Kamakura is home to Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines. Located on Sagami Bay, the city is a tourist hotspot for those who delight in seaside activities and history. But the temples and shrines aren’t the only nostalgic places you can visit in this former de facto capital of Japan. With a little extra effort — and love for retro games — you can discover Kamakura’s secret haven that can lead you down memory lane.

The Secret Retro Base is a games shop where visitors can not only marvel at the old-school video games and consoles, but play them as well. The shop can accommodate up to eight people who can play their choice of game and console simultaneously. Visitors can choose between the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and the Nintendo Super Famicom Entertainment System (SNES) consoles, and each has an impressive array of games to list. Some of them include the classics like Space Invaders, Super Mario, Street Fighter, and Mario Kart. If you’re a foreigner, don’t fret: the all-knowing shop owner will help you out with the basic instructions and rough translations.

Not a fan of 16-bit games? No worries, the shop has board games to play, too. You can play English and even Japanese board games in your stay. There are also historical picture books that you and your friends can page through while enjoying your drinks and snacks. The shop has its own mini snack bar, but visitors are allowed to bring in their own refreshments.

The nostalgia doesn’t end here in Kamakura. There are other old toy shops lined up in the city like a shop that specializes in miniature furniture, and a souvenir shop that resembles a weapon shop from a game. There’s also a shop that makes and sells matryoshka kokeshi dolls. Kamakura truly does bring out the “old-fashioned” atmosphere, so make sure to add your visit to the city in your bucket list when you travel to Japan!