Akihabara Electric Town is located right next to JR Akihabara Station, which is so convenience for shopping or wandering around to enjoy the modern pace of this place, below is the guide of shops that offer many things from electronics to otaku related goods.

1. Yodobashi Akihabara

In Yodobashi, you can find anything and do almost everything, from looking for gadgets, mobile techs and accessories, cameras (digital and exclusive DSLR), computers (laptops and PCs), toys, games, or even just want to make digital prints right away, or to window shop. You gonna love this place because it also has coffee shops, restaurants, as well as a golf shop and batting center on the ninth floor, etc. Everyone can have fun throughout the building. There are the largest plastic model shelves!

Yodobashi Akiba.

Yodobashi Akiba. From Instagram

Address:
1-1 Kandahanaokacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Access:
Central exit of Akihabara Station. Don’t worry, it’s a huge building so you can’t miss it.

Business hours:
9:30 am to 10 pm

Restaurants hours:
11 am to 11:30 pm

2. Akihabara Crossfield

The complex has 2 buildings, the Akihabara Dai Building, and the UDX Building. While the lower floors have shops and restaurants, then the upper floors are said to be the “global center for the IT industry” with offices, conference space, and showrooms. The second floor of the UDX Building is the location of the Akiba Info Center and the fourth floor is the Tokyo Anime Center (listed below).

Akihabara Crossfield.

Akihabara Crossfield. From Flickr

Address:
4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Access:
2mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
depends on shops. Information Center: 11am – 5pm

Website:
http://www.akiba-cross.jp/english/index.html 

3. Sofmap

Sofmap has 12 shops around Akihabara and the address below is main store’s address. Some stores have more specialty even than the main store such as Apple products, CDs or games, as well as a number of outlets for used products like used computers, cameras, CDs, and software.

Sofmap.

Sofmap. From Wikipedia

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

Access:
3mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours: 10am – 9pm

Website: http://www.sofmap.com/  (Japanese only)

4. LAOX

Running three stores in Akihabara, including the Main Store and three other stores: Pocket Plus One about mobile products, Musicvox branch specializes in musical instruments and Asobitcity branch that sells hobby and game related products for otaku. All of these stores sell free-tax items (especially for foreign tourists).

LAOX.

LAOX. From Wikipedia

The cutest Hello Kitty toilet lid at LAOX!

The cutest Hello Kitty toilet lid at LAOX! From Instagram

Address:
1-2-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo

Access:
2mins walk from JR Akihabara Station Electronic Town Exit

Hours:
10am – 7pm

Website:
http://www.laox.co.jp/en/ 

5. Yamada Denki

Yamada Denki operates a “LABI” Akihabara PC Branch store, which specializes in personal computers, PC accessories, and household electronics.

Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara PC Branch.

Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara PC Branch. From Wikipedia

LABI Akihabara PC Branch

Address:
1 Chome-15-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Access:
right next to JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
10am – 10pm

Website:
http://www.yamada-denki.jp/ (Japanese only) or http://www.yamadalabi.com/akihabara/ 

6. Tokyo Anime Center

Tokyo Anime Center located on the 4th floor of UDX Building of Akihabara Crossfield. It hosts exhibitions and events related to anime, and of course, has a shop that sells toys, stationery, and other souvenirs, of anime / manga characters as well as figures.

Tokyo Anime Center.

Tokyo Anime Center. From Wikipedia

Different exhibitions are held time to time.

Different exhibitions are held time to time. From Instagram

The shop in Tokyo Anime Center.

The shop in Tokyo Anime Center. From Instagram

Address:
Akihabara UDX 4F, 4-14-1 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Access:
2mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
11am – 7pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays if Monday was a National holiday

Website:
http://www.animecenter.jp/ (Japanese Only)

7. Akihabara Gamers

Akihabara Gamers is the store best known for not selling goods from popular anime and manga, but also for seasonal favorite ones. They have a special area for limited-time widely popular anime, manga and games, so you can easily find out what’s on trend in Japan at the time. Besides comic books, manga, anime (collections, OST, etc.) games DVDs, Gamers also sells related merchandises such as stationaries, mug cups, clothing and so much more!

Akihabara Gamers.

Akihabara Gamers. From Wikipedia

The display welcomes you at the entrance of Akihabara Gamers.

The display welcomes you at the entrance of Akihabara Gamers. From Instagram

Name: AKihabara Gamers Hoten (Main Store)

Address:
1-14-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Takarada Building

Access:
1min walk from Akihabara Station, Electric Town Exit

Hours:
1st Floor 9am – 10pm, 2nd-7th Floor 10am – 9pm

Website:
http://www.anibro.jp/shop/2434/ (Japanese only)

8. Kotobukiya

5 floors of Kotobukiya is divided into specific areas. Of the first 3 floors, sell anime/ manga related merchandises, from daily accessories to figures and posters, etc. 4th floor offers a wide range of figures from non-manga characters, CDs, DVDs, and other supplies. 5th floor is the event space, which holds various events.

Kotobukiya Akihabara

Kotobukiya Akihabara. From Instagram

Many many cute figures are displayed!

Many many cute figures are displayed! From Instagram

Address:
1-8-8, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Access:
3mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
10am – 8pm

Website:
http://en.kotobukiya.co.jp/

*Thumbnail image is from Wikipedia