Crosswalk in front of Sega
Akihabara is Tokyo's Electrical Town located in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo. Thousand of electronics shops are here in this area from computers, gaming consoles to DVDs.
When we were walking along Chuo-Dori , the main street of Akihabara we saw a lot of Otaku (see the first picture). According to Wikipedia, Otaku (おたく/オタク?) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, and video games.
We bought a transformer toy for my son's birthday gift in one of the anime stores (I forgot the name of the store, it's in Japanese hehehe) and saw a lot of Otaku too. They're really dressed up weird and most of the Otaku guys are wearing thick eyeglasses hehehe.
My kids enjoyed the trip here but my son was disappointed, we didn't find the Pokemon Center here.
Directions (this is for US military tourists who are staying in New Sanno Hotel):
- Walk from hotel to Hiro-o Train Station (H-03), track#2
- Take Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, take the track that goes to H4 to H15 (12 stops)
- Get off at H-15 Akihabara Station