7 Reasons to Go Nakano Broadway

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Nakano Broadway
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Despite the obvious that any folk paying the magnificent Tokyo a visit and with a vested interest in manga and anime will opt to tour the Akihabara, Nakano Broadway, just a few minutes walk from the Nakano station, is just as superb as anyone could imagine. As a matter of fact, there are so many surprising features that a lot of people tend not to be acquainted with and just to kill your curiosity, have a peep at the top reasons why you should pay this astounding shopping outlet a visit.

1. Mandarake Shibuya Anime store

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This beautiful store was set in the year 1987 particularly as a manga dealer in the outstanding Nakano Broadway. Barely half a century down the line, Mandarake has earned itself a spot among the well reputed and above all, biggest anime and manga dealers in the entire universe. Its, in fact, become a norm that people from various parts of the world associate themselves with the streams of the Japanese anime and manga whose popularity is rising by the day. The Japanese culture is self-evident at Mandarake, and all I can tell you at this point is, let just meet at Mandarake for super fun.


  • Name: Mandarake Shibuya Anime store
  • Address: Japan, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawacho, 31−2 渋谷BEAM B2F
  • Phone: +81 3-3477-0777
  • Opening hour: 12 – 8 PM everyday
  • Website: http://www.mandarake.co.jp/

2. Anime World Star

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What’s there not no rave about when it comes to this astonishing stall? It’s totally incomparable in the anime world. That’s how most of us can dare describe it. Anime World Star is a store specializing in anime related merchandise constituting cel drawings. Artwork from anime is another piece of aesthetic creation that you will get to enjoy at Anime World Star. Sweet enough, you can buy the cel drawings or anime or other goods from abroad(overseas), and you will also get an opportunity to settle your bill via PayPal. It’s the place to bump into and spend some time.


  • Name: Anime World Star
  • Phone: 03-3386-0231
  • Email: info@anime-world-star.com
  • Website: http://www.anime-world-star.com/

3. Robot Robot

Robot Robot
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 This prepossessing stall comes in handy for those who have a thing for models rather than just cels. Ideally placed on the third floor, Robot Robot is filled to the brim with a vast array of Japanese toys and cute collectibles. The store specializes in all sorts of models from tiny figurines of extinct species like Godzilla to gigantic life Ultraman reproductions. If it happens that you find it difficult to locate what you are so in need of, chances are you won’t find it anywhere at all for that matter.


  • Name: ROBOT ROBOT3
  • Floor: 2F
  • category: HOBBY
  • Phone: 03-3387-1000
  • Regular holiday: Everyday open
  • Opening hour: 12:00~20:00
  • Website: http://www.robotrobot.com/hub/

4. Decent Shopping Mall

Nakano Broadway
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What’s more comforting than finding all that you are looking for in one place? From the cheapest yet select item to the highly priced prestigious commodity, Nakano Broadway ensures that that’s not subject to discussion at all. It’s all variety suiting the taste of each and every being. For you, you just have to watch out not to lose track of your shopping budget, time, and space as well to pack up your newly purchased belongings. Every stall that you pass by will whisper the magic words into your ears, “welcome.” A little secret, there are slots on the site too, “pachinko’ that you can try out as well.


  • Name: Nakano Broadway
  • Address: 5-52-15 Nakano, Tokyo 164-0001, Japan
  • Phone: +81 3-3388-7004
  • Opening hour: 12 – 8 PM everyday
  • Website: http://www.nbw.jp/index.html

5. Great Restaurants and Dinning Places

Nakano Ramen
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We all know as much you may fancy and enjoy the great lustrous view, you certainly can’t do it on an empty belly. On that note, however, Nakano Broadway is ever some steps ahead of you as it provides its esteemed guests with more than something to fill their empty stomachs. It offers quality and diversity. You will get a chance to devour the grilled chicken skewers widely known as Yakitori, the thick pancake served with pork (okonomiyaki) or savor in the tasty ramen, the noodle soup. Guess what? The price for these yammy’s is hardly 1000 Yen which is equivalent to just $10. Still not at peace?


  • Name: Restaurants in Nakano
  • Restaurants: Aoba, Tsui Teru!, Okajoki, Akimotoya, The Hangover, Omoriken, Nogatahopu
  • Website: 5-52-15 Nakano, Nakano 164-0001, Tokyo Prefecture

6. Impressive Slots and Coffee Chilling Spot

Nakano Slots
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Well, it seems we can never call it a day with Nakano Broadway. When you feel you’ve had a share of the tasty delicacy, you can embark on your journey by assaulting the upper floors of the big confusing yet fun mall. You can grab a decaf and just relax while lavishing the adorable view as folks engage in fun-filled activities of making mere imaginations into real time realities by wrestling with crafted monsters. One thing I can assure you is that you won’t be able to tell how fast time flies and that you have to be on the watch out to ensure that you don’t fall short of a place to pack souvenirs. Nakano Broadway is that thrilling.


  • Name: Adores Nakano
  • Floor: 1F
  • Category: HOBBY
  • Phone: 03-3389-7670
  • Opening hour: 10:00~24:45
  • Website: http://www.adores.jp/index.html

7. Enrichment of the Japanese Culture

Nakano Broadway
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When you think of Nakano Broadway, just think of just a different version, an indoor one at that, of the famous Akihabara, but that’s a little more unique. Talking of Nakano Broadway’s uniqueness here, we refer to the lessened maids, eroge, and computer parts stalls and more of the Japanese Pop Culture splendid. It’s just uniqueness in totality, and all of the Japanese heritage exhibited in different models and creations.

Have a good trip and travel!