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Akihabara

Akihabara

An Audio Guided Tour through Tokyo's Electric Town
by White Rabbit Press
ISBN:
9780974869490
$19.95
Description

Akihabara is Japan's subculture hotspot for anime, manga, games and figures which attracts hardcore fans--and curious visitors--from all over the world. Internationally recognized experts take you on an unforgettable, behind-the-scenes tour of the area. You'll visit all the must-see shops, gain historical knowledge, cultural insights and learn insider jargon like otagei, moé, itasha and more.

The tour includes a CD with mp3 audio, an area map, and a booklet of area photography. Recommended for mature audiences.

Specs

Publisher: 
White Rabbit Press
Publication Date: 
2010
Trim Size: 
5.2 x 7.3
Format: 
Audio CD
Pages: 
20pp
Illustrations: 
Color photos
Reviews

Producer Max Hodges has assembled a crack team of uber-geeks from Japan and abroad to navigate Akihabara's alleys and decode its mysteries.  The audio guide is an illuminating portal into the neighborhood's colorful history and vibrant currents of contemporary pizzaz.

— Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica
About the Series

Tokyo Realtime is a series of audio guided walking tours revealing new sides to Tokyo’s most interesting neighborhoods.

Each tour includes:

  • a CD with mp3 audio
  • an area map
  • a booklet of area photography

Tokyo Realtime tours interweave narration and interviews within a soundscape of location ambience. The tours deliver a seamless mix of adventure and cultural insight while navigating real-world spaces. Simply transfer the audio program to any portable mp3 player, go to the starting point on the included map and press play.