Sep 23, 2018
Film Cameras in Tokyo
So I'm looking for a SLR film camera (maybe Minolta or Nikon). I've seen tons on Amazon but I prefer seeing the actual product first before buying it. Also, I want to look for better deals. For sure there are tons in Akihabara but I don't know where to start looking in there. And I wanna know if there are areas I can check other than Aki. Thank you. :D
Don't go to Akihabara... Shinjuku is known as the camera capital of Japan (and probably the world to be honest) for the sheer amount of camera shops in the area. Luckily, most of them are concentrated within 1-2 blocks of Shinjuku Station West Exit. To start you off, some of the best shops for secondhand include: Kitamura Camera*, Lemon-sha*, MAP, Alps Do, and Camera Box. I've put an asterisk next to the shops which are chains, meaning they have locations in other parts of Japan/Tokyo. So, you can search it on the map and see if there's a location closer to you... Obviously, they're going to all stock different stuff so it would be worth paying a visit to each to see what they have! You can also check out Nakano, which is a short train ride away from Shinjuku on the Chuo line. Fujiya Camera has a great selection of used stuff! Good luck with your camera hunting! SLRs are super easy to find and you'll be able to pick one up anywhere.