Akihabara (秋葉原), also called Akiba after a former local shrine, is a district in central Tokyo.
Akihabara (秋葉原), also called Akiba after a former local shrine, is a district in central Tokyo that is famous for its many electronics shops. In more recent years, Akihabara has gained recognition as the center of Japan’s otaku (diehard fan) culture, and many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district. On Sundays, Chuo Dori, the main street through the district, is closed to car traffic from 13:00 to 18:00 (until 17:00 from October through March).
Akihabara gained the nickname Akihabara Electric Town (Akihabara Denki Gai) shortly after World War II for being a major shopping center for household electronic goods and the post-war black market. Nowadays, Akihabara is considered by many to be an otaku cultural center and a shopping district for video games, anime, manga, and computer goods. Icons from popular anime and manga are displayed prominently on the shops in the area, and numerous maid cafés are found throughout the district.
From Haneda Airport Haneda Air Port (Tokyo Monorail) Hamamatsucho (JR Yamanote Line) Akihabara Duration: 35minutes
From Narita Airport Narita Air Port (Narita Express / N’EX) Tokyo (JR Yamanote Line) Akihabara Duration : 70minutes
Narita Air Port (Keisei Skyliner) Nippori or Ueno(JR Yamanote Line) Akihabara Duration : 70minutes
There are other means of transportation, please use it.
We are operating an Akihabara tourist information website which is called as “AKIHABARA JAPAN”. Besides Japanese, the website also has English, Chinese and Korean version. The website is designed to advertise the attractiveness of Akihabara, with shop and event information posted on it.
– Digital Signage (advertising media)
We have set up and operated an outdoor signage on the first floor of Don Quijote where almost 300,000 people pass through monthly since Sep. 2017. We use the medium to deliver the street information to people visiting Akihabara.
– Kokosil Akihabara (tourist application)
We are operating the Akihabara page of a tourist information application which is called as “Kokosil”. The useful trip application, together with the abovementioned website are used for delivering messages and launching digital stamp rally games during the event period.