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Things to do in Akihabara, Tokyo

Okamoto N.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Okamoto N.

Last updated : Jul 05, 20133 min read

Things To Do

Things to do in Akihabara(秋葉原)
Akihabara, or “Akiba” as most Japanese call it in short, is a unique town. You may find the peculiar atmosphere nowhere else in the world. You can enjoy bustling streets with specialty shops of electric appliances and pop culture. It is the town for OTAKU which means a person who has the intensity or a lot of knowledge about one field, such as computers, games, comics, or animations. Maid cafe is must see!

Akihabara Parts market
parts market
Akiba is the place where electronic parts were sold first in Tokyo after WWII. Radio Center is the most recommendable to experience the origin of this town. You must find any small or rare parts of electric appliances here.

This is the tour which covers Akihabara Parts market.


OTAKU (Geek) street
akihabara street

OTAKU is a person who has strong energy to know, play or collect something such as computers, games, comics and animations. They might be leading the popularity of Japanese pop-culture.
This is the tour which covers OTAKU (Geek) street.


Maid-café (costume-themed café、メイドカフェ)

In Akiba, there are plenty of “maid-café”s. Waitresses wearing French maid costume serve customers saying “Welcome back, Master!” You can talk and take photos with them in a café, but mostly taking picture of them on the street is not allowed.
This is the tour which covers Maid-café .



One of the biggest electrical appliances shops in Japan. You can find not only any electrical goods but also clothing, books, CD/DVD shop. Surprisingly they have a training space for golf and baseball on the top floor!
This is the tour which covers Yodobashi-Akiba.


Don Quijote(ドンキホーテ)

It’s a Japanese style entertainment store, selling everything from designer items, such as Gucci and LV, to everyday groceries as well as toys, souvenirs, electronics. You will find good souvenirs there. We have a special discount ticket and we will give you this ticket during the tour.
This is the tour which covers Don Quijote.



They are the most popular idol group in Japan now. AKB stands for Akihabara which is their hometown. AKB48 Theater is located on 8F of Don Quijote, and AKB shop & café is located just in front of the Akihabara station. You can meet them in the theater!
This is the tour which covers AKB48 theater.

This is our selecton of “Things to Do”.
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Hello, my name is Yasuro (Mr). I was born and brought up in Kansai, graduated from a univ in Kobe city, after moved into Kanto, 30 years in Tokyo, 2.5 years in Nagoya city, 7.5 years abroad (KL & S'pore) as a rep of a construction company and I got the National Guide Certificate in 2011. My hobbies are making Haiku poems, singing various songs (voice-training for 18 years), playing the folk-guitar, trekking in mountains like Takao and Okutama in the West of Tokyo, visiting museums like in Ueno Park and travelling around Japan to make Haiku poems. Thank you for your attention.                                                                                                                                 

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4.90 / 5
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5.00 / 5
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I’m so excited to have a chance to show you around my favorite spots in Kanagawa prefecture. I was born in Kanagawa. I spent my whole school life, including university, here in Kanagawa. I worked as a high school English teacher here for 40 years. I love Kanagawa so much. We have many interesting tourist spots, like Hakone, Kamakura, Enoshima and Yokohama. I got my tour guide license in English in 2009. I am still an English teacher. To give an interesting and impressive lesson to young high school students, I’ve learnt and gathered many kinds of information. I also have a license to teach social studies, so I have a wide range of knowledge about Japanese culture and history. I’m sure to provide you an interesting tour.                                                                                                                                 

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