After the iconic SEGA Arcade building announced its closure this month of August, another landmark within the area was also revealed to be closing down for good.
The Tsukumo Akihabara Ekimae building shared in a tweet on August 20 that it is officially closing its doors on August 30, Sunday, ending years of accomodating locals and tourists alike in search of PC parts, gaming technology, smartphones, and so much more tax-free goods.
It is well-known for its retro yet futuristic-looking transparent escalators that provide a pretty cool view of the district. It is located just right outside the Electric Town exit of the Akihabara Station. It is unclear why it is shutting down but, just like SEGA Arcade, it’s most likely caused by the COVID-19 travel restrictions and public health concerns.
We hope that this will be the last news we hear about iconic landmarks closing, though!
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