Akihabara Electronics

4 Apr

This district of Akiharbara is known for electronics. If you can think of it, they probably sell it. We spent a few hours in the largest store in the district- Yodobashi Camera- and it wasn’t enough. But lucky us, there is one in Kyoto, so we’ll be exploring that one as well.

For anyone who was been to the mecca of camera stores in the USA, B&H photo, Yodobashi puts that place to shame. The store is just a completely massive place that sells every single piece of camera equipment and more! Try walking through all the tv/audio, computer, high end watches, washing machines and refrigerators, games, stationary, beauty products, bicycles, and more! This place has it all. There’s even 2 floors with restaurants and a food court.

Unfortunately due to the poor exchange rate prices are relatively expensive. So Jeannie won’t be getting that new fridge after all. Bummer.

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5 Responses to “Akihabara Electronics”

  1. msticazn April 5, 2012 at 6:28 AM #

    damn…i want to go. I could spend all vacation at that place =P

  2. msluu April 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM #

    Yay! The Envirosax I gifted Jeannie made it on your trip! 😀 How’s it working out? Are you testing out whether it really carries 40 lbs or not? :p

  3. Jeff Young April 7, 2012 at 2:59 AM #

    Sweet! Like the Ikea of electronics. How’s are the lens prices?

    • Jerry April 7, 2012 at 6:45 AM #

      Lens and camera body prices are expensive, due to the poor exchange rate. I didn’t buy anything. You should see the prices for memory cards. A $40 memory card in the US is $120 here!

      • Jeff Young April 8, 2012 at 2:36 AM #

        Interesting. Curious to see how prices are in Hong Kong. Stuff from there is always so cheap on ebay.

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