Akihabara in Tokyo is a Mecca for aspects of Japanese subculture like anime, gaming, figurine stores, and maid cafes. There are various kinds of shops in Akihabara that attract many foreign tourists who are interested in Japan’s unique “otaku” culture.
Amongst the many stores is Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan, which has 500 units of gachapon (capsule toys) vending machines, and around 50 new items are released every month.
There are lots of anime and game shops in almost every corner of Akihabara.
The streets in Akihabara are lined with many electronics stores selling various kinds of gadgets; no wonder it is known as the largest electric town in Japan!
Visiting an owl café is a current trend in Japan. If you love this nocturnal creature, how about dropping by at Akiba Fukuro to interact and spend time with its cute owls? Their adorable expressions will surely melt your heart!
A brand-new hotel named Best Western Hotel Fino Tokyo Akihabara has just opened on October 1, 2018, in Akihabara. Located within a 7-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station and Okachimachi Station, this hotel is also accessible on foot from Ueno Station.
As it is easily accessible from both Narita Airport (70 minutes) and Haneda Airport (60 minutes), this hotel is great for vacation and business stays.
A wooden panda will welcome you at the lobby. This will be perfect for your Instagram!
You will also find several wooden artworks other than the panda. You can also buy these wooden kits as souvenirs at the reception.
The hotel has 80 rooms in total with three room types: superior twin, moderate twin, and moderate double. Proud of its compact and well-equipped rooms, this hotel is a perfect choice for a comfy vacation or a business stay.
All rooms have comfy beds manufactured by Simmons, a world-renowned bed manufacturer.
Each room comes with a multilingual tablet device.
Best Western Hotel Fino Tokyo Akihabara offers a hearty breakfast for those who have booked the rooms with a meal plan. Located on the first floor, the restaurant serves a buffet-style breakfast every day offering an excellent selection of delicious dishes.
All rooms have Wi-Fi, so you can browse the Internet for information on transportation and sightseeing spots around Tokyo. There are also computers in the lobby that can be used by all guests.
Although Best Western Hotel Fino Tokyo Akihabara is located in Akihabara, it is an easy walk up to Ueno, a popular tourist area. You can visit Ueno Zoo to see a variety of animals (approx. 350 species), especially its adorable panda, as well as stop by Ameyoko, a famous shopping district to buy some souvenirs.