4 Things to Do in Nakano, Shinjuku’s Stylish Neighbor!

  • Nakano is a special ward near Shinjuku, and is home to various places such as Nakano Sun Plaza and Nakano Broadway. Its convenient location in Tokyo makes it a great place to visit. Here are 4 things to do in Nakano to make the most of your trip to Tokyo!

    For more things to do in other areas, check this list out!
    Would you like to stay in Nakano? Check out all the hotels in the area here!

    1. Experience Japanese Food Culture on a Restaurant Tour


    While in Tokyo, you just have to try the local food! This tour offers a walk around the Nakano area where you will visit recommended establishments to try sushi, okonomiyaki, sake, yakitori and more! This is a must-try for foodies who want to eat real Japanese street dishes!

    Booking details: Explore Tokyo’s Nakano area on a local food tour!

    2. Get Real Samurai and Ninja Training


    In a dojo in Nakano is a professional who will teach you real samurai and ninja techniques such as discovering your “inner body sense”. There is also a tryout with shurikens and a katana, a Japanese sword. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, book your tickets below!

    Booking details: Train your inner spirit in a samurai & ninja training, Tokyo

    Nakano Tours for Those Who Also Want to Go to Other Areas

    Because of Nakano’s location, it’s a great idea to see other parts of Tokyo as well during your trip. Here are some things to do that include Nakano and other places!

    3. Go on the Perfect “Otaku” Shopping Tour


    If you love anime, manga, video games, cosplay, and all things “otaku”, you don’t want to miss this full shopping tour! In the morning you will visit Nakano to check out stores selling the old and new items, and then head to the famous electric city of Akihabara in the afternoon to check out all things anime and games! If you’re up for a full day of shopping, take a look at this!

    Booking details: Join an Otaku Shopping Tour!

    4. See the West Side of Tokyo in One Day

    Tokyo tour

    You can mix up Nakano with historical sites on a special walking tour that takes you to various popular locations on the west side of Tokyo. You can also adjust the schedule to fit your needs and interests. Check out this tour to see west Tokyo all in one day!

    Booking details: One Day Walking Tour of West Side of Tokyo!

    Book your Haneda to Tokyo airport transfer if you’d like to get from the airport to your hotel without having to navigate buses and trains on your own. There is also the essential Suica card for riding Japanese trains, or an unlimited subway travel pass if you’d prefer. If you’re going to have a spare day in Tokyo at your disposal, try out these 4 things on this list! Visiting a new place means you shuld try and experience as many things as possible!

    For more things to do in other areas, check this list out!
    Would you like to stay in Nakano? Check out all the hotels in the area here!