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Sony Building, Chuo

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In the electronic capital of the world, Sony Building represents a major landmark and a fine example of Postmodern architecture. Erected in 1966, the building celebrates all things Sony across 8 floors of showrooms and stores offering the latest gadgets and gizmos. Several of the lower floors offer retail areas for non-Sony brands, while the ground floor boasts the first traditional British pub in Japan. Free Wi-Fi is offered across several floors. Put Sony Building into our Tokyo tour itinerary planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Not a must, only if you're strolling Ginza or close by. The building is impressive, like others around it. The several floors of Sony are not impressive - sony lost its glory over the years, is not th...  more »
  • Ginza of the Sony building. Is currently under construction so be ready to look forward to. In the basement were Sony PLA is gone now.
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  • Japan is known for its technology. This is a symbol of this. Sony is the largest brand of Japan in this medium. An icon to visit this city
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  • So disappointing for my husband who is big into gadgets. We did turn up on the last days before the building closed down and moved to a different area. It was pretty empty when we arrived.
  • Incredible collection of devices Sony made over the years! You get to see almost all products they created in this place. They are showcased according to the year of production. If you love Sony or are a gadget enthusiast, you must visit this place right in the heart of Ginza.
  • Went on the final day of the exhibition. Everything went great, and the layout worked well. It's definitely one of those exhibitions you can never catch again in all likelihood. Nothing truly blew my mind, and I'm not sure how interesting the public opening will be now that the exhibition has closed.
  • Had some fun with melodic steps. Walls had funny drawings, plans of future park. Interesting music instruments in Sony Optus room. Otherwise, expected to see more of Sony products, like Playstation:(
  • Beautiful building, friendly staff (they spoke english very well!)

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