By now, geeks around the globe are cognizant of Akihabara.
Once Tokyo’s post-war electronics haven, the neighborhood has grown into a modern mecca for anime fans. As its popularity has swelled, so have the crowds.
However, that hasn’t quite been the case with Tokyo’s other geek neighborhood, Ikebukuro. Designated as a haven for female fans specifically, tourists may consider it too niche for general geek tastes. After my own visit, however, I realize that couldn’t be further from the truth.