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Welcome to Nakano!

Only minutes away from Shinjuku, but entirely with its own character, Nakano is a tasty mix of old and new. Sample the sights and sounds, see the street life and feel the heartbeat.

Navigate the niches of Nakano and check out our printable guide including map of the area. View the complete Nakano Special Guide on our partner website.

Nakano is a study in contrasts: here, octogenarian grannies haul shopping carts toe-to-toe with quirkily dressed young fashionistas, each vying for a bargain. More
Mandarake is a chain of stores that specializes in buying and reselling Japanese pop culture merchandise. More
Few people may realize that an 83-room hotel occupies floors 16-19 atop the distinctive, triangular Sun Plaza building, a stone’s throw from Nakano station’s north exit. More
Road is lined with tasteful shops and pretty lanterns whose theme changes according to the season. More
Due north of the station, Sun Mall is a long, glass-covered arcade running for several blocks and filled with over a hundred shops and restaurants on either side of the walkway. More
Nakano Broadway is a brightly lit behemoth pulsing with action. More
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