Akihabara

Akihabara landmark Toranoana is permanently closing, chain downsizes to just one branch in Japan

Dojinshi specialty shop will live on in other capacities, but its 28-year-run in Akihabara is coming to an end.

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Akiba Dental Clinic: The Akihabara dentist where a moe maid in cosplay cleans your teeth

This new dentist wants to make otaku dreams come true.

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Part-maid cafe, part-dentist’s office? Akiba Dental Clinic opens in Tokyo【Photos】

Frilly outfits and assisted teeth-brushing practice are part of the otaku-oriented dental clinic.

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Akihabara shop lets you destroy your own hard drives for only 100 yen

Let Dark Past Final Disposal Site let you puncture your HDD.

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Burger King roasts McDonald’s with cryptic message on poster jabbing huge new store in Akihabara

Longstanding tongue-in-cheek rivalry between chains continues in Tokyo’s otaku mecca.

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Manga creator/politician Ken Akamatsu opens political office/art gallery in Akihabara【Photos】

Creator of Love Hina is gearing up for a run at Japan’s upper parliament house to protect freedom of expression.

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Female virtual YouTubers are here to collaborate with Tokyo’s Kanda Myojin Shrine in a punny way

Hololive Production teams up with one of Tokyo’s most important shrines to provide a creative new method of support.

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Robot ramen waiter now serving customers in Tokyo’s Akihabara【Video】

One of Japan’s most basic restaurant chains has some new high-tech workers.

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VR metaverse of Akihabara Station being made by JR East, netizens scoff at early quality

This looks like something from a PlayStation 2 game,” one netizen commented.

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Akihabara Nagomido manga cafe x Felissimo Cat Division Parlor collaboration café is open meow

Month-long specialty cafe offers the purrfect dishes and goods for cat lovers in Japan’s capital.

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Ramen chain Menya Musashi teams up with Lotte chocolate for unique Valentine’s Day dish

A mazesoba-inspired menu item full of hints of chocolate and pungent spices!

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Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A pop-up cafe to open in Akihabara

Don’t forget to press “select” too if you bring a friend.

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The Akihabara ? Bag lucky bag may disappoint you if you yourself are a pretty weird guy

”Includes some goods” is the only promise this anime shop makes about its fukubukuro.

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Demon Slayer lucky bag from Akihabara slays us with awesome anime merch

Tokyo’s otaku town knows how to please Kimetsu no Yaiba fans. 

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Akihabara card shop asks visitors to stop getting liquored up inside the store

Sir, this is a place for Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh, not beer and shochu.

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Akihabara junk shop offers “Guaranteed iPad and other various items!!” lucky bag in 2022

Mr. Sato came for the “guaranteed iPad” and stayed for the “and more!!”

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Leading maid cafe chain to open largest location in history in Akihabara

Maid cafes are coming back in a big way.

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End of the line for Gundam Cafe as entire chain announces permanent closure

After an 11-year-run of anime-themed food and giant robot merch, it’s last call at the Gundam Cafes.

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Akihabara’s landmark “meat building” is being sold as pandemic continues to hit neighborhood hard

Mansei meat company can no longer afford to continue owning the building that’s been a local icon since 1991.

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We hunt for a PS5 in a high-stakes capsule toy machine in Akihabara

Our reporter doesn’t have a problem though. He can stop anytime he wants.

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