Translated by Ellyn Barnes
From Electronics To Anime Goods: Akihabara's 4 Sofmap Stores
Written by ochiai keiichi
Each of Akihabara's Sofmap stores sell a different assortment of products, from anime goods to electronics. Follow this useful guide to get to the one you need.
If you've walked around Akihabara, you may have seen these blue-fronted stores scattered around, but have you ever been inside one?
In Akihabara, there are multiple Sofmap stores, but each sells a different assortment of products. This means that you could go into one looking for a laptop, only to find they sell nothing but game software! To help you avoid this problem, this article will introduce each store's speciality, as well as how to get to the one you need.
1. An Ideal Location: the Massive Main Store
Of all the Sofmap stores in Akihabara, the main store is the largest. With a wide selection of mostly digital appliances, it truly lives up to its location in Electric Town.
Sofmap Main Store
Address: 4-1-1 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Opening hours: 11:00-21:00 (weekdays) 10:00-21:00 (weekends and public holidays)
Open year round
Accepted credit cards: All (including UnionPay)
1: Smart phones
2: Cameras, audio, electronic dictionaries
3: Computers, Software
4: Computer accessories
5: Medical Supplies, watches, beauty appliances, suitcases, branded goods
6: Used/Pre-owned items
7: Game consoles, toys, CDs, DVDs