When someone who grew up on Japanese media visits Tokyo, be it for the first time or the twelfth time, there is something which drives them back to Akihabara.
This area of Tokyo has peculiar and interesting history and is now the “mecca” for anyone interested in videogames, animes and mangas.
The whole place is exactly as one would expect: colourful, chaotic and very crowded.
The numerous shops are housed in very thin but very tall buildings with up to 8-9 floors, each dedicated to a category or specific genre.
With all those shops, countless cafes (including cat, maid and gundam cafes) and the largest SEGA arcade, Akihabara is an eccentric place which might not be for everyone, but should definitely be experienced at least once.
One small disclaimer: almost everything is in Japanese and to wholly enjoy the visit, you should watch at least a couple of the more popular and recent animes.