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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…

Discover the Charm of Kyoto With These Top 3 Temple and Shrine Markets!

When in Kyoto, it is highly recommended to visit the various shrines and temples which boast unique charm and are usually located in scenic locations. However, besides visiting these sacred places of interest, you may not know that there are many temporary flea markets held in these places. They offer an interesting array of things…

Aoyama Farmer’s Market at UNU: Fresh Produce and Unique Goods!

Farmer’s markets are full of vibrancy, freshness, and a myriad of clean, all natural farmer’s produce. When the topic of markets is broached, images of the Borough Market or perhaps Queen Vic may come to mind. They are more commonplace in Western countries; Japan has many farms and cultivation grounds but to get these in…

Top 5 Stores to Cover All Your Shopping Needs While in Japan!

While in Japan, all must know the popular and leading brands, whether it is Uniqlo for clothes or Aeon for groceries and retailing. Here is the list of the top five stores which rule Japan’s market scene. A must know for everyone residing in Japan! 1. Uniqlo Type: Clothes wear Who doesn’t wear a Uniqlo…

A Guide to Buying Foreign Goods in Japan

When being/living/traveling in Japan you surely enjoy sushi, onigiri, matcha tea,etc., but sometimes you might need something particular, that is typical in your home country, but seems nowhere available in Japan. Maybe you are craving that special sweet, that is so popular back home, but you have not found yet in your local supermarket? Or…

A Taste of Japan in Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

Introduction Author’s photo Between Karasuma Street and Kawaramachi Street lies the famous Nishiki Market Street in downtown Kyoto, where a feast for all the senses awaits. This Market is known historically as it preserves traditions and is famous for its infinite choice of foods and goods. Shopping in Nishiki Market Street Author’s photo Kyoto is a…