Updated: Oct 6, 2020
Want to hunt for preloved anime figures or streetwear with incredibly low prices? Want to search for a part for your Toyota car? Or even an old antique watch, and old vinyl records? Searching for these products from Japan is definitely the best choice.
Basically, these are the websites that you can peruse:
Flea market: For example, MERCARI and FRIL. Both the sellers and buyers are individuals. We definitely recommend you to take a look at MERCARI first as it is a huge market. Everyone in Japan is selling just about anything you could imagine.
Recycle shop: For example, HARDOFF and 2nd Street. The sellers are usually the corporations. So, negotiations on price are non-existent. These 2 websites offer a massive range of items, and since they have their own physical stores, you can rest assured that all the used items they sell are authentic.
Auction site: For example, Yahoo Auction. The highest bid wins!
Below is a list for each category.
1. Flea Market
MERCARI https://www.mercari.com/jp/ The biggest flea market in Japan. Used by more than 10% of people in Japan
FRIL https://fril.jp/ Previously known as Rakuma (short for Rakuten Market)
Otamart https://otamart.com/ Good for Otaku/Anime related items
PayPay Flea Market https://paypayfleamarket.yahoo.co.jp/ Concert, sports event, show tickets etc.
Ticket Ryutsu Center https://www.ticket.co.jp/search/ Concert, sports event, show tickets etc.
Minne https://minne.com/ Hand made items
Creema https://www.creema.jp/ Hand made items
2. Recycle Store
ZOZOUSED https://zozo.jp/search/?sex=men&p_gtype=2 Used items on ZOZOTOWN
BOOKOFF ONLINE https://www.bookoffonline.co.jp/ Comics, books, CD/ DVD etc.
HARDOFF https://netmall.hardoff.co.jp/top/CSfTop.jsp Focused on cameras, watches, fashion, and hobby etc.
2nd street https://www.2ndstreet.jp/store Focused on clothes, bags, shoes, musical instruments etc.
SURUGAYA https://www.suruga-ya.jp/game.html Focused on figures, trading cards, games
ragtag https://www.ragtag.jp/ Focused on branded clothes like Stussy, Undercover, COMME des GARCONS etc.
Komehyo https://komehyo.jp/ Focused on branded watches, branded bags etc.
Dai kokuya https://www.daikokuya78.com/shop/ Focused on branded watches, branded bags etc.
Dospara https://www.dospara.co.jp/ Computers (new and used)
Ishibashi Gakki https://www.ishibashi.co.jp/ Musical Instruments (new and used)
Disk Union https://diskunion.net/used/ CDs, comics, books, CD/ DVDs etc.
3. Auction Websites
Mobaoku (Mobile Auction) https://www.mbok.jp/ An auction site in which a lot of time and effort are needed during the buying process. Recommended only if you are using a good proxy in Japan
YAHOO AUCTION https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/ The biggest auction site in Japan
Seifuku Ochiba https://seifuku-ichiba.com/ School Uniforms
Do you have any websites that you would like to recommend?
Leave us a comment and we will add it to the list!