Used camera shops in Tokyo

F1000015This is a list of used camera shops in Tokyo area (including Chiba and Kanagawa Prefectures) of Japan. In alphabetical order. Note that “used cameras” can also mean “classic cameras” aimed at collectors. Many of these shops also have an online store. Few of them can communicate in English, and they might not ship overseas. Besides these brick and mortar stores, we can buy used camera equipment online at Yahoo Japan Auctions.

Tokyo has an association of used camera shops called I.C.S. (Imported Camera Society) and you can view a Japanese list of member shops with maps. They also hold used camera fairs in Tokyo three times a year in Feb. (Matsuzaka Dept. Store in Ginza), May (Tokyu in Shibuya), and Oct. (Yurakucho). Many member shops gather to sell and show their wares at this fair. See the camera fair schedule here. Also see the PhotoVendors FAQ.

Compiled by Philbert Ono, updated: Feb. 1, 2016

Akasaka Camera
Address: 東京都松が谷 4-27-13
Tokyo, JAPAN 111-0036
Phone: (03) 6231-7811
URL: http://www.akasaka-camera.com/
Remarks: Near Iriya Station (no longer in Akasaka). Large selection of used Japanese and imported cameras and lenses, mainly rangefinder and collectables. Only a small collection of recent film SLRs.

Akihabara Nisshin Camera
Address: Kanda Iwamotocho 1-13
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 101-0033
Phone: (03) 3251-7504
Fax: (03) 3251-5194
URL: http://www.nisshin-camera.com/page/1
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (M-F), 10:00-19:00 (Sat., Sun., holidays)
Remarks: An impressive range of modern and collectable cameras at reasonable prices. If you are into manual focus 35mm then this is a good place to look. 35mm, medium/large format, digital. Near JR Akihabara Station (Yamanote Line) and Iwamotocho Station.

Alps-Do
Address: Shinjuku Terminal Bldg. 1st flooor
Shinjuku 3-23-1
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 160-0022
Phone: (03) 3352-6337
Fax: (03) 3352-6171
URL: http://www.alpsdo.com/
Hours: 10:30 – 20:00, no holidays
Remarks: Classic cameras, used cameras, and accessories.
Near JR Shinjuku Station, East Exit (1 min. walk.)

Ameyoko Camera
Address: Ueno 4-7-8, Ameyoko Center, 3F
Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3833-3671
URL: http://www.ame-came.co.jp
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Closed 3rd Wednesday)
Remarks: Classic camera and collectables specialty store with about 300 items to choose from, includes medium format and 35mm equipment. Near JR Ueno Station (Yamanote Line).

Camera Classic
Chiba, JAPAN
Phone: 04-7154-1037
URL: http://www.hobbyworld.co.jp/
Remarks: Mail order camera shop sells a fine collection of collectable classics. No brick and mortar store.

Champ Camera (Ginza Store)
Address: Ginza 5-15-1 Nankai Tokyo Bldg.
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3543-4547
URL: http://www.champcamera.co.jp/
Hours: 8:00-19:00, Sat. 9:00-18:00, closed Sun.
Remarks: Chain store that also sells new cameras. You can also make purchases on-line (within Japan). 35mm, medium/large format, digital. Near JR Yurakucho (Yamanote Line). Branch store list: http://www.champcamera.co.jp/stores/

Classic Camera Moritz
Address: 〒151-0053東京都渋谷区代々木2-19-12唐沢第二ビル2階
Yoyogi 2-19-12, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 5358-7641
URL: http://www.moritz.co.jp/
Hours: 10:00-19:00, Sat./Sun. 11:00-18:30
Remarks: A premium collection of classic film and 8mm movie cameras. Warranty: 3 months on selected items. 35mm, medium format. Near Shinjuku Station.

Fujikoshi Camera
Address: 東京都中央区日本橋室町1-13-4 室一ビル1階
Nihonbashi Muromachi 1-13-4 1st floor
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3241-1635
URL: http://www.fujikoshi-camera.co.jp/
Hours: 9:30-19:00, Sat./Sun. 10:00-18:00
Remarks: New and used classic cameras (mainly Leica, Minox, Hassy, Linhof and Rollei). Warranty: 6 months on items over 30,000 yen. 35mm, medium/large format. Near Mitsukoshi-mae Station (Ginza Subway Line).

Fujiya Camera
Address: Nakano 5-61-1
Nakano-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 164-0001
Phone: 03-5318-2222
URL: http://www.fujiya-camera.co.jp
Hours: 10:00-20:30
Remarks: Large and popular (mainly among foreigners) store with many Japanese (especially Nikon) and imported brands. Sells both new and used equipment. Near JR Nakano Station (Chuo Line) North Exit.

