Tokyo Hackerspace just put up a video guide to Akihabara in Tokyo, an area that’s densely populated with electronics components shops. We get a lot of questions about where to go over there and also requests for guided tours so we figured it’s probably best just to up videos, descriptions, and Google map markers. It was always difficult to tell people where to go since the places are hard to find so we’re hoping this makes it easier for visitors to Tokyo that want to get their geek on.
I adore Akiba, but I think I’d enjoy it a great deal more after learning Japanese. When we went a few months ago, we only had enough time to explore the main drag which included Yodobashi and, of course, Gamers.
Next time though, the back alleys with eBay-esque display cases and Super Potato. For sure.