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Tokyo Trip: Most Popular Spots in Akihabara (November 2019 Ranking)

Tokyo Trip: Most Popular Spots in Akihabara (November 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 16 February 2020

These are the top recommendations for Akihabara, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, e-earphone Akihabara Store, FITNESS SHOP SUIDOBASHI, OTACHU.AKIHABARA and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Akihabara!

1.e-earphone Akihabara Store

1.e-earphone Akihabara Store

4,000 new products and more than 4,000 used items in stock!

This sort of specialty shop is hard to come by, featuring earphones and headphones from around the world, including Beats, Bose, Sony, and more.

Row after row of earphones, headphones, turntables and amps are available for customers to try as they please.

Not sure what you want? Their highly-knowledgeable staff is there to help with any questions or issues you may have.

Well-known musicians from around the world will often even drop by - perhaps you can catch a glimpse...

2.FITNESS SHOP SUIDOBASHI

2.FITNESS SHOP SUIDOBASHI

Fitness Shop Suidobashi is a ”specialty shop for getting in shape,” where you can actually try on gloves and other items before purchase. Current and famous pro athletes often stop by while shopping to pick up what they need from a huge assortment of products.

Fitness Shop was founded in 1986 in the Swiss city of Zurich as a specialty shop to meet various fitness needs. Then more than 30 years ago, due to various circumstances and a chance meeting with a late great kickboxer, Japan's first Fitness Shop opened in 1988 in Kinshicho Tokyo. Using a concept adopted from the original shop in Zurich, they offer a comprehensive list of authentic training and fitness products, from training machines, supplements, and sportswear to small accessories and reading materials.

Fitness Shop Suidobashi features a machine showroom where customers can try out fitness machines for home use before deciding to make a purchase. There are also English-speaking staff members, so please stop by when you can.

3.S’PORT MIZUNO (MIZUNO Tokyo)

3.S’PORT MIZUNO (MIZUNO Tokyo)

S’PORT MIZUNO is the flagship store of sports clothing and equipment manufacturer Mizuno. The spacious store offers various items for every kind of sport, and aim to support your sporting life with their knowledgeable staff and the expertise they have cultivated through vast experience of sports and sporting events.

They provide products for daily life up to competitive sports. They continue to make an effort to be the most familiar sports brand in your sporting life through various activities to make more people have interest about sports.

*Please understand there may be times when staff members that can speak certain languages (English, Chinese, Korean) are unavailable.

  • MIZUNO TOKYO
    Goods
    • Address 3-1 Kanda Ogawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0052
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    • Nearest Station Ochanomizu Station (JR Chuo Main Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / JR Sobu Line)
      8 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3233-7000

4.Yodobashi Akiba

4.Yodobashi Akiba

Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba, located at the Akihabara Station in Akihabara, the Electric Town. Out of nine floors, computers, cameras, AV devices, consumer electronics, video games, toys, and bikes are on the first to the sixth floor. On the specialty floor, on the seventh floor, casual fashion, shoes, CDs, DVDs, books, eyeglasses, men's wear, bags, and accessories are sold, and a travel agency and an ophthalmologist office can also be found.

The eighth floor is the largest restaurant floor in Akihabara that it houses 30 restaurants where you can enjoy various kinds of dishes. On the ninth floor, a batting center, a golf goods store, and a golf practice range can be found. At the batting center, there are machines that enable you to change the speed of the ball for each game, so you can fully enjoy batting. At the golf practice range, rental clubs and shoes are available free of charge, so it is pleasing to be able to stop by in the middle of shopping. It is directly connected to the Akihabara Station on the JR Yamanote Line, Sobu Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, and the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

5.Super Potato - Akihabara

5.Super Potato - Akihabara

This store in Akihabara specializes in secondhand games. If you feel a pang of nostalgia when you hear the names Super NES, Sega Saturn, or WonderSwan, you need to check this place out. They have a collection of now-valuable consoles and games. The store consists of the 3F–5F, with the sales corner on the 3F and 4F. They deal in a wide range of game masterpieces, from puzzles to RPGs, with most items at reasonable prices.

There is also a game-testing corner. An arcade game corner, the ”Retro Ge-Sen,” has opened on the 5F. You can play retro games from the 80s and 90s on the nostalgic tabletop-style arcade machines lined up there. There is also a small-time candy store, which used to be popular with kids, on the same floor. Play those games you were once addicted to for old time's sake while munching on sweets. Popular Japanese artists and celebrities are known to visit. A four-minute walk from Akihabara Station on all JR train lines.

6.Akihabara Radio Kaikan

6.Akihabara Radio Kaikan

Akihabara Radio Kaikan is a large commercial building with ten stories above the ground and two stories underground. Most of their stores used to sell electrical parts and wireless devices. However, today, it has become a super shopping center for Akiba-cultural items such as action figures, dolls, TV and media idol goods, miniature model trains, and costumes.

There are also stores handling audio products, PCs, DVDs, and comic books. Akihabara is famous as “the” electronics shopping district, but there are also many other stores attracting customers with passionate special interests. Many products are available there that people keep coming from all over Japan as well as overseas. It is a nine-minute walk from the Akihabara Station on the JR Yamanote Line.

7.Yellow Submarine Akihabara Main Shop ★Mint

7.Yellow Submarine Akihabara Main Shop ★Mint

The Akihabara branch of ”Yellow Submarine,” a toy model and card game shop with locations throughout Japan. Located just outside Akihabara Station on the 6th floor of the Akihabara Radio Kaikan, we have everything from character goods to scale models, trading card games, and more.

Product categories are separated by floor. On the Character & Toy Floor, we have Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and more from the special effects genre known as 'Tokusatsu,' as well as Gundam and other plastic models, and anime character figurines including Dragon Ball, One Piece, Gundam, and more. Also, on the Scale Model Floor we have cars, airplanes, tanks, ships, tools and materials. And on the game floor, customers will find trading cards and photographs of sports athletes, idols, and others, plus various card games.

Also, credit cards are accepted, so international customers can shop worry free. We hope you'll stop by for a souvenir of Japanese culture.

8.SEGA Akihabara 3rd

8.SEGA  Akihabara  3rd

UFO catchers inside the SEGA’s arcade have a wide selection of popular character-themed products. If you are not sure of how to use them, please ask a staff. He/She might even give you a tip.

Other game machines include maimai, by which you can enjoy music as if you were dancing, and photo sticker machines to take clear and beautiful photos as if they were taken by a professional photographer. There are also video games and driving games. Please come here to find your favorite game machine.

9.Yamada Denki LABI - Akihabara

9.Yamada Denki LABI - Akihabara

Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara PC Store, is located in front of the Akihabara Station, which is a famous electronics district. It is an eight-story shopping building that Yamada Denki, an electronic retail store, presents under a new concept. The PC Store handles many products such as computers and mobile products that are much talked about. Each floor is color-coded, and a floor-specific color is used to indicate elevators, pillars, and information boards. It is very helpful in letting you know which floor you are on.

Also, handling the products on the sales floor is allowed, so you can try the products to your satisfaction. It is one of the reassuring points that the staff in charge are stationed on the sales floors. They provide thorough support by explaining how to operate products. The store is right in front of the Electric Town Exit of the Akihabara Station on the JR Yamanote Line. It is close to the Akihabara Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or the Tsukuba Express.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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