Friday, June 26, 2009

Japan Day 11 - Akihabara

By Justin and Rain

Today, we went to Akihabara, the electronics district. There were mostly stores full of cameras and computers, and laptops.

The stores had loads of phones, tiny laptops and cameras. We only went to four or five stores with stuff like DS games, PSPs, IPod Touches, and other games.

The streets were packed with people. There weren't a lot of cars on the road when compared with the people. And there was a lot of Pachinko (slot machine) places.

In the alleys, there were smaller stores selling DVDs, computer stuff, and sometimes games. There were signs everywhere, mostly ads.

On the streets and in alleyways, there were people dressed in costumes, most of them handing out ads. We didn't find any boys dressed up though.

Some stores with anime stuff. And stuffed animals. Most of them were characters we knew nothing about. There were also stuffed dolls of game characters, Kirby, Link, Mario, etc.

We liked the stores a lot. Even though we didn't know about the stuff they were selling.


  1. The girls in costumes in this district are called Maids. Here's a description of this interesting subculture, that we deemed inappropriate to expose our kids too when we were there:

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