We're located in Japan, so our products are priced in Japanese yen. A lot of people have never purchased directly from overseas before, but with the Internet, credit cards, and PayPal, there's nothing difficult about shopping in a foreign currency! We will charge your credit card in yen, and your card company will do the currency exchange for you. Your card statement will show both the original yen amount that we charged you, as well as the conversion to your local currency. If you pay via PayPal, you just select yen as the payment currency on their website.
On HLJ's product pages, just hold your mouse over any price to see conversions from Japanese yen into dollars, euros and other currencies.These prices are provided for your reference only. Your final cost will vary somewhat from the price shown depending on exchange rate fluctuations and your card issuer or PayPal.
Most of our prices are discounted 10 to 20% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price for the item in Japan. On our sales page, you can find hundreds of more deeply discounted items as well. Nothing is priced higher than its standard retail price here, even if it's a rare product. Shopping through HLJ's web site is just like getting on a plane and shopping in Japan -- you're paying the same prices that people here in Japan are (not counting shipping, of course), but you don't have to pay Japanese sales tax (unless you actually do live in Japan)!
For resellers who purchase in quantity from us, we offer wholesale pricing. However, retail discounts in Japan are quite a bit slimmer than in many countries and the reduction from retail price will almost certainly be lower than you're used to seeing in your home country. If you operate a hobby shop or toy store or distributor and are interested in buying from Japan, contact us directly for details about wholesale orders, or if you have any other questions.