Hayata Camera Store
Address: 111-0032 東京都台東区浅草1-34-7 井上ビル2階
Asakusa 1-34-7, Inoue Bldg. 2nd floor
Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3841-3035
URL: http://www.hayatacamera.co.jp/
Hours: Tue-Fri: 12:30-17:00, Sat: 11:30-19:00, closed Mon.
Remarks: Voigtlander specialty sales and classic camera repair store. Warranty: 6 months on selected items. 35mm and medium format. Near Asakusa Station (Ginza Subway Line).

Kamera no Gokurakudo カメラの極楽堂
Address: Toyama 1-1-8
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 5273-1932
URL: http://www.gokurakudo.net/
Hours: Tue.-Fri. 11:00-20:30, Sat./Sun. 10:00-18:00, closed Mon.
Remarks: New and used Contax camera and Carl Zeiss lens specialty shop. 35mm Contax and medium format. Near Wakamatsu-kowada Station (Oedo Subway Line)

Kawamasu Camera
Address: 東京都 台東区雷門1丁目5-8 Kaminari-Flat 1F
Kaminarimon 1-5-8, 1st floor
Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3844-4711
URL: http://www.camera.jp/shopguide/kawamasu.html
Hours: 10:00-18:30, Sat. 10:00-18:00, Sun. and national holidays 10:00-17:00
Remarks: Large selection (over 1000 cameras and 3000 lenses) of sorts of used cameras and lenses. A collector’s dream store. Warranty: 6 months on selected items. 35mm, medium format. Near Asakusa Station (Ginza Subway Line).

Kikuya Camera
Address: Kikuya Bldg. B1F, Ueno 6-2-14
Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 110-0005
Phone: 03-3832-2331
Fax: 03-3839-0320
URL: http://kikuya-camera.shop-pro.jp/
Hours: 10:00-19:00, closed Wed.
Remarks: Specializes in used imported brands like Leica, Hasselblad, and Rollei. Store is in the basement floor. Near Ueno Okachimachi subway station (Oedo Line) Exit A7, JR Okachimachi Station, Ueno Hirokoji Station (Ginza Line), and Naka Okachimachi Station (Hibiya Line). Map: http://kikuya-camera.shop-pro.jp/?tid=9&mode=f4

Lemon – Ginza Store
Address: Ginza 4-2-1
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 104-0061
Phone: (03) 3567-3131
Fax: (03) 3567-8100
URL: http://www.lemonsha.com/
Hours: 11:00-20:00, Sun. and national holidays 11:00-17:00
Remarks: Used cameras and accessories. It also offers to sell your used equipment at a favorable price. Lemon also has other branch stores in Shinjuku, Akihabara, Nagoya, and Osaka.

Lucky Camera
Address: Shinjuku 3-3-9
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3354-7898
Fax: (03) 3350-0780
URL: http://lucky-camera.com/english/
Hours: 10:00–20:00
Remarks: Near Shinjuku Sanchome Station (moved to this location in Nov. 2013). Buy, sell, and trade cameras. Leica specialist. Map in English provided on their website.

Map Camera
Address: Nishi-Shinjuku 1-13-6
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 160-0023
Phone: (03) 3342-3381
Fax: (03) 3342-3350
URL: https://www.mapcamera.com/html/worldguide/english_page.html
Hours: 10:30-20:30
Remarks: There are two large stores. The No. 1 store sells used equipment (both Japanese and imported cameras), and the adjacent No. 2 store sells digital cameras. Near Shinjuku Station West Exit. Very close to Yodobashi.

Miyama Shokai
Address: Ginza 5-9-5
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 104-0061
Phone: (03) 3571-7527
URL: http://www.miyama-shokai.co.jp/contact.html
Hours: 10:30-19:30
Remarks: Used camera equipment. Near Ginza Station. Branch stores in Shinjuku (03-3356-1841) and Omiya (048-643-3316).

National Photo
Address: Jingumae 6-13-11 NP Bldg.
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3486-7761
URL: http://www.nationalphoto.co.jp/index01.htm
Remarks: Sells a wide selection of professional film and digital photographic equipment. Also sells collectables and used pro studio cameras. 35mm, medium/large format. Near Meiji Jingumae Station (Chiyoda Subway Line).

