During the boom in the 70's and 80's, Akihabara became a hub for consumer electronics. The area developed at the speed of technological progress as Japan entered the digital age. Akihabara's cutting-edge technology and hi-tech products are world-renown.
Akiba, as the locals call it, has tons of collectors' items, from plastic anime models to games, figurines, model trains and computer parts.
It's the center of Japan's idol culture and birthplace of the maid cafe, a popular and unique concept cafe.
- addressSotokanda area Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
- accessJR Akihabara Station