JAPANESE DIRTY UNDERWEAR VENDING MACHINES, OTAKU SHOPPING AT NAKANO BROADWAY. ANIME MANGA STORES TOKYO.


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Domo arigato, Mr. Robato! Most people think of Akihabara as Tokyo’s otaku (nerd) district, populated by maid cafes, anime, manga, video games and electronics. But Nakano Broadway, an indoor shopping complex, is possibly more specialized. With bits of naughtiness thrown into the mix.

Want to see photos of Japan’s infamous underwear-vending machines? Keep reading…

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Nakano is a five-minute subway ride from Shinjuku Station on the Chuo Express. You know you’re on the right track when you see obsessive fans gathered for an idol’s appearance.

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The large Don Quixote store sold pink salamanders as pets. The fuzzy green ball is also an aquatic creature. Ah, symbiosis.

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Note that they used a Scottish Fold cat to model this pet cooling mat. I’m itching to see the Dracula musical…

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Broadway arcade is lined with small, indie stores that vend vinyl figurines and comic/cartoon memorabilia. My eyes drifted to Sebastian from Black Butler, and the Hide guitar goodies.

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Vintage collectibles, such as these robotos.

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Do vending machines that sell used panties truly exist in Japan? Indeed, for the low price of 500 yen.

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You can also pick up a Tenga “device” and “special” DVD for self-pleasure.

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You’ll come across some sketchy material in Nakano.

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At the same time, there are cute characters all over.

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Have you ever been to Broadway arcade in Nakano? What do you think of the otaku goods and underwear machines?

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  • http://makeyoutrulyhappy.blogspot.com Leila

    Last year when I was in Tokyo my friend from Fukushima showed me Nakano. One whole day only Otaku stores, Otaku stores and even more Otaku stores… it was great and terrible at the same time and my feet hurt like hell… but I didn’t see any underwear vending machines there.
    Therefore lots of other nice things! <3 And at the end of the day I ate Katsudon there. *yummy!*

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      That’s awesome! A lot of people miss Nakano when they visit Tokyo, so it’s great you got to see it.

  • http://twitter.com/_tessaasset Tessa Khew

    In all my time in Japan I’ve never been to Akihabara much, but your expose on Nakano Broadway has got me interested!!

    Haha the Dracula Musical looks like it’s going to turn out really campy and cheesy :P, but worth a watch just for the lolz.

    I’m surprised that the used underwear are sold for only 500yen. I wonder how much the ladies/men who contribute them get paid for their works, if at all :-S

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Funny eh? I would love to see that musical.

  • Lauren

    Urban myths revealed to be … true. Say what?

  • Nephilim

     lol, i dont think you were suppose to snap a shot of that robot :Pand my husband was surprised when he saw the used panties photo, even though i heard about this years ago!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      oooooopppppppppps ;)

  • MaDonna Flowers

    Hi Carmina! I never went to Nakano, but my boyfriend visited the Mandarake there and said it was crazy! I love Don Quixote, though — I’ve been to the one in Shinjuku. SO MUCH TO LOOK AT. I’d be interested to learn about a company that has those used underwear machines – so weird!!  <3 <3 <3 xoxox

    MaDonna
    http://www.memadonna.com

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Hi dear! Don Quixote is such a fun place to browse for cosmetics and nail polish and… everything!!
      :)

  • Ariel

    Wow, I want an axolotl. I can’t believe they sell them at Don Quijote. xD They’re so cute!

  • Garry

    Think yourself luck its not my dirty underwear… would be scary :-D

  • Josh

    That is an interesting thing though. It seems there are vending machines for everything nowadays. Now if only they had a electronics vending machine…

  • Ian

    This has elicited the obligatory “WTF?!” from me

  • Gerarldo

    what will they think of next lol

    • Ian

       Heh, probably best not to ask since, as one person put it, one of Japan’s chief exports is the crazy. ;)

  • Gogo

     mmmm! 

  • Punkboi

     ooh dirty, sexy lol

  • Jen

    So they do exist! My friends kept talking about them before I went to Japan, but I never found any while I was there.

