Sunday, 16 October 2016

Tokyo Akihabara Radio Center

This is where you can see some old school electronics.
.... the stuff that rebuilt Japan after WWII.
 Akihabara ‘electric town’ is famous for tiny retailers selling radios and electronic parts at cut-rate prices under the Sobu line tracks.
 It's a shade of what it used to be in the 50's & 60s but some of those "tiny hole in the wall" shops are still here, crammed together. It's worth a visit just for the historical aspect.
DIY old school with parts in open boxes and plastic containers.
Analog, digital, LEDS, knobs, jacks, resistors, capacitors, etc etc... the way it used to be before
the internet came along and killed off the little shops.
Most of thehe electronic shops that used to crowd both sides of this street have been displaced by game centres and animation shops. It’s also a great place to treasure hunt for old games.

 Akihabara is centered around Akihabara Station, located on the JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, and Chuo Local lines. Take the "Akihabara Electric Town" exit. (ラジオセンター), 1-14-2 Soto-Kanda.

 By subway : travel to Akihabara Station by the Hibiya line (H15), or Suehirocho Station by the Ginza line (G14).  

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