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Akihabara: Electronics, Toys, and Porn

Akihabara is also known as Electric Town. You can buy anything electronic, or electronics related here. There are electronics stores everywhere, but these are not like at home. Imagine Best Buy, stacked on top of Fry’s Electronics, on top of a Game Stop, which is sitting on top of a Verizon store, and then add a camera store on top of that. This would be one of the smaller stores in Akihabara.

Here is one of the multi-level electronics stores in Akihabara.

There are even stores that specialize in old video games. Remember Star Fox?

Don’t forget F-1 Race.

Akihabara also has lots of toy stores in the neighborhood, carrying a lot of action figures and models.

If electronics and action figures weren’t enough to make you think this was a guy’s neighborhood, there is a lot of porn. Just like in the electronics stores, each floor is a separate category of products. Books and comics on floor one. DVDs on two. Video games on three. Yes, they have a floor full of pornographic video games.

Mr. Doughnut!

The first time I had these was in Taiwan.  Delicious.

Do you know what is super weird? Maid cafes. I don’t understand how there is a niche for this type of place. It’s a bunch of girls dressed in maid outfits, addressing customers as master, and charging a lot of money for food and drinks. ¬†It just seems creepy more than anything.

They do make Hello Kitty faces in your drink though. That’s a plus, right?

Tonkatsu!

This is a best tonkatsu I’ve ever had, hands down. The meat is tender, and the breading isn’t heavy. It’s light aand flaky.

If it’s even possible, the shrimp was even better. The attention to detail in the presentation is perfect with the tails fanned out on every shrimp. Well played, Japan.

Now THAT is a donut.

One of our customers brought donuts for us, and he wasn’t playing around. He brought in the big guns. These treats were from The Donut Man in Glendora, CA. They’re Food Network famous.

Yes, that is a grown adult hand in the picture for size comparison. You can see the long, phallic looking donuts on top with some fruit stuffed donuts on the bottom.

Peach donut, anyone?

How about apple?

These things resemble Mexican Torta desserts more than donuts.

Apple, raisin, and cinnamon live inside this beast.

They even have some fruit cream donuts. In the words of Homer Simpson, “Purple is a fruit.”

I’m not big on sweets. I only had a small bite of one of the phallic donuts (you know me likey), but it was enough for me to recommend this place for anyone looking for a sweet treat. This is a place that I think people who like sweets will enjoy.