TOP THINGS TO DO IN AKIHABARA • TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Akihabara has been Tokyo’s electronic center since the 1950’s. It's a mash of crusty old electronic stores and shiny new shopping areas, sprinkled with game centers and anime show places. For non-anime enthusiasts or non-electronic geeks, it might not be the most interesting place, so probably best to come on Sundays, when cosplay groups hang out in costume as their favorite anime or manga character.

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MAID CAFES

In Maid Cafes customers waitresses wear Maid costumes. Nothing tawdry goes on, just a drink with specially dressed service. Some places are stern and formal, while staff at others might perform short shows.

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VIDEO AND GAME CENTERS

There are plenty of classic and new video games. If you are looking to relive your pong days, the following are good places to while away your time: Super Potato, Taito Hey, Club Sega.

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UENO

A 15 minute walk Northward, Ueno is a busy station area with the Ameyoko Street open market and a park area with the Ueno Zoo, several museums, and a small lake where boats can be rented.

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ANIME CENTER   

Ground Zero of the Otaku world, the Anime Center devoted to Japanese Anime and Manga characters offering various exhibitions and events, including live concerts and life size displays. 4th Floor of the UDX Building.

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AKB48 Cafe

This sparkling cafe dedicated to the most popular girl’s band in Japan offers shows and souvenirs - as well as a good menu of food and drinks. Open everyday, till 11pm Fri and Sat.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON COSPLAY

Cosplay poeple hang out on Sunday when its warm and the weather is good, so you might be able to catch see them dressed up as anime or manga characters.

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