Shops Archive

How to Have a Happy Halloween in Akihabara

With Halloween around the corner you might be wondering, “Is Halloween different in Japan?” and the answer is pretty simple, “Yes.” The truth is, mass Halloween celebrations in Japan are relatively new and have been increasing in popularity …

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Get your Gachapon Fix at Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan

What is Gachapon? Japan is known as a haven of vending machines. From umbrellas to canned oden, just about anything can be purchased without human interactions. Unsurprisingly, anime goods and novelty toys can be bought from a vending …

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Figure Paradise at AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan

AmiAmi: the ultimate store for otaku goods online and offline If you’re an anime fan, you’ve probably already heard of AmiAmi. If you haven’t yet, listen up. AmiAmi is the website for otaku goods like figures, trading cards, …

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Phantom – Military Supply Goods Shop

When you think of Akihabara you probably imagine kawaii maids, posters of busty anime girls, game arcades, and used electronics, but there’s another trend taking root in the famous otaku paradise. These days you’ll find that military and …

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A Tour of Polka*Polka 2nd Hand Cosplay Shop

Are you a cosplayer? Or, maybe you just want to be able to say you went inside a Japanese cosplay shop? Whatever your reason, when you come to Akihabara one of the must-visit cosplay stores in the area …

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