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Akihabara TOP 9

1 Radio KaikanBest place to go in Akihabara! Many anime shops inside!
2 AnimateIt has recently been renovated and is now very large!
3 SofmapBest for H games!
4 AtreAkihabara Atre is highly recommended!
5 MelonbooksIf you want a doujinshi, don't hesitate to come here!
6 GamersFor more minor anime goods, click here!
7 LashinbangSecond hand anime goods here! If you want some old anime goods, this is the place for you!
8 Gee Store AkibaBuy anime related clothing here!
9 Hobby TengokuThere are many showcases that can be enjoyed just by looking at them!

Anime Events

City of Otaku

Akihabara, indeed, it's the heaven for otaku! As an otaku myself, I have visited Akihabara many times! It's seriously the best! Akihabara is a really enjoyable place, so even if you're not very interested in anime, please visit at least once! Also, on Sundays, there's a pedestrian paradise where you can walk on both the sidewalk and the road, providing a different and fun atmosphere. However, it gets incredibly crowded, so even it's cool, I reccomend weekdays are recommended for visiting Akihabara!

You can check out other events on the Event Calendar here!

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Radio Kaikan

Radio Kaikan is a must-visit place when you come to Akihabara! It's a top priority! They have a massive selection of figures, cards, and various goods for sale. However, please note that some items sold right outside the entrance of Radio Kaikan might be a bit expensive, so I don't recommend buying from there. Additionally, within Radio Kaikan, there are a few stores that may be on the pricier side, so consider purchasing from well-known chains like AmiAmi, Yellow Submarine, KBOOK, etc.! Akiba X is also okay! The stores right inside the entrance are also okay! All card shops are okay too!


When you come to Akihabara, Animate is also recommended! However, please be careful as it gets very crowded on weekends, especially on Sundays when you might have to wait at the register for about an hour. They mainly sell the latest goods from the newest anime!


Sofmap is also an extremely recommended place in Akihabara! Especially, they have a large inventory of H games. Additionally, they sell general games (including Switch and PS5), figures, and general anime goods!

Maid Cafe

Speaking of Akihabara, you can't miss the maid cafes! There are numerous maid cafes in Akihabara, and among them, the highly recommended ones are Maidreamin, Cure Maid Cafe, Akiba nara isekai maid ga okyuji shitatte mondainai yo ne!, Akiba zettai ryouiki, Oningyo maid Cafe, and Magic Maid Cafe!

Akihabara Atre

At Akihabara Atre, there is some kind of collaboration or event held every season! You can check for collaborations on the official website! Additionally, within Atre, there are numerous anime shops like the Idolmaster Official Shop, Love Live Shop, Hero Academia Shop, and more. When you visit Akihabara, it's highly recommended to explore these shops!

Melon Books

Melon Books is Japan's largest chain of doujinshi shops! They have stores nationwide, and there is one in Akihabara too! This shop mainly features doujinshi aimed at a male audience. If you are interested in doujinshi, it's definitely worth a visit!


Gamers is also one of Japan's leading anime shop chains, and its main store is located in Akihabara! The store is quite large, and it gives off the impression of having a variety of slightly more niche anime goods. When you visit Akihabara, I strongly recommend checking it out! They regularly host anime pop-up events, so be sure to check the official website for updates!


lashinbang is Japan's largest chain of second-hand anime goods stores! Be sure to visit when you go to Akihabara! You can get anime goods at quite reasonable prices here, and you may even find hidden gems! Especially, figures without boxes are sold at surprisingly low prices!

Gee Store

Gee Store Akiba is combined with Nijigen Cospa store, so if you visit one, you can also see the other at the same time! This shop specializes in costume-related items, including T-shirts, pants, cosplay costumes, towels, and more!

Nijigenl Cospa

Nijigen Cospa is combined with Gee Store! Both Nijigen Cospa and Gee Store offer similar items for sale, including anime clothing, tableware, and other daily life items!

