This is an article I originally wrote in 2017 on a trip to Japan. In Summer 2022 as the end of the Japanese travel restrictions are in sight, I wanted to move this article to our new blog. The information is still relevant: open google maps and go. You will have a great time.
I recommend you follow my favorite Hard Off hunter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hardoffdiary. The man tours Japan, going by plane, train and ferry to find Hard Off stores.
There are quite a few articles online talking about Akihabara and a few more about Hard Off stores and which ones to look at. My article is rather more of a strategy guide, this is how I go retro game hunting.… Read the rest