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3 Nerdy Places You Must Visit In Akihabara Japan

3 Nerdy Places You Must Visit In Akihabara Japan

on Aug. 21, 2013 by

I am highly convinced that Japan offers the best entertainment in the world. In Akihabara you can unwind at cute maid cafes and gigantic video game arcades that exceed your every dream

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I had to give the electric town of Tokyo another shot after my bad experience back in 2007.

Places

  • 1. Maidreamin

    Biggest maid cafe chain in Tokyo where you can sing karaoke with cute Japanese girls

    3 Chome-16-17 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0021, Japan

  • 2. Cure Maid Cafe

    Another maid cafe but more low-key than Maidreamin

    3 Chome-15-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0021, Japan

  • 3. Club Sega

    Time to unwind at the biggest video game arcade after you coffee and cake with the Japanese maids

    1 Chome-11-11 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0021, Japan

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I started my journey at the SEGA building to play Gundam Arcade where every player has their own capsule with a full replica of the entire interior of a Gundam robot.

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Afterwards I wanted to try a maid cafe and as I expected the experience was a little odd, including the creepy elevators and strange fellow customers but the girls at the maid cafe were a lot of fun but I couldn't help wondering if they were truly enjoying it.

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Akihabara gained the nickname Akihabara Electric Town shortly after World War II for being a major shopping center for household electronic goods and the post-war black market.

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Nowadays, Akihabara is an otaku cultural center and a shopping district for computer goods, video games, anime, and manga.

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Icons from popular anime and manga are displayed prominently on the shops in the area, and numerous maid cafes can be found throughout the district.

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Some people view Akihabara and otaku culture in general in a negative light based on the male-oriented depictions in anime and manga.

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Unfortunately, it started rain near the end of the day so I jumped back on the subway towards Shinjuku's Kabukicho to dine at the Robot Restaurant so stay tuned for my next report.  

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