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Nakano Broadway The Other Akihabara in Tokyo

nakano broadway

Managed to spend some time preparing more photos from my recent trip to Tokyo Japan and today we take a look at Nakano Broadway.

Nakano Broadway is an place for those who are interested Japanese pop culture – it’s an indoor shopping complex with 3 floors of anime, manga , idol, figure, toys & electronics. You can think of Nakano Broadway as Akihabara but with less eroge, hentai & JAV ^^;

At the ground level of the Nakano Broadway there are also shotengai (rows of shops) selling clothes, shoes, watches, jewellery, snack foods & second-hand goods. The basement level is a marketplace for fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, meat and some seafood.

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^Getting to Nakano is easy, just head over to JR Nakano station which is on the Chuo/Sobu lines.

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Head over to the West exit at the station, you can find Nakano Broadway at the end of the Nakano Sun Mall shotengai:

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This is Nakano Sunmall, a 225 meter long shotengai leading from Nakano Station to Nakano Broadway.

As I mentioned there’s a wide variety of shops here, food joints, cafes, watch dealers, jewelers, pharmacies, game centers, book stores and so on. On the side streets/alleys there are various restaurants and some Japanese style pubs too. This place is quite a shopping experience for foreign visitors!

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^Found a store at the ground level of Nakano Broadway that sells lots of Japanese snacks at a very cheap price – I bought a bunch of them ^^

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^On the second floor of Nakano Broadway. This place has lots of retro Otaku goodies so You can probably find some hidden gems here ^^

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^Me found lots of retro gunpla here! ^o^/

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^Mandarake is the term for a type of  store that sells manga and figures. “Man” is from manga and “darake” means “lots of”

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^That Minverva. So Cute. Much hug.

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^A shop that sells all the Gashapon items.

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^Apparently these things are made from real animals @.@

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^Pika pika

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^Found some really nostalgic manga here in Nakano Broadway.

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^Anybody wants to buy T-Rex fossil for 1,500,000 Yen? ^^;

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^Apparently you can buy some dead aliens here too.

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You can check out my other posts about my recent Tokyo trip here:

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