Night Walks in Nakano: A Tokyo Photoblog

There is nothing quite like Tokyo seen at night. I think most people associate that with images of glittering metropolitan centers such Shinjuku and Shibuya. But my favorite places for a night walk in Tokyo are narrow alleys brimming with Izakaya and street food. Something about the lanterns with their colorful lights, the mouthwatering smells of the food, and the sounds of people laughing as they enjoy their evening means Tokyo to me.

There are plenty of such places in Tokyo but this time I would like to introduce you to Nakano. Nakano is the next city over from Shinjuku and just one stop by the express Chuo Line from Shinjuku station. It has a north side and a south side, and it is the north side that has the shotengai (traditional Japanese shopping street). Head in through the main entrance right across the street from Nakano station and then enjoy walking around the meandering alleys.

Nakano is also renowned for ramen! So don’t miss out while here.

If you’re interesting in seeing more of my photography you can also follow me on instagram @tokyo_dreamlife !

Hope everyone had a nice week-end and is keeping safe and sane during this time of political turmoil and continuing Covid-19 situation.

Published by tokyodreamlife

Nerdy girl living in Tokyo. Spends too much time playing video games and spacing out in public. Often misses her train stop. I write about traveling in Japan, living in Tokyo, and life as an expat.

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