Everything you Need to Know about Akihabara - Tokyo

In one of the world’s most technologically advanced cities Akihabara is the a technological mecca teeming with shops and sound rooms selling all the latest electronic gizmos and gadgets. 

Referred to as ‘Electric Town’ the electronics businesses surround Akihabara station and offer everything from the very simple to the ultra hi-tech. The markets began after the war when the Japanese army had surplus equipment they wanted to dispose of. The real boom was in the 1960s when electronics hit the home markets and everyone had to have a television, refrigerator and washing machine. Later it became the place to buy top audio equipment, then the age of computers saw Akihabara shops evolving yet again to keep up with the times. 

Today in addition to the electronics, home appliances, audio and video businesses, a multitude of otaku related businesses have opened stocking everything associated with manga and anime.

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Akihabara Hotels

Akihabara Hotels

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Akihabara Restaurants

Akihabara Restaurants A-Z

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Akihabara Nightlife

Akihabara Nightlife A-Z

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Akihabara Shopping

Akihabara Shopping A-Z

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Akihabara Map

Akihabara Map

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