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Tokyo Anime Center

Check out the newest anime-related information in Akihabara, a sacred place for “otaku”

Akihabara is sacred ground for Japan’s famous “otaku” (anime and video game fan) culture. The Tokyo Anime Center is located in Akihabara UDX, the core facility inside Akihabara Crossfield that serves a central role in the area.

The Tokyo Anime Center is currently being remodeled and its grand opening hasn’t yet taken place, but projects have been scheduled in order to provide support for reconstruction from the earthquake that occurred in March. Limited-time exhibitions will take place in the main space inside the center, creating a PR booth that mainly features a large monitor showing popular movies and other offerings. Other monitors are placed at various locations to show the newest anime-related information from Japan. In addition, charity “mini concerts” are held in the recording studio inside the center, and anime charity auctions are held in the event space with unique items from anime-related companies.

The official shops on the second and fourth floors offer a wide range of products that are sure to be worthwhile, even for people who don’t like anime. These include special products from events or the Internet that can’t be bought anywhere else, and initial sales of various goods.

Location

4F Akihabara UDX, 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-002

Hours

11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. *Closed on Monday (closed the following day if Monday is a holiday)

Access

approximately 2-minute walk from Akihabara Station on the JR Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, or Chuo-Sobu Line (local trains); approximately 2-minute walk from Akihabara Station on the Tsukuba Express; approximately 4-minute walk from Akihabara Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

For more information

Tokyo Anime Center 03-5298-1188

URL

http://www.animecenter.jp/

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Akihabara's main street
Chuo Street

Chuo Street is located right outside the Electric Town exit of Akihabara Station. This street runs from north to south towards Ueno and Ginza, and features a series of “Akiba” (Akihabara-style) shops that sell video games, electronic appliances, computer-related items, and more. On Sunday afternoons in June, the area from the Mansei Bridge to Kuramaebashi Street is closed to vehicle traffic to create a pedestrian mall.

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