日本での一年間

December 11, 2008

Yamanote Line Project (Part 15) – Akihabara Station

Filed under: Tokyo places, Yamanote-Sen — myyearinjapan @ 5:43 am

The 15th stop on the Yamanote line, Akihabara Station (known as Akiba for short). A strange collection of electronics stores, otaku shops selling anime and video game goods, penguins, and maid cafes.

Akihabara Station sign

Akihabara Station sign

Akiba Electric Town shop

Akiba Electric Town shop

Akiba intersection

Akiba intersection

more bright lights in Akiba

more bright lights in Akiba

Akiba at dusk

Akiba at dusk

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5 Comments »

  1. Somehow I always pictured something more lively and nerdy.
    Where are the maid cafes?!

    Comment by reccaphoenix — December 12, 2008 @ 6:38 am

  2. We went on a weekday and kind of late-ish. The lively, nerdy areas are definitely there too. And when you walk around Akiba there are usually maid flyering to get people to their maid cafes, but I’ve never been to a maid cafe. They cost so much more than normal cafes!

    Comment by myyearinjapan — December 12, 2008 @ 11:06 am

  3. […] Akihabara Maid Cafe Filed under: Tokyo places, Yamanote-Sen — myyearinjapan @ 7:07 am I posted some pictures of Akihabara, the electronics district, before, when I saw the penguins and as part of my Yamanote Line Project. […]

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  4. […] been a while. My last stop on the Yamanote line was Akihabara station, which I wrote about in December of 2008. During that sweep of the top half of the Yamanote line, I […]

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  5. […] Otsuka, Sugamo, Kamagome, Tabata, Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, Uguisudani, Ueno, Okachimachi and Akihabara. Later, I finished the other half of the Yamanote line going counter clockwise from Shinjuku to […]

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