Akihabara is known as the Electric Town. It is not only a place to enjoy shopping a variety of new and old consumer electrical appliances, but also a place of Japanese culture, such as Japanese anime and idols. Let me introduce the shops to enjoy Akihabara culture, as well as the standard sightseeing spots in Akihabara!
The building with condensed attractions of Akihabara
"Akihabara Radio Hall" is a building near JR Akihabara Station, where shops symbolizing Akihabara are gathered. The culture of Akihabara is packed into the building that has 10 floors and a basement, including electric appliances and culture-related things such as comics and figures. There are many anime-related shops, so you should visit it if you are an anime fan.
A sightseeing photo spot in Akihabara!
"Manseibashi" is the arch-like bridge at the southern end of Akihabara Electric Town. People say that it was based on a bridge built in the Meiji period. It was repaired after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. You can command a nice view of the buildings far away over the bridge, so it is very famous as a photo spot of Akihabara.
Welcomed by handsome men dressed in costumes of Shinsengumi!
"Bakumatsu Danso Cafe & Bar Seishuya" is a Cafe & Bar with the motif of the Shinsengumi, which was active in the Edo period. The staff dressed in the costumes of Shinsengumi serve you. While drinking tea or sake, you can enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese-style tea house. There are also options such as taking instant photos with the staff.
Bakumatsu Danso Café & Bar "Makoto Zakaya" 幕末男装Cafe＆Bar誠酒屋
- Address T& AKIBA building 5F, 3-10-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan
Electric appliances and anime goods can be found!
"Akihabara UDX MOTTAINAI Free Market" is held at irregular intervals on Saturdays and Sundays in the square of "Akihabara UDX" in front of Akihabara Station. In addition to second-hand household goods, electric appliances, cosplay goods, figures and anime-related things are sold, an assortment befitting Akihabara. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you want to find a treasure, you should go there early.
Akihabara UDX the first floor Akiba open space, 4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021
Akihabara Station （JR Sobu Main Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Tsukuba Express）
- Address Akihabara UDX the first floor Akiba open space, 4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021
Welcome Home, Master! - Meeting Adorable Maids
The @home cafe Main Store is a maid cafe representative of Akihabara. From the Cafe Latte with an adorable face or image adorning the foam, drawn by the maids themselves, to original juice shake creations prepared right in front of your eyes, @home cafe features lively maids, a unique atmosphere, and an extensive, creative menu. Over 600,000 people visit the cafe each year to visit the maids at this four floor cafe. Original costumes designed by Keita Maruyama make this maid cafe even more special.
The admission fee for a one hour stay at the cafe is 600 yen (tax included) and guests are required to order something from the menu. Extra services such as taking a commemorative photograph with your favorite maid or battling the staff in a variety of games can also be enjoyed to further enhance your maid cafe experience. Every visitor is given their "Master's Certificate" for free, as a memento of their visit - welcome home!
@ home café Honten ＠ほぉ～むカフェ本店
- Address Mitsuwa building 4-7F, 1-11-4 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan