Akihabara

Akihabara’s new capsule hotel has a bar with craft beer and sake, hot spring-style mineral bath

Capsules are only the beginning of what this new Tokyo capsule hotel has to offer.

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Vocaloid Yukari Yuzuki becomes a life-size figure with equally enormous price tag

Will you be one of the lucky few to have this in your abode?

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Japan’s largest anime megashop to open new branch in Akihabara specifically for women

Retail chain Animate is dedicating an all-new store in Tokyo to girls’ anime and manga.

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Naked man strolls up to Akihabara Station in Tokyo to buy a train ticket 【Photos】

Good thing he had a backpack, because where else was he going to stick his change?

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Simulated sex demonstration in Akihabara definitely needed a bigger venue.

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Meeting at Hogwarts? Tokyo rental conference room is like a page from Harry Potter’s adventures

Not a fan of the boy wizard? Maybe you’d prefer to hold your meeting in the Wonderland room instead.

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Akihabara’s first capsule hotel for women only set to open later this month

The otaku haven’s first women-only capsule hotel will celebrate its opening with an anime collaboration.

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Cosplayers, idols, waitresses and bikini models dress up to celebrate Maid’s Day in Japan【Pics】

Yesterday was Maid’s Day and gorgeous girls from Japan celebrated in the best way possible — with lots of cute poses and photos!

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Akihabara Shrine seeks shrine maiden to perform memorial services for “deceased” anime figures

New maiden will help service all human- and plastic-kind.

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Tokyo cafe’s sakura ice cream has actual flowers mixed in for the ultimate cherry blossom dessert

Whether you’re a diehard anime fan or couldn’t care less about otaku culture, you owe it to yourself to try this new treat in Akihabara.

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Hair salon just for otaku would turn getting a haircut into a mini anime convention experience

Crowdfunding being sought for planned location in Tokyo’s Akihabara.

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Carl’s Jr. Japan also has a breakfast menu, so of course we had to try it too【Taste Test】

Always hungry for more, we head back to the newly opened Carl’s Jr. in Tokyo to try the fast-food outlet’s morning menu.

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First Carl’s Jr. opens in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, massive line-up ensues

Does Carl’s Jr. have what it takes to survive the grand-opening frenzy that every American fast food chain enjoys in Japan? We wait in line four hours to find out.

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Tokyo specialized school’s new department will teach you to be an Akihabara professional

Courses include maid cafe management, idol production, and dojinshi promotion.

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Spooky cosplayer dressed as Japanese urban legend ghost plays pranks on passersby in Akihabara

Akihabara may be known as a mecca for cosplayers, but it’s not every day that you run into the horrific “Slit-Mouthed Woman” on the street!

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AKB48 and Nogizaka46 songs to be played as subway train departure melodies in Tokyo

You can probably tell which stations they’ll be played at, but can you guess which songs have been chosen?

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Upskirt umbrellas are now a thing in Japan

We thought we’d seen everything from Japan, but this is one thing we never saw coming.

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【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】We buy a 3,000-yen, 5-kilo Lucky Bag of junk in Akihabara

Mr. Sato visits the Iwayuru Junk Shop in Tokyo’s Akihabara district in search of a true lucky bag: one where you don’t know what you’ll get inside.

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We check out the awesome Tokyo restaurant sandwiched between two active train tracks

Earlier this year, we shared news about a restaurant in Tokyo where you can dine between the train tracks of the busy Chuo Line. One of our Japanese-language reporters finally got the chance to visit the location for himself, and we’d like to share his thoughts about getting up close and personal with some trains!

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Shangrila, a maid cafe staffed exclusively by cute “plump” girls, opens in Akihabara【Pics】

We’ve seen all kinds of maid cafes all over Japan, from ones that specialize in zombie girls to ones where the girls seductively make rice balls right in front of you. But one type of maid cafe that has been sorely lacking is one dedicated to girls with a fuller figure, the kind of girls known in Japan by the playful monicker of marshmallow girls.

But all that changes now! Shangrila is a maid cafe that recently opened in Akihabara, and it will be staffed completely by more well-rounded young women. What kind of stuff does a cafe like this have in store for its customers? Read on to find out!

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