Akihabara

Why is “Akihabara” shortened to “Akiba?” The historical reason may surprise you

Yeah, wait a minute. Why isn’t it shortened to “Akiha” instead?

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Wedding ceremonies with handsome anime men now being offered at Akihabara VR center

Slip on a headset and let one of three handsome dating simulator stars slip a ring on your finger.

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Actresses and employees from Japan’s most prominent adult film distributor staff bar where customers won’t mind the lack of seats.

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Cowboy Bebop anime themed cafe coming to Tokyo and Osaka next month

Okay, three, two, one let’s eat.

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Akihabara restaurant predates any anime TV series, is closing for good as neighborhood modernizes

As Tokyo’s otaku mecca continues to transform, a part of its past will fade away this month.

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Crazy-huge triple-decker wagyu hamburger steak will draw you to Akihabara even if you hate anime

Why eat nine Quarter Pounders when you can eat this instead?

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Cosplaying go-kart driver strikes bicyclist in hit-and-run collision in Akihabara

Police track down, arrest Taiwanese national. Mario presumed innocent.

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Akihabara pub offering monthly all-you-can-drink passes with durations up to half a year

Four other restaurants in Tokyo also start selling unprecedentedly generous unlimited-beer-and-cocktail passes.

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We track down a special dish hidden inside Yodobashi Akihabara 【SoraNews24 Taste Test】

If you know where to look, you’ll be able to try a jugful of noodles that nobody wanted the owner to create.

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Japanese Twitter falls in love with unusual vending machine in Akihabara

There’s good reason why people from around Tokyo are making the trip to Electric Town to get a taste of these special beverages.

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Ultra-rare Yu-Gi-Oh! card goes on sale in Tokyo’s Akihabara for 45 million yen

Rare anime merchandise can sometimes be as expensive as a car, but this one is closer to the price of a house.

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Why right now is one of the best times of the year to shop for dojinshi manga and merch in Japan

Lucky bags always make January a great time to go shopping in Japan, but it’s the prime dojinshi-buying time for a very different reason.

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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】Akihabara Junk Shop Lucky Bags: Now with less junk!

Mr. Sato once again tempts fate with two mystery grab bags of outdated electronics.

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Akihabara then and now: Photos show how Tokyo neighborhood has changed over the past 10 years

Tokyo pop culture center is a reflection of what young otaku are into, which means it never stays the same for very long.

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Akihabara fans shed a tear as iconic sign comes down, changing the cityscape of Electric Town

These photos capture the late-night action that spells the end of an era for Electric Town.

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Tokyo subway ”phantom station” reveals itself to passengers for first time in nearly 90 years

Akihabara-area Ginza Line station hasn’t been used since before World War II.

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Pink-shirted multiplying man found in Akihabara on Google Street View

In the Matrix of Google Maps, our Neo has been found.

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Crazy cheap Internet cafe in Akihabara is the perfect accommodation for the thrifty otaku

With overnight stays costing as low as the price of two meals, travelers can save big and relax in comfortable rooms situated right in the heart of the otaku capital.

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Japanese “Receipt Manga” machine discovered at Akihabara 【Video】

This is the most entertaining way to buy a Japanese manga comic!

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Akihabara restaurant Dante’s 10-buck steak: delicious, and so divinely cheap it feels like a sin

Splurging on tech toys in Tokyo doesn’t mean you have to skip steak for lunch and dinner.

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