söndag 25 september 2011

Nerd alert

Today a friend and I went to Akihabara. We had nothing planned, so we just strolled around and checked out a few shops. I think looking at anime figurines is my new hobby :)

I like how the escalators look like hamster tubes :)

I've also been to Nakano Broadway, a mall where they mostly sell nerd stuff, for three days in a row this weekend. I've been wanting to check it out since a friend at home told me about it, so I decided to go there on Friday. However, I got there a little late and didn't have time to look around properly, so I went back on Saturday. There were so many things I wanted but I resisted the urge to buy them and I'm quite proud of myself. There were a couple of posters of NEWS (a group I like) that I really wanted though so I went to withdraw money. Then it turned out that none of the ATMs I tried accepted my card, even though it cleary stated they should. Fortunately I found an ATM today that worked so I got back to Nakano after the trip to Akihabara and bought the posters. Apart from the anime/manga stuff the mall has a couple of great idol shops with loads of second hand goods. Happy :)

Here are some pictures. The first two are of Nakano Sun Mall, which is just next to Nakano Broadway.

The following are of Nakano Broadway. The mall itself is not the most flashy place ever, but the shops are great :) Half of the mall is probably made up of different Mandarake shops, where they sell all kinds of second hand nerd stuff.   

I also took a walk around the area, and there are loads of cozy, small streets just next to the mall with lots of places to eat.


End of post, hope you enjoyed :) Tomorrow our lessons start, wish me luck!

2 kommentarer:

  1. Ah, Akihabara. Such an awesome place. Nice to see you having a good time in Tokyo!

  2. Ah how I miss Nakano Broadway :D

    About the ATMs, did you get a Japanese card at a Japanese bank yet? Cause if you still have your Swedish card then I guess the reason why it's not working is cause it's not Japanese. My VISA only worked at 7/11, Yuubinkyoku and CitiBank :P