For those that haven't been to Japan, it is a wonderful place to live and visit! I took another trip to Japan over Spring Break with my family and we spent the last day in Tokyo where I was able to hit up a few card shops, albeit rather quickly as I didn't want to bore the family with my browsing. We had other fun family things to do so I wanted to limit the amount of time card shopping. I was able to hit up three stores though: Mint Ikebukuro, Mint Shibuya, and Yellow Submarine in Akihabara. Dave over at the Japanese Baseball Cards Blog did a great 4-part series on a bunch of card shops in Japan so I won't recapture what he has there, but his stuff in his blog is extremely useful when picking and choosing where you want to spend your card-shopping time. One of these days, I would love to make a sports-only trip to Japan to watch baseball, basketball, sumo wrestling, and go card shopping. I think the end of March I could probably hit all those up over a two-week period.
The last store I headed into was Yellow Submarine over in Akihabara. I actually didn't see a whole lot here and we were in the area for the arcades anyway, but it was pretty neat to check out all the floors. A lot of gaming and idol cards here and I didn't end up walking away with anything. Booo, but I did have fun browsing. No pictures unfortunately.
Here is what I did end up getting in my bag to haul back home.
I was able to fill in most of my Members Card...hopefully I can spend a bit more at some point to get my ￥500 discount......stay tuned for some pack breaks!