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I don't think anyone has ever made instructions on how to get to the Nagoya Johnny's shop, so I thought I'd make a walk-through. I'm doing this all by memory because I didn't actually take pictures of the trip to the store while I was living there so I am going with what pictures I do have, and lovely Google street view.

Believe it or not that pink looking thing is the sign to the store and it says "Johnny's" with stars all over it lol. Luckily there is a sign right on the outside of the building and it is really quite easy to get to.

Here is an extremely simplified version of how to get there from Nagoya station for those of you who can navigate their way on their own:

Nagoya Station→Sakae→Nishiki-doori(eastbound)→JOHNNY'S SHOP

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Those of you who want a more detailed walk-through:

The shop is located in Sakae () (NOT Shinsakae Machi (新栄町駅) which if you are coming from Nagoya Station (名古屋駅) you'll take the yellow line subway, or Higashiyama Sen (東山線), eastbound toward Fujigaoka Station (藤が丘駅). It's just two stops down from Nagoya Station, and costs JPY 200.

Once you exit, you're going to have to get to Nishiki-doori (錦通) and go east. You are welcome to get there however you'd like, but the best way I found to get there is you're going to want to get to a place in Sakae station called Oasis 21 (オアシス21). It's a big open-air mall type area. There's also a Pokemon center, a Shounen Jump store, and a Ghibli store (with overpriced items up the wazoo) but it's fun to check those out too.

Anyway, Sakae station is an absolute MAZE, but just follow the signs for オアシス21 and you will eventually get to it. Once there, you're going to see some stairs and an escalator leading up towards open air. Here's where my pictures come in, in which I wasn't even taking pictures for this guide, but I hope it helps.

Follow the stairs all the way up and you will see some grass area, like a park. You'll want to continue walking and you'll see a walkway to your right. You're going to want to turn left on this walkway so you are going eastward.

The walkway in this picture is the one you will be walking on. As long as you are going towards this building you know you are going the right direction

The walkway will begin to slope down, and you're now on Nishiki-doori and have gotten through the "hard part". Now all you do is follow this road until you get to the shop, basically.

It's about a 15 minute walk. You're going to go through a park area and some trees, and once you go through a gigantic intersection with a large bridge over you, you're about 3-5 minutes away.

This is the crossing/bridge you will be passing through

The shop will be on the side of the road that you are walking on, and try to keep looking upwards as the sign is up quite a ways. But once you get to it and you go in (there is a small boutique on the first floor--don't go in there, go into the doors to the left), follow a small hallway and there will be a very narrow stairway to your left (If I remember correctly..?). Sometimes they have signs and sometimes they don't, but you'll go up the stairs and the shop is on the 2nd floor...

...and then you'll lose all your money 8Dv

I also don't know how accurate this is anymore but the hours of operation are:
10:30am-6:30pm every week, CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS

I hope this actually helps those of you who are in/near the Nagoya area peacenosign

Date: 2010-08-06 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

it reminds me of my last day at school and you very kindly brought me there to buy some shop pictures! i can remember how to get there partly.. but i fail to remember the SUBWAY LINES!

anws i've been meaning to ask you.. will you still be in japan the week of 22nd nov? i cancelled next week's leave.. and it got me drooling abt japan again.. i REALLY cant be sure.. but i can make my way there.

Date: 2010-08-06 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
!!! T____T I remember that and we had an awesome conversation in McDonald's before your bus took you away haha

but YES! I will be there the week of the 22nd... until the 26th that is. We'll be there the 11th-26th! I talked to Lotion about what you just said and he mentioned maybe we could get an apt for all of us so that we can all save money on lodging if you do get to come. What do you think??

Date: 2010-08-06 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
WTH. i was in nagoya for a month and am so clueless there exist a shop in nagoya. tsk.

thanks for this though. I WILL BE BACK.

Date: 2010-08-06 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh T^T to bad Nagoya is so far from where I'll be staying. You wouldn't happen to know of any other places that have a Johnny's shop, preferably close to Fussa, would you? lol, I would love to be able to go to one will I'm there xD

Date: 2010-08-06 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fussa as in Fussa, Tokyo? The closest shop to you would be in central Tokyo unfortunately.. about an hour train ride from Fussa. It's off of Harajuku station

Date: 2010-08-06 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hum, I'll have to take a special trip there before I leave then. Cause I really want to visit a shop <3 Thanks so much Egg-chan!

