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Travel Guide of Akihabara in Japan by Influencers

Akihabara is a common name for the area around Akihabara Station in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan. Administratively, the area called Akihabara mainly belongs to the Sotokanda and Kanda-Sakumachō districts in Chiyoda.

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What you will see and do in Akihabara:

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Travel Tips for visiting Akihabara

Akihabara is a district of Tokyo located between the districts of Chiyoda and Taito. It is famous for its numerous electronic stores, video games, and for mangas, ideal for Japanese pop culture lovers. It is known in the world as "Akihabara Electric Town" because of the bright shopfronts that glitter at night. 

More recently, Akihabara has also become the cultural home of "Otaku", those unconditional fans of video games, manga, and anime. With its pop idols and cosplayers, the area is a real urban temple for Japanese pop culture fans. Take a stroll along the avenues of Akihabara for a unique cultural experience.

Chuo-dori is a long axis which crosses Akihabara. It is in this boulevard that you will find the biggest electronic and manga stores in the district. The most iconic buildings of the electric city are on this axis. You should not miss it!

In addition to the many stores selling video games, Akihabara is also known for its many arcades where gamers of all levels can come and compete.

Come and discover the uniqueness of Akihabara by entering one of the famous Maid cafés, where young girls dressed as maids offer you a unique experience. There are a lot of themed establishments like Gundam café, Linux café or even Neko café where you can play with cats inside.

If Japanese pop culture doesn't appeal to you, come and discover two Shinto shrines, the Kanda Myojin, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in the Japanese capital. The Daijingu is also a very well-known temple in the area.

This district of Tokyo is unique in its kind, come and immerse yourself in the modern Japanese culture surrounded by electronics.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Akihabara

Until what time do the stores stay open at night in Akihabara?

The neighborhood is very lively at night, the stores usually close between 9 pm and 10 pm.

There are many establishments that propose to sleep in capsules in Akihabara, come and discover this typical Japanese custom during your stay, and moreover, it is very affordable! You can go to Glansit Akihabara Capsule Hotel or one of the many hotels available in the area.

Akihabara is famous for its many ramen restaurants. This strong competition has pushed all the ramen restaurants in Akihabara to outdo each other.
In short, if you want to try an authentic bowl of ramen, do it in Akihabara. You will be guaranteed to taste a carefully prepared dish.

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  5.8 km (3.6 miles) away from Akihabara

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  6.1 km (3.8 miles) away from Akihabara

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  6.6 km (4.1 miles) away from Akihabara

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  6.7 km (4.2 miles) away from Akihabara

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  8.2 km (5.1 miles) away from Akihabara

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  8.2 km (5.1 miles) away from Akihabara

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