Tokyo Anime Center Akiba Info
If you’re hunting for specific anime or manga merchandise, try the English-speaking information desk here. It’s part of a shop that...
Super Potato Retro-kan
Are you a gamer keen to sample retro computer games? On the 5th floor of this store specialising in used video games, there's a retro...
Akihabara Radio Center
Strictly for old-school electronics otaku, this two-storey warren of several dozen electronics stalls under the elevated railway is the...
Kawaii (cute) waitresses, dressed as French maids, play childrens' games with customers at this quintessential 'maid cafe'. You’ll be...
A Kamakura cooking school specialising in shōjin-ryōri (Buddhist-style vegan cuisine) runs this cafe within the Chabara food market....
8th fl, Don Quijote, 4-3-3 Soto-Kanda · interesting places nearby
AKB48 Theatre information
This J-pop phenomenon is a girl group of 60 rotating members who perform in shifts at their very own workhouse…er…theatre in the heart of Akihabara. Tickets for sell-out shows are awarded by lottery; overseas visitors can try their luck by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org one month in advance of coming to Japan – see the website for further details.
If you're curious to see what the big deal is, pop into AKB48 Cafe where videos of the group play on loop and look-a-like waitresses serve cutesy concoctions to slack-jawed fans.