"Akihabara Electronic Shopping Street" Akihabara Tip by sunnywong

Akihabara, Tokyo: 25 reviews and 25 photos

Akihabara is renowned worldwide as a treasure trove of consumer electronics. Hundreds of shops, from megastores to tiny parts suppliers, line the streets beneath garish neon signs. Originally a black market district where radios were sold, Akihabara evolved into a giant mirror of the nation's prosperity and its burgeoning technology. Japanese manufacturers send prototypes of new products to Akihabara to test consumer response. Larger shops are recommended for shoppers from overseas. Prices may be negotiable, but only to a certain extent. Most shops open 10:00-19:00.

Address: Chiyoda-ku
Directions: Subway station: Akihabara
Theme: Computers and Electronics
Website: http://www.akiba.or.jp/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2002
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