＜PC・Gadget＞ ＜PC Parts＞
Opened in 1947, Tsukumo is a long-standing PC shop in Akihabara. As a professional PC parts store, the shop carries all kinds of components on floors 1 to 6. Each floor specializes in different kinds of PC parts, and the knowledgeable store clerks will direct customers according to their needs.
The basement of the store is the Tsukumo Games Department, which carries PC gaming supplies. The store handles popular brands like Razer, Steel Series, and Logicool’s G series.
Of course, you can't forget the ever-versitile mouse. One of the store’s popular items is Japanese brand ARTISAN’s mousepads Hien and Shidenkai, named after jet fighters of the Japanese air force.
The first floor of the building is the Laptop PC store. The current trend in the market is high-performance gaming PCs, and the store’s original brand, G-GEAR, is a steady seller with good cost-performance. According to a staff member, many foreign customers have been purchasing high-performance gaming PCs from the store (even in bulk), thanks to the weak yen.
The store also sells SIM-free smartphones, as well as travel SIMs. “Many foreign customers purchase both smartphones and SIM cards in sets.”
The second floor of the building is the eX Computer Floor, which handles desktop PC’s LCD monitors, as well as pen tablets. Especially with PC monitors, there is an ongoing trend of high-resolution LCD monitors in the market with a significant increase in 4K-compatible monitors.
Starting from the third floor, customers will find parts for building their own computers. As a practical warehouse, the shop carries various storage parts such as hard disk drives, solid state drives, not to mention network equipment like connection cables. The Intel / AMD section, one floor up, carries CPUs, memory, cooling fans, and other parts.
One of the hottest-selling items is the micro PC. Simply add your own favorite storage or memory parts to create your own, micro-sized, customized PC.
The fifth floor is the Graphics / Sound floor. It is said that sound quality is just as important a factor as graphics when it comes to creating a PC. Said one employee, “the sound of your PC will depend greatly on your choice of soundboard and unit. It’s important to choose one that fits your needs.”
The sixth floor is the PC case and consumer-built PC consultation center. The store has a wide variety of PC cases that encase all the aforementioned components on display. The floor features cases in different sizes, and has an especially diverse collection of large-sized cases. There are also cooling fans that come included with LED lights for decoration as well as large ones over 20 centimeters in diameter.
Whether you’re a complete newbie or a professional, you will enjoy the shop’s complete lineup of items ranging from ready-built to consumer-built PCs and the store’s knowledgeable staff. The shop is also easy to find and access as it is the only professional PC store facing Chuo-Dori, Akiba's main street.
- NAME：Tsukumo eX
- ADDRESS：4-4-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021
- HOURS OF OPERATION：10:00 - 22:00
- Regular Holiday：None