Everything is expensive in Japan and everyone is trying save every little penny they can in the country. After the burst of bubbles in the 90s, Japan has been through a long long period of recession. What can you do, if you live in Japan, so you can save money?
Like many other countries, Japan has got this thing called second hand shops , or commonly called recycle shops in Japan. One of the biggest is Hard Off (or Book Off, Mode Off, Garage Off, Hobby Off, Mode Off etc according to the particular type of second hand things a given store sells). They have got … branches throughout Japan, which means that there must be one close to you wherever you live in the country. They have got a website: http://www.hardoff.co.jp/