Actual surveys on visitor's shop-around behaviors and vertical floor use in Akihabara, Tokyo, 2011

Keiko Hayashi, Masaaki Ikemoto, Toshiyuki Kaneda, Yusuke Koyama, Jin Nakamura

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We survey on the visitors shop-around behaviors and vertical floor use in Akihabara area where various kinds of specialty shops are located. Our findings are: 1) Most crowded street is located on the next side of Central Street, called 'Junk Street'. Junk Street and Central Street constitute the center of Akihabara area. 2) There are various kinds of hobby shops along Central Street. On the other hand, there are a lot of PC shops, electronic-parts shops, and various types of restaurants including 'maid cafe' along Junk Street. 3) The age bracket affects the category of shops which visitors shop-around.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-319
Number of pages5
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb


  • Akihabara district
  • Shop-around behavior
  • Vertical floor use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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