The Definitive Guide for Gaijin Otakus to Akihabara

Photo from Wikipedia

Welcome back, my fellow weaboos. Today, through compiling information, youtube vlogs and my actual experience, I bring you the definitive guide to enjoying Akihabara while conserving energy! *Insert Oreki Houtaro here*

Okay, not really definitive. Just my two cents.

It’s pretty easy to get lost physically and mentally in Akihabara, so I thought I’d create a guide. The best way for me to enjoy Akiba is to head there alone, or if you’re with friends, make sure they’re really, really, really ready for what y’all may stumble upon on, and have similar tastes as you, and never with family.

As much as possible, I’d split these into categories based on what they sell, so that you could make your own guide.

UPDATE: I saw this helpful, more concise link.

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D-5 in Tokyo | Tokyo Disneyland

We spent the whole day there after spending the whole yesterday in Odaiba. I was tired at this point, since it’s like we didn’t stop moving for the entire 4 days before this. Midnight flight, reaching the hotel, then Universal Studios, Dotonbori, Osaka Castle then Dotonbori again. Next day, Kyoto and back to Osaka, then an overnight bus heading to Tokyo. Once we were at Tokyo, we went to Odaiba for the whole day.

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D7-8 Tokyo | Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku

Overwhelming. Oh well, when you’re in Japan, forget everything you knew before.

I got to meet Hachiko and cross the Shibuya Crossroad and it was awesome just to see people crossing in every direction. Then we ate at UOBEI Genki Sushi, which was very cheap for a fresh sushi experience!

It just really sucks since I would have liked to go around more. I wanted to thrift shop, but I couldn’t find any. I didn’t also know that there was a Mandarake store in Shibuya, which I really regretted not going back to.

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D-6 Tokyo | Akihabara is Heaven!

Photo from Wikipedia

WARNING: Only view if you’re 18 above and does not mind perverted stuff.

This post will be more about experience rather than the pictures. Most shops in Akihabara request that you do not take pictures inside of the store. (Also, I was in a trance that time so I forgot to take pics.) So to make up for that, I’ll be borrowing pictures from various websites to portray what I saw. But I will be including pics from my own.

I’ll start off my Tokyo posts on an 18-rated thread, Akihabara! The land where Otakus roam free from prejudice! I was sincerely in awe by the sheer atmosphere of Akihabara. Colorful Buildings, Anime Characters plastered almost everywhere, Maid Cafes and ‘other’ stuff. Unfortunately, due to my forgetfulness I forgot to take notes on where I should go, and because of that, I ended up visiting just 1/4 of my planned areas.

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