Akihabara (a.k.a. Akiba) is a district in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo.
While known as “Akihabara Electric Town” and was the place to go to (after World War II) for household electronic goods, the city has since been transformed to a otaku mecca, with shopping for video games, anime, manga and maid and idol cafes are throughout the district.
Akihabara is know to serve the male otaku (as opposed to Ikebukuro’s Otome Road which serves the female otaku), but the place has many shops that would appeal to both and for otaku and video gamers, Akihabara is simply paradise.
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