Akihabara

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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Did Prime Minister Abe just make an entire protest disappear?

Shinzo Abe might have just pulled a total David Copperfield during an appearance in Akihabara.

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Tokyo company offers foot massages from cute VR anime girls, but given by real-life men【Photos】

Completely embracing that virtual reality and actual reality are two different things.

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The Senran Kagura anime/video game franchise has a new restaurant, but the menu seems to be of only secondary interest.

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This Tokyo ramen is served in -110-degree Fahrenheit container to help you beat the summer heat

But surprisingly the super-chilled noodles aren’t available at a ramen restaurant.

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Japan’s most popular maid cafe, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki, opens new “Maid Cafe Winery” in Akihabara

The place to go for three of the world’s most delightful things: wine, cats, and girls in thigh-high stockings.

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Awesome life-size anime figure display exhibition opens in Tokyo this month

If gigantic anime figures are your idea of fine art from Japan, you won’t want to miss this free event in Akihabara.

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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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