Akihabara Radio Center

sights / Architecture

Akihabara Radio Center information

Tokyo , Japan
Street 1-14-2 Soto-Kanda
Extras Chiyoda-ku
Getting there
train JR Yamanote Line to Akihabara, Electric Town exit
Opening hours
hours vary
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Lonely Planet review

Strictly for old-school electronics otaku, this two-storey warren of several dozen electronics stalls under the elevated railway is the original, still-beating heart of Akihabara. By old-school, we mean connectors, jacks, LEDs, switches, semiconductors and other components. It’s worth a peek as a cultural study; the easiest access is the narrow entrances under the tracks on Chūō-dōri.