14 Best Things To Do in Akihabara : Amazing Spots and Hot Activities

Well known as otaku geed mecca of the world, Akihabara has a lot of charm.
14 Best Things To Do in Akihabara introduce things you can enjoy only in Akihabara.
Why don’t you forget the daily life and enjoy the extraordinary world you can experience only in Akihabara?

What Akihabara Makes Special

What kind of place Akihabara is

  • The world best electric town.
    Akihabara started as the black market selling the radio parts after WWⅡ.
    Then the shops increased selling home appliances and electric parts and Akihabara came to be called as the electric town.
  • Pop culture town.
    Since personal computer and TV game developed in 2000s, Akihabara has become Otaku culture mecca of anime and comics.
    The unique culture was born like maid café and the underground idol.

Akihabara Things To Do | SpotsShopping

Akihabara Things To Do introduce must visit shopping spots and historical place to experience Akihabara’s most unique culture in the world.

Akihabara Radio Kaikan

Radio Kaikan

Radio Kaikan

Just in front of Denki gai Exit of Akihabara st., a large yellow eye catching signboard can be seen.
That’s Akihabara Radio Kaikan building.
Opened in 1950 as two-story wooden building Akihabara Radio Kaikan was reconstructed several times and has become as it is in 2014.
Now tenants like specialty shops are gathered.

Introduction of Tenants

Yellow submarine Akihabara Honten Mint

On the 6th floor of Akihabara radio Kaikan, Yellow submarine Akihabara Honten Mint sells all kinds of figures, plastic models and cards.

TOMOCA electric pro shop

Audio special shop where sells broadcast equipment for business use, boasting the widest selection in Japan.
URL : https://yellowsubmarine.co.jp/#store

Opens : 10:00 am -8:00pm
B1 floor opens 11:30 – 11:00 pm
No regular closing day



Yodobashi Camera

Yodobashi camera

Yodobashi camera

Yodobashi Camera is a major electronic and home appliances chain store where sells home electric appliances, PC, camera, photographic, watch, brand goods and toy.

1F-6F: Yodobashi Camera, Akihabara
8F  : Restaurants
9F :  Golf shops
Golf driving range
Batting center
B1F/7F Special shop floor
No regular closing day

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Manseibashi Station

Manseibashi station

Manseibashi station

Located south of Akihabara, Manseibashi Station is the relic where you can learn about the railroad history in Tokyo.
JR East Japan Group runs the commercial facility using platform and stairs where used to belong to Manseibashi sta.

History of Manseibashi st.

Opened in 1912 as the terminal station of JR Chuo line, Mansei bashi st., was designed by Kingo Tatsuno who designed Tokyo st.
The beautiful red brick station attracted many visitors.
In 1919 JR Chuo line stretched to Tokyo st., from where within walk distance Kanda st and Akihabara st opened.
As a result Mansei bashi st had less presence year by year.
During the WWⅡ Mansei bashi st became non-essential station and closed in 1943. Then Manseibashi station became the Transportation Museum and MachEcute opened in 2013 utilizing the relics of Manseibashi st.

2013 platform

2013 platform is renovation of the former platform.
Café and Izakaya bar are located west of platform where open deck seats are recommendable.
Opens : Shop 11:00am – 8:00pm
Restaurant/café 11:00am-11:00pm on Mon.-Sat.
11:00am – 9:00pm on Sun. national holiday
1912 Stairs/1935Stairs/Platform 11:00am – 10:00pm on Mon-Sat,
11:00am – 8:30pm on Sun, national holiday
Open deck 11:00am-10:30pm pm on Mon-Sat.
11:00am-8:30pm on Sun, national holiday
Closing day : No regular closing day



Kanda Myojin Shirine

Well known as one of the most historical shrines in Tokyo, Kanda Myojin shrine has gathered attention as location of anime, where AKB48 member’s coming of age ceremony was held.
The legal name is Kanda shrine having 1300 years’ history, where the local Shinto deity is enshrined.
There are 580 stone lanterns in the precinct where you can enjoy the fantastic scenery even in the night.
Opens : 24 hours in the precinct
Praying hour : 9:00am – 4:30pm
Praying hour 9:00am – 4:00pm