Hobby Heaven

Hobby Tengoku (Heaven) Akihabara recently relocated and expanded, becoming brand new! Inside, they offer a wide range of anime goods, including some slightly more niche items. When you visit Akihabara, be sure to drop by and check it out!


Kotobukiya is well-known for its figure sales! At the Akihabara store, they not only sell figures but also offer various goods. From cute items to Studio Ghibli-related merchandise, they sell products that appeal to a wide audience! Be sure to visit when you come to Akihabara!

Card Shop

There are many card shops in Akihabara! For first-timers, it's recommended to explore the card shops located inside Radio Kaikan. There are numerous card shops within Radio Kaikan, offering a lot of enjoyment! For more detailed information, check here!


TAMASHII NATIONS STORE TOKYO is a recently established place in Akihabara that mainly showcases and sells anime figures and Gunpla! There are also many photo spots inside, so it's recommended to drop by when you visit Akihabara!


At Square Enix Cafe, you can not only enjoy the cafe itself but also purchase goods, making it suitable for both cafe and merchandise purposes! They offer numerous collaboration dishes and goods from Square Enix works such as the Final Fantasy series and Kingdom Hearts. If you're a Square Enix fan, it's a must-visit!


Suruga-ya has multiple stores in Akihabara! The Game Kan Surugaya mainly sells adult games (H games), while the other centers have a relatively higher quantity of figures for sale! If you're interested in figures, it's recommended as you can often find them at quite reasonable prices!

Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan

It's a fun place with lots of capsule toy vending machines (gachagacha)! There are quite a few from older times, and you might even discover hidden treasures! If you visit Akihabara, be sure to drop by!


If you're looking for adult games (eroge), this is the recommended place after Sofmap! While they do sell some anime goods, almost all of their products are adult games. Additionally, there are two stores in Akihabara, so it's recommended to check out both! The second store focuses more on buying, but they also sell. The main store is primarily for sales!


Getchuya has a store in Akihabara, and while it's a bit small, it's recommended for adult game (H games) fans! The location might be a little complex, but they have many games! If you couldn't find what you were looking for at Sofmap or Trader, it's recommended to check this place out!

COMIC ZIN Akihabara Store

COMIC ZIN Akihabara store specializes in selling relatively niche doujinshi and books related to anime! If you're interested in manga, light novels, and especially doujinshi, this is the place to visit. They have a fantastic stuffs, so be sure to drop by!

Yodobashi Camera

Yodobashi Camera Akihabara has an anime floor on the top floor! While they primarily sell a vast array of electronic products, they also have a significant collection of anime goods! Of course, for anime shopping, places like Animate are recommended, but if you have time, Yodobashi Camera is also worth a visit!

Bic Camera

Believe it or not, Bic Camera actually has a floor dedicated to selling anime goods! Of course, it's not as extensive as anime shops, but if you have some extra time, it's a place worth checking out! They sell anime goods on the top floor, alongside a wide range of electronic products.

Don Quijote

Believe it or not, Don Quijote actually sells a large variety of anime goods! While the store primarily focuses on everyday necessities, the Akihabara branch stands out for having a more extensive selection of anime-related items compared to other Don Quijote stores. Additionally, they have many Mihoyo-related goods, including items from Genshin Impact, Honkai Impact 3rd and etc. You can check the details of anime goods on their official website.


Oshi no Ko

The Anime Place of Oshinoko actually has many locations in Akihabara! Furthermore, they exist in various other areas of Tokyo as well! You can check the details here.

Love Live!

The Anime Place of Love Live! actually has many locations in Akihabara! You can check the details here.

Steins Gate

The anime place of Steins;Gate is in Akihabara! There are labs, maid cafes, shrines, and more! You can check the details here.


There are also many other Anime locations in Akihabara! Characters from various anime series visit Akihabara, so please enjoy exploring!
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This is the biggest and the most popular travel company in Japan!! You can reserve hotel at reasonable price!! There are English, Thai, Korean and Chinese version for Rakuten!! You can switch it from language. If you're using Smartphone, change website to PC version and switch the language to your language.
To stay in Japan, Japanese site is always the cheapest.