A lively shopping district with everything from small stalls to large stores like Yodobashi Multimedia Akiba. There are stores specializing in manga, anime, and video games, as well as the Tokyo Anime Center, which focuses on exhibits and souvenirs, and the 10-story Radio Kaikan, which offers toys, trading cards, and collectibles. Maid cafes with staff dressed as maids and butlers serving tea and desserts are also a specialty.
*The Corona disaster has caused a sharp decline in the number of foreign tourists, and many stores have closed, so the turnover of stores is rapid. Before going out, please make sure to check the store you are looking for on its website before you go.


From Narita Airport : Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. by express train
 Keisei Narita Airport(Keisei Line) → Keisei Ueno → 5-minute walk → Metro Ueno (Metro Hibiya Line) → Akihabara

From Keisei Narita Airport to Ueno Station, it takes 75 minutes by rapid limited express for a fare of 1,030 yen, 60 minutes by access limited express for a fare of 1,240 yen, and 40 minutes by Skyliner for a fare of 2,470 yen. 3 train types are available.

From Haneda Airport : Approx. 35 min.
 Haneda Airport (Keikyu Line)→ Shinagawa (JR Keihin Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line) → JR Akihabara

Some Keihin Kyuko lines go directly to Shinagawa, but some trains go to Yokohama, and you may need to change trains at Keikyu Kamata Station, so be careful!

From Shinjuku : Approx. 18 min.
 JR Shinjuku (JR Sobu Line) → Akihabara
From Shibuya : Approx. 30 min.
 JR Shibuya (JR Yamanote Line) → Akihabara

Sightseeing Spots

Super Potato : This store specializes in retro video games, and deal in many game softwares that were sold in Japan in the past, and some of them are NES softwares that were popular more than 20 years ago.
[Address]Kitabayashi Bldg. 3, 4, 5F, 1-11-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(OPEN : 11AM-8PM) English article

Sofmap AKIBA Amusement Center : Specialized in video games, including game consoles, TV games, PC game software, music and video software, figures, plastic models, etc.
[Address]Hiraoka Building, 1-10-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(OPEN : 11AM-8PM) English article

AKIHABARA GAMERS Main Store : Specializing in Bishojo Anime and Seiyu goods
[Address]Takarada Building, 1-14-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(OPEN : 11AM-9PM) English article

Akihabara Radio Kaikan : Hobby, figure, military, AV equipment, and various other stores are located here, and Tokyo souvenirs are also sold on the first floor.
[Address]1-15-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(OPEN : 10AM-8PM) English article

Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan : Specializes in unique and elaborate capsule toys. The store is lined with 430 Gachapon machines.
[Address]3-15-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(OPEN: 11AM-) English article

MANDARAKE Complex : The complex features a wide selection of products, and some of the floors have old Japanese manga.
[Address]3-11-12 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (OPEN : 12PM-8PM)

KOTOBUKIYA AKIHABARA KAN : A floor for various products such as plastic models, figures, anime goods, sundries, Akihabara souvenirs, gacha-gacha, etc., an event floor, and an entire building is a dream space!
[Address]Okajima Building, 1-8-8-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (OPEN : 12PM-8PM)

Volks Akihabara Hobby Heaven 2 : Challenge the world’s strongest, best, and largest hobby store, where all 7 floors from 1F to 7F can be called a heaven for hobbyists!
[Address]2-10, Sotokanda 4-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(OPEN : 11AM-8PM / weekend 10AM~ )

GIGO Akihabara Building 1: UFO catchers, video games, music games, and more. There are others up to Building 5!
[Address]1-10-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (OPEN : 10AM-11PM)

Taito Station : A large Space Invader is the landmark. You can enjoy arcade games, crane games, card games, etc.
[Address]4-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (OPEN : 10AM-11:30PM)


Bengal (Curry): Chicken Curry, A traditional curry specialty restaurant established in 1973. The main curry roux has remained the same since the establishment.
[Address]Maruyama Bldg. 1F, 3-6-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(Closed for dinner after 3 p.m. every Monday and Thursday)

