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A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

11-Day Sakura & Word Heritage Tour of Japan

Get to know the beauty of Japan on an 11-day, all-inclusive tour with a licensed English-speaking guide!

360-Degree 'Gachapon' Adventure in Akihabara

Have you ever seen 'gachapon' machines stacked four high? Take a 360-degree tour of the Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan!

Akihabara Food Guide

Tokyo's Akihabara area is about more than electronics and anime goods. Find the best local restaurants and food in the area!

Merry Melodies for Train Departures

After taking into account suggestions from the public, Tokyo Metro has finally settled on some J-Pop jingles for train departures.

Modern-Day Demon Invades Akihabara

In Japanese folklore there exists a traditional beast-like deity called the Namahage. Inspired by this tradition, media artist Etsuko Ichihara created a modern-day version of the Namahage specifically for Tokyo.

4 Weirdly Themed Tokyo Izakaya

Looking to change things up for your next pub crawl? Why not grab your drinks in Japan's Warring States Period—or an elementary school classroom?

Cradles of Subculture

Let's take a quick look at some trivia about various regions in Japan that are known as subculture hotbeds!

5 Next-level Maid Cafés

Warrior maids, gaming maids, toy maids, magical maids and massage maids await!

Where to Buy Cheap Stuff around Tokyo

Because shopping in Tokyo isn't only for the spendthrift, but also for the budget-conscious buyer, we give you a lowdown on where to get good stuff and great deals in and around Japan's capital city.

No Boys Allowed in This Capsule Hotel

To kick off its opening, this 'women's only' capsule hotel, located in the anime and manga mecca, Akihabara, will be featuring cute anime guys to welcome the new clientele!

New Akihabara Animate for Your Ikemen Needs

Opened on June 16, 2016, Akiba Girls Station is a massive, seven-floor shopping center dedicated entirely to anime/manga for the female audience.

Eat in the World of Final Fantasy XV

The makers of Final Fantasy are now also the makers of awesome burgers and cake at this Akihabara restaurant and gift shop.

A Quick Guide to the East Tokyo Neighborhoods

With 23 central city wards and multiple towns and villages west of the city center under a singular administration, it will take a while before you can call yourself a 'Tokyo Guru.' For a start, let us take you across the eastern neighborhoods!

Kamen Joshi Named Akihabara Ambassadors

In the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, masked girl idols Kamen Joshi have been appointed official ambassadors for Akihabara tourism.

#Followmeto Couple Capture the Beauty of Japan

This well-known Instagram duo is leading us by the hand on a spectacular journey to some of Japan’s most famous sights.

Stay at an Inexpensive Overnight Internet Café

With overnight stays costing as low as the price of two meals, travelers can save big and relax in comfortable rooms situated right in the heart of the otaku capital.

Sink Your Teeth into Natural Sakura Ice Cream

Why settle for artificial cherry blossom-flavored ice cream when you can have the full on petals in your tasty, icy treat?

Think You're Cut Out to Be a Shrine Maiden?

A job listing site in Japan is currently featuring a very interesting part-time job in the new Akihabara Shrine.

This Cosplayer Will Give You Nightmares

Cosplayers have been known to dress up in outfits that will scary the socks off of anyone, but this cosplayer takes things one step further.

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