Top Five Shopping Malls in Akihabara

 

Even though Akihabara is known for its local stores, there are a few large malls as well where you can find shorten your shopping time and buy everything at one place. 

Here are five of them.

 

Akiba Tolim

 

 

Akiba Tolim is a shopping complex next to JR Akihabara station that can be also easily accessed from Tsukuba express Akihabara station through an underground passage.

 

 

  • B1F: MUSE PLUTINUM(Hair removal salon)
  • 1F: Starbucks, PABLO (cheese tart store), Poplar (convenience store), TX PLAZA Akihabara, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank.
  • 2F: Baskin Robins, Maker’s Shirt、Portal Cafe (café dining), Zoff (glasses), Bose direct store
  • 3F: MUJI
  • 4F: UNIQLO
  • 5F: restaurant floor
  • 6F: restaurant floor

 

Akiba Tolim

Access:

1-6-5, Kandasakumacho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 101-0025, Japan

Google Maps:

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  • Directly accessible from Tsukuba Express Akihabara station – exit A1
  • JR station – right from Central exit
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Akihabara Station – exit through gate 3 and continue straight along Yodobashi Came building towards Central exit of JR Akihabara
  • Toei Shinjuku Line Iwamotocho station – exit out of gate A3 and turn left. After passing Izumi bridge turn left towards Washington hotel

Official site:

http://akiba-tolim.com/shop_guide_english/

 

 

Akihabara Radio Kaikan

 

 

Akihabara Radio Kaikan is a large, yellow commerce building close to JR Akihabara station. It mainly consists of hobby, anime and game shops.

 

 

There is a souvenir store The Akiba on the first store where you can find Japanese candies and Akihabara souvenirs.

 

Akihabara Radio Kaikan

Address:

1-15-16, Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ku, Tokyo To, 101-0021, Japan

Google Maps:

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  • JR Akihabara station – just outside of Electric Town exit
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Suehirocho station – 10 minutes from exits 1・3
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Akihabara station – 5 minutes from exits 2・3

Business hours:

10:00-20:00

Official site:

http://www.akihabara-radiokaikan.co.jp/

 

 

2k540(AKI-OKA ARTISAN)

 

 

2k540 is a shopping complex with a focus on crafted goods, located under railway viaduct between Akihabara and Okachimachi station which gives it a dark, vintage look.

 

 

 

Here you can find homemade goods and traditional souvenirs. There are cafés and benches for a short break, as well.

Address:

5 -9 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0005, Japan

Google Maps:

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  • Six minutes from JR Akihabara station
  • Four minutes from JR Okachimachi station
  • Three minutes Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Suehirocho station

Business hours:

11:00 – 19:00(it depends on the store)

Regular day off:Wednesday

Official site:

http://www.jrtk.jp.e.wz.hp.transer.com/2k540/

 

 

Yodobashi Akihabara 7F

 

 

Yodobashi Akihabara is a leading electronics retailer. However, its mall in Akihabara has a shopping Floor is on 7F with small stores that sell CDs, books, fashion, and everyday goods, too. It is a good place to check different sides of Akihabara, from electronics to books and manga. There are restaurants on the top floor with English speaking staff.

 

 

ヨドバシマルチメディアAkiba

Address:

7F、1-1, Kandahanaokacho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 101-0028, Japan

Google Maps:

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Business hours:

7F Shopping Floor

9:30~22:00

 

 

LAOX Akihabara

 

 

LAOX Akihabara is the biggest general duty-free store. Its floors are packed with all kinds of goods that can be sold tax-free.

 

 

Because of its popularity among foreigners, most of its staff is not Japanese and can speak English, Chinese or Korean. Its vast inventory and great prices make it a great place for a big end-of-the-trip shopping spree.  

 

 

Address:

1-2-9, Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ku, Tokyo To, 101-0021, Japan

Google Maps:

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Business hours:

9:00~19:00

Official site:

https://www.laox.co.jp/laox_store/akihabara/