Yodobashi Akiba: Biggest electronics store ever

Yodobashi Akiba: Biggest electronics store ever

The most important electronics store in Tokyo's most important electronics district
Address:
1-1 Kanda Hanaoka-Cho, Chiyoda-ku +81 (0) 3 5309 1010
Hours/Times:
9:30am-10:00pm
Payment Methods:
American Express
Mastercard
Visa
Cash
Yodobashi Camera Akihabara
If you get bored of looking at electronics, Yodobashi Akiba also offers a place to make suits and grab some grub. (Photo by Flickr user wyzik)

The largest shop in Tokyo's largest electronics chain, Yodobashi Akiba towers over the competition -- literally. The nine-story megacomplex -- festooned, of course, with an equally gigantic super-cute mascot character -- dominates the skyline on the east side of Akihabara station.

If you have time to visit only one electronics store in the area, you couldn't hope for a more target-rich environment. From cameras to computers to home electronics such as televisions and washing machines to otaku stuff like toys and model kits, this is Akihabara at its most highly concentrated.

The only possible downside is that Yodobashi Akiba is a little squeaky-clean and family-friendly for true devotees.