Date: 2010-08-06 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I remembered this and my friends went there around 6.30-7.00pm..the day before Arashi-san performed 5x10 concert at Nagoya Dome..its dark & we nearly lost searching for the shop..well, actually that because we overlook & walk at the back of the building..didn't realize that the entrance is at the front..hehehe..

thank god the shop didn't close yet at that moment..maybe its because they know many fans will come over since the day after that Arashi-san will doing the concert..

Date: 2010-08-06 06:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
if this came one month earlier i wouldve saved myself from being lost n wandering..i happened to have sum time in nagoya b4 my bus back to tokyo so i tried looking for the shop..n it waz ridiculously difficult for me to find..since i didnt have actual directions..i just remembered the general area but i thought i'd walk it n see if i run into waz raining that day n walking in the rain is never fun..n by the time i got waz closed..i wandered the area for a good 40mins n saw nothing..i hate how all the shops r located in like unknown small streets that r impossible to find wen itz slightly dark..i can say the same with the one in harajuku!\

thanks! now i kno wen i decide to go back!

Date: 2010-08-06 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
that's too bad, sorry to hear that. I wish I had thought of it earlier, honestly... but I was talking to [ profile] atrandum earlier yesterday about the Johnny's shop in Tokyo and I realized that I haven't ever seen a walkthrough (in English at least) to get to the store so I thought I'd give it a try :) Hopefully if you are ever in the area again this will make it a lot easier.

Date: 2010-08-06 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks! will try to go there!:D

Date: 2010-08-06 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awesome! imo the Nagoya one is the best one because it's hardly ever crowded and there is never a line to get in!

Date: 2010-08-06 04:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-06 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thank you so much for this!!! I'll remember to refer to it when I get to Japan someday!!

Date: 2010-08-06 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I'll keep this entry in mind if I ever get to go to Nagoya!

Date: 2010-08-06 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
wow! im travelling to Japan on the dates where Arashi have concerts in Tokyo dome 19th to 21st Nov. (but not going to the concert becos getting a ticket is near impossible :( )
just wondering what did you get at the Johnny's store becos i was thinking of going to the Harajuku one or maybe head down to the dome to get those concert merchandise! aahhhh so excited! : )
Thanks for sharing btw!

Date: 2010-08-06 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will be in Tokyo at the same time as well :) It seems that there will be a lot of fangirls there at the time so maybe someone should organize some sort of meet up like at the goods line or something? heh

I got 95% always shop photos, because that's usually what they have. Rarely they will have concert goods but because Arashi is so popular most of Arashi con goods are already sold out. I got a few butai goods from Nino's strangers on a train, though.

I will definitely be going to both the Harajuku Johnny's store and the concert goods line, though :)

Date: 2010-08-06 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you are AMAZING. omg mem-ing this thank you~

Date: 2010-08-06 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
kyaaa someeday when i go to japan i'll definetely go there^^ this'l help me a lot thaaanks! lol we have the same display^^ ohchan<3<3

Date: 2010-08-07 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was trying to see how to "favorite' this entry, and I might have "Flagged" it accidententally (I can't read Japanese, I"m sorry!!). If I did, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to.

Date: 2010-08-07 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ahah.. it's okay.. did you click on the one that looks like this?: リンク

I don't think you can flag it from this page, so.. you're gonna wanna click on this one: 思い出 for memories ^^ sorry i forgot about my Japanese on here lol

Date: 2010-08-08 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ahhh.. i wish i got the directions before my trip. :) *went for 15 days around japan,,,, was lucky that my non johnny friend(that go on the trip with me) was alright to follow me around and have to entertain my fangirling :D*
anyway i want to 3 of the 4 johnny shops!!.. hahaha.. ureshii~~... too bad fukuoka was not in our path.
i want the one in osaka then nagoya after that the one in tokyo. i still regret not buying some fan i saw in nagoyo coz when i went to the one in tokyo they doesnt seem to have that fan i wanted to get for my cousin. so sad~~

Date: 2010-08-09 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm moving to Japan later this year and Nagoya will be the nearest big city to me, so I'll definitely bookmark this for future reference! :D

Date: 2012-07-19 10:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] cmunch
...I think this just saved my life. Well, not literally. But it will certainly save my friend and I a whole lot of pain and confusion! We are studying abroad as high school students for the summer and we wanted to go up to Nagoya on our own and take a stop at the Johnny`s Shop!

Thank you so much for these directions, I really think you saved us a hell of a lot of pain ;)


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