Tokyo Neighborhoods • Akihabara


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken:  2006     City: Tokyo     Country: Japan      Pictures Attached: 18     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District



Akihabara Pictures

by Parent on Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:29 pm


Akihabara is Tokyo's and perhaps the arguably the world's top electronic market. All sorts of electrical and electronic devices can be found here at reasonable prices. Also of interest are the maid cafe (a.k.a. cosplay restaurant) which have become part of Japan's otaku culture..

Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) In front of the JR [[Akihabara Station]]. The man with a red coat is trying to sell something to the other two. (525.3 KB) Photo viewed 963 times
Pic. 1. In front of the JR Akihabara Station. The man with a red coat is trying to sell something to the other two. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) Not too many women in this neighborhood - mostly men can be seen on the streets. (663.72 KB) Photo viewed 953 times
Pic. 2. Not too many women in this neighborhood - mostly men can be seen on the streets. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) Ishimaru store. (577.71 KB) Photo viewed 942 times
Pic. 3. Ishimaru store. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District)  (547.43 KB) Photo viewed 1292 times
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Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) Yodobashi - Akiba. Originally, Yodobashi sold only cameras - currently, all types of electronic/electrical products can be found there. (640.44 KB) Photo viewed 944 times
Pic. 5. Yodobashi - Akiba. Originally, Yodobashi sold only cameras - currently, all types of electronic/electrical products can be found there. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District)  (581.56 KB) Photo viewed 942 times
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Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) An indoor market. (709.19 KB) Photo viewed 911 times
Pic. 7. An indoor market. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) Indoor market. From another angle. (503.84 KB) Photo viewed 916 times
Pic. 8. Indoor market. From another angle. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) Some [[Vodafone]] memory shots. No more Vodafone now in Japan. Bought over by [[SoftBank]]. (598.35 KB) Photo viewed 910 times
Pic. 9. Some Vodafone memory shots. No more Vodafone now in Japan. Bought over by SoftBank. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) DVD store for adults. I'm not sure how good the collection is -- I never went there :D. (623.71 KB) Photo viewed 939 times
Pic. 10. DVD store for adults. I'm not sure how good the collection is -- I never went there :D. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) A street-level shot of Akihabara. (655.17 KB) Photo viewed 850 times
Pic. 11. A street-level shot of Akihabara. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District)  (751.14 KB) Photo viewed 1173 times
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Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) I'm not sure why everyone was taking a picture of her.. So... I did the same. I think it's her part-time job to be a "temporary model" for the [[otaku]]s. I heard they are referred to as "moeeee" meaning immature young teenager.. Hmm.. Next picture :D. (791.63 KB) Photo viewed 3314 times
Pic. 13. I'm not sure why everyone was taking a picture of her.. So... I did the same. I think it's her part-time job to be a "temporary model" for the otakus. I heard they are referred to as "moeeee" meaning immature young teenager.. Hmm.. Next picture :D. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) Good deals in the backalleys. (620.63 KB) Photo viewed 949 times
Pic. 14. Good deals in the backalleys. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District)  (657.42 KB) Photo viewed 866 times
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Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District)  (665.63 KB) Photo viewed 893 times
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Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District)  (565.77 KB) Photo viewed 881 times
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Picture of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Shopping District, Market, Nightlife District) Bye bye akihabara. (691.36 KB) Photo viewed 928 times
Pic. 18. Bye bye akihabara. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Map of Akihabara. Satellite photograph of Akihabara neighborhood, Tokyo city.


How to get to Akihabara Neighborhood


Akihabara Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
Last edited by Parent on Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:07 pm, edited 7 times in total.
 
 
 
 
Map of Akihabara. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of Akihabara Neighborhood.

 
 

Neighborhoods Nearby Akihabara - Pictures by Parent



Okachimachi Neighborhood by Parent. Okachimachi is the biggest and most famous permanent open-air market in Tokyo. From Louis Vuitton bags and Gucci belts to Yakitori meals on the street, anything can be.. Distance from Akihabara: 0.9km N, 20 pictures.

Hongo Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Bunkyo-ku, Hongo is a neighborhood nearby the University of Tokyo and.. Distance from Akihabara: 1.5km NW, 14 pictures.

University of Tokyo Neighborhood by Parent. The University of Tokyo is one of the most highly ranked universities in.. Distance from Akihabara: 1.6km NNW, 10 pictures.

Ningyocho Neighborhood by Parent. Located nearby Ginza in Nihonbashi (Chuo-ku), Ningyocho is a mix of office, restaurant, and some residences. It is famous for the Amazakeyokocho street where sweets and senbeis are sold. Senbeis are sweeted or salted crackers.. Distance from Akihabara: 1.6km SSE, 17 pictures.

Ueno Neighborhood by Parent. During the 60s or 70s, the Ueno station area used to have somewhat of a bad reputation due to the people living there being generally unsophisticated blue-collars. The Ueno residents most often came from the northern prefectures.. Distance from Akihabara: 1.6km NNE, 22 pictures.

Kuramae Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Taito ward near Asakusa, Kuramae is a mix of residential back alleys and office buildings. Kuramae is also within a 10 minute walk of the Ryogoku neighborhood which is most famous in Tokyo for its Kokugikan sumo.. Distance from Akihabara: 1.7km NEE, 6 pictures.

Ryogoku Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Sumida-ku, Ryogoku is most famous for the Edo Tokyo Hakubutsukan (Edo-Tokyo Museum) and the Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo wrestling.. Distance from Akihabara: 1.9km E, 19 pictures.

Ueno Park Neighborhood by Parent. While not too large in area, Ueno Park is nicely manicured and offers a beautiful pond. The residential areas around the park are not too expensive to live with the rent being the Tokyo average (typically 80000 yens/month for a.. Distance from Akihabara: 1.9km N, 5 pictures.




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