Day Nine

From the japan Collection

We decided to finally head to Akihabara after hearing that it is the 'Nerd Central' of Tokyo. But before we started this insanity we needed to fill up with some lunch after sleeping in to 10am because of last nights robot insanities. Continuing the trend of having American food in Japan, we went to a nearby Denny's because why not. Probably to no ones surprise at this point Japan even does Denny's better than America.

Yodobashi Akiba is tall!
Yodobashi Akiba is tall!
Akihabara 秋葉原

With our surprising Denny's lunch behind us we hopped back on the Yamanote loop and headed to Akihabara (秋葉原). Our first stop was the Yodobashi Akiba which was less than 100 meters from the station exit. We spent the next two hours in this department store going through all six floors of merchandise. Everything was so densely packed and they had literally everything. We spent time looking at luggage we could use to store all our purchases in and check at the airport and even that section was massive. We even found a small arcade and gachapon alley.

Apple exists all over the world.
Apple exists all over the world.
Phone charger lockers.
Phone charger lockers.
We found the greatest arcade machine: Monster Hunter Spirits
We found the greatest arcade machine: Monster Hunter Spirits
Lost in a sea of gachapon.
Lost in a sea of gachapon.

We finally exited Yodobashi Akiba and grabbed a quick waffle snack at CRAZED WAFFLE to juice up our engines.

Unfortunately I don't have much else by the way of pictures. It was a lot of shopping and arcading the entire day. The following is the rest of what happened that day if you want to read.

We exited and walked north until we came upon Radio Kaiken (ラジオ会館). We had no idea what it was but it looked like an interesting building full of anime stuff and there was a K-BOOKS inside that I wanted to visit. Two hours later we come out of Radio Kaiken with bags and bags of goodies and very tired feet. By this point it is almost 4:30pm and we haven't strayed very far from the train station. We'll have to come back again some other time.

We decided to head back to Yodobashi Akiba, buy everything we wanted including our luggage and then drop it off back at the Airbnb. We jumped back on the Yamanote loop and headed for Ueno Station to meet up with Jarques and Tina for a bite in Ameya-Yokochō market.

After meeting up we found a nice sake bar that served delicious skewers of juicy chicken at 大衆酒場 かのや. A lot of these bars we end up in are filled with Japanese salarymen smoking so we didn't want to spend too long in there.

After eating and drinking it was time to head back to Akihabara and spend some cash at the arcades. Along the way we grabbed our first bowl of ramen at 九州らーめん もとまる. The first arcade we went to was Taito Game Station タイトーステーション. It was here that I found the greatest arcade cabinet of all time: Chunithm.

After a couple hours in the arcade it was 10pm and we decided it was time to head home but on the way we scouted out more one arcade we wanted to hit up, Club Sega (クラブ セガ). The fifth floor of Club Sega had literally every game we wanted. Luigi's Mansion, Taiko no Tatsujin, Monster Hunter Spirits, the table flip game, Chunithm.

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