If you are fascinated with games and Japanese animes, don’t miss this place when travelling to Japan, Akihabara. For the tourists, visiting there once, you may fall in love with Japanese pop culture.
Located in central Tokyo, Akihabara or Akiba is a district which is famous for its hundreds of electric shops. Dated back to WWII, Akihabara was once a black market selling radios and other electronics. After the war, all the stores became legitimate.
In recent years, Akihabara has become a center of otaku culture. Many stores devoted to manga, anime and game are dispersed among to electronic stores. The shop selling mangas, animes, videogames or related goods are increasing as well as maid cafes where the waitresses dress up and act like maids or anime characters, manga cafes, a internet cafe where customers can read comics and watch DVDs and similar venues catering to otaku tastes.