Mr. Moses’ Kebab Akihabara : Not only the meat, but also the skin that wraps the kebab is excellent. 7 minute walk from Akihabara Station.
[Address]1-13-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Hyakunen Honpo Akihabara So-honten : Recommend the Soy Sauce Soup with Gravy Chinese Soba Noodles.(Ramen)
[Address]Shoutoku Bldg. 1F, 3-8-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Gansen: Fried rice with beef tendon is recommended.
[Address]B1F Hakugin Kaikan, 3-10-10 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(closed on Mondays)


The Tourist Hotel & Cafe Akihabara
7-minute walk from Akihabara Station, 3 km from Ueno Zoo, relatively new hotel built in 2020. [Address]1-6-6-6 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016, Japan

GRIDS Tokyo Asakusabashi
Various types of rooms from dormitories to private rooms to meet a wide variety of needs. A cafe and bar on the first floor is open to everyone.
[Address]4-11-6 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0053
9 minute walk from JR Akihabara Station (JR and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line) Exit 1

Henna Hotel Tokyo Asakusabashi
Enjoy a comfortable hotel life with the world’s most advanced robotic entertainment and functional guest rooms.
[Address]1-10-5 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0053, Japan
About 2 minutes from “Asakusabashi Station” of JR Sobu Line and Toei Asakusa Line / Approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Akihabara Station

REMM akihabara
remm’s time/space is designed to help customers experience “good sleep” through all five senses.
[Address]1-6-5 Kandasakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Directly connected to JR Akihabara central ticket gate

+α Neighborhood

Ameyoko (Ueno)
Located between JR Ueno Station and JR Okachimachi, Ameyoko is one of the most famous shopping streets in Japan with more than 400 stores in a 500-meter stretch.
Ameyoko was one of the black markets that were established in Tokyo just after World War II, when controlled goods were running out.
About 400 demobilized soldiers from Manchuria formed a federation to control the opening of stores.

Ochanomizu Musical Instruments Town
There are a number of cities in the world, such as London, New York, and Frankfurt, where musical instrument stores gather, but this is the largest musical instrument district among them. In particular, many musical instrument stores are located at the Ochanomizu Bridge Exit.

【背景】小さな露店からヨドバシ マルチメディア Akiba のような大型店まで、活気あるショッピング街。展示や土産物中心の東京アニメセンター、玩具やトレーディング カード、コレクターズ アイテムを揃えた 10 階建てのラジオ会館のほか、漫画、アニメ、ビデオゲーム専門の店もあります。メイドや執事の衣装を着たスタッフがお茶やデザートを運ぶメイド喫茶も名物です。*コロナ禍で外国人観光客が激減し、閉店したお店も多くあり、店の入れ替わりは激しくなっています。お出かけ前に、お目当てのお店はしっかりとWebサイトなどで確認してからお出かけください。
●成田空港から 特急使用で約1時間20分
京成成田空港(京成線) →京成上野 →徒歩5分→メトロ上野(メトロ日比谷線)→秋葉原
●羽田空港から 約35分
羽田空港(京浜急行)→品川(JR京浜東北線 /JR山手線)→JR秋葉原
●新宿から 約18分  JR新宿(JR総武線)→ 秋葉原
●渋谷から 約30分  JR渋谷(JR山手線)→秋葉原
・ソフマップAKIBA アミューズメント館:ゲーム機本体をはじめ、TVゲーム・パソコンゲームソフト、音楽・映像ソフト、フィギュア・プラモデルなどを取り揃えたゲーム専門店
・AKIHABARA GAMERS本店:美少女アニメ・声優グッズを扱う専門店
・KOTOBUKIYA 秋葉原館:プラモデル、フィギュア、アニメグッズ、雑貨、秋葉原土産、ガチャガチャなど様々な商品を扱うフロアにイベントフロアとビル1棟丸々が夢の空間です!
・モーゼスさんのケバブ 秋葉原店 :肉はもちろんのこと、ケバブを包んでいる皮も絶品。秋葉原駅徒歩7分。
・百年本舗 秋葉原総本店 : おすすめは、肉汁中華そばの醤油。
秋葉原駅から徒歩 7 分、上野動物園から 3 km、2020年に出来た、比較的新しいホテル。
・GRIDS東京 浅草橋
・変なホテル東京 浅草橋