Photo: Akihabara Tokyo’s Electric City

November 19, 2010 · 13 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve put a mid-week photo up here, and you’ve probably noticed my new header image since I’ve been in Japan (I tend to change my header to a place that I’m visiting even if it’s not what I’m blogging about). If you’re reading this in an RSS reader then it’s worth popping by to see what a difference it makes. Ironically this has less detail than my header because it’s much smaller. Anyhow here is the full image:

Forget the main streets too, check out the backstreets for even more things you never thought existed

Be sure to visit Anna’s blog running ‘Show me Japan’ photo series who inspired me to put this one up, she can be found at

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ciki November 19, 2010 at 9:18 AM

gorgeous! Sigh .. i really miss Tokyo! Akinhabara rocks. I end up wanting to buy EVERYTHING but the all the languages are in Japanese.
ciki´s latest blogpost – Marufuku


AdventureRob November 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Yes, I only had a day so only skimmed the surface and went in the bigger shops. There seems a lot more to be missed by avoiding the backroads (which are just as long as the main strip) of specialist shops. I fear for my bank balance when I next turn up with bundles of Yen :)


AnnaTrouble November 19, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Ah, the lovely Akiba… It’s been ages since my last visit there. :)
Thanks for the entry for Show Me Japan
I added your link to the appropriate post:
Can you be so kind and link back on your post?
Anna :)
AnnaTrouble´s latest blogpost – Show Me Japan Vol1 Issue 1


AdventureRob November 20, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Sure thing Anna, no problem, thanks for the feature ^_^


Yoshi November 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Thank you for participating in “Show Me Japan”!
Going to Akihabara is extremely dangerous to me. I am not talking about the security of the Capital of Electricity. Rather, it’s dangerous to my wallet/bank account. I don’t remember how many times I have bought gadgets that I was not supposed to do there…
Have a wonderful weekend.
Yoshi´s latest blogpost – Sunny Day in Nikko


AdventureRob November 20, 2010 at 10:20 AM

Thanks Yoshi :-D I know what you mean. Akinhabara turns everyone into moths as well, attracted by the lights everywhere.


Vinay November 20, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Been a long time since I visited Japan… would love to get back there!
Vinay´s latest blogpost – How to KILL it In the Corporate World or the Big- Small- Big Theory – Part 1


AdventureRob November 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM

I feel like I need to see a lot more of it, I only had 1 night in Tokyo :(


Leeann November 22, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Tokyo looks like a great city to visit. Great photo :)
Leeann´s latest blogpost – Harry Potter- according to my Dad


AdventureRob November 23, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Thanks ^_^


Victoria@battery back up November 23, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Hundreds of electronics shops of various sizes can be found around Akihabara Station and along Chuo Dori (Chuo Avenue). They offer everything from the newest computers, cameras, televisions, mobile phones and home appliances to second-hand goods and electronic junk.


AdventureRob November 24, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Yes, and I think it’s the ‘second hand goods and electronic junk’ which draws me the most *_*


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