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Akihabara At Night: An Electronic Jewelbox

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If Electric Town makes your heart beat faster during the day, just wait until nighttime! Crowds of Forever Alones and idol worshippers alike are drawn to its pulsing neon, mesmerized by the glow.

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Robot lovers and idol fanboys stream toward the side by side Gundam Cafe and AKB48 center.
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The whole neighborhood is bathed in this strange blue glow.
AkihabaraArtFountain
This art piece stretches for several blocks, the thin blue lines blazing a perfectly straight path along the street, up and over escalators, into buildings, and even through fountains.
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A late night yakitori joint.
AkihabaraTrain
The trains are relentless, whisking away exhausted salarymen and cosplayers alike.

If you’d like to visit the Akihabara area the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions & maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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