Akihabara 秋葉原

Akihabara is Tokyo’s electronics wonderland. Back in the 1990s, when Japan still ruled the electronics manufacturing world, this was heaven. The area is still a magnet for gadgets with its cluster of shops selling from motherboards to mobile phones, from cameras to robots. Nowadays the salesmen shouting offers outside the shops do it in Mandarin instead of Japanese and you will notice the heavy presence of tourists from mainland China. Shops are generally spread over several floors, each floor dedicated to a segment such as lenses, computers, tablets, robots, mobile phones, music and so on. It is shopaholics galore. Just make sure you buy things that will work back in your country, especially in relation to the power plugs.

Image by TravelVince

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