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Nakano

Anime galore in a quaint neighborhood

About Nakano

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Where to eat in Nakano

Bar Zingaro

Bar Zingaro

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Markedly different from the rest of Nakano Broadway, Bar Zingaro stands out with its hip interior design and laid back vibes. Opened..

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Places to stay in Nakano

Tokyo Hostel Fuji

Tokyo Hostel Fuji

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A short subway ride from Shinjuku in central Tokyo, Hostel Fuji is a friendly, affordable backpackers hostel.

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Nakano Sun Plaza Hotel

Nakano Sun Plaza Hotel

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Few people may realize that an 83-room hotel occupies floors 16-19 atop the distinctive, triangular Sun Plaza building, a ston..

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Fontana Tokyo City Apartments

Fontana Tokyo City Apartments

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With rates as low as 45,000 to 55,000 yen per month, Fontana's Tokyo City Apartments make sense for both short-term travelers..

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Nakano Broadway

Nakano Broadway

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Near Shinjuku in Tokyo, Nakano Broadway is a shopping centre full of anime goods, manga and much, much more.

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Taco Ché

Taco Ché

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You won't find One-Piece or Shingeki No Kyojin here; in Tokyo's Nakano Broadway, Taco Ché is a manga store selling onl..

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Sun Mall

Sun Mall

Ben Wade

Due north of the station, Sun Mall is a long, glass-covered arcade running for several blocks and filled with over a hundred shops..

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About Nakano

Just a stop away from Shinjuku, Nakano is a quiet neighborhood best known for Nakano Broadway, a mall lined with current and vintage shops selling anime merchandise — most notably from secondhand giant Mandarake. For those unable to find what you want at Akihabara, this is the place to be.

Anime and manga lovers know Akihabara as the mecca of all things animated in Japan, but fewer know that Nakano can hold its own as well. With comics, clothes, figurines spread over three floors, there is no shortage of goods for even the most hardcore fans.

Not just a place for otakus, Nakano offers a trip into vintage Tokyo as many small shops and houses dotting the streets. A stroll down the alleys provides an intimate connection with the old Tokyo — a trait shared by many smaller neighborhoods in the capital.

Nakano is also a ramen haven, with more than 50 shops ranging from chains to independent ones. Get your ramen fix away from the crowd and enjoy your meal in peace.

Due to its proximity to downtown Tokyo, it's easy to take an afternoon to explore Nakano, where you might find the nondescript but quirky town a better companion than its noisy neighbors.

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