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Japan Trip 2013 – Nipponbashi

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Nipponbashi, the other otaku haven! (also known historically as Den Den town)



Every day starts off with a subway





We decided to take a detour through the side covered mlls








Welcome to Nipponbashi, aka DenDen town, aka the otaku hotspot of west Japan










I was looking for Little World, turned out it was just a small corner in this big Gee! Store. Only Orbitsu/Azone stuff ;< We all live in a yellow submarine! The Gamers/Comic Toranoana combo was quite stocked The Gee! Store Annex was dedicated just to showcaseing Haganai (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) stuff. I think the theme changes once every while Kotobukiya store, with Azone and Hobbystation on top Azone floor. Had to strongly resist getting one. Never have I seen such cute Neemos >_< Time to hunt the backalley second-hand stores for good deals/rare figures! Really awesome painted Neko Rei garage kit. Turns out to be this item: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/20035 The store next door. Went for the figure hunting. Stayed for the Dr. Pepper. Went to Melonbooks, but turned out they were under renovation ;( Building also had ___ though, where I managed to snatch a few good figure deals Volks store, bigger than the Akiba one too Herogangu store, didn't look too much inside cause I was running out of time (friends gave me a meetup time) Super Kids Land in the distance, with it's floor of Gundams. Wanted to buy some gunpla, but didn't have time nor luggage space ;( The Jungle store was surprisingly large. Bought a few figures from here at bargain prices Dinner at some random katsu place Convinced my friends to let me visit the Mandarake Grand Chaos(a bit of a walk away from Den Den Town) Only 4 floors, but just as stocked as Mandarake Complex (Akiba). Picked up a few figures here too. I have no idea what flavour this Fanta is, but it was good Stay tuned for more Japan Akihabara goodness! ~Keripo MyFigureCollection: http://myfigurecollection.net/blog/9520

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  1. Hi, I’m currently 18 and just wondering about buying adult materials in Japan as a tourist. Do they have an age restriction for tourist? Do I need to show my passport?

    1. I don’t recall having to show any ID. That said, the legal age requires is 18, and you should carry your passport with you whenever traveling abroad anyway, so you should be fine.

      ~Keripo