As the Otaku-central of Japan, Tokyo’s Electric Town is the epitome of everything associated with Japanese pop culture. Fans of anime, manga, and generally, anything related to Japan culture will feel most at home in this bustling shopping hub.
And if you’re a diehard hobbyist, you should definitely pay a visit to Akihabara the next time you’re in Tokyo.
Partake In All Things Otaku In Akihabara, Tokyo
Here, you’ll find almost anything and everything needed to complete your perfect collection back at home. From Japanese comic books to animated DVDs to highly detailed figures to rare collectables to retro and modern video games to intricate cosplay costumes to a wide variety of entertainment magazines to trading or playing card games to even a range of modern and vintage electronics and gizmos, Akihabara is definitely the de facto Otaku’s paradise of Tokyo city.
But apart from the dozens upon dozens of stores catered towards Otakus, various other animation-related establishments have also become quite popular in the vibrant district.
Among them, maid cafés are an interesting offshoot of themed eateries wherein the waitresses dress up like your stereotypical French maid and anime characters. Plus, these cosplaying maids also adopt the “moe” personality when they serve you.
Hey, if you’re into those, we certainly won’t judge.