A unique back street of Akihabara Electric Town, full of stores selling PC peripherals.
Akihabara is located to the north of Tokyo Station. During the Edo period, it was an area prone to fires where lower-ranking samurais resided. The name, Akihabara, comes from a shrine that was build in 1870 to worship the firefighting god, Akibadaigongen. Today, it is known as one of the world's leading electric towns filled with retail stores selling consumer appliances and other electronic products. A back street known as Junk Street stretching from the intersection of Kuramae-hashi Dori and Chuo Dori, to Akiba Cultures Zone, is of particular interest. This street has numerous stores that handle items, such as computer parts, peripherals, keyboards and cords, that are hard to get from general electronics retail stores. These stores also have handy everyday products and unique idea goods that can make interesting souvenirs. There are also soba noodle shops, ramen shops and kebab shops so you can take a break between shopping. It is located three minutes by foot from the Electric Town entrance of Akihabara Station on multiple JR Lines.