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Akihabara
Akihabara, also commonly known as “Electric Town,” is the go-to district in Tokyo for electronics—and a popular spot to immerse in anime and manga culture. The area’s hundreds of stores sell everything from computer parts to home goods, and north of Akihabara Station, you’ll also find video games and popular manga-related items. 

The Basics
If you’re looking for electronics, head to the stores in Akihabara, which range in size from tiny stalls to sprawling, multi-level department stores. In addition to the electronics, the neighborhood is also a center of "otaku," or geek culture, and is a popular haunt for diehard anime and manga fans. This is a great place to people-watch and see fans dress up as their favorite characters from anime and manga.

Peeking into otaku culture can be tricky for foreign visitors, so opt for a tour of the neighborhood with a guide who can explain the various subcultures you’ll see as you visit gaming centers, manga cafes, and other popular spots.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most stores in Akihabara offer tax-free shopping to foreign tourists.
  • Foreigners who make purchases over 10,000 yen (around $100 USD) may be required to show a passport.
  • Before purchasing, check the voltage of items that you plan to use outside of Japan.

How to Get There
Akihabara Station is on the JR  Keihin-Tohoku, Yamanote, Sobu Main, and Chuo-Sobu lines. It’s also on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line. The journey takes just over 10 minutes from Tokyo Station.

When to Get There
Akihabara is lively at any time and on any day of the week, but it is especially busy on the weekends, when young people gather in large numbers. Visit after dark to enjoy the neighborhood’s glowing neon lights.

Ueno
Just a 10-minute walk from Akihabara, the Ueno neighborhood showcases a completely different side of Tokyo. This more traditional area is known for its large park, its Shinto and Zen landmarks—such as the 17th-century Benzaiten Shrine—and for its many museums, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science, and the National Museum for Western Art.
Address: Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan
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Enjoy local Tokyo E-bike tour, 3 hours of ride starts near Tokyo Station

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Explore Tokyo by electric bike on this guided adventure. Choose your ideal ride time—morning and afternoon—then hit the streets with a local cyclist and check out spots like Tokyo Station, Akihabara, Asakusa, Imperial Palace, and Ryogoku. Discover the city’s history, architecture, subcultures, and off-the-beaten spots on a fun ride around Japan’s capital city.
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Tokyo Highlights Private Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, Shibuya, and Meiji Shrine

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Private tour in Tokyo on your own custom itineraryDay Trips

Private tour in Tokyo on your own custom itinerary

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3-hour Tokyo Good Old Bike Tour - Cycling to the Old towns, Asakusa & Ueno

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Tokyo Full Day Explorer Walking TourDay Trips

Tokyo Full Day Explorer Walking Tour

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Small Group Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through FoodHalf-day Tours

Small Group Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through Food

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Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car

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Haneda Narita Layover tour by private Luxury car Day Trips

Haneda Narita Layover tour by private Luxury car

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Private Tokyo City Tour 3-Days

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Private Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through FoodHalf-day Tours

Private Tokyo Food Tour - A Journey Through Time Through Food

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For FAMILY with BABY & KID - HALF DAY Tokyo Unmissable Places Custom-Made Tour

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For FAMILY with BABY & KID - ONE DAY Tokyo Unmissable Places Custom-Made TourDay Trips

For FAMILY with BABY & KID - ONE DAY Tokyo Unmissable Places Custom-Made Tour

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For BUSINESS TRAVELER - Business+Leisure with JPY⇄ENG INTERPRETER Service

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Discover Tokyo's Unique And Quirky StoresDay Trips

Discover Tokyo's Unique And Quirky Stores

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