Akihabara

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By Benjamin Pratt | April 15, 2016

Tokyo is a fuel-injected sensory and adrenaline overload through bizarre districts lined by eccentric alleyways. A fast-talking, impulsive and mercurial metropolis. It’s an assault on the senses; a brain-blast of culture shock plagued by incessant noise, compromising customs, methodical businessmen, roadside temples, stand up noodle bars packed with people. It’s a subterranean wonder-world of booze…

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By Claire D'hooghe | March 24, 2016

Having visited this city a whole bunch’a times we have seen and done just about everything there is in Tokyo. It’s a huge place where skyscrapers snake rivers for miles; where cutting-edge fashion trends and revolutionary animal cafes sprout up spontaneously in the blink of an eye; and where street-side and balcony gardens are in…

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By Benjamin Pratt | March 12, 2016

Situated right in the heart of Akihabara, Japan’s Electric Town and the gaming kingdom of the world, is my favourite and most recommended retro entertainment enclave: Super Potato. A three-story shrine to humble home hardware systems of the 20th century; a clear Japanese arcade-factory holding a treasure trove of stock recognizable from mainstream westernized entertainment,…

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By Benjamin Pratt | March 9, 2016

Every year – heck man, I’m even prepared to say every week – thousands of extreme finger fidgeters (better known as gamers) and nostalgic ‘90s kid are hitting Tokyo and heading straight to the frantic energy of the neon-lit tech paradise, Akihabara. Picture it like a shrine of everything gizmo and gadgetry that the west…

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