Akihabara Tokyo - Akihabara is famous for its high tech shopping, entertainment and meido cafe. Guide includes Akihabara pictures, hotels interactive map and restaurants.
Akihabara is Tokyo's "Electric Town", located on the eastern side of the central Chiyoda ward. The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from cameras to PlayStations and vacuums to DVDs.
Some of the smaller market style stores in Akihabara
See our detailed article on Akihabara shopping which includes details on many of the stores, pricing comparisons plus do's and don't's of shopping in Japan.
Since around 2000, cafes called "maid cafe" have opened in Akihabara. In maid cafes, typical manga-style maids serve tea and cakes. When a guest comes to the cafe, maids say "Welcome home, Master" even if it is the guest's first time there, because the maids play the role of maids belonging to the guest's mansion. Similarly, they say "Have a nice day, Master" when the guest leaves.
Author: Craig Fryer