Akihabara Station is located in Chiyoda ward on the Hibiya Subway Line. It is a busy station as it is at the center of the famous Akihabara shopping district that specializes in electronic goods. The station is also served by the Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, and the Sobu Line of Japan Railways (JR), and the Tsukuba Express of the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company, which have transfers at this station. The Akihabara Station is partly underground and partly above the ground. The above-ground section is cross-shaped, with the Sobu Line's tracks running from east to west and the Yamanote and Keihin Tohoku Line's from north to south.

Places of Interest:

1. Akihabara

Akihabara, which is also known as Akihabara Electric Town , is the neighborhood of Tokyo considered to be the largest single place in the world to buy electronics. There are hundreds of shops of all sizes here which offer literally everything ranging from computers, televisions, and cameras to home appliances and anything electronic. New item shops are found on the main street, while the back streets and passageways sell second hand items, electronic parts, tools and wires.

Akihabara has also recently evolved as a center of Japanese animation culture. A number of stores in the area offer video games, manga (comics) and animation related goods. There are also various other animation related establishments in the area - such as cosplay (costume play) cafes, where waitresses are dressed up like anime characters, and manga kissaten (comics cafes), where customers can read comics, watch DVDs and surf the internet.

Akihabara is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Tokyo, and a beautiful sight at night with the display of a variety of neon signs and flashing lights.

2. Tokyo Anime Center

The Tokyo Anime Center is located close to Akihabara Station. This is a permanent facility that has been created to market Japanese anime (animation) to the world. Its Events Gallery screens new animated shows and hosts talk shows featuring voice actors, besides other anime related events. The Gallery windows feature over 20 popular anime characters.

The Recording Studio of the Center has a large see-through glass panel which allows visitors to watch voice actors record their voices. The Center also includes the AKIBA3D Theater, which uses the latest audio and video technology to reproduce the highest quality visual experience. The theater screens popular works and special presentations of 3D visuals.

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Featured Hotels in the Akihabara area that we represent
This hotel closed March 31, 2008 for renovation.  Expected to reopen Apil 1, 2010.      
Akihabara Washington Hotel  (H-15)

The Akihabara Washington Hotel is located in the Akihabara electric district, just 2 minutes walk from the Akihabara Station. It provides comfortable rooms and convenient facilities to travelers, and is within easy reach of business offices, shopping areas, and tourist attractions. A convenience store is open 24 hours in the hotel. 

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