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Mandarake sells secondhand geek otaku items collected from Japan and other countries on all floors 1F – 8F .
Comics including rare vintage comic, magazine and book of painting are sold on 3F-5F.
While you look on the shelf to find the 1st edition of favorite comic you my feel like treasure hunting.
Mandarake also buys the second hand items on the 1F
Opens : 12:00am – 8:00pm
No regular closing day



Tokyo Anime Center

tokyo anime center

Tokyo anime center

Tokyo Anime Center is Mecca for Japanese anime lovers, where anime is introduced from cultural side.
Anime related events like exhibition, sales promotion and workshops are held using the New AV technology, original picture of anime.
Tokyo Anime Center is Animation Complex Facility moved from Akihabra in Oct 2017.
Opens : 11:00am – 8:00pm
Closing day : Tuesday, Year end / New year holidays, facility checking/exhibition day



Akihabara Things To Do | Activities

Akihabara Things To Do introduce unique activities you can experience only in Akihabara.

Street Kart

street kart

street kart

Street Kart is a sightseeing activity by driving vehicles like go kart on the public road.
For this activity the traveler must have an international driver license or Japan’s driver license.
Drive a kart wearing character costume on the road, then you’ll definitely draw the attention and must be instagrammable.
Note: Street kart is unrelated to Nintendo or Mario kart, so doesn’t provide rental costume of Nintendo Mario series.


Street Kart Akihabara No.1

Opens : 10:00am – 10:00pm
No regular closing day



SEGA Game Center

Sega akihabara

Sega Game Center

SEGA Game Center displays lots of arcade games, UFO catchers and video games like fighting match, shooting games and action games.
VR attraction is provided for the customers to enjoy the rare content they cannot experience at home.
Sega Akihabara Building No.3
Opens : 10:00am – 11:30pm
No regular closing day

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VR Ninja Dojo


VR Ninja Dojo is Entertainment facility where features Ninja experience in combination of real and virtual activities to the visitors from overseas.
VR Ninja Dojo is designed in Japanese taste from the exterior to interior where the visitors can feel the Japanese uniqueness.
After physical training the visitors challenge full masterships to be qualified as Ninja using VR.
In VR activity the challengers fight with the enemy using sword, dirk and ninja arts.
The observer without VR head set can see the inside of VR room thru the monitor set outside.
Japanese / English are available.

Opens : 9:30am or 10:30am (dependent on number of reservation)
6:00pm (last admission)
No regular closing day



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Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan




Gachapon is the game to get the gift by putting in coin.
Gifts are mainly figures and key holders.
More than 400 Gachapon are displayed far and wide within the shop.
Every month around 50 titled new versions arrive at Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan where is lively and noisy crowded with men and women of all age.
There are mainly 2 kinds of popular Gachapon: one is lovely, unique and healing animal and the other is molding products pursuing the high quality reality.
Opens : 11:00am – 8:00pm on Mon-Thu.
11:00am – 10:00pm on Fri. Sat.
11:00am – 7:00pm on Sun. national holiday
Closing day : Only new year day



Akihabara Things To Do|Cafes




Maid café is synonym of Akihabara, where a waitress hosts the guest by calling them master and ma’am.
Maidreamin is maid café having domestic and oversea 17 shops, where you can enjoy for 1200yen to 3500yen.
Not only men but lady and kids can enjoy.
There are four kinds of maid uniform as well as seasonal uniform.
Maid uniform like a doll is so cute.





The official entertainment café where the visitors can enjoy the world of GUNDAM.
The café serves GUNDAM associated food and drink, so you can enjoy not only menu items but the visual.
The waiter usually wares costume of global union, but changes by the event.
The café has goods shop, so the core fan cannot miss it.
Opens : 10:00am – 10:30pm
No regular closing day


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Komaki Shokudo

Komaki shokudo

Komaki shokudo

Komaki Shokudo is a restaurant where the customer can enjoy shojin ryori, Japanese vegetarian diet.
Shojin ryori vegetarian diet is animal or fish protein free diet.
The dish containing no egg, sugar or dairy food is served in combination of soup, rice and three dishes.
Vegan and vegetarians can enjoy shojin ryori vegetarian diet.
Opens : 11:30am – 10:30pm
Closing day : no regular closing day