10 Things to Check out in Akihabara

Do you love Anime, Games, and Electronics? If so, then Akihabara is the place to be! Akihabara has tons of things to see and do. So, let us guide you through uniquely themed cafes, dozens of electronic shops to choose from, to even racing in the streets of Tokyo in a Go-Kart!

Akihabara Station

Akihabara Station

First on our list is Akihabara Station itself! It’s easily accessible from multiple train lines and the most popular exit is the JR “Electric Town Exit” and on the other side is the JR “Central Gate.”

The JR Station is rather large but is known to hold events for the latest game and anime releases. So, keep your eyes peeled as you walk through the station!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Akihabara
  • Street address: 〒101-0028 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 1 Chome
  • Access: JR Yamanote Line, JR Chuo-Sobu Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, & Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

Walk Freely on Chuo Dori

Yup, you heard right! The main street of Chuo Dori (Akihabara) is open to pedestrian traffic every Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00 during Summer, and until 17:00 during Winter. Make the best of it by snapping a few pictures, taking a stroll, and make it a memorable day!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Chuo Dori Akihabara
  • Street address: 〒101-0028 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda
  • Access: 2 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit

Akihabara UDX Building

Right in front of the JR Akihabara Station lies the Akihabara UDX Building. This popular building is known for holding many events that are anime, photography, and even game-themed events! There are even several shops for unique souvenirs and restaurants if you’re hungry!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Akihabara UDX Building
  • Street address: 〒101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 4-14-1
  • Access: 4 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit

Akihabara Radio Kaikan

Akihabara’s Radio Kaikan is the place to head to if you are a hobbyist! They have many floors dedicated to Anime Goods such as figurines, cards, plushies, as well as electronic equipment from sound gear to miniature train sets!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Akihabara Radio Kaikan
  • Street address: 〒101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 1-15-16
  • Access: 2 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit

Akihabara Gamers

If anime goods, DVDs, manga, and otaku merchandise from games is your thing, then Akihabara Gamers is a must-visit! They have seven floors of goods, movies, music and more to look through to find that perfect gift for a gamer or even yourself!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Akihabara Gamers Main Store
  • Street address: 〒101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 1-14-7
  • Access: 2 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit

Akihabara Mandarake

Akihabara Mandarake, also known as the Mandarake Complex is a huge store dedicated to rare and collectible figurines, manga, toys, and more! Most of the items are pre-owned, but don’t let that deter you! Many of them are in great condition and can be very valuable!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Akihabara Mandarake
  • Street address: 〒101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 3-12-11
  • Access: 8 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit

Akihabara Yodobashi Camera

Akihabara Yodobashi Camera

The Akihabara Yodobashi Camera Shop is the one-stop place to head to if you love a good mix of anime, games, and electronics! There are over 10 floors to look through! They also sell tax-free items, so you can shop and save at the same time!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Akihabara Yodobashi Camera
  • Street address: 〒101-0028 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Kanda Hanaokacho, 1-1
  • Access: 2 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Central Exit

Akihabara Food ( Inexpensive Street Food)

Akihabara Food ( Inexpensive Street Food)

Not just your normal fast food! Akihabara is known for their inexpensive foods! Beef skewers, ramen, takoyaki, curry rice, yakisoba, that are inexpensive and delicious! One spot to check out is the ground floor of the Don Quijote building.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Don Quijote
  • Street address: 〒101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 4-3-3 Ground Floor
  • Access: 10 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit

Maid Cafes in Akihabara

Maid Cafes in Akihabara

There is nothing more iconic in Akihabara than the Maid Cafe. Akihabara has many chains that range from cute maid outfits, to cosplaying as vampires, pirates or even ninjas! One of the most popular ones is “maidreamin” and is worth the unique experience!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Akihabara maidreamin Main Store
  • Street address: 〒101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 3-16-7
  • Access: 14 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit

Akihabara Go Karts

Akihabara Go Karts

Experience a dream come true by hopping into a go kart and exploring the streets of Tokyo! MariCAR provides a guided go kart tour of Tokyo with up to 10 people all dressed up as video game characters! Be aware though, that you need a license to participate in the tour!

Spot information

  • Spot name: MariCAR Akihabara
  • Street address: 〒101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda, 4-12-1
  • Access: 9 minute-walk from the JR Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit