Friday, July 16, 2010
Akihabara Station 秋葉原駅
Japan is something of a destination for geeks as it is, but within Japan, the true Mecca off all that is Geekish is certainly Akihabara. With dozens stores from the tiny to the massive, in Akihabara you can get computer parts, video games old and new, costumes, anime merchandise and more. Even if you aren't really a geek, Akihabara warrants a look, as you can often catch interesting asides like maid street karaoke. As the guiding light of the 'otaku' culture, a fair number of trends have surfaced here, from maid cafes to super thick 'Kanazawa style curry'. I find that Akihabara is one of the best places in Tokyo to just kill time, but then spending an hour in a 10 floor camera shop is just the sort of thing I love!