Nakano Broadway is where the real anime geeks hang out in Tokyo now. With Akihabara’s otaku scene exhibiting mass cultural tendencies, this shabby shopping arcade/mall has become Tokyo’s character culture mecca. Manga? Check. Anime? Check. Kaiju? Double-check. Whether it’s a record store devoted to progressive German and Japanese music, vintage and indie bookshops, or Tokyo’s tallest soft serve ice cream cones, you’ll find it all next to everything from fortune tellers to a Takashi Murakami gallery. Only a responsible, sensible adult would skip an hours-long trek through Nakano Broadway and a coffee or drink at Bar Zingaro.