akihabara Archive

Akihabara Shrine: Spiritual Relief for the Weary Otaku

Step aside Kanda Myojin Shrine, here is the Akihabara Shrine Kanda Myojin Shrine of Live Live fame is known as “the shrine” of Akihabara. But, tucked behind electronic stores in the heart of Akihabara lies the modest Akihabara …

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Phantom – Military Supply Goods Shop

When you think of Akihabara you probably imagine kawaii maids, posters of busty anime girls, game arcades, and used electronics, but there’s another trend taking root in the famous otaku paradise. These days you’ll find that military and …

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Vault Coffee – A Hideaway in Akihabara

Need to take a break after your busy day of exploring? The 3rd floor of the Liberty 5 building hosts a cozy cafe getaway hidden just off the main street in Akiba, just behind a gachapon (capsule toy) …

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A Tour of Polka*Polka 2nd Hand Cosplay Shop

Are you a cosplayer? Or, maybe you just want to be able to say you went inside a Japanese cosplay shop? Whatever your reason, when you come to Akihabara one of the must-visit cosplay stores in the area …

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A Glimpse Inside Akiba’s Little TGV Railroad Bar

Best described as a combination of a small train museum, a maid café, and an izakaya all rolled into one, the Little TGV train bar is an Akihabara experience that is sure to delight diners. Everything about the …

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