Not many foreigners make it to Gamagori. It's a town with a population under 100,000 about an hour outside of Nagoya, a city that is also often overlooked by tourists. I've now been there three times, though. There is a fun little amusement park called Lagunasia and several hot springs, plus a few other tourist attractions.
But this is a baseball card blog, and my last two posts didn't have baseball cards. So I guess it's only fair that I share some. There's a card shop in town which might be one of the first card shops to have opened in Japan, or more likely it evolved from an old toy shop.
They have some older cards (mainly BBM) which are pretty well organized, but overall stock isn't amazing. There are also random US cards, which have been the most useful in my searches - especially the newer ones. Some inserts can be had for good-in-Japan prices. The shop also carries newer Japanese cards, but I can't really say I noticed a good selection. The owners also set up at the Nagoya card show, so they do have a decent collection of nicer cards.
I've been to the shop twice. The first time, I basically grabbed a bunch of singles from the 2015 Panini Americana set. Here are the cards I found this time:
To be honest, many of these cards could be upgraded to better subjects at some point, though having non-baseball cards in the set is fine by me!
I will eventually have a proper post dedicated to this card shop, but generally it won't be worth anyone's time to visit unless you're in town. That said, it's a fun shop and I'm sure I'll stop by again if I can!