Akihabara is the mecca of Otaku culture. If you like manga, anime, games, and any other Japanese pop-culture related things, this is the town for you. The stores handling manga and video games in this area are so specialized, and there are some rare items you can only find in Akihabara.

Akihabara is also famous for its many electronics retailers from small stalls to large department stores. The district developed during the post-war period as a black market when merchants gathered and handled radio parts, then over the decades it evolved in to the Electric Town of Tokyo, offering a wide range of products from the latest electronic gadgets to tiny parts and secondhand items. One of the largest electronics appliance stores in Tokyo, Yodobashi Camera complex is located right in front of the train station.


From anime/game stores to maid cafe, Akihabara offers visitors unique and only-in-Japan "Otaku" experiences as well as great options for shopping and dining. Check out our picks of the best things to do in Akihabara, Tokyo!

15 Best Things to Do in Akihabara


From Otaku attractions to cultural experiences, explore the uniqueness of Akihabara through the top tourist attractions and activities in the area.

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Akihabara offers a wide range of cuisine from unique themed cafe to traditional soba noodle. It's also one of the most competitive districts of ramen restaurants in Tokyo. Fill your appetite in Akihabara's top restaurants and cafes recommended by locals and tourists.

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Akihabara is a shopping paradise for manga, anime, game related goods as well as electronics gadgets. You can hunt rare items and discounted products in this area. Here, we introduce the must-visit shops and what to buy in Akihabara.

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There are several notable places to visit around Akihabara. It is also well connected to some of Tokyo's popular tourist sites and districts such as Ueno, Asakusa, Nihonbashi and Ginza. Extend your trip to explore the diversity of Tokyo through their unique charms including food, shopping and entertainments.

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How to Get Akihabara

Akihabara Station is served by the JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Sobu Line, the Tsukuba Express and the Hibiya Subway Line. (Only two stops from Tokyo Station). Akihabara is well connected with some other touristy areas including Asakusa, Ueno and Ginza where you can extend your trip to explore the diversity of Tokyo through their unique charms including food, shopping and entertainments.