  • Jenn

    Dirty underwear meaning like lingerie or real dirty underwear?

  • Francesca

    HAHA Nakano sounds like fun, I’d love to go there, even though I’m not really into dirty underwear – I change mine every day!

  • Ashley

    I knew about the vending machines =P I think it’s kind of disgusting. If you’re going to sell underwear, at least let it be clean xD

  • Mike

    What’s with Japanese guys smelling drity underwear. I like lingerie but clean and on women before they take it off or better nude.

    • http://twitter.com/RekaG Rebecca George

      Hormones, some guys like their woman a little ripe and I’ve kind of learned some of those smells woman hate on other woman…Even if its unintentional. Repels some woman and attracts men.

      • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

        Very interesting!

      • EastGhostCom

        This is how you know lesbians are messed up on every level, all the way down to their hormones and sexual attractiveness receptors, brain wiring, etc. Look into videos by DR CURTIS DUNCAN on youtube, regarding how plastics and other toxins screw up hormones. For men it’s even worse. An interesting question would be this: Would the dirty panties of (lesbian) “ELLEN” (daytime television star in USA) be as sexually attractive and powerful for normal heterosexual males as, say, the dirty panties of a non-lesbian ?

  • Eric

    I thought than was an urban legend, like alligators in the sewers

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Nopppeee

      • http://twitter.com/RekaG Rebecca George

        Even I knew those exist.

  • Tef

     i have seen a short british documentary about this on youtube, i think i still have the link !!!

  • Riss

    Wow, so it really ISN’T a myth. Japanese dirty underwear vending machines..

  • http://www.youtube.com/takenoutofcontext Glitch

    The dirty panty machines still exist? I thought the Japanese government tried to get rid of them.
    Glad to know my fellow hentai can get their fresh packs of shoujo undies.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      They are back, and reasonably priced2

  • Aria

    thought they got rid of the vending machines a few years ago o.o

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      baby they’re back!

  • Alex

    Question: How does one know if the person that was wearing it didn’t have an infection? This is scary.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      I wonder if there’s some sort of regulation, lol

      • Alex

        It would be weird and funny to imagine that a health inspector would stop at their officies.

        • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

          hahah

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Ledesma/100001793472769 David Ledesma

    who in their right mind would buy dirty underwear…? yet who is normal now a days

  • http://twitter.com/princessrisi Marisa D

    I have been 3 times, but the last time I went it was a Tuesday or Wednesday and like a ghost town, only 3 of the shops were open, same thing happened at den den taun in osaka, and didnt have time to revisit either on that trip >.< My poor friend never saw the wonders.

    Anyone know why certain weekdays everything seems shut in Japan?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      It’s true, the shops are often closed in Nakano Broadway. They closed relatively early the day that we visited.

  • Joshua

     They probably have the vending machines in case tourists accidentally…well, you know.

  • Bert

    Nakano-Broadway is hunting grounds for kaiju toy collectors too… and Aoba ramen is there. I love that area!

  • Marilee

    Yup, it is very true. I asked my friends about it and they said they pay the girls more when they provide pictures with them OO

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Didymus-Siculus/100000490993930 Didymus Siculus

    I like how they black out the girls eyes on the machines.  “Oh No I can’t see your eyes I have no clue who you are!”

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      hahah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750785466 Katrina Elm

    EEEK! I u<

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Seba is hot :)

  • Raido

    Ah that place looks awesome and I never knew it existed! I must put it on the list of places to visit on my trip. 
    I also would totally go see Dracula musical… and maybe also a pink salamander xD
    So many weird vending machines in Japan

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      yeahhh it’s a great neighborhood to browse/

  • http://www.vendingpluss.com Harry

    They mean Dirty like sexy.

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  • Dave Warburton

    We went here today – the vending machines are still there. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • fake consultant

    Crazy question…but isn’t 500 yen like, $3? Seems like that’s cheaper than new panties from a store…which makes you wonder how much money can be in the business in the first place?

  • Btown-Cr3w

    We’re in the arcade now, where are the vending machines???