Akihabara is world-famous for two things: electronics and Japanese Otaku culture. If you want to buy cutting edge technology at bargain prices, all while being immersed in manga, anime, and video games, there’s no better place on Earth to do it. With dozens of stores decorated with dazzling lights and boasting floors upon floors of electronics, shopping in Akihabara isn’t an outing you’re soon to forget. Learn the ins and outs of the many electronics stores to make the most of your time.
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Our list is definitely not exhaustive – there are far more gaming experiences in Akihabara than we could list here. But hopefully, it’s given you a great starting point for your initial quest into the gaming capital of Japan. We’d love to know what you thought of our favorite arcades, or if you have your own favorite spot in Tokyo – let us know in the comments.
Akihabara (秋葉原), officially known as Akihabara Denki Gai (Akihabara Electric Town), is located in central Tokyo. Locals and fans fondly call it Akiba. It is famous for being the haven of otaku (diehard fan/geek/nerd) culture. Many shops here sell a wide range of anime, manga, games, and electronic goods.