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Tokyo - Korakuen & Akihabara (PDF Chapter)
Kōrakuen has two big hitter sights: the traditional Koishikawa Kōrakuen and the entertainment complex Tokyo Dome City. Akihabara, the electronics district, has become synonymous with otaku (geeks) and their love of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comics) and J-pop culture.
- slip into the beautiful verdant world of Koishikawa Kōrakuen, a classic traditional garden with a central pond, charming bridges and seasonal flowerings.
- experience the blazing neon and wacky otaku (geek) vibe of ‘Akiba’ while taking a go-kart for a spin dressed in a Super Mario cosplay outfit at Akiba Kart.
- encounter dinosaurs made from old plastic toys amid the contemporary art galleries in 3331 Arts Chiyoda, a former school turned arts-and-culture centre.
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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