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Akihabara district reopens pedestrian zone

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 日曜日, 1月 23, 2011

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The Akihabara district in Tokyo, popular with shoppers and tourists for its cluster of shops selling electronics gadgets, anime and pop culture items, reopened Sunday part of a vehicle-free pedestrian zone on January 23 for the first time since a fatal rampage in June 2008.The town opened a 570-meter section on its main street, Chuo-dori, to pedestrians. It will be open on Sundays from 1 p.m. on a trial basis until June.

The street was flooded with waiting shoppers and tourists when it reopened to pedestrians at 1 p.m.It will be open to 5 p.m. through March and 6 p.m. through June. If no problems are reported, it will remain open from July.

The street had been a car-free zone since 1973 on Sundays and holidays as it drew large crowds of shoppers.
But the local authorities decided to close the pedestrian zone after a man drove a truck into Chuo-dori just past noon on a Sunday in June 2008, hitting and killing three men before fatally stabbing four people and leaving 10 others injured.

A post manned by local residents, firefighters and police officers has been erected to ensure safety in the area. Signposts have also been put up around the area, urging people not to engage in antisocial activities, which were occasionally reported when the pedestrian zone was open.

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Gundam Cafe Costume

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 木曜日, 10月 14, 2010

Gundam cafe is a theme restaurant based on the popular anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam”. They sell a wide variety of Gundam themed food and goods: Gundam coffee, Gundam biscuits, cake, a variety of spagetti and curries eaten by the Gundam pilots like Amuro Rei, etc; Staff wear costume of a character from Gundam serve customers.

 

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Gundam Cafe Opens in Akihabara‎

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 日曜日, 4月 25, 2010
Gundam Cafe Akihabara

Gundam Cafe Akihabara

Gundam Cafe Akihabara has opened its doors on Apr.24.About 200 people lined up in Akihabara waiting for the official start of Gundam Cafe at 8:30. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gundam Cafe to be opened in Akihabara

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 木曜日, 4月 22, 2010
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Gundam cafe Akihabara

Bandai is set to open Gundam Cafe Akihabara on April 24,in commemoration with the animation series’ 30th anniversary.
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Edreaming (Edo+Dreaming)

By daifuku - Last updated: 火曜日, 2月 9, 2010

When the tower called “Tokyo Sky Tree” is completed, it will be 634 meters tall and become the tallest among antenna towers in the world. http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/english/

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● Why 634 meters?

That’s partly because they want to build a higher tower than the TV tower, which is scheduled for completion at the end of this year in Guangzhou, China. It will be 610 meters tall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chara-ben!

By daifuku - Last updated: 火曜日, 1月 26, 2010

There are so many businesspersons who bring hand-made “obentoes” or “bentoes” (lunch boxes) in Japan. It’s really good for them to do it because it saves their money and is beneficial to their health.
And some of them take more time and use their ingenuities to make their original bentoes called “Chara-ben”.

Pokemon characters on bento

Pokemon characters on bento

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Akihabara ni oide yo! (Come on to Akihabara!)

By daifuku - Last updated: 土曜日, 1月 23, 2010

The sacred place for anime & game fans called “Akihabara” or “Akiba”, the Japan’s largest electronics quarter. Surveys show the increasing number of foreign tourists who visit there, as the interest in Japanese pop culture grows worldwide. 

We are the organization called “Akibaland Tours” who gives guided tours to you, Akiba lovers from abroad. 
We give you trilingual tours in English, Chinese and Japanese. No other tours will do that.
Moreover, our guides are all COSPLAYERS!! 

Akihabara is the 3D wonderland where popped up from Anime or manga to the real world. 
You can gather cutting-edge informations there. 

So let’s enjoy Akihabara together! Akihabara ni oide yo! 

*For more details, please look at our website; http://www.akiba-tour.com

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