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A Shopping Guide to Find Souvenirs in Akihabara Electronic Town

Akihabara has an endless amount of computers, cell phones, figures, video games, and more. Akihabara is a must-visit spot for anyone interested in electronics, Japanese anime, manga, and figures. Find the perfect souvenir for your otaku buddy back home.

#1. Yodobashi Akiba

Yodobashi Akiba

Yodobashi Akiba is the landmark building of Akihabara now. The building is directly connected to JR Akihabara station. The first floor to the sixth floor is full of all sorts of electronic goods. Actually this Yodobashi Camera is the second biggest store for this company. It’s so big that if you will get hungry or need to rest before you finish looking round. But don’t worry, on the eighth floor there is about 30 restaurants waiting for you! And if you come by car, this building also has an ample parking lot.
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Yodobashi Akiba

Address: 1-1 Hanaokacho Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: Connected to Akihabara Station

Hours: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-5209-1010

Website: Yodobashi Akiba (Japanese)


#2. Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara PC

Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara PC
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Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara is located in front of JR Akihabara Station (denkigai guchi). Just like the shop name says, this is a PC specialist shop. The biggest part of the shop has PC’s and tablets. This shop always promises they will discount a PC if you find it for a lower price at another shop, so let’s check the prices first and then try to get a discount!
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Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara PC

Address: 1-15-8 Sotokanda Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: Around Akihabara Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-5207-6711

Website: Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara PC (Japanese)


#3. Sofmap Akihabara Main Building

Sofmap Akihabara Main Building
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Just a three minute walk from JR Akihabara Station (denkigai guchi). Sofmap has been selling electronics for many years, they are well-experienced. They make good use of their extensive knowledge related to electronics.  This building has second hand PCs, smart phones, and tablets too. Other floors sell cameras, electronics for ladies, gaming software, and many other things. There is a good service area and employees can assist you if you have questions about PCs.
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Sofmap Akihabara Main Building

Address: 4-1-1 Sotokanda Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Akihabara Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 03-3253-1111

Website: Sofmap Akihabara Main Building (Japanese)


#4. Onoden Main Building

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Onoden is located just a 2 minute walk from JR Akihabara Station from denkigai exit. Onoden was established in 1951 and still has a good reputation as an electric appliance shop. Their policy is to be a friendly and kind electronic shop. Find exactly what you need at this electronic shop with friendly service.
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Onoden Main Building

Address: 1-2-7 Sotokanda Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: 2 minute walk from Akihabara Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Phone: 03-3253-3911

Website: Onoden Main Building (Japanese)


#5. Edion Akiba

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Edion Akiba is a well-balanced traditional type of electronics and appliance shop. You can find brand new electrics, brand watches, and all sorts of variety items in this compact building. There are employees who can assists customers in English and Chinese.
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Onoden Main Building

Address: 1-2-9 Sotokanda Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: 2 minute walk from Akihabara Station

Hours: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Phone: 03-3257-1100

Website: Edion Akiba (Japanese)


#6. LAOX Akihabara Main Store

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If you saw the sign for this shop it says “Laox Akihabara, Dutyfree Flagship”. Being the biggest duty free shop in Tokyo there are many employees who speak different languages to assist you with electronic goods, games, hobby goods, souvenirs, watches, and jewelry. They also have a cash exchange machine for US Dollars, Euro, Korean Won, Chinese Yuan, Australian Dollars, Taiwanese Dollars, and Hong Kong Dollars. And the fantastic thing is, they have a visitor information counter in English and Chinese. They’ll help you find your way and give you a tourist map of the area!
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LAOX Akihabara Main Store

Address: 1-2-7 Sotokanda Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: 2 minute walk from Akihabara Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Phone: 03-3253-7111

Website: LAOX Akihabara Main Store (Japanese)


#7. Janpara Akihabara

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Janpara is your go-to store for smartphones, cell phones, and tablets. They have brand new items to rare things. They have a huge variety of telephones and they can also buy your broken cell phone for parts. If you are looking for a mobile phone, you’ll love this shop.
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Janpara Akihabara

Address: 4-4-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Akihabara Station

Hours: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 03-5294-6022

Website: Janpara Akihabara (Japanese)


#8. Akihabara Radio Kaikan

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Akihabara Radio Kaikan was renovated and reopened in 2014. They originally opened in 1950, so they have a long history in Akihabara. Lots of interesting shops are gathered in this big building. What is your images of Akihabara? Geeky things? Otaku things? Animation books and goods? Model figures?  Please check Radio Kaikan for all of your geeky needs. I’m sure you’ll be interested in seeing Japanese culture of the new generation. Radio Kaikan also has some enthusiast electronic shops and parts shop too.
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Akihabara Radio Kaikan

Address: 1-15-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Akihabara Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Phone: 03-3251-3711

Website: Akihabara Radiokaikan (Japanese)


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