I love to stroll around the streets and take pictures – not of specific things – but those which give the feel, vibe and ambience of the place.
Akihabara, is a well-known neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan with a direct connection on the rail network. It is known for historically being the center of Japanese consumer electronics like cameras and cellphones, video-games like Nintendo hand-held consoles with 8-bit screens, arcade video-games, and Manga and Anime industry with cosplays.
Here are some pictures.
I finished my day by having a meal at a vaguely “Western” restaurant which turned out to be Spanish-oriented. Spanish restaurants are really popular in Tokyo (maybe because of their paella which is seafood and rice – products available in Japan).
I had ordered a dish called “Potato” just to see what would come of it. It turned out to be a baked-potato in a gratin-dish with creamed-potato puree on top. Potatoes and tomatoes are relatively rarer / imported in Japan and hence the dishes made of them are very top-notch.
For Manga / Comic enthusiasts, I found Akihabara to be too saturated with tourism-oriented things like merchandizes of top 10 well-known mangas only or special print copies or posters. For a more immerse Manga experience, I would recommend the Manga Museum in Kyoto instead.
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