Leonardo 10: Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Japan
By Neal Izumi
Leonardo 10 (as does all Leonardo stores) specializes in aircraft, armor, and ship models, both old and new. Their aircraft selection, in particular, is very good. New kits are about 20% off retail. Old out of production kits are variable in pricing, depending on rarity. Again, like Hobbyland, there are no Gundam kits to be found here! (Iím starting to get a little sad here...) A big plus is that the guy in the shop speaks English! He told us that he used to work at a US military base, where he picked up the language ("But I only know the dirty words!").
Leonardo 10 is very easy to get to. Take the Midosuji line to Shin Osaka station; take the No. 7 exit and head south to the area indicated on the map on the next page. The shop is located in the dark-colored building, on the second floor. The photo at the top shows the entrance of the building.