Wandering in Akihabara

Wandering in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan (B)

When there was not so much to do on a lazy day in Tokyo, I used to visit Akihabara, the Electric Town of Tokyo. Many times my friends from overseas asked for me to send them some goods or manga related merchandise, so Akihabara was the first place to come to mind. In my case, I went there for the videogames. But my favourite part are the game centres, I could spend there all my day trying the latest games.

Why Electric Town, is it because all of the videogames, computer, and electronic devices shopping heaven? In part, yes. Nowadays, is better known by being the “otaku heaven” or mostly the place in Tokyo where you can find anything related to Anime, Manga, Merchandise and anything around it, also place for Maid Cafés all along the district amongst other particular shops. I’ll explain on this post why was it given the name of Electric Town.

As I said, Akihabara is the craddle for Otaku merchandising, anything you can imagine probably you’ll find it there, just have to be persistent and enter the right shops. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Wandering in Akihabara
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Josep Bautista
Read it on Author's Website: http://hypeintokyo.com/wandering-around-akihabara/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Akihabara
  • Gundam café
  • Kotobukiya
  • Don Quixote
  • Super Potato

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