Day 4:

Geek Temples of Akihabara

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Akihabara
Technology, manga, anime, video game and most other type of geeks rejoice in the streets of Akihabara given its plentifulness of arcades, video game stores, manga, electronic shops and Maid Cafes.

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Maid Cafe
The waitresses of a Maid Cafe, mostly teenage girls, wear cosplay dresses and call their customers, mostly men, “Master”. At the one I went to they performed a series of magic tricks, sang and danced all in style of a Japanese anime. While inside, they only let me take a photo of the ice cream.

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Ueno
From Akihabara I walked north to Ueno, to visit the Ueno park and the Ueno Toshogu Shrine. From there I went to Ameyoko, short for “Ameya Yokocho” which means "Candy Store Alley".

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Several haging o-makuji. O-makuji is a a little piece of paper that tells your fortune. When the prediction is bad, you hang it by the shrine as a way of delaying that bad fortune from happening.

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About 15 Days in Japan

This a recording of my first experiences in Japan as I travel across the country and meet many different people.

This blog is inspired by the wonderful 19 Days in Japan, which I used as a model. Please have a look at it and support the work Lena and Filipe have done. Mike Mata's One Week In Japan timelapse is also an inspiration and motivation.

About the Author

After many years fascinated by Japanese culture I decided to make the dream trip of my life. I live in London and work at a digital studio called ustwo. If you want to get in touch, go to my Twitter or add me on Line: nunosans.
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