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“Known Worldwide Not Just Cameras, Appliances”

Shinjuku West Exit Camera Town
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Private Tokyo Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have been shopping there for some 40 years. They are getting bigger and better. One giant retailer Yodobashi Camera has opened the mega Store in Akihabara - Electric Town some 20 min. on Chuo JR Train line.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Fully vibrant, always agile, good bargains too!! This place should be in your must-see list when you are in Tokyo. You can see all kinds of electronic gadgets under one roof. Right from portable wash-let through 75" LCD TV, these stores laid out things of interest to gadget lovers. You can browse through second-hand items too in Softmap stores.

Before Yodobashi - Akiba was opened in Akihabara, this area stores almost controls the gadget markets. This place is the birthplace of Yodobashi and has its HQ here in the West Exit town where all skyscrapers are located. It used to be a pass time for all business people who had to cross this are to go to their offices from Shinjuku West eki.

You will never regret if you cross this place and buy at least one item of your choice!! So, why waiting, try it our by yourself.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The area around Shinjuku station West exit (close to the Haneda airport bus stop) has a concentration of second hand camera shops beside the enormous new equipment seller Yodobashi. Look for "Lemon" among these. Japanese photographers seem to buy and change items so fast that it is possible to see very nearly new equipment in these shops at very good prices. Tourists can also get an extra 5% off on production of a passport (and insertion of a special receipt to be retrieved by customs on exit). Credit cards are accepted, but cash is king. The second hand market appears well organized, and the shops offer their own guarantee schemes; 3 months seems the norm. As a tourist that can be hard to enforce, but it is a comfort knowing that local buyers (and there are plenty of these) get the same offer.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Keep your eyes peeled, you can find camera stores all over the place. You can get new items as well as used items. There's food and other electronics available. Just doesn't feel as if you're in the heart of the corporate district

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This area of Shinjuku is a feast for the senses as it is noisy, chaotic, colorful, and smells a little sulphur on the hot and humid day we were there. Young men hold signs and hawk deals loudly at passers-by. Every electronic gadget you'd need (cameras, cell phones, etc.) for taking pictures can be found in Camera Town.

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