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Sony was founded in 1946, just after the end of WWII. Sony started as a small company with capital of just 190,000 yen and approximately 20 employees. Sony Archives showcases the pioneering products that Sony has given the world as well as a variety...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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6-6-39 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa 141-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Its a small place but with many interesting things to look it from various decades, especially studio editing devices which are things you dont usually get to see
Keep in mind that you have to book a visit in advanced and you can do so...More
I booked my visit through my hotel desk and found it after about a ten minute walk from Shinagawa station .
An excellent display with comprehensive English text for all the great Sony products ( both domestic and commercial ) and Sony philosophy compactly presented...More
The displays have a full English translation alongside the Japanese verion, and provide not just a description of the older Sony products but where they sat in the market and their importance to both Sony and the larger consumer market. The display on the first...More
Nice little museum for the tech minded with a little history behind hem of Sony products from their youth. Worlds first tape recorder, first Sony Walkman, first Sony Beta players, etc. A nice overview of Sony Corporate messaging, history, and even technical risks and challenges...More
Talking about a nostalgia trip! Many of the products I grew up around were showcased at the archive, specially the Walkman. I saw the original model and read about its history. Also, I saw the first Betamax, VHS and my personal favorites the PS1, PS2...More
Impeccable presentation of exhibits, well thought through time lines. Thorough collection. Great restroom/amenities as well for what it’s worth, as well as very friendly and helpful staff. One staff member had excellent English and was most welcoming. *You should make a reservation first, I was...More
We were staying in Shinagawa and the hotel clerk helped us make reservations to go to the Sony Archives the very next day. The museum is on the neighborhood behind the hotel. You start by going up the hill in the hotel and turning left...More
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa
and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.