Akihabara is the Mecca of Japan’s modernity and pop-culture. Millions of visitors arrive to Akihabara every year in search of the latest modern technologies sold in the hundreds of electronics shops. The area historically flourished as a showcase of Japan’s rapid technological development and now it is possible to buy virtually any kind of electronic device, often at a very good price. If you have ever dreamed of buying latest models PCs, game consoles or even electronic dictionaries, then your first stop in Tokyo should be Akihabara!
In addition, Akihabara has recently become the center of Japan’s blooming pop-culture where you can discover countless of specialized anime and manga shops, game stores, maid cafes and much more! Every self-respecting otaku (die hard) fan must visit Akihabara and embark on a mission to find hidden spots such as foreigner-friendly ear-cleaning shop operated by cute maids, or the best shops for anime and manga figurines. Akihabara is an endless discovery in the world of pop-culture so be sure to devote part of your itinerary to visiting this urban madness in the center of Tokyo!
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