Akihabara Radio Kaikan is an iconic commercial building, brimming with Akiba-culture (Akiba is a shortened form of Akihabara), with various stores selling action figures, TV and media idol goods, and electrical parts.
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.