Although I am somewhat older than most of the target users, I absolutely love Purikura. Purikura are the small, often very pastel colored, photo booths, which are found in most arcades. The location of purikuras can easily be determined by the large number of Japanese teenagers who hang around in the area and gladly use all their pocket money on small pictures or stickers with their own portraits on. The photo machines are often very sophisticated with lots of opportunities to beautify your portrait in several ways.
Acne and greasy hair vanishes without a trace, and you can even correct the size of your eyes and the shape of your face, if you are not happy with what you were born with. After the pictures have been taken, you can further decorate them with hearts, glitter, flowers and bows in the nearby edit booths.
We had our pictures taken in a Sega arcade in Shibuya. It was actually a purikura booth for girls, which probably explains why Poul looks so feminine on all the pictures. Even if you do not speak Japanese, the photo booths are relatively easy and intuitive to use, and we got through the process of photographing, decorating and developing without any problems. However, we were not fast enough to type in our email address, so we did not get the electronic copies available, but only the paper copies.