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If you’re looking for all things popcult, Tokyo is the best hunting ground on the planet. From anime & manga goods to the latest in electronic toilets, you’ll find everything you’re looking for, and plenty that you didn’t know you wanted…until now.

AKIHABARA

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 The famous electronics district

Maid cafés • Electronics superstores • Comic book & anime stores (including fan fiction) • Handcrafted wooden keyboards • Robot & character model shops • Gundam & AKB48 Cafés • Cosplay costumes, wigs & makeup

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HARAJUKU

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Let’s shop with the fashion cults!

Brand boutiques for LolitaGothic Lolita, Punk, Fairy Kei and more • Harajuku-style crepes • Extreme pancakes

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NAKANO

A geek heaven to rival Akihabara

Figure & model stores • Comic book shops • Rare and antique J-pop goods • Cosplay supplies • Grill-at-your-own-table restaurant

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ODAIBA

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This island in Tokyo Bay is home to some of the most wacky things you can do in Tokyo.

Trick Art Museum • Oedo Onsen • Miraikan • Sony Explorascience Museum Smile Fight • Five-story tall Gundam robot • Toyota megaweb

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SHIBUYA

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Where everybody young goes to shop and play

Famous 5-way intersection: 1,000 people cross every minute • Love Hotel Hill • Extreme pancake café • Butler café • Trendy fashion for men and women at 109, Men’s 109, Parco & Marui • Everything-under-the-sun at Tokyu HandsLoft and Don Kihote

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SHIMO-KITAZAWA

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The perfect neighborhood for barhopping and sampling informal eateries

Quirky, inexpensive bars & restaurants, many with live music • Vinegar bar & café • Village Vanguard store for wacky only-in-Japan gifts • Ohisama Rabbit Café

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SHINJUKU

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The biggest and wildest entertainment district in Tokyo

Cat cafés • Golden Gai  theme bars • Princess Style kimonos • Host clubs, hostess bars and adult entertainment

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