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秋葉原電気街Akihabara Electric Town

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  • Akihabara / Kanda Area
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Akihabara / Kanda Area
Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
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Date of post:2015/04/23

Town of Electronics, Cool Japan and Maid Café

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Akihabara is known as an Electric Town. It has developed from the radio parts shop street after the WWⅡ. Today, you can find thousands of electronics stores for various categories such as PC, home electric appliances, smart phone, camera, watch, electric parts, toys, etc. Yodobashi-Akiba is the biggest electric store in the area and they feature a huge selection.

But that's not all. Now, this town is also called town of Cool Japan. You can find a great many shops dealing with game software, comics, anime character goods, figures, dolls, train models and so on.

In 2001 first Maid Café opened in Akihabara and now, you will find more than 50 Maid Cafes in this area. At the typical maid café, the waitress dressed in a European maid costume welcomes you saying “Okaerinasaimase, goshujinsama” (Welcome home, Master) so that the guests feel they come back to their own home even though it is their first time to visit. And when you order a drink, the maid make a special magic to make the drink more tasty and you have to follow her words and actions ^^. If you go there for the first time, I recommend Maidreamin. This is typical maid cafe and they explain the charge clearly when you enter the café. You need at least ¥1,100 (JPY) including one soft drink.

The famous young girls group called AKB48 started from Akihabara and there is their own theater and they have performance almost every day.

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