3 Nerdy Places You Must Visit In Akihabara Japan
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
I had to give the electric town of Tokyo another shot after my bad experience back in 2007.
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
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.
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.
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.
Nowadays, Akihabara is an otaku cultural center and a shopping district for computer goods, video games, anime, and manga.
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.
Some people view Akihabara and otaku culture in general in a negative light based on the male-oriented depictions in anime and manga.
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.