Akihabara or Akiba is known to many as a Otaku Paradise. If you also want technology this is where you get it. You don’t have to be an Otaku to love the area. This place is home to hundreds of electronic stores along with Anime/Manga-related hobby shops. It is a place that will become your wallets worst enemy, however you wont realise until the end of the day where you are seen carrying multiple bags wondering how you are going to bring it back home. The unpredictability of how much you are going to spend is simply something we will never understand. It has this inviting aura, What can I say I fell for it but I have absolutely no regrets!
Just be strong enough to walk around this place without the having the urge to go on impulse if your on really on a budget. There are all sorts of colorful signs with anime characters and girls dressed in maid outfit giving out leaflet on the street. There game centers and many more activities to be seen and exprienced. Akihabara is surely a fun area.
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Akihabara is within walking distance of the Ochanomizu and Ueno areas. The station also connects to both the Sobu-Chuo and the Yamanote JR Lines. The blue building you see on your left is Animate – pure otaku goodness. From DVDs and manga to character goods and games, the variety of merchandise on offer is mind-bogglingly vast and will make anime/manga fans wish they were made of money. The AKB48 Cafe, be prepared to queue up for as long as 1 hour and more! There is also the Gundam cafe as an alternative for all mecha fans! Yodobashi, one of the best places for electronics, you will find a wide range of anything to be honest, cameras, computers and all sorts. You will also encounter a certain human formed Kyubey wanting to form a contract with you, make sure to read the terms and conditions before applying ^^
So have you been to Akihabara? If how was your experience? If not then what are you looking forward to?
Fabrice is a blogger, full time university student, web enthusiast and founder of Fateful Encounters.. This blog is his final haven when everything seems nuisances; urging him to assess and to share his thoughts and his own findings to the world, or at least to his fellow neighbors in the blog sphere.