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Tokyo: Yodobashi Akiba – Shopping for gadget freaks

by Sanne
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Yodobashi Akiba - Tokyo

Are you a gadget freak? Then welcome to gadget freak paradise! The 8-storey Yodobashi flagship store right next to Akihabara station has everything you could ever dream of and beyond. Hello Kitty earphones, pastel colored smartphones and computer accessories so sweet they may cause cavities.

Compared to Europe, most goods are cheaper (and cooler) but make sure that the appliances can be used in your home country, before you make your purchase, as the voltage in Japan is lower than in most other countries.

It can be difficult to find English speaking staff members, so if you are looking for a particular model or specification, I can recommend that you try writing some keywords down in Japanese (maybe the front desk at your hotel can assist you) before you go.

• On the 8th floor there’s a really nice food court with a good selection of mostly Japanese restaurants

Yodobashi Akiba, 1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0028, Tel: 03-5209-1010, Address in Japanese: 東京都千代田区神田花岡町1-1, 〒101-0028

> Visit Yodobashi’s website (Japanese)