Nikon House (Sukiya Camera)
Address: 東京都中央区銀座4丁目2-13 クリスタルビル1F
Crystal Bldg. 1F, Ginza 4-2-13
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 104-0061
Phone: (03) 3561-6000
URL: http://www.sukiya.co.jp/nikonhouse_main.html
Hours: 10:00-19:00
Remarks: Store is at a prominent street corner in Ginza. Used Nikon equipment only. Branch store of Sukiya Camera. Near Ginza subway station Exit B5 and Yurakucho Station. Map: http://www.sukiya.co.jp/map.php

Nitto Camera
Address: Nakano, 5-49-6
Nakano-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3387-0111
Fax: (03) 3387-0112
URL: http://www.nitto-camera.co.jp/
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Closed Thursday)
Remarks: An interesting selection of cameras and top-quality lenses. A good place to visit if you make a trip to Fujiya Camera. Warranty: 6-12 months. 35mm and digital. Near JR Nakano Station (Chuo Line).

Ohnuki Camera
Address: Ohnuki Bldg. 1st floor
Miyagawa-cho 2-47, Naka-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa, JAPAN 231-0065
Phone: (045) 231-0306
Fax: (045) 231-8531
URL: http://www.camera-ohnuki.com/
Hours: 10:00-19:00, closed Wed.
Remarks: New and used camera equipment of all major brands. Near JR Sakuragicho Station and Hinode-cho Station (Keihin Kyuko).

Osawa Camera
Address: Ebisu Minami 1-1-12
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3719-0741
URL: http://www.oosawacamera.com/
Hours: 10:00-20:00
Remarks: Mainly stock manual focus 35mm cameras and lenses. Also repairs cameras. Near JR Ebisu Station (Yamanote Line) west exit.

Sankyo Camera 三共カメラ
Address: Ginza 4-10-11
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 104-0061
Phone: (03) 3543-3951
Fax: (03) 3546-1183
URL: http://www.sankyocamera.com/
Hours: 10:00-19:00 (till 18:30 on Sat.), 11:00-18:00 on national holidays., closed Sun.
Remarks: There are two stores in the same building in Ginza. On the 1st floor is the Main Store and the other on the 3rd floor is the Miharabashi Store (03-6278-7822) address above. The former sells imported cameras like Leica, while the latter sells Japanese brands. Near Higashi Ginza subway station. Map: http://homepage3.nifty.com/sankyocamera/access.html

Sanpoh Camera 三宝カメラ
Address: Meguro Honcho 2-5-5
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3793-2273
URL: http://www.sanpou.ne.jp/shop/
Hours: 9:30-19:00, Sun 10:00-18:00
Remarks: Good selection of cameras at competitive prices. Often featured in Japanese camera magazines. 35mm, medium format, digital. Near Gakugei Daigaku Station (Tokyu Toyoko Line).

Shinbashi Ichi Camera 新橋イチカメラ
Address: Higashi Ueno 1-11-1
Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3833-4311/4312
Fax: (03) 3833-4313
URL: http://www.shinbashi-camera.com/
Hours: 10:00-19:00 (till 18:00 on national holidays), closed Sundays except on the last Sun. of the month)
Remarks: This store deals in 35mm to large-format cameras. They also repair cameras. The store used to be in Shimbashi. 5-min. walk from the north exit of JR Okachimachi Station or 3 min. from Naka-Okachimachi Station on the Hibiya subway line.

Shuukou Watch & Camera 秀光
Address: Ueno 6-8-3
Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 5816-3081
Fax: (03) 5816-6595
URL: http://www.syuukou.com/
Hours: 10:00-19:00, closed Wed.
Remarks: Buys and sells vintage cameras (Leica, Hasselblad, Rollei, Contax, Nikon) and watches (Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Iwc, Cartier, Omega). Near Ueno Station.

Sukiya Camera
Address: 東京都中央区銀座4-3-7 猿谷ビル1階
Ginza 4-3-7
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3571-5555
Fax: (03) 3571-5633
URL: http://www.sukiya.co.jp/
Hours: 10:00-19:30 (till 19:00 on Sun. and national holidays)
Remarks: Longtime used camera shop conveniently located in Ginza. Sells classic Japanese and Leica cameras and lenses. Open every day. Buy and sell. Near Ginza subway station Exit B5. Map: http://www.sukiya.co.jp/map.php

Toueido 東映堂
Address: Shinkawa 1-29-11
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 6825-7011
Fax: (03) 6825-7012
URL: http://www.toueido.co.jp/
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (Closed on Sat. and Sun.)
Remarks: Store that sells props, lighting and cameras for pro studio work. Medium/large format. Duty-free too. Near Kayabacho Station (Hibiya/Tozai Subway Line).

*Compiled by Philbert Ono with the kind assistance of former Japan resident and photographer Andrew Beveridge.

 

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