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Akihabara station, Tokyo prefecture, Japan photo
Akihabara station, Tokyo prefecture

SOURCE: Y. Shimizu, courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.

The actual name of the area known to most people as Akihabara is Soto-Kanda, a part of Chiyoda-ku, one of the special wards of Tokyo.

Its train station, part of a recent redevelopment project, can be reached by train from Tokyo Station in five minutes.

Also known as Electric Town, Akihabara is famous for its many electronics shops and as a center of the gaming, manga and animation culture of Tokyo.



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