Nakano Area

 

NakanoCosplay

Nakano Broadway is fast catching up to Akihabara as the cosplay & comic capital of Tokyo, and there’s a great grill-at-your-table restaurant for refuelling when you’ve shopped ’til you dropped.

Just a short hop from Shinjuku station, the shops at Nakano Broadway are an otaku’s dream: comics (including fanfic), character figures, vintage toys, cosplay costumes & accessories, obscure hobby stores and all kinds of weird gift items are all under one roof, right next to the station.

The famous comic & model store Mandarake has a huge outlet here.
The famous comic & model store Mandarake has a huge outlet here.
You can find vintage toys as well as obscure character figures at Nakano Broadway.
You can find vintage toys as well as obscure character figures at Nakano Broadway.
You can imaging just how diverse a selection of character goods are for sale here, by the fact that they even sell figures of Steve Jobs!
You can imaging just how diverse a selection of character goods are for sale here, by the fact that they even sell figures of Steve Jobs!
Locker shops – where collectors display their private goods for sale – are a fascinating slice of fan culture.
Locker shops – where collectors offer their private goods for sale – are a fascinating display of all kinds of fan culture.
Shops catering to obscure hobbies like dollmaking sell everything from wigs to eyeballs.
Shops catering to obscure hobbies like dollmaking sell everything from wigs to eyeballs.
YukiDaruma
After a hard day of shopping, a visit to the Yuki Daruma grill-at-your-table restaurant only a short walk from Nakano Broadway is just what you need!

NAKANO AREA MAP

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