Electronics stores in Tokyo are multi-storey shops housing a dizzying array of technology that Japan has long been famed for. You’ll find the latest laptops and computers at these stores, along with phones, smart-tech home appliances and many cool gadgets you’ve never seen before.   

    While many of the products found in Tokyo’s best electronics stores are Japanese brands, you’ll also find the best products from international companies, meaning no matter what you’re looking for, there’s a good bet you’ll find it in Tokyo.

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    Yodobashi Akiba

    With stores all over the country, Yodobashi is one of the Japan’s largest electronics chains and the Akihabara store is the biggest in the country, possibly one of the world’s largest electronics stores. Across 9 floors and 23,000 square meters, you’ll find every kind of electronics item you could think of – from computers to digital cameras, music accessories, TVs, to video games and fun gadgets. It doesn’t end there though, as this shop also stocks toys, bicycles and anime related items.

    Location: 1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0028, Japan

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)3-5209-1010

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    Apple Store Ginza

    The Apple Store Ginza was the first Apple store to be opened outside of the US and it's amazing. With 7 floors of Apple’s most innovative technology to explore, you could spend an entire afternoon in here, and there's a theatre which screens regular tutorials on Apple products. You can walk to the Apple Store from Ginza Station. 

    Location: 3-5-12 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

    Phone: +81 (0)3-5159-8200

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    Bic Camera Shibuya Hachikoguchi

    Bic Camera Shibuya Hachikoguchi consists of 7 floors of discounted digital cameras, videos, computers and other home appliances. You can wander around and see gadgets you never even knew you needed. This national chain of electronics stores often include such diverse items as toys and jewelry in addition to the dizzying array of electronics. Bic Camera Shibuya Hachikoguchi is connected to the subway station, making it convenient in any weather. 

    Location: 2-5-9 Dougenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

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    Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi

    Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi is popular with professionals and amateurs alike, and it's highly likely that you'll find any kind of electronic or photographic item you're looking for. With branches at both the east and west exits of Shinjuku Station, each specializes in computer-related products, digital music, cameras and accessories, and home electronics.

    Location: 1-11-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo, Japan

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 10 pm

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    LAOX Akihabara

    LAOX is a tax-free shop in Akihabara that offers visitors a huge range of souvenirs and Japanese products. If you’re looking for 1 shop to pick up all your gifts for the family, LAOX would be a great choice. In addition to the Japanese-made electronics products, LAOX also stocks cosmetics, handicrafts, jewelry and novelty items. Staff at LAOX Akihabara can speak English, Chinese and Korean and are able to assist you with the duty-free paperwork.

    Location: 1-2-9 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 7.30 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)3-3253-7111

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    Yamada Denki Concept LABI Tokyo

    High-tech concept stores galore

    Yamada Denki Concept LABI Tokyo is a super-sleek and modern electronic store located right outside Tokyo Station. In this 9-storey store, you can find Apple Future Stage, an entire floor dedicated to Apple products. The most exciting floor is undoubtedly the Sony & Panasonic Presentation Stage which showcases exclusive products unseen elsewhere, even within Japan.

    The rest of the malls are well-equipped with all ranges of electronic appliances, such as gaming consoles, audiovisual systems, PCs, and many more. If you’re around Tokyo Station and want to get in touch with your inner gadget geek, Yamada Denki Concept LABI Tokyo is the place to hit.

    Location: 1 Chome-5-22 Yaesu, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0028, Japan

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)3-3510-9098

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    Edion Akiba

    An all-in-one electronics shopping spot in Akihabara

    Edion Akiba features a massive collection of electronics within an eye-catching blue building in Tokyo. Pop-culture fans and tech geeks will have heard of Akihabara, Japan’s mecca for anime and the latest tech gadgets. Located in such a legendary area, Edion Akiba offers everything from general household appliances such as rice cookers and air conditioning units to PCs and even personal health devices such as blood pressure monitors.

    Edion Akiba is located a mere 3-minute walk from Electronic Town Station’s South Exit, making it a very accessible and complete destination for your electronics needs.

    Location: 1 Chome-2-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan

    Open: Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)3-3257-1100

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