After abandoning our walking tour Travis suggested that we go to Akihabara, Tokyo’s electric town (read: all things electronic and geeky). I had been there 5 years earlier, but was surprised to see how much it had change over the years. There were fewer stores selling electronic parts, such as light bulbs and wires, and more stores selling electronic goods such as cameras and video games. Maid cafés were also now prevalent, whereas before it was well hidden.
We walked a little bit around the area and ended up at the Sega arcade. This is not your run-of-the-mill arcade we grew up with: this is over 10 floors of arcade – in fact, all of the arcade games ever created by Sega as well as new prototypes. It was fun to walk around and see all of the different games, and watch people play.
Instead of playing a game, I decided to try my hand at the photo booth thing again. Travis took a few photos as I guessed my way through the long Japanese menu and required steps. Then, we both had fun decorating the images, adding weird sayings, wigs and fake lashes amongst other things. It was money well spent!