Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Akihabara, Tokyo Japan

Otaku meeting up in the corner of the street of Akihabara


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):

  1. Walk from hotel to Hiro-o Train Station (H-03), track#2
  2. Take Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, take the track that goes to H4 to H15 (12 stops)
  3. Get off at H-15 Akihabara Station
Fare (as of Feb. 2009)- ¥190


bertN said...

Akihabara! A place I used to go to in the late 60's when I want to buy something "electronic" LOL. I don't think I will recognize the place anymore!

Dennis Villegas said...

Ang ganda pala diyan ano? Sana makapag-Japan din ako, parang ang sarap pumasyal, parang ang linis ng Akihabara.

Joy said...

Tokyo is just another world. I would so love to visit there. Ikaw din visit na sa Norwich. :D Kaya mo yan.

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Missy said...

BertN- Thanks for dropping by, you should try to visit tokyo again. I was in Akihabara 10 yrs ago and there are really a lot of changes and still expensive pero may mura din yun mga used na.

Dennis- salamat sa pagdalaw. Yeah malinis nga kaya lang marami pa rin naninigarilyo sa loob ng building even sa video arcade kaya di maganda sa bata. Mahal din ang lahat ng bilihin hehehe kaya hanggang tingin na lang ako hehehe

Joy- I wish I could visit Norwich hahaha but thanks for visiting me here

Garando said...

Oh! I went here with Garandee! She took me to a building filled with cosplay costumes! I asked if I can get her a french maid costume, nakurot tuloy nipples ko. aray.

Are you both with the US military?

Missy said...

Garando- natawa naman ako sa request mo ayan tuloy nakurot ka pa hahaha. No, only my husband is in the military.

2L3Bs World said...

Hello Missy,
Thanks for taking us there.. We hope we could visit that particular place, also the Japan Disney too.
Thanks and have a nice day..