Kamakura is a city renowned for its Buddhist Zen temples, Shinto shrines, and seaside activities. But temples and shrines aren’t the only nostalgic places you can visit in this city. If you’re an “old-fashioned” enthusiast, Kamakura has a secret haven just for you.

The Secret Retro Base is a games shop where visitors can both look at and play old-school games. It 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, each with a variety of games. Some of them include the classics like Space Invaders, Super Mario, Street Fighter, and Mario Kart. If you’re not Japanese, the all-knowing owner will lend you a hand with the basic instructions and rough translations.

What if you’re not interested in video games and are just dragged by your friends to join them? No worries, you can play English and even Japanese board games in your stay. The shop also has historical picture books that you and your friends can leaf through while enjoying your refreshments by the store’s mini snack bar.

There’s more to Kamakura than The Secret Retro Base. Shops that specialize in miniature furniture and one that resembles a weapon shop from a game are also lined up in the city. 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 drop by when you travel to Japan!