If you’re interested in otaku (geek) culture, you’ve probably heard of Akihabara, but what about Nakano Broadway in Tokyo?
If you are looking for a true hidden gem, you must include Nakano Broadway on your list. It is a collector’s paradise. With a complex of no less than 25 different specialty shops in Madarake, each focusing on a microcosm of pop culture like figures, cosplay, manga, and dojinshi (fan art), this is less of a mall and more like the nerdiest rabbit warren. in the world.
Many of the stores on Nakano Broadway are thrift stores, which can mean great bargains. But be warned – you could find that incredibly rare item you’ve been looking for, instantly setting your wallet on fire. Akihabara may be a nerdy mecca, but Nakano Broadway is worth a pilgrimage.