Posts Tagged ‘akihabara’

In and Out of Tokyo

Posted by meronpan on March 5, 2009

Still trying to decide who to review next (probably Teana…? mmm hiyori?) so in the meantime, more pics from my trip. Before we get to that though, just a little housekeeping…

I’m planning on messing with the layout and am curious what sort of horizontal real estate I should work with…

Alrighty, on with the show!


50+ pics… don’t want to have to do 10 more posts for my trip, so doing big chunks ^^; Probably just one more after this…

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Getting Around Akihabara

Posted by meronpan on February 22, 2009

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t feel like I’m ever in danger of being lost in Japan… there’s always a subway station, rail station, or taxi around (not to mention helpful people) to get me back home.  Navigating to a specific address, on the other hand, is a nightmare.  Many buildings are packed with multiple stores on each of their 5-8 floors and no one seems to get around using street names.

So!  Here’s a post to help you find what you’re looking for in Akiba… or to at least make it easier to get a feel for how the area is laid out.

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This map is usually being distributed in front of Gamers, which is just outside the JR station.  If you don’t see a stand, it might be too early in the morning, but it should be out by 11 or noon or so.  Evidently there was an English version at one point, although this time I didn’t see it on the table…  Note on the maps I’ve scanned, NORTH is to the RIGHT.  So “up” on the map is west, “left” is south, and “down” is east.

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Little Asakusa… then back to Akiba ^^;

Posted by meronpan on February 19, 2009

Headed over to Asakusa to visit sensouji… I’m not Buddhist, but I enjoy going through all the motions (and I hope I’m not offending anyone in so doing m(_ _)m)… cleansing at the temizuya, burning incense, throwing coins into the offering box, omikuji ^^


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Choco Corone

Posted by meronpan on February 15, 2009


Anyone else want to eat a choco corone after watching Lucky☆Star? Been looking for them in Japanese grocery stores and bakeries but figures that it took a trip to Tokyo to finally get my hands on one ^^;

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