Colorful Akihabara is quirky Tokyo at its best, a shopping paradise where anime (Japanese animation) and manga (comics) fans mingle with those searching for the latest in cameras and electrical appliances. Long known as Japan’s largest electronics district, Akihabara is also packed with shops selling character figurines, games and more, as well as maid cafes where women dressed as French maids serve tea.

Tokyo is Japan's economic and cultural center. Vibrant neighborhoods and fantastic cuisine are around every corner. This mecca of Japanese pop culture fused with traditional ideals is one of the world's most entertaining cities.