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Tokyo/Akihabara

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Akihabara is Tokyo's "Electronic Town". Is houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to PlayStations and vacuums to DVDs.

Akihabara is centralized around Akihabara station (located on the JR lines) and has a very large main street. Sprawled in every direction of the main street are more smaller streets with even more electronics stores. Note that the further from the main street you get the better the prices - but the more you stray, the less foreigner-friendly the shops are.

Some shops take credit cards, but it's not recommended to use them since a small percentage is added to the transaction (usually 2%).

Getting to Akihabara is quite easy; either travel to the Akihabara subway station or the Suehirocho station.

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