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Ikebukuro Ueno Asakusa Akihabara, Kanda Nihombashi, Ningyocho Marunouchi, The Imperial Palace Odaiba Ginza Shibuya Akasaka, Roppongi, Aoyama Shinjuku
Akihabara UDX
Akihabara UDX is an IT base in Akihabara. Akihabara UDX is a complex facility containing the Tokyo Anime Center, AKIBA_ICHI, which is a restaurant mall featuring 30 shops, and event spaces. Akihabara UDX also has an information center called AKIBA INFO on the second floor, which offers Tokyo sightseeing brochures in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean and Akihabara shop maps as well as the facility information.
Akihabara Crossfield
4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Depends on facility
Depends on facility
- http://udx-akibaichi.jp/en/
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Akihabara Denki Gai (kihabara Electric Town)
Akihabara, Tokyo's world-famous Electric Town, where you will find a wide range of contemporary electric and electric appliances at far cheaper prices than anywhere in Japan. Akihabara has a wide selection of cameras, watches and traditional Japanese souvenirs, as well as electronics, electrical appliances and computers. Make sure you have your passport with a valid visa with you to be slegible for special duty free prices.
Akihabara Denki Gai (kihabara Electric Town)
Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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- http://www.akiba.or.jp/
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Animation
Akihabara is an area famous the world over for the range of electrical equipment on sale there. In addition, it is an area well known for the sale of Japanese games, cartoons, and animation accessories. In Akihabara you will find many unique aspects of Japanese culture such as "maid cafés." If you have an interest in Japanese animation and games, this is definitely the right place to visit.
Animation
Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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Kanda Myoujin (Kanda Myoujin Shrine)
Kanda Myojin was said to have been founded in 730AD and thus has a history in excess of 1270-years.
Magnificent buildings more than appropriate for a tutelary shrine of Edo were built by the Tokugawa Shogunate following the shrine's relocation to its current site in 1616. The Kanda Matsuri, which is sometimes called the "Tenka Matsuri," is one of the three major festivals of Japan.
Kanda Myoujin (Kanda Myoujin Shrine)
2-16-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
9am-4pm
Open 365 a year
Free http://www.kandamyoujin.or.jp/ (Japanese version only)
03-3254-0753 03-3255-8875
Yushima Seido (Yushima Seido Shrine)
Yushima Seido started as a private school connected to Razan Hayashi. It was established in the seventh year of the Kan-ei period (1630). During the Edo period (17th century - mid 19th century), it became a school for the nation's elite students and its fame grew. Taiseiden Hall tours are held on Saturdays, Sundays, and National holidays.
Yushima Seido (Yushima Seido Shrine)
1-4-25, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
9.30am-5pm (In Winter: -4pm)
Aug. 13-17 & Dec. 29-31
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03-3251-4606 03-3251-4853
Nicholai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral)
The official name of Nicholai-do is The Holy Resurrection Cathedral of the Orthodox Church of Japan. This is the largest example of Byzantine style architecture in Japan and was designed by English architect, Josiah Conder. The building was completed in the twenty fourth year of the Meiji era (1891) and has since been designated as an important cultural property.
Nicholai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral)
4-1, Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
1pm-4pm (Nov.-Mar.1pm-3.30pm)
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Kanda Kosho Ten Gai (Kanda secondhand book town)
The area around Jimbocho subway station is well known as the secondhand book capital of Japan. In this area you can find books on all and any subject(s) and as many colleges and universities were established in the neighborhoods around Kanda and Jimbocho in the late 19th century it served as a vital source of printed literature for scholars and students alike.
Kanda Kosho Ten Gai (Kanda secondhand book town)
1 chome-2 chome, Kanda-Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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- http://jimbou.info/ (Japanese version only)
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