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Japan Only recommendations? [UPDATED PIC HEAVY.]

Post by Misa » Sun May 29, 2011 12:56 pm

I'm jetting off to Japan tomorrow for a two week holiday, obviously since I'm a huge fan of retro gaming goodness, I wondered if you guys have any recommendations of rare finds I will be able to get in Japan? Or just Japan-only games in general, rare or not, would be good. I'll be going to Nipponbashi (Osaka) and Akihabara (Tokyo) at some point which are good for electronics and I've been told have stores full of old consoles and games.

(I'll also be going to Sega World - it's Sonic the Hedgehogs 20th Birthday so loads of related stuff is going on there too)

Thank you!
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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by DPrinny » Sun May 29, 2011 1:12 pm

Bring me back a stick of rock

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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by Servbot » Sun May 29, 2011 1:16 pm

So jelious! Gonna be a year or two before i can go :( Have Fun

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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by C=Style » Sun May 29, 2011 1:19 pm

Depends what you're into. I'd personally buy a lot of Saturn games, maybe some PC Engine stuff.
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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by Misa » Sun May 29, 2011 1:32 pm

DPrinny wrote:Bring me back a stick of rock
Hah, my hairdresser asked for the same yesterday.

I do own a Sega Saturn, not sure about compatability of imported games but will have to see about that.

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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by sscott » Sun May 29, 2011 1:44 pm

Is it Super Potato you should go to? Something like thst.
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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by DPrinny » Sun May 29, 2011 1:59 pm

C=Style wrote:Depends what you're into.
Im sure theres a shop in Japan somewhere that has all sorts of different things people are "Into"

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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by DigitalDuck » Sun May 29, 2011 3:17 pm

DPrinny wrote:Im sure theres a shop in Japan somewhere that has all sorts of different things people are "Into"
And indeed a shop that has all sorts of different things that are into people.
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Post by speedlolita » Sun May 29, 2011 3:31 pm

Hard Off.
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Post by resident paul » Sun May 29, 2011 3:33 pm

I haven't got any really but watch out for the Typhoon!
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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by tekaotaku » Sun May 29, 2011 3:35 pm

can you bring me back a pair of womens pants in a ball from one of those back street shady vending machines!!! Im not a perv, I just like the idea of having something I can put on the fire surround as a conversation peice! :shock:

Failing that, some cracking photos of your fanatastic trip to Japan to post up here would be good....super jealous I might add! Have fun.
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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by Sean » Tue May 31, 2011 6:22 am

Mandarake! They are pretty certain to have something you like, if you like stuff. Cuz that is what they got lots of.

Big generic recycled goods shop like Hard Off are also good for a visit as you can sometimes find real bargains there. But they are tough for someone just visiting to track down.
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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by pantal00ns » Tue May 31, 2011 9:00 am

speedlolita wrote:Hard Off.
Is that a euphemism?
Person flying to Japan wrote:I do own a Sega Saturn, not sure about compatability of imported games but will have to see about that.
Saturn games are a fair suggestion, as it appeared to be slightly more popular in the land of the rising sun. Also they will take up hardly any room.

PAL machines can be modded easy enough, I am dextrously inept but manged it fine.

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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by Rinoa » Tue May 31, 2011 3:34 pm

I'm so jealous! Hope you have a wonderful time though :)
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Re: Going to Japan tomorrow - Japan Only recommendations?

Post by Misa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:09 pm

Sean wrote:Mandarake! They are pretty certain to have something you like, if you like stuff. Cuz that is what they got lots of.

Big generic recycled goods shop like Hard Off are also good for a visit as you can sometimes find real bargains there. But they are tough for someone just visiting to track down.
I went to Mandarake, saw a lot of Book Off's too, hah. But yeah I have some pictures for you all from my trip.

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