Friday, November 05, 2010

Tokyo Shopping on Google Maps

Interactive Akihabara Map

Eric Delattre recently moved to Tokyo. He quickly fell in love with the Akiba district of Tokyo. Akihabara is a major shopping area for electronics, computers, anime, and otaku goods. However Eric was disappointed because he couldn't find a good guide to the shops, restaurant and bars in the area so he decided to develop this Google Maps based guide to the area.

The map shows the locations of all the best places in Akihabara. The locations are categorised so it is possible to refine the markers shown on the map by computer / electronics. anime / Manga, restaurants etc.

Like many areas in Japan the best shops are often hard to find, for example they may be found on the 6th floor or behind a small hard to find door. Therefore Eric has included a function that allows anyone to add locations to the map.

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