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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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  • Once we dreamt of becoming owners of recorders of this brand, and later televisions, vidikov, and especially camcorders. Wonderful were machines. But time is running and everything changes. Today this equipment nobody will be surprised. And multilevel stores with varying electronics highly not impressed by anybody
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  • There is a Sony shop above Nissan that is like any Sony shop not worth going to. Shame the original has been pulled down and nothing has replaced it  more »
  • Smaller than expected, but interesting enough. If you are in the area it might be worth checking out.  more »
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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.
  • Beautiful building, friendly staff (they spoke english very well!)
  • 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:(

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