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Japan Tokyo Akihabara

21 November 2023

Nerd reduction

Akihabara on a weeknight

Exactly 3 weeks ago I went to Akihabara on a Tuesday night and it was really busy. Tonight I went there again, also a Tuesday night and it was not busy at all. Could it be that tourist season is coming to an end? This seems unlikely to me.
Whatever the reason, it was ok by me. I found myself inexplicably in a shop selling weird batteries. I have no need for weird batteries.
Then I went into one of the hundreds of shops selling plastic models of underage girls showing their underpants, the main hobby of all of Japan. How is this a hobby? I do not know. In all these shops you start out looking at children's toys and books, then toy cars / trains / ships, then giant robots, then plastic models of underage girls showing their underwear then entire floors of anime porn, entire floors of real porn, then an ice cream shop and rides for the kids.

It was a better visit than my visit 3 weeks ago, I found some interesting shops still exist, there were less people, and I had a great dinner.

Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - A scene familiar to many.

A scene familiar to many.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - This is the train section in one of the stores I mentioned above. You can buy actual train uniforms, in case you want to sneak onto a real train and t

This is the train section in one of the stores I mentioned above. You can buy actual train uniforms, in case you want to sneak onto a real train and take it for a spin.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - Warhammer is still a thing. I do not really know what you do with all the things once you paint them. Melt them with a magnifying glass perhaps.

Warhammer is still a thing. I do not really know what you do with all the things once you paint them. Melt them with a magnifying glass perhaps.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - One of the surviving hardware stores. There used to be a lot more.

One of the surviving hardware stores. There used to be a lot more.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - Under the rail bridge.

Under the rail bridge.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - Space baby is here to kill us all.

Space baby is here to kill us all.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - I snapped a passing train going across this time.

I snapped a passing train going across this time.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - I do not know what is going on here exactly, but I can relate.

I do not know what is going on here exactly, but I can relate.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - Here is my excellent dinner. It is not okonomiyaki but yakisoba, super spicy yakisoba, when I ordered it they guy yelled with excitement... SPIIIICYYY

Here is my excellent dinner. It is not okonomiyaki but yakisoba, super spicy yakisoba, when I ordered it they guy yelled with excitement... SPIIIICYYYYDESSS! Something like that. Anyway they actually cook it in the kitchen, bring it out cooked, and throw it on the hot grill for you to burn some of the noodles. Very delicious.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - An art installation out the front of where I got my dinner. Something about electrical transmission between two plains. They had ads for it all over t

An art installation out the front of where I got my dinner. Something about electrical transmission between two plains. They had ads for it all over the place.


Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - And tonight's final pic, please ban this shit. It is dangerous and gets in the way of everyone.

And tonight's final pic, please ban this shit. It is dangerous and gets in the way of everyone.


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