Saturday, 13 April 2013

Japan Otaku Trip! Part 2!

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Night view of junction near Akiba One.

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With assistance of Robot 28, we shall take on Akihabara

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Standing from UDX looking @ Yodabashi-Akiba (The store with most Gunpla)

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Huge projection at UDX promoting anime 

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AKB48 Cafe & Shop just beside...

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Gundam Cafe Akihabara

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A visit to SEGA building with lotz of arcade games & UFO catcher

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 UFO catcher prize

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Compliment plastic bag to keep your winning

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Entire floor dedicated to Gundam Extreme Vs Full Boost

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Pachinko Slot...

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Evangelion style... 

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EVA lockers

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EVA Pachinko machine

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Even have Macross Frontier, Pachinko machine

A look @ neon vibrant Akihabara at night... hmmm... actually most of the hobby shops were closed after 9pm. Some of the shops that extended operation would be UFO catcher, game arcade and Pachinko slot. It's was spring in March so the temperature is between 7 - 13 degree Celsius. Can be pretty cold for someone like me for topical region and felt even colder when the wind blown towards me. If you happened to be at Akihabara, it's good to take UDX building as reference point as it just in front of the train station (don't forget to take phamplets at the train station, with map that marked out the location of hobby shops), like in the heart of the shopping belt. Looking from UDX, you can easily locate Yodabashi -Akiba (There, you can find the largest selection of Gunpla). You can also see Gundam cafe and AKB48 cafe, which are just side by side.  

12 comments:

James Chan said...

Bro, I am waiting for you to show your loots!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

They are in a mess bro. Lolz...

Ant Sized Man said...

Good times dude, looks like you got a quality camaera to take such awesome night photo.

Hope to got as great load of swag i bought a extra bag to take my gear home, most of it from Yodabashi.

deSMOnd said...

bro..japan street is very clean..i m sure the display in the shops are well maintained and no dust at all..

Jcee said...

Did you try your hand at the UFO catcher? Those prizes look sooo nice!

bluedrakon said...

Thanks for the reference point for us who may get the change to visit.

I loved all the shots and wish I could have been with you on this trip. But alas, my money wallet would have been empty in 5 minutes there - LOL

chrismandesign said...

just tell me... you went unnoticed bro, right ??? HAHAHAHA... i mean, if i were traveling there, someone would say in an instant "there it goes a foreigner tourist... it’s so obvious and weird !!!" but in japanese, of course BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

Those Rei and Asuka statues are so amazing !!! but a bit taller than you expect from a pair of 14 yo teenagers... beautiful anyway and very realistic with their own fabric dresses !!! =OOOOO

Stanley Lim said...

@Jcee. Agent S suck at UFO and ends up catching nothing at all...

David John Shewsbury said...

It's amazing that many foreign Otaku went to Japan and do toy hunting. As for me, if I ever get the chance to go Japan, I wont bother about all the toys, I'm more interested with young girls and women and having fun in those "Love Hotels" and maybe grab some of those funky adult toys stuff ^__^ hahahaha...

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Ant Sized Man
Thanx pal, I guess the DSLR is a good tool to capturing moments at dim area. A bundle Gunpla @ Yodabashi and attractive discount.

>> deSMOnd
Unlike Singapore, there ain't many waste bins around but despite this, their street is at good cleanliness. Japanese are well taught on recycling and protecting the environment.

>> Jcee
Agent S asked to your queries... Hee! Hee!

>> bluedrakon
No prob pal. I remember buying lotz of stuff from the first toy I visited just 200m away from the inn I stayed at and returning to inn just shortly after my first stop. Hard to control '',

>> chrismandesign
As Asian, I'm able to blend in the crowd and unnoticed but you my friend sure stands out. It gave me the impression that most people in Japan, especially the newer generation understand English but due to lack of practice, it's hard for them to speak and deliver the message.

>> David John Shewsbury
Well, there are a lot of gals in cosplay walking along the street of Akihabara and young gals dressed as maid distributing phamplets and promoting maid cafes. A lot of adult shops, some few storey but after well, you will get bore and skip such shops for toy hunting. Heard about the 'Love Hotels' but didn't manage to see any when I visit Shinjuku .

Andy said...

kuroyukihime~! asuna~!
katsu in otaku heaven^^

Om3ga062012 said...

Great night view. Those UFO catcher prize looks great, love that life size anime figure too

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