Top Recommended Electrical Appliance Stores in Akihabara! If You're Buying Electricals in Tokyo, Head to Akihabara!

Do you have any interest in the latest and greatest electrical appliances from Japan? Then head to Akihabara. It is known as Japan's "Electric Town" and has endless shops dedicated to selling you the best electrical appliances you can find. In this article, we are going to be exploring 4 of our most recommended large-scale electrical appliance stores.

BicCamera AKIBA Store: Get Some Value Coupons!

BicCamera AKIBA Store: Get Some Value Coupons!

Located just 3 minutes from Akihabara's Electrical Town Entrance, this 7-story BicCamera store has a wide range of appliances. Cameras, Computers, Gaming PCs, toys, games, daily necessities, cosmetics, stationery, and even items to help when traveling. They even have a corner dedicated to drones as well as a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Shop. How about buying a Japanese-made product as a souvenir or a gift?

BicCamera has many value sales and events from time to time. Alongside their tax exemption service, they have coupon that you can shop with great value! 

Spot Information

  • Spot name: BicCamera AKIBA Store (ビックカメラ AKIBA)
  • Address: 4-1-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Access: 3 minutes walk from Akihabara Station (Electric Town Exit)
  • Opening hour: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Language:  (Homepage) English, Chinese (traditional, simplified), Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian
  • Free Wi-Fi Service: Available (SSID:Bic_Wi2_WiFi)
  • Tax-free Service: Available

Floor Guide

  • 7F: Toys, game, soul nation, Tokyo 2020 official shop
  • 6F: Refrigerator, washing machine, air conditioning kitchen appliances, lighting, disaster prevention, Genwazawai, blackout measures
  • 5F: Camera, video camera drone TV recorder register
  • 4F: PC Printer gaming PC, Apple Shop, ink cartridge, stationery, tool, Air cash register, POS+ (posutasu)
  • 3F: Smartphone, status cheap smartphone, status cheap SIM card, audio system, sports fitness, IC Recorder
  • 2F: Beauty & health, watches & clocks, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses, hearing aid, cosmetics, suitcase, traveling gear, altitude medical management apparatus
  • 1F: Battery, medicine/ daily necessities, liquor, the Internet reservation service receipt counter, proof camera

EDION AKIBA: Affordable Products

EDION AKIBA: Affordable Products

Located just 3 minutes on foot from Akihabara Station. This stand-out blue building is one that has been here for a long time, EDION AKIBA.

EDION AKIBA: Affordable Products

EDION AKIBA has a huge variety of products starting from typical electrical appliances, to video-related goods, health & beauty-related goods, high-quality watches, and even the perfect Japanese confectionery, stationery, and cosmetics that can be bought as a souvenir. Popular with both students who are getting their first home and new workers, and they even sell smartphones and PC accessories. They have guides available in English, Chinese, and Japanese, and even support various payment methods including cashless. If you're wanting to pay with cash, they have you covered with their automatic currency exchange machine!

Spot Information

  • Spot name: EDION AKIBA (エディオンAKIBA)
  • Address: 1-2-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Access: 3 minutes walk from JR Akihabara Station (Electric Town Exit)
  • Business hours: 10:00 - 19:00(Typical Business Hours are 09:30 - 19:30。However, as of current, business hours are shortened to 10:00 - 19:00)
  • Language: English, Chinese
  • Tax-free Service: Available 

Floor Guide

  • 6F: Aircon units, seasonal electronics, air purifiers, lighting equipment, vacuum tubes, etc.
  • 5F: Refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc.
  • 4F: Cooking appliances, beauty-related appliances, health-related appliances, batteries, etc.
  • 3F: Computers, computer-related goods, video-related electronics (TV, etc.), etc.
  • 2F: Single lens reflex camera, Apple products, Headphones, high-quality watches etc.
  • 1F: Tax exemption counter, beauty-related goods, hobby-related goods (Figures/models etc.), etc.

Yodobashi-Akiba: Restaurant & Fashion Included!

Yodobashi-Akiba: Restaurant & Fashion Included!
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You can see this store as soon as you leave JR Akihabara Station Showa-dori Exit! This large 9-story large-scale electrical appliance store is known nationwide, Yodobashi-Akiba. They sell various electrical appliances as well as also having a restaurant and fashion store which is certainly characteristic.

Floors 1 through 6 houses electrical appliances holding everything you would expect, everyday appliances, digital appliances, health-related appliances, and even beauty-related appliances. On the 8th floor, you'll find a Japanese-style restaurant with ramen, sushi, yakiniku, and izakaya-style meals. There are also Western and Chinese restaurants, as well as cafes. There is even an entire store dedicated to fashion as well as a sports center (including a golf practice ground and batting center) meaning you can enjoy both sports and shopping.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Yodobashi-Akiba (ヨドバシAkiba)
  • Address: 1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyod-ku, Tokyo
  • Access: Directly connected to JR Akihabara Station (Showa Street Exit)
  • Opening hour: It depends on the facilities. Yodobashi Camera: 9:30~22:00, Restaurant Floor: 11:00 - 23:00, Specialty Shop Floor: 9:30 - 22:00
  • Language: English, Chinese, Korean, Nepali, Bangladeshi
  • Free Wi-Fi Service: Available
  • Tax-free Service: Available

Floor Guide

  • 9F: Golf practice ground and batting center
  • 8F: Restaurant Floor
  • 7F: Specialty stores (Fashion & Music / Books)
  • 6F: Games, toys, bicycles, fitness, music
  • 5F: Air conditioning units, kitchen appliances, living room/ lifestyle appliances, lighting appliances, fire-prevention appliances, hearing aids, etc.
  • 4F: Audio, television, instruments, etc.
  • 3F: Film camera, digital camera, video camera, watch, brand goods, films, camera-related goods, sporting goods, cosmetics, watch repair corner, souvenir corner, tourist corner
  • 2F: PC peripherals, PC consumable goods, PC accessories, PC software/books, printers, FAX machines + phones, electronic stationery, suitcase corner, alcohol, etc.
  • 1F: Mobile phone, computers, tablets, Apple shop
  • B1F: Specialty store (ordermade suits)

LAOX Akihabara Main Store: Souvenirs for Foreign Sightseers

LAOX Akihabara Main Store: Souvenirs for Foreign Sightseers
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Akihabara's LAOX is the main store in this chain, with over 70,000 different types of products available. They sell not only electronics and computers, but games, hobby-related goods, and various items relating to Akihabara's subculture, perfect as a souvenir for foreign sightseers alongside things such as watches, and jewelry, a lot of which are tax-exempt. 

The JNTO (Japanese National Tourist Organisation) has approved this location, and there are even maps guiding you around the surrounding areas.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: LAOX Akihabara Main Store  (ラオックス秋葉原本店) 
  • Address: 1-2-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Access: 2 minutes walk from Akihabara Station (Electric Town Exit)
  • Opening hour: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Language: (Homepage) English, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified)
  • Free Wi-Fi Service: Available
  • Tax-free Service: Available

Floor Guide

  • 7F: Coming Soon
  • 6F: Coming Soon
  • 5F: Coming Soon
  • 4F: LAOX outlet, medicine
  • 3F: Dino store, toy floor
  • 2F: Fantasy character floor
  • 1F: Akiba subculture & hobby
  • B1F: Event floor

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