Looking suspiciously like a candy shop at first sight, Gifuya is actually a tobacco specialist in business since 1949. Strategically located right next to a high school on the north side of Araiyakushi-mae Station, it also sells old-school snacks, figurines, comic books and vinyl records, making the store a treasure chest for those in search of a little Showa nostalgia. Despite the focus on smokes, kids are allowed to come in even without parent supervision.


5-44-3 Kamitakada, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Transport Araiyakushi-mae Station (Seibu Shinjuku line), north exit

Telephone 03 3389 4281

Open 12noon-11pm / closed Tue


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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