Audio shops in Tokyo, Japan.

Often posts and threads pop up on Facebook and various audio based forums asking about where to go when looking for audio gear in Tokyo.

I will list a few of the more popular ones.

Over time I will will add more details and maps etc.

Already on the head pie blog there are two posts, one for Fujiya Avic and one for Bic camera.

Lets start with the large department stores.

These are Bic camera and Yodobashi camera. Not a lot separates these two places.
As you will see on my post on Bic camera in Shinjuku (West side) the headphones, dac/amps etc are all laid out on display with samples you can try easily by yourself without the need for staff.
Just bring your own dap/source to sample the headphones, headphones and source to try the dac/amps.

Not every Yodobashi or Bic camera has a large audio section.

http://headpie.blogspot.jp/2015/11/bic-camera-shinjuku-department-store.html

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Fujiya Avic in Nakano. (3F Nakano sun mall).



This is situated in what could be termed a mall, although not in the general sense of the word. It is quite old and the mall is populated but niche shops of all kinds, toys, anime, antiques etc. Its the kind of place people are looking for when they visit over developed and sanitized Akihabara these days.
They have a small shop, but a wide range of portable in ears, IEMs, multi driver IEMs, over the ears headphones, cables, daps of all kinds, dac/amps. They have most of the popular portable audiophile brands.
They also sell new and used, the used products in Japan are often as new.
Most gear except for earphones are locked away and you will have to ask the staff to try out the various gear. Older staff.

http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/

*Photos and maps can be found via google of course ;)

http://headpie.blogspot.jp/2015/11/fujiya-avic-nakano-tokyo-your-audio.html

DAR`s useful post
http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2015/12/tokyos-fujiya-avic-headphone-shop-little-store-big-show/


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e-earphone. This is in Akihabara and can be hard for some people to find. They now have a shop downstairs for getting your ear molds for custom in ears so its a bit more visible. I do recommend doing some research about where it is to avoid frustration. (I plan to add a map in the future).
Lots of headphones and dac/amps, amps laid out to try by yourself. Some items such as Daps and sources are in glass cases and you will have to ask staff to assist you.
Its not a big shop but like Fujiya Avic it has most of what you may want n a small space. Young staff.

http://www.e-earphone.jp/

*Photos and maps can be found via google of course.

Great post by DAR
http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2015/12/e-earphone-japans-number-one-headphone-retailer/

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Head pie pro tip#33

Check e-earphones and Fujiya avics website in Chrome browser for English to check If they have stock of what you are after before going.






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