Akihabara: Tokyo's "electric" district 秋葉原

Temple géant des otakus, Akihabra regorge de salles de jeux vidéo.

Temple géant des otakus, Akihabra regorge de salles de jeux vidéo.

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A multi-faceted neighborhood, between electronics and manga

Located in the east of Tokyo, Akihabara is famous for its manga and animation stores. This image doesn't reflect the full personality of the district of which electronics (and household appliances) marked its first success. Before that, it was known as Tokyo's "Field of Autumn Leaves".

Nothing predestined that the neighborhood was to become this huge leisure district that we know today. And for a long time, Akihabara was only a large green expanse used to prevent fires from spreading on the edge of the Imperial Palace.

Protective shrines and shops of all kinds, the vestiges of this glorious past, are still visible in the district's small streets. A neighborhood that is said to be still today under the protection of the Akiba deity, the deity who can control fire.

The Akihabara district in Tokyo

The Akihabara district in Tokyo: a former green area that has become a landmark of electronics in the capital.

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