Akihabara has changed.
The number of illegal stores dressed like maids has increased. To begin with, touting is prohibited in Chiyoda Ward, and until now maids have only been standing in some of the back streets.
However, due to the impact of the recent Corona, which has made it tougher for maid cafes to manage their business, touting activities are also taking place on the front street. It is said that stores offering more extreme services are rapidly increasing, perhaps to improve their business performance. The government has also taken countermeasures by establishing areas where advertisements are prohibited. However, the effect has not been so great. When you come to Akihabara on a trip now, you should be careful if you are approached by someone dressed as a maid. For those who still want to go to Akihabara, my personal recommendation is “Maidreamin. The music played in the store is distinctive and famous. I sincerely hope that things will return to normal soon.