Had been longing to go to this part of Tokyo since eons ago and finally we’re here in Akihabara! Dubbed as the electric town, it’s famous among otakus because everything and anything that’s related to being an otaku was available here. Just to clear things up, I’m not entirely otaku-ish, say.. maybe about 35%?
This photo was taken at the entrance right after we exit the Akihabara train station. I was really pumped, just like a little boy who’s let loose in a toy shop.
Do note that these are cafes. Yes, cafes. You’ll have to line up to have a meal. If you’re a big fan of AKB48, a popular Japanese pop group in Japan, feel free to join in. It’s not like you’ll be able to meet them in person, it was more of a fan service cafe than anything else. When we first saw the crowd, we thought there was a party going on.
You may opt to have a meal with your favorite Gundam figurines too.
We decided to move on to explore the other parts of the town. The Club Sega, an arcade center, was exactly the same as how I saw it in a video game called Yakuza 3. Seeing it in real life was unbelievable.
We could spend a whole day here if we wanted to. There were so many stuff to see. There were quite a number of maid cafes around too. If you were keen to go to one, just approach one of these ladies above and they would guide you to their respective cafes.
From figurines, anime box sets, key chains, dolls and collectibles, you name it, they have it. However, I’ve been told by my cousin-in-law that the stuff sold here slightly on the expensive side. Again ,mainly due to the large influx of tourists here too.
Hatsune Miku posters were everywhere too! Amazing how crazy Japanese can be, in a good way, when it comes to these sort of things.