 Jun

            Akihabara Washington HotelAU$141
            DDD HOTEL

            DDD HOTEL

            2-2-1 Bakurochou, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Tokyo
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Chuo, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ueno Park, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Tokyo Imperial Palace. Tokyo Tower and Shibuya Crossing are also within 9 ...

              DDD HOTELAU$130

              18 Jun - 19 Jun

              DDD HOTELAU$130
              VIA INN AKIHABARA

              VIA INN AKIHABARA

              2-19-4 Kanda Suda-cho, Tokyo
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Chiyoda, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Akihabara Electric Town, and Ueno Park. Imperial Palace Garden and Ameya-Yokochō ...

                VIA INN AKIHABARAAU$104

                23 Jun - 24 Jun

                VIA INN AKIHABARAAU$104
                HOTEL RESOL AKIHABARA

                HOTEL RESOL AKIHABARA

                2-25-12 Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Tokyo
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                  Located in Chiyoda, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Akihabara Electric Town and Ameya-Yokochō. Ueno Park and Imperial Palace Garden are also within ...

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