11-16-2017, 06:59 AM
Akihabara is a fun place, but it is now overrun with tourists from China, America, and Europe. I used to live near Akihabara, and enjoyed shopping in the countless stores there and in Ameyoko. The PC I am using now was built from parts I bought in Akihabara.
You won't find much in the way of good shopping deals there (Japanese goods are cheaper in America and Europe than they are in Japan), but you will see a lot of interesting people. The maid cafes are overrated, the food is worse than Denny's, and costs twice as much. Luckily Hooter's now has restaurants in Tokyo, and Hooter's girls are easier on the eyes than the maids in Akihabara (and won't try to hide if you want to take a photo).
If you are a big otaku fan, you can find the AKB 48 cafe next to the station, it's near the Gundam cafe.
Personally, I am a music fan, and guitar player, and have a lot more fun shopping around the music stores in Ochanomizu. From Akihabara, Ochanomizu is only 10 or 15 minutes walk.