It seems like we are only introducing retro game shops on this site. However, we love them and there are so many shops in Akihabara that we want to tell you about. Do you like retro games? New games are exciting, but why don’t you use a little time of your trip to trace the roots of Japanese gaming culture in Akihabara?
Experience the nostalgic atmosphere in Kaden no Kenchan!
You can find it on the 1st floor of Tokio Radio Depart in a narrow street leading away from the main road. The building has a Showa feel to it which adds to the unique atmosphere of Kaden no Kenchan. The name is not written on the building so be careful don’t to miss it.
They sell many different games. You will notice some pirated game gears and many other foreign products. It has a little junky, but lovable character.
In Retro Game Camp you can find some awesome games!
Naked Nintendo games lined up on the first floor may look a bit junky, but they are surprisingly not that cheap. Video games and game boys are all over ¥1000.
On the 2nd floor, there are Sega products including MD, Saturn, Dreamcast and game gears, PC Engines, Neo Geo Pocket and Swan games and consoles. However, we didn’t see any foreign products.
As we already mentioned, all items are unpacked and left on the ground. You can easily check them out because the store is quite small.
Mandarake COMPLEX offers you many retro products!
Their selling point is the amount of software and hardware they sell compared to other stores. While retro games are usually sold naked, here they are displayed in their original packages.
Since the products are more beautiful, they are also more expensive. However, here you may find some great games because they claim to have many rare products.
Choose the store that fits your needs
They are many stores in Akihabara, but they attract different customers and sell different products. Some people want products that look as good a new, while others put the emphasis on price. Akihabara is a holy place of retro games where will definitely find your desired product. Come check out the stores during your trip and who knows what hidden treasures you may find.
Kaden no Kenchan
1-10-11, Tokyo Radio Depart 1F, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
Business hours: 11:00-19:00
Official site: http://kadenken.com
Retro Game Camp
3-14-7 Sinsuehiro Bld.C, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
Business hours: 11:00-20:00
Official site: http://www.retrogamecamp.com
3-11-12, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
Business hours: 12:00-20:00
Official site: http://mandarake.co.jp/shop/cmp/