Akihabara At Night


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.

Robot lovers and idol fanboys stream toward the side by side Gundam Cafe and AKB48 center.
The whole neighborhood is bathed in this strange blue glow.
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.
A late night yakitori joint.
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, visit my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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