the ultimate electronics bargain paradise.
it long about 1 km and is full of every conceivable kind of electrical household, audio and so on, at super discount prices...but i have to recognized that it was cheapear in panama than in the own japan!!!
Worldwide famous Electronic City Akihabara, the whole street selling electronically things, computing, cameras and housing electrical things. When moving into a new house, in order to get everything ready for the new life, most of us will spend a day here to buy everything we want, TV, Fridge, Owen, Air conditional, dryer, iron, computer etc.. The price basically selling here is about 30% cheaper than any country else in the world.
That whole district is definetely worth to visit. However do not buy!!! the product (except oversee porducts) has no warranty, 110 Volt -50 or 60 Hrtz. And most important thing the price! to compare to america or europa it is clearly more expensive since the VAT only %5. Tax free doesnt make that much sense as well.
Some say that the name Akihabara is world famous, but I never heard of it until I entered this district in Tokyo. This area in central Tokyo is famous for its high concentration of electronics shops. There are more then 250 electronic shops located in the Akihabara area.
You can find her the latest electronic gadgets and products that are available on the Japanese market. You can walk around here for hours if you like these gadgets and electonics.
If you need a helmet with build in screen, just take a sit in those relax chairs and enjoy the experience.
Akihabara is where I work. If you are interested in electronics or computers then this is the place to visit. You can see all of the latest gadgets in the shops of Akihabara and anything you need, is here. Be ware of prices here. Akihabara can be expensive, but if you have tried everywhere else, they will have what you are looking for.
Got a hang for electronic gadgets?
Don't miss Akihabara "the electronic City". If you are really into it, plan a few days browsing the latest electronic gadgets, some you won't se at home for months or years and some that never will be launched outside Japan. There are also nice second hand shops for electronic gadgets and instruments that may have the syntheziser you could not get hold of at home at a reaonable price, just keep in mind the weight for the flight home.
Girls: Please have some understanding if your man goes completely bananas and spends hours in the shops. This may be his "mecca". Remeber all those times hess been with you shoping clothes etc..
Take the Hibiya (gray) line to Akihabara for a wide and latest selection of electronic products.
On weekends/holidays, they close off the main street to traffic--with salesgirls dressed up in costumes (dolls, space warriors, etc.) handing out flyers. Akihabara is known as Electric Town but can also be called Geektown or Nerdville--predominantly male shoppers...I bet they're fanatics about Star Trek, anime, Lord of the Rings, the Matrix, computer programs, and video games!
There is no smoking in the area but a large smoking store is available at a prominent corner--just follow the trail of tar.
You must come here to experience Japan's high tech electronics! And prepare more money. One can easily spend purchasing even though you never plan to purchase! I bought one mini-HiFi back home. Well... I was thinking to buy a new digital camera. My Nikon is only one year old and is considered 'antique' here in Akihabara!!!
Akihabara the " ELECTRIC CITY " there are large retailers, you can also find street after street of small and medium-size store selling everything imaginable and also the latest products in the market.
I look around but I cannot find what I am looking for in a big duty free store.
Finally, I find what I am looking for in a small store. It a SONY WALKMAN WITH AM/FM RADIO, then I calculate into Canadian dollar the price, and I save a little bit of money because I do not pay tax. Also the most important for me is to look for the service repair in Vancouver in the manual in case something wrong with the walkman.
The staffs speak English so I feel better about it, so he could answer some of my questions.
And please bring your passport to get duty free tax.
Akihabara or electric town is awash is shopping of anything electric or electronic. There is so much of it, I see now why they have temples where you can go and relax. You'll need to after coming here.
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An entire street of discount electrical and electronics shops, was told about 1000 of them, selling the latest gadgets that no guys can afford to miss in this new high-tech society. Window shopping alone can fill up the whole day as the range of products one can find here is mind-boggling. Laox is a good department store to look for export models since most of the shops cater for the domestic market. (Voltage in Japan is similar to North America but differs from Europe & Asia, so check carefully!)
For clothing - try Ikebukuro & Shinjuku.
Marvel yourself with the latest electronic tools in Akihabara, from PC to digital cameras.
Cheapest price in Tokyo (but not so cheap compared to the rest of the world) and possibility to try and touch everything.
This town is full of electronic stuff, manga, anime, cosplay costume, etc.
Do come here if you have something in mind or if you have plenty of time to spend.
Coz Akihabara is simply HUGE...
Go shopping for electronics in Akihabara.
There are only a gazillion vendors here selling every electronic device imaginable!