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  in anime costumes near Akihabara JR station
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  • in anime costumes near Akihabara JR station - Tokyo
      in anime costumes near Akihabara JR station
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      street scene at Akihabara
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Akihabara is the famous "electric street" where you'll find all things electronic. It is also affectionately known as "akiba" by the Japanese.

There are personal gadgets such as digital cameras, IPODS, video cameras, handphones, PCs, notebooks and more. You'll also find parts for digital cameras, wires for computers, & used cameras and camera parts. General electrical household items may also be found here.

Big names here are LAOX which features a multi-storey shop selling all kinds of electrical and electronic items. You can handle & test the digital cameras & digital Video cameras out. I tried quite a few out myself. The default setting was in Japanese, but you can try to ask for the staff to change the language setting to Chinese (Mandarin or simplified Chinese) or English or other languages.

The time I was there, a bunch of ladies in Anime costume were on hand just outside the JR station handing out flyers.

*Update* (2009): I've found a very useful website which tells you how to plan 1/2 day visit of Akihabara and Ueno. Please click on the link below to have a look at the map.

Address: Chiyoda-ku
Directions: JR / Tokyo Metro AKIHABARA
Website: http://www.tourism.metro.tokyo.jp/english/tourists/guideservice/route/route53/49/49_map.html

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  • Updated Jun 20, 2009
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