But I have to admit, despite walking through those cramped corridors dozens of times, I never did actually buy anything there. I still go to Akihabara when I need something right now, but 9 times out of 10 I just buy it at the colossal 8-story Yodobashi Camera on the other side of the station (erected several years ago).
So it's not too surprising they can't make that cool little electronic component shantytown mall work anymore.
The one thing that I'd miss is the "antique" electronics on the second floor. There was a decent amount of interesting stuff seen up there.
... paraphernalia, allright. How does that journalist imagine he could write this article without any of them? :-D
It's not like those parts would be hard to find online. But they had all that stuff in stock, in their tiny stalls.
If anybody's in Seoul, the Yongsan electronics market is similar and if you want to supersize it head to Shenzhen.