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.
Mansei Bridge 万世橋
- Address 1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan
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 MOTTAINAI Free Market 秋葉原UDX MOTTAINAIフリーマーケット
- Address Akihabara UDX1F, Akiba square, 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan
Having a good time with cute maids
"@home cafe Main Store" is a maid cafe representative of Akihabara. The setting is that the customers are the master of staff cosplaying as maids. There are various items on the menu including cafe latte drawing by maids and original juice made in a shaker before your eyes. Even if you are visiting a maid cafe for the first time, you can enjoy it with ease.
@ 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