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Shinjuku West Exit Camera Town

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Address: Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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Just.... Go, you will find out about this place when you get there. Shinjuku is a fine place to explore and experience at day, and a good way to chat with the locals at night... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was fascinating to see all the electronics displayed out in abundance. My wife and I spend at least 30 mins looking at all it had to offer. Highly recommend you check it out.

Thank Shane F
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It got everything about camera, equipment many shops around - you can walk around to get price comparison first.

Thank Itz Me J
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just.... Go, you will find out about this place when you get there. Shinjuku is a fine place to explore and experience at day, and a good way to chat with the locals at night except not so much if you are a non-alcoholic like me xD

Thank Arnn T
Sunnyvale, California
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the bright lights side of tokyo. If you wanted the all night partying until the trains stop running, this is the side of town where things are happening.

Thank Alexa C
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hard to miss as you exit the station from the west exit. Loads of electrical items to purchase or good to have a browse

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Naples, Italy
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Ok, let's be clear, walk in the West Exit Camera town is not for all. This is one the best place where to find new camera and smartphones but someone could find it boring and not necessary. Thus if you are technology enthusiasts you must go there

Thank Alex P
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I loved traveling out of this train station! Local trains, city trains, regional bullet trains, subways, they're all here! There are tunnels that go many many levels below the sprawling city of Tokyo and span for 100's of miles. It's fascinating! There is so much energy here. It never seems to stop. You'll find businessmen and women in suites and... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you're in Tokyo and have a couple of hours to spare, this isn't a bad place to spend it on. Let's not get ahead of ourselves: it's just an electronics department store. It IS huge, and the selection of items are ridiculous, but it's not necessarily a place to plop down your Yens on.

Thank jsncruz
Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went there after dark to see the lights and found it packed with people. A lot of small restaurants offering nice cheap snacking food and cheaper beer.

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San Francisco,CA
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194 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

You can't help but avoid Camera Town if leaving Shinjuku Station from the West Exit. The area is interesting to browse around, but not necessarily to make any kind of a purchase of electronic goods. While t times items may be cheaper than back home, I found out that warranties, etc., Worth a visit if you're into this sort of... More 

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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