Chuo-dori Area (Central street Area)

The main street of Akihabara.
This area is lined with large Japanese stores where you can buy all kinds of electronic products.
The stores in this area do not sell so-called junk or bulk goods.
However, they do have warranties, and if you don’t know what you’re looking for, the clerks who are familiar with the products will explain it to you. (Some stores even have English-speaking staff.)
They sell a variety of products, not just computers and audio equipment, so let’s take a walk around here first.

Don Quixote

Don Quijote
This is a chain store, but an area that you must visit when you come here.
It’s called Don Quijote, but they sell all kinds of stuff at a reasonable price.
It might be a good area to buy souvenirs.
There is also a game center and an AKB theater on the upper floor.
There is also a famous maid cafe, so if you are interested in maid cafes, this might be a good place to try.

Basic information

Business hours: 24hours

Location 
3-3, Sotokanda 4-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Parking available (36 spaces)
10:00~21:00   600 yen/1hour
21:00~10:00   100 yen/1hour
Maximum charge:1200 yen/24hours 

SEGA Akihabara Building No.3

This is one of the biggest game centers in Akihabara.
There are other Sega game centers, but there is a reason why I recommend this one.
On the 6th floor here, there is a retro game corner!
It is a fun area to just look at as there are many games from UFO catchers to racing and shooting games.

Basic information

Business hours: 10:00~23:00

Location Sotokanda 1-chome Building, 1-11-11 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Bic Camera

The largest electronics retail store in the western area of Akihabara is here.
In addition to selling all kinds of home appliances, it also sells alcohol, plastic models, and other items.
Especially on the first and second floors, there are home appliances for foreign tourists.
An interesting point is that the store accepts Bitcoin payments.

Basic information

Business hours: 10:00 ~ 21:00

Location 4-1-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
 

E-earphone

This store is dedicated to earphones.
It may have the best selection of earphones in Japan and possibly in the world.
The 1st floor is dedicated to wireless earphones, the 2nd floor is for different purposes (DJ, movies, photography, gaming, etc.), and the 3rd floor is for wired earphones and amplifiers.
The 4th floor is an outlet.
There is also a store in the annex that can produce custom-made earphones.
The ear shape needs to be determined, but it can be done in one day at the earliest.
(It is recommended to make an appointment so that you don’t have to wait.)

Basic information

Business hours: 11:00~20:00

Location Shintou Building 4-7-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, TOKYO, 101-0021 JAPAN

Tirol Choco Shop

Tirol Chocolate is a popular bite-size chocolate in Japan.
This store offers limited edition and outlet products.
Limited edition products are chocolates that are only available in certain regions, or are seasonal.
Outlet chocolates are chocolates that are no longer available for sale due to chipping or other reasons, and can be purchased at a discount.
Since there is nothing wrong with the taste, we recommend that you buy them for your own consumption.

Basic information

Business hours: 10:30~19:30

Location Kamematsu Building 1F, 4-5-4 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo