Nakano Broadway

The Alternative Nerd Wonderland to Akihabara

Donny Kimball
5 min readApr 12, 2019

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The entrance to Tokyo’s Nakano Broadway shopping area for anime and gaming goods

If you have any pride at all as a fan of anime and manga, you must have heard of the legendary area of Tokyo known as Akihabara by now. After all, this place is basically the geek capital of the world. Ever year, countless numbers of Japanese and foreign nerds make pilgrimages to this sacred otaku town. Alas, as more and more people have fallen in love with…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/