IF you are an anime, cartoon, manga lover, gamer, or otaku, then visit Japan’s Electric Town!!!
What to do in Akihabara!
If you head outside the Akihabara electric town exit, you should see a Sega and a Taito building. Head inside and go up or down floors. There are crane games, arcade games, and more! Please know that people often smoke in arcades.
If you pass the Sega building and walk down the open pathway, you will see many electric shops, stalls, and big stores. They have discounted parts for computers and other goods. If you want a Gameboy to play Japanese games or other retro games, then you will find stuff around this area or further out.There are other cheap old consoles you can find here as well. Just explore!
There are many anime shops to buy figures, toys, books, and more. I DO NOT buy things at the FIRST store you see and enter. It is very tempting but if you have ample time, look around this area. There are many buildings with the same stuff that are cheaper. Take pictures and make notes if you can’t find what you’re looking for at another place so you can go back. Animate, Mandarake, and other street stalls are popular places to hit first.
Akihabara has great food located at nearby malls, on the street, and popular chain restaurants around. No worries if you don’t want food right away. Just walk around. Also there are many places to shop and enjoy. There are clubs, maid cafes, and bars that are easy access for foreigners. So don’t be SHY!
Sorry, I’m not giving exact locations of places in this current blog post. I love Akihabara, and I truly believe it is better for you to explore and experience this unique town yourself.