Tokyo Diaries, Episode 4 (Pokemon Center and Akihabara)

Posted: November 19, 2013 in Japan
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Our second full day in Tokyo was easy to decide where we would go! Akihabara, the mecca of anime, manga, electronics, and otaku alike and a place we would visit alot during our trip to Tokyo. Before we could enjoy Akiba I neede to make a pitstop first!
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Pokemon Center!!!!!!
I was so like a kid in a candy store! My only regret was being that it was only my second day I wasn’t ready to commit to any purchases yet and due to running out of time in the end we never made it back but alas a must do on our trip in 2015!Definately worth the visit for any Pokemon fan.
On to Akihabara!There are many exits form the Akiba station you can take but no matter which one you use you will be taken aback by the amazing energy and buildings that are as far as the eyes can see (Especially beautiful at night!)
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I was mesmerized by the lush green trees that lined the streets, they seriously looked fake!

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As i said throughout are trip we visited Akiba numerous times and it never got boring, seriously though we barely scatched the surface too as there is so much to see and do from shops, eateries, game centers, and pachinko parlors to name a few but here are some of my favorites.

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Of course! There are only two (this one is the original)

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Not necessarily the best meal I would have but had to do it none the less!
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It was so hard to fit this all in one pic. This place was amazing, it put all Western electronic retailers to shame!

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Literal rows of Gashapon inside Yodobashi
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The true life of Akiba emerged as the day turned into night!
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Each floor was a different shop and its also home to the Good Smile Cafe, I would later realize that one of the shops inside would prove to be one of the best rental box stores in Akiba (great place to find otaku goodies that individuals are selling).

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During my trip I learned that UFO catchers are dangerous!
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Gem found down a narrow side street.

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Best pachinko parlor!

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Super Potato (retro gaming mecca)

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Even the stairs are better in Tokyo!

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