Akihabara in Tokyo

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  • Tokyo Akihabara Station

  • Tokyo Akihabara Station

  • Tokyo Akihabara Station Plaza

  • Tokyo Akihabara, Chiyoda-ku

  • Tokyo Akihabara, Chiyoda-ku

  • Tokyo Akihabara, Chiyoda-ku

  • Tokyo Akihabara, Chiyoda-ku

  • Tokyo Akihabara, Chiyoda-ku

  • Tokyo Akihabara, Chiyoda-ku

  • Tokyo Akihabara Neighbourhood In Chiyoda-ku

  • Strolling Cat In Akihabara Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

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Facts & Figures

Akihabara or "Electric Town" of Tokyo will provide you with any kind of electronic gadgets, games, anime, mangas and otaku products. Best Ryokans in Tokyo Explore Ryokans in Tokyo >
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It is this great mixture of big electronic chains like Yodobashi Camera, Laox or smaller stores like Yamada Denki, Sofmap, Akky, Maid Cafes (waitress appears in a dress of French Maids) which makes this place so popular for tourists. It should be a must-see on every Tokyo sightseeing list.

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In 1869 a huge fire destroyed the whole Akihabara area.


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The Akihabara district is located within the Chiyoda-ku (ward) in central Tokyo.

How to get to Akihabara?

  • Akihabara Station is served by JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Yamanote Line, JR Sobu Line,
  • Tsukuba Express and Hibiya Subway Line

Sightseeing spots


Shopping and more - check out the big chains like Yodobashi Camera, Laox etc...

Otaku Culture - experience this new world in Maid Cafes, Gundam Cafe, Tokyo Anime Center

Kanda Shrine (Kanda-myojin) - one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Tokyo, just a few minutes on foot from Akihabara

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Kanda Matsuri (Saturday and Sunday around the 15th May)
The Kanda Festival belongs to one of the three great Tokyo Shinto festivals. App. 200 portable Shinto shrines (mikoshi) are carried around and the parade is joint by dancers and musicians.

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