Akihabara

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Pager service officially ends in Japan, funeral service for outdated tech held in Akihabara【Pics】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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Tech geek heaven: Japan’s first do-it-yourself keyboard specialist shop opens in Akihabara

Design a truly unique keyboard just for you.

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Man buys CD from amateur musician on streets of Tokyo, stomps on it in front of her face【Video】

Claims it was an accident, but absolutely no one believes him.

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Mr. Sato gets his heart broken by a 2019 Akihabara Junk Shop Lucky Bag

My mama always said life is like an Akihabara junk shop fukubukuro. You never know what you’re going to get.

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We get more than we bargained for with this Akihabara lucky bag

A seemingly innocent bag of random anime and game merch became the trigger for a peculiar addiction.

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Unassuming noodle restaurant without an overhead sign in Akihabara is totally worth a visit

Our reporter happily stumbles across this tucked-away culinary gem in the electronics district of Tokyo.

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Sushi burritos come to Tokyo with the opening of Beeat in Tokyo, and we tried three for ourselves

In the biggest sushi-loving town on the planet, can this unique twist on Japan’s food culture succeed?

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Let’s go get a haircut at Tokyo’s anime otaku hair salon【Photos】

Akihabara’s awesome Off Kai is a hair salon by otaku and for otaku, and SoraNews24 stopped by for a trim.

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Finding some mind-boggling products from the dark corners of Akihabara

Mr. Sato buys a mysterious Exhaustion Removal Sheet from an Akihabara junk shop.

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Lawson begins first self-service convenience store in Tokyo, no line-ups necessary

Just scan the item you want with your smartphone and walk out.

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Foreign traveler’s heart broken as he learns his image of Akihabara is too good to be true

Even in the biggest otaku mecca in the world, there’s a limit to how big the anime salutes are.

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Want to French kiss anime Joan of Arc and drink her spit? New beverage lets you do just that

Free drink promoting new anime series has cleverly designed bottle that could become new way for otaku to express their love for their 2-D crushes.

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