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Tokyo: neon lights, robots, and otaku fun

Under the glowing neon signs of Shinjuku

Go out in Shinjuku

“If you're in the search for neon lights, head to Shinjuku. Here you'll find more blinking lights, giant advertisement signs, and busy crowds than almost anywhere else in Tokyo. Head out Shinjuku Station's East Exit and walk towards Kabukichō, Tokyo's red-light-district.”

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Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto

“A show that will leave you asking “What’s just happened?” At Japan Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, more really is more. This means you’ll get to experience robots dancing … soon after watching panda’s ride robotic cows, a mermaid come strolling around on a robotic shark, and a gigantic spider woman fighting piano playing power rangers.”

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Shopping for manga, anime, and the fashion trends of tomorrow

Cosplay & fashion in Harajuku

“Head to Harajuku on a weekend to catch the young and trendy Tokyo crowd! Takeshita Dori, the place to find the up-and-coming fashion trends of tomorrow, will be crowded, but a walk is well worth you time.”

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Manga, anime & everything otaku culture at Mandarake

“Mandarake in Nakano is really more than 10 stores, each specializing in specific categories of otaku culture, such as manga, video games, idol goods, cars, figures, and cosplay. In addition, the stores are inside of a huge arcade, Nakano Broadway, that is home to many other stores catering to otaku, including special "showcase" stores that have small cabinets of items that individuals are selling themselves.”

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Having fun among the Otaku in Akihabara

Akihabara

“Akiba is the Otaku Mecca, providing everything for fans of manga, anime, videogames, idols, and other geeky hobbies. Let's face it, if you have a need to obtain that special thing to satisfy your burning passionate fandom, Akihabara has you covered.”

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Maid Cafe experience

“There are tons of maid cafes in Akihabara, different concepts etc. Like traditional maids, old traditional Japanese style or English style, long skirts and shorts, long kimonos and short ones, really too many to choose from.”

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