15 Truly Astounding Places To Visit In Japan

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Akihabara

Located in central Tokyo, Akihabara is a bustling shopping district, a chaotic place of vibrant colours and bright lights, where modern Japan comes alive and life is lived at a relentless pace.

This is a retail hub that specialises in the latest electronics and tech, with small stalls and vast department stores jostling for space and shoppers everywhere.

In recent times, Akihabara has also become home to Japan’s otaku culture, and those interested in Anime and Manga are advised to head here. Chuo Dori, the area’s main street, can be busy, although Sundays are a good time to visit, when cars are prohibited during the afternoon rush.

Take a trip, bag or bargain or just engage in a little people watching from a side-street café, you’ll find that there’s nowhere else quite like Akihabara. For an authentic glimpse of modern Japan, this is the place to be.