Camera stores in Japan

This is a list of major camera shops in Japan’s major cities. Yodobashi and BIC Camera are the largest camera chain stores. Most of the websites provide a map of the store’s location. Besides brick and mortar stores, we can buy camera equipment online at Amazon Japan and Yahoo Japan Auctions. For used camera stores in Tokyo, see this list. Also see the PhotoVendors FAQ. Compiled by Philbert Ono, updated: Feb. 1, 2016 TOKYO Area Camera Shops BIC CAMERA – Ikebukuro Main Store Address: 東京都豊島区東池袋1-41-5 Higashi Ikebukuro 1-41-5 Toshima-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 170-0013 Phone: (03) 5396-1111 Remarks: Besides cameras, household appliances

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Used camera shops in Tokyo

This 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

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PhotoSpaces

List of photo exhibition venues and camera museums in Japan according to prefecture in alphabetical order. These galleries and museums are dedicated mainly to photography or they hold a photo exhibition on a regular basis. Most do not have information in English. Sadly, Nikon and Canon have both closed their photo galleries/salons in provincial cities such as Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. Prefecture names are linked to Google Maps. During any pandemic, wearing a mask is required when visiting public places in Japan, including galleries and museums. Also read the PhotoSpaces FAQ. Updated: Jan. 10, 2021 AICHI PREFECTURE Sony Store

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Vintage Japanese postcards

In the late 1990s, we had an English-speaking postcard collectors’ club in Tokyo called the Postcard and Paper Collectible Club of Japan founded by Jason P. Smith. It was active with regular meetings, but it soon became defunct after Jason moved away from Tokyo in the early 2000s. I joined the club and hosted the club’s website called PostcardGuide Japan – A Guide to Postcard Collecting in Japan. The website had a mix of content created by myself and a few core members of the club. Here are links to the content we had. A few pages have been updated in early 2000s,

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