Akihabara Day is the day for Mr. AMW! Who would have thought the "a couple of hours" visit turned into a half day adventure?
Akihabara is known as the "Electric Town", when they say Electric Town, they mean every single word! The place was filled with computers, anime and Otaku goods (Otaku refers to someone who has a devlotion to a subject or hobby.) In simpler terms, it'll be makeup for us girls! :P
Once we got out of the station, my eyes scanned on the streets right away (as I'm a trained dog! *laughs) I immediately exclaimed "Yodobashi, Akiba!" and Mr. AMW told me it's quite a famous building and he's actually including it as part of his itinerary!
The building is closer to the JR Line but since we're coming from the Metro Hibiya Line, you have to walk a bit to arrive in this building! Various vending machines are available for you to stop and have a drink!
Now that we're refreshed and ready, we got in to the Yodobashi, Akiba building and scanned on the floor guide! We do not plan to go for building to buildings and floor per floor but we like taking the elevator ride to the top most floor and scan all the way down! Trust me, everything is faster that way! :)
My attention was caught from the "battery" area! I saw a cute display of ENELOOP rechargeable batteries with Mickey and Minnie Mouse designs!
Then there's a Panasonic version with One Piece characters Luffy and Chopper! We actually went for this! :) Mr. AMW won big time! :D
I've seen a whole lot more gadgets but I guess, my eyes were trained to look into stuff that are interesting to me and Mr. AMW, just like the Asus super slim laptop in metal pink and black color.
I also tried the Graphics Tablet which was a bit too difficult to navigate but I'm sure whoever's gifted with drawing skills can use this easily!
Arcade games played by both young and old and the SUPER young! :P
Did you know that I went straight to the Information counter and asked for Sergeant Keroro stuff? I was told there were NONE at the whole 6-storey building! I wasn't disappointed though, look at how many other characters that suits your "Kawaii" taste.
Some of the cashiers can speak a bit of English and some, even Mandarin!
One Piece New Merchandise
You get to purchase them in boxes but wouldn't know what's inside! Mr. AMW and I gave it a try and purchased 2! Each one of us picked one and I'll tell you what we got at the latter part of the post! :)
Going Merry and Thousand Sunny
Mr. AMW trying out the PSP Vita
Random PSP casing
Kiddie AND Adult games! *hehehe*
Casts of Doraemon
Chibi Anime Characters
Sexy anime girls
Very cute display of Doraemon with different expressions
It took us almost 3 full hours inside the building! Mr. AMW and I separated for an hour because I planned to check out some cosmetics! Yes girls, the building's 4th floor has personal care and cosmetics!
Ninja shots taken by my iPhone as photography I think isn't allowed? (not sure)
Random flat and curling iron
Shiseido's Integrate Cosmetics
Random Japanese Made Cosmetics
some I haven't seen or heard of! :)
As soon as we planned to get out of the building to walk around the street, a strong gust of wind greeted us and it was extremely cold and windy! We've decided to put our feet to rest and visit the famous Gundam Cafe!
And it wasn't easy to line up outside the cafe if your legs are extremely tired, you can't feel your ears and face from the cold, and you're hungry! *laughs* But of course, the last girl on the lineup was still able to "pose" and give a peace sign for the camera! *winks* :P
After around 30 minutes of waiting, we finally got in! You can request for English menu as they have one available. We went for Matcha Latte.
Frau's Concern - Garlic toast and soup
Granada Lunar Pizza - a crispy-crust pizza created in the image of Granada's Lunar surface. Served with spicy salsa.
This is what you will see at the cashier area!
A flat screen television was there to show the various Gundam History
After our quick snack, we went to the next door "Gundam Store" and purchased freshly made Gundam character custard pie.
I'm not a custard fan but I actually LOVE it! Mr. AMW *obviously* loved it too!
As our tummy were filled with a bit of "this and that" *lol* we walked around the streets of Akihabara and see just how many people crosses the street in every 5 minutes?
So many things to see but so little time!
We reached night time at Akihabara
Overall, we've found a lot of stuff but One Piece items definitely ruled the city!
Speaking about One Piece, we were quite excited with the box we each picked, to our glee, check out how lucky we were!
We've got Luffy and Boa Hancock!
See? Even in anime characters, LOVE rules! :P
Random photo of what Mr. AMW does when he visits another country, hoard on unique Coca-Cola bottles!
For a beauty lover, would you go to Akihabara?
I am surprised I squealed with delight with all the cute anime characters I've seen!
For me, yes it's definitely a must visit!