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From Electronics To Otaku: 7 Picks For Akihabara Souvenirs

From Electronics To Otaku: 7 Picks For Akihabara Souvenirs

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Akihabara can be a great place to purchase some souvenirs you won't find back home. We run you through some stores that are great for just that.

Translated by Emily Dempster

Written by yohei matsui

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In Akihabara there are plenty of great shops for tourists to buy souvenirs.

So that you can make the most of your time in Japan, we here at Matcha have compiled a list of 7 shops for all your souvenir shopping needs!

1. Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba

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Yodabashi Camera is one of the most popular electronics retailers in Japan. The best part is that it is a one-minute walk from Akihabara station, the building is huge and everything is clearly categorized. If you're looking for something, you can definitely find it here.

2. Akihabara Gamers Honten

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For those of you looking for anime or voice actor goods, we highly recommend Akihabara Gamers. It specialises in bishōjo anime and voice actor products, and there are many exclusive products that you can only find here. There is even a souvenir corner on the first floor where you can buy things like sweets printed with cute characters.

Related Article: Akihabara Gamers Store: A Treasure Trove of Anime and Voice Actor Goods

3. Akiba Cultures Zone

AKIBAカルチャーズ

Akiba Cultures Zone (AKIBAカルチャーズZONE) is a unique shopping complex that features shops like cosplay store ACOS, Rashinban for anime goods, and even specialty stores for yo-yos. You will find here everything from the usual things to strange bargains that you would never think of.

Related Article: Recommended Cosplay Specialty Store for Beginners, ACOS Akihabara

4. Mandarake

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Four minutes from JR Akihabara station, Mandarake is a famous otaku goods store with visitors from across the globe. It's a given that they stock manga, but toys are also available. Even just coming to look at all the things in the towering eight floors of this complex is a fun way to spend time.

Related Article: Mandrake, the Akihabara Otaku Source

5. Volks Akihabara Hobby Heaven

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The building lit up in this photo is Volks Akihabara Hobby Heaven. As the name suggests, this shop is a paradise for finding all the toys you ever need all in one spot. It would not be a stretch to say that this is the best place to find hobby items in all of Akihabara. If you feel the need to be immersed in a world of toys, this is the place for you. It goes without saying that it is also excellent for buying souvenirs.

6. Akihabara Radio Hall

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If you head out of the Akihabara Station Electric Town Exit, the first building you see is the Akihabara Radio Hall.

The building has been open for over 60 years, and re-opened after renovation in 2014. On the first floor of the building is Gift Shop The AkiBa, where you can purchase souvenirs after shopping in the 10 floors and basement level. The Akihabara Radio Hall is very popular with tourists, so why not take a step inside?

7. Don Quijote Akihabara

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Don Quijote Akihabara is a discount jumble store filled with every product you could possibly imagine. One of the reasons Don Quijote is so popular is that its products are so cheap.

There is a tax counter on the 5th floor, where they also have customer support in English. If you're having trouble finding something, why not give Don Quijote a shot?

Related Article: Don Quijote Akihabara: Japanese Souvenirs for Great Prices

Information

Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba

Address: 1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 9:30am - 10:00pm
Closed: Open year-Round
Wi-Fi: None
Station: JR Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅)
Access: 1-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station
Phone Number: (+81)3-5209-1010
Official Website: Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba

Akihabara Gamers Honten

Address: Takarada Building, 1-14-17 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 1F 9:00am - 10:00pm
2-7F 10:00am - 9:00pm
Languages : English
Station: JR Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅)
Access: In front of Akihabara Electric Town Exit
Phone Number: (+81)3-5298-8720
Official Website: Akihabara Gamers Honten

Akiba Cultures Zone

Address: 1-7-6 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Station: JR Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅)
Access: 4-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station Electric Town Exit
Official Website: Akiba Cultures Zone

Mandarake Complex

Address: 3-11-12 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 12:00am - 8:00pm
Station: JR Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅)
Access: 4-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station Electric Town Exit
Phone Number: +81-3-3252-7007
Official Website: Mandarake Complex

Volks Akihabara Hobby Heaven

Address: 1-15-4 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Weekdays 11:00am - 8:00pm, Weekends 10:00am - 8:00pm
Closed: Open year-round
Station: JR Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅)
Access: 4-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station Central Exit
Phone Number: +81-3-5295-8160
Official Website: Volks Akihabara Hobby Heaven

Akihabara Radio Hall

Address: 1-15-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Station: JR Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅)
Access: In front of JR Akihabara Station Electric Town Exit
Official Website: Akihabara Radio Hall

Don Quijote Akihabara

Address: 4-3-3 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00am
Closed: None
Station: Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅) on the JR Yamanote Line, Suehirochō Station (末広著駅) on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Access: 3-minute walk from JR Yamanote Line Akihabara Station, 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Suehirocho Station
Tax Counter: 5th floor
Credit Card: VISA,JCB,AMEX,Master,Diners, UnionPay
Official Website: Don Quijote Akihabara

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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