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Comprehensive Guide: Where to buy original GameCube controllers in Japan

A boxed original GameCube controller found tucked onto a shelf above eye level in BEEP @ Akihabara. With the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch, original GameCube controllers have become hot commodities. Production of new controllers has stalled, and among the Smash community some consider these new controllers slightly inferior…

Japanese Skincare: The Best, the Unique, and the Strange

One of my goals during my time in Japan was to buy and try as many new skincare products as I could. Japan is known for having extremely good skincare products and I wanted to find the best and most novelty items. While some of the best products are way out of my price range,…

5 Fun Places at the Odaiba Palette Town Mall

When traveling abroad, one of the most tempting thoughts is to see just what kind of fun and exciting goods you can purchase, and Japan is no exception to these urges. The striking logo of sakura petals for Japan’s Tax-Free Shop campaign are everywhere in Japan, encouraging visitors to spend, spend, and spend. The many…

What I Packed for Japan vs. What I Needed to Pack

Packing for trips and vacations have always proved to be a difficult thing for me. It doesn’t matter if I’m leaving for two days or two months, I have never been able to pack effectively. I’ve watched many Youtube videos and read articles on how to pack well or what to pack when going somewhere, and…

Socks Rock – The Cutest Daiso Finds

Daiso is not your typical chain store and if you have ever visited one, you know why. Daiso is home to ANY product you could imagine. They have makeup, skincare, coin purses, kitchenware, supplies for your teeth, home supplies, all the candy you could imagine, stickers, socks, and the most random knick knacks ever! This…

5 Cheap Tech Items You can Buy at Daiso Shops!

Whether you’re visiting Japan for business or pleasure, chances are you’ll likely only have a limited supply of personal affects you’ve brought with you. Adjusting to your stay in Japan may be difficult if you’re used to working on a desktop computer at work or driving your own car. Thankfully, there’s a number of small…

4 Cute Styles of Japanese Mascot Pens at Daiso

Can you resist cheap cute Japanese goods? Neither can we! Daiso, Japan’s most famous dollar store, is full of trinkets and treats for casual lifestyle use. One item you will see many Japanese people pick up are Mascot Pens. These are normal ballpoint pens except they have a giant themed figure on the end! Not…

How to Plan the Ultimate Trip to Japan

Planning a trip to Japan can be daunting. You need to decide when to go, what attractions you want to go to, where to stay, and how to get to and between those locations. Even with an unlimited budget, your stay in Japan is only for a limited time, so decisions must be made. In…

How to Cheaply Shop at Uniqlo; the Biggest Fashion Retail of Japan

With more than 800 stores, Uniqlo is almost in every city of Japan. Even if you live in the suburb or the rural part of Japan, you will find one of their big stores not so far from your residence. It is the go-to destination to buy clothes for many Japanese which is not surprising…

Adults Can Get In On the Japanese School Bag Fun with Otona Randsel!

Whether in real life or in anime, randsels have become a noticeable item that caught the attention of many people within or outside of Japan. If you don’t have any idea what a randsel is, it’s the Japanese backpack that elementary school children in Japan wear when they go to school. Randoseru Popularity View this…