Published on May 2nd,2010 at 12:49 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Let’s Visit Tokyo – Akihabara

Let’s Visit Tokyo – Akihabara

Well, well well… I am not sure I have to introduce the Akihabara district to Akihabara News reader, however, if you are coming to our website for the very first time, you have to know that Akihabara is Japan biggest “Electronic” Town, where you can find almost everything from your DIY computer to your X-Rated Trash Japanese porn movie, as well as some nice video games and some weird Maid Café that now not only accept Japanese cute and young girls as staff but also foreign women in order to serve you and your ego.

Akihabara has changed a lot and I have to admit that I am not that pleased about it, since the past 8 years I started Akihabara News, I saw some amazing little store vanishing under the pressure of cheaper Online Store, Duty Free (Thief stores), Maid Café, Porn Video Stores and weird restaurant or “Massage” business.

Fortunately Sotres like Super Potato the Temple of Retro Gaming, T-Zone, Two Tops, DosPara and many other are still trying to make a difference in this ever changing district of Japan.

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Comments
 

  • Sorin

    Yesss! At last! Akihabara! What’s next? Tsukiji early in the morning? ^_^

    • ZK

      morning it’s cool… morning with fog is cool twice%)

      P.S.
      thx for “Let’s Visit”, it’s good idea with perfect application:)

  • Kaz

    Superbe ….

  • FranceSurrenders

    Why can’t there be a Let’s Visito Tokyo video on Asian Babe Fight of the Week???

  • cici

    Hi!

    I have question. please help with query…
    what kind the video converting software you
    uses to convert this videos to the DIVX format?
    it look great!

    • Daimaou – G-A.G

      I export directly in DivX 720p30 from Final Cut Pro 7

  • http://twitter.com/flymantang Allen

    For future videos, can you add in maybe some commentary?

    • Daimaou – G-A.G

      Nope, this is not the concept of the “Let’s Visit Tokyo”. Here we want Crap free pseudo artistic picture, Crap Free effect… Just pure and raw images giving you the feeling like you where there, just sitting and watching around.

  • Spalbird

    I do love Akiba :)

  • Torben

    10 years ago Akiba was magic, now it’s mainly made in china junk, sadly….

    • Daimaou – G-A.G

      I agree

    • cambio

      what’s even sadder is that Chinese tourists to Akihabara shops are
      complaining about the same thing…. they buy Japanese electronics
      to bring back for personal use or gifts and once they get back to China,
      they discover the items were “Made in China”!!!!!! Talk about irony…. :)

  • Mia

    Just got back from Tokyo and of course Akihabara. Know what you mean by the changes. A heads-up to those not yet familiar with the Maid Cafes – beware!! We went to one, and knowing it was going to be an ‘experience’ were ready for almost anything. You have to pay to sit down (and it’s by the hour!) before you even think about the over-inflated prices for food and drinks. But the biggest warning – check your final bill – they tried to charge us almost 2 times the amount it really was, and had I not questioned it, we would have been royally ripped off. I paid with cash – Make sure you do to, not credit card!! It is the G-rated version of business man going to bar, buying the nice girls some champagne and ending up with an horrendous bill at the end of the night. It is quite obviously aimed at young men heading that way for their manga and anime fix, so thought it was worth mentioning. Save your money for the manga and anime – or those amazing electronic goods :)

  • cambio

    I’d love to see future “Let’s Visit Tokyo” videos on:

    (1)
    shot from the top of Tokyo Tower on a sunny day

    (2)
    Japanese train bentos

    (3)
    “seedy” parts of Tokyo

    Thank you! :)

    • Sorin

      Also it would be nice to include: different JR trains coming to stations, Metro (never been there…), Zojoji temple (if You will visit TTower…), Emperor’s palace (and a wonderful place around..), Shinkansens…

    • Daimaou – G-A.G

      Sorin > http://en.akihabaranews.com/category/Japan and check there are some stuff you want in the year worth of video we shot.

  • RuleTheCourt

    Amazing video! Love to visit one day.
    Is this Laox store somewhat the electronics pinnacle of the city?

  • Don Corleone

    I was in Akihabara last month, and was a little disappointed at some of the change – lotsa new cheap crap. Thankfully the model shops are still there, though they’re hard to find in the sea of people. Definitely worth a visit, especially for the cute maidens on the street ;)

  • William

    There seems to be a problem with streaming your video, when I try to skip the video it always come back at the beginning… but thanks for the stuff!

  • Marvin

    And now a video of akihabara when its nearly christmas time :-)
    Though, even if there wont be one, I will get there at some point aswell during christmas, somehow I have high expectations of a beautiful scenery.

  • Nez

    “Oishiku na-are! Oi-oi-pyun! ” =DDD

 

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