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Akihabara

Akihabara – known colloquially as Akiba – is the heart of Tokyo’s electronic district and is something of a Mecca for otaku of all stripes. Which shops to visit depend very much on what you’re looking for, as some specialize in one thing only, while others have nearly every electronic device imaginable. Coming out of…

Type: otaku  |  Category: Tokyo  |  Tags: , ,

Maid Cafés

An offshoot of the Japanese love of cosplay and anime culture, in these establishments waitresses dress as French maids and treat customers as their masters and mistresses. While they can be compared in spirit to the concept of a hostess bar, these cafés are completely innocent in nature; these are temples to the cult of…

Type: otaku  |  Category: Tokyo  |  Tags: , , ,