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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. Plan to visit Sony Building and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tokyo attractions using our Tokyo tour planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The SONY building has been closed now and is prepared to be taken down completely. Eventually a (small) park will be created on this location. The SONY products can be viewed now further the road at t...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We went to the location only to find that it is closed. The building will be demolished and will be rebuilt for the Olympics 2020.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    An entire Palace owned by Sony in downtown Ginza. Free entry, you visit 6-7 plans quickly enough. Contrary to expectations, it is not a store but rather a museum or exhibition. Explains the latest technology and you are entertained by various games or technological items.
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  • April 20, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    Beautiful building, friendly staff (they spoke english very well!)
  • February 3, 2017
    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.
  • February 17, 2017
    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.
  • March 23, 2017
    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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