Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town

After our fantastic vegan cooking class, my sister and I took the subway to the lively district of Akihabara. Known as Tokyo’s “Electric Town”, it will fulfill all your electronic and gadget needs. It’s also known for stores that specialize in Japanese anime (animation), manga (Japanese comics), video games, collectibles, computers, and toys.

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Figurines

It’s the cultural center for otaku – young fans obsessed with anime and manga.

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Anime and DVDs

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Computer Store
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Hobby Paradise
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Manga

There were a couple streets lined with capsule toy vending machines. They were my weakness throughout my time in Japan.

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Capsule Toys

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Take My Money!
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Vending Machines
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Pablo Mini
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Cheese Tarts

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Crepes

Akihabara is also famous for its maid cafes and animal cafes. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hang out with some cute animals.

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Owl Cafe

This neighborhood is a gamer’s paradise. There are many stores selling retro video games and consoles.

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Mario
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Gaming Stores
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Retro Video Games

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Capsule Stores

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You’ll also find huge multilevel arcades here.

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Sega Arcade

We saw a food court on our way to the station and I stopped by a yakitori store for a snack.

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Snack Time
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Food Court
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Yakitori
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Chicken

Those cute animal cafe pictures are up next!

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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