Akihabara

Mr. Sato hunts for New Year’s lucky tablets in the wilderness of Akihabara

No one puts the “fuku” in “fukubukuro” like Akihabara.

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Akihabara’s forgotten history reveals surprising basketball court at the station

People in Japan can’t believe the otaku haven looked so different just a few decades ago. 

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Busty ninja girl barred from Smash Bros. gets her own Tokyo pop-up store/merch line【Photos】

Nintendo’s crossover series won’t let Mai Shiranui in, but no one can keep her down!

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Akihabara bar’s secret menu beer is a massive treat in the world’s biggest otaku culture center

An ura menu treat for those in the know.

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Japan’s favorite super-cheap revolving sushi restaurant finally comes to Akihabara!

Once strictly for the suburbs, Sushiro lets fans in Tokyo’s otaku district enjoy tasty sushi and still have plenty of cash left over for anime merch.

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Tokyo’s AKB48 idol-themed cafe announces sudden, permanent closure

Only a few weeks left to visit the idol singer eatery, plus possibly one more Akihabara landmark.

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This is Akihabara’s best hidden food vending machine: The Mansei meat sandwich machine!

Must-eat meat on the street in Japan’s video game and anime capital.

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Should Akihabara be walled off from the rest of Tokyo? Twitter user proposes bold rezoning plan

Admission fees, age requirements, and unrestricted public posting of erotic anime art would all be part of “Akihabara Gate City.”

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Dine at Akihabara’s Dorami and get all-you-can-eat mapo tofu, plus delicious dumplings and more

Our Japanese-language reporter follows a hot tip to a mouth-searing offer he can’t refuse.

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Typhoon Hagibis turns Tokyo into an eerie ghost town【Pics, Video】

In Akihabara, giant screens blared happy tunes to deserted streets as a life-threatening typhoon approached Japan.

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Pager service officially ends in Japan, funeral service for outdated tech held in Akihabara【Pics】

Sayonara, pagers, and enjoy your well-earned rest.

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Awesome Sega Mega Drive six-button controller taiyaki lets you bite into mouthful of nostalgia

Relive the old-school era of 16-bit while having your fill of delicious red bean paste.

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Otaku lie down in the streets of Tokyo to be comforted by beautiful anime mom【Photos】

Foreign bystanders startled as otaku bypass waifus for mama.

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Customers simultaneously amused and guilted by the name of this bread stand in Akihabara

Would you have a clear conscience when buying melon bread from here?

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Foreign travelers in Tokyo, other towns handing out flags, asking Japanese people to pay for them

Sellers often claim to be deaf and ask for random Japanese people to “sponsor” their travel expenses.

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We caved in to curiosity and bought a mystery box from a strange vending machine in Akihabara

Each box comes with a random tale attached to it.

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New cyberpunk maid cafe opens in Akihabara, Tokyo

Japanese maids in thigh-high stockings are ready to take you to the year 2045.

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Valentine’s Day Akiba-style: Hundreds of otaku line-up for cards and chocolates from anime girls

Real-world manifestations of affection from 2-D crushes cause massive lines on a weekday morning.

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