Akihabara is a common name for the district surrounding Akihabara Station. While being a colorful setting of densely-packed buildings and various shops, it has a rich culture and history. These days, however, it is more known as the “Electric Town” of Tokyo and the home of otakus (anime enthusiasts).
You will find an assortment of this otaku culture in Akhibara—from maid cafes to vintage and retro game shops. You’ll be surprised at the cosplay-specific shops and the shops selling collectible anime action figures and cards. Aside from anime merch, you can also find movies, software, CDs, and even primary electronics sold throughout Akihabara—thus earning itself the name of “Electric town.” Whatever you may think of, you may be able to find it in Akihabara.
You’ll be able to find anime and manga-centered merchandise in Akihabara, such as Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fate, and Attack on Titan, to name a few. There is a wide variety of anime merchandise in Akihabara, just waiting to be discovered by anime-lovers. Now and then, cafes themed cafes pop out in different areas, so always be on the lookout for them as some of them close after a few months or years.
How to get to Akihabara Station: From Haneda Airport, take the Tokyo Monorail to Hamamatsucho Station. Transfer to Yamanote Line or Keihin Tohoku Line and get off at Akihabara Station.
・Location: 1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021