Vinyl Shops in Tokyo, Japan and Japan in General

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by mikemoon, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. yookmook

    yookmook Well-Known Member

    need help on this one.
    please translate this japanese to english/ thank

  2. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

    Recofan is the most expensive place of all...thanks to this thread I just discovered the HMV (a block down the street from Recofan) also pricey, but they have awesome ¥100-¥500 bins and the upstairs jazz is off the hook! Checkout Coconuts in Ekoda and Kichijoji, and the small one in Ikebukoro, the one near the west exit...
  3. yookmook

    yookmook Well-Known Member

    just fly back from tokyo.

    about 100 lp, cheapest is about 100 yen.
    it's raining all day.
  4. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

    You're lucky, last week (Golden Week) was the time best time to shop in Tokyo, massive discounts....
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  5. Rahul

    Rahul Active Member

    I passed by HMV a couple of times but did not enter as I thought they will carry mainly new stuff. Even Tower Records was not so great in terms of used vinyl. That's why I feel Recofan is cheaper as you can find some good stuff for reasonable prices whereas in shops like Disk Union and smaller stores, you have to pay a lot for the good titles.
  6. Gavinyl

    Gavinyl Penthouse Forum Resident

    Heading to Tokyo in 2 days, have my maps/info...
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  7. yookmook

    yookmook Well-Known Member

    vinyls from my latest tokyo trip
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  8. yookmook

    yookmook Well-Known Member

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  11. Stump

    Stump Forum Resident

    Adelaide Australia
    Looking good.Do you look for Japan pressings only or mix??
  12. yookmook

    yookmook Well-Known Member

    i like them both.
    usa and europe for original pressing
    cheap on japanese pressing.
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  13. MightyVinyl

    MightyVinyl Well-Known Member

    Great stuff Yookmook. Did you leave any for me? LOL

    I'm just starting to gear up for my annual pilgrimage, Sept 24-Oct 6. I say "annual" because I had such an incredible time last year that I decided I gotta do it every September now.

    I'm seriously bumming though, as the Yen had advanced 15-20% on the dollar since last year. It was up to 100 yen to the dollar, but today's about 105 yen to the dollar... last year it was something like 120 yen.

    If anyone has tips on any new shops, I'd sure appreciate it!
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  14. yookmook

    yookmook Well-Known Member

    i don't understand why yen is so strong in this period. ?
    stock market down down down ,
    people don't spend money,
    it's in the recession period but yen is up.

    my last 4 trips to tokyo/here is my information about vinyl.
    1.vinyl price is up every year.
    2.record accessory is up .
    3.most of high price vinyls are in good shape. (Nm mostly)
    4.japanese pressing is cheap.

    here is my suggestion.
    1. looking for sales day from can save you a lot of money if you buy a lot.
    2.recofan has a tax refund if you buy more than 10000 yen/bring your passport.
    3.check out vinyl want list from diskunion/you can sell them in a big lot.

    happy hunting
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  15. Johnny Ryall

    Johnny Ryall Well-Known Member

    Not sure about the Dollar but the Brexit thing hit the Euro/Yen change badly for us.
    The Euro basically lost 10% overnight but it's now slowly creeping back up.

    I'm leaving for Osaka on the 8th of August. Will try to hit the new Disk Union shop there and a few more.
    Then we'll visit Shikoku where I'm not anticipating much vinyl time.
    We'll end up Tokyo for a few days as usual.
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  16. hockman

    hockman Forum Resident

    Please report back on Osaka stores when you get home. Not very good web coverage of Osaka in English. Much appreciated.
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  17. MightyVinyl

    MightyVinyl Well-Known Member

    Anyone have ideas about how to ship home using a freight forwarder, consolidator, anything like that.... rather than spending a grand on postage to send 500-1,000 albums home from Tokyo to Seattle?
  18. Clanceman

    Clanceman Forum Resident

    Portland, Or
    No, but damn...that's a lot of lps.
  19. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

    Yeah, I'm gonna hitch-hike there in 2 weeks...
  20. hockman

    hockman Forum Resident

    Is hitchhiking doable?? Anyway, please post any interesting shops you find.

    I'll be going there in a few months. I suspect that there are many good spots at more reasonable prices but I really do not have a good idea where to look. I only know of Sam's, which used to have a Tokyo branch in Shibuya but closed down several years ago.
  21. MightyVinyl

    MightyVinyl Well-Known Member

    Has anyone been to Yellow Pop Kawaguchi recently? I didn't visit that on the last trip and don't recall any feedback from anyone about this place.
  22. yookmook

    yookmook Well-Known Member

    i will be back to tokyo at the end of october,hope getting some Lp.
    good news/yen is falling.
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  23. Jgirar01

    Jgirar01 Forum Resident

    Dubai, UAE
    I will be staying in Shinjuku in a few weeks for work and have about 7 hours on Friday to hit record stores in Shibuya and Shinjuku before a 10pm flight. Would love any suggestions on best places to go for classic rock- Dead, Dylan, 60s, etc. vinyl. Was there in 2014 and hit many stores but hoping to get best spots to go for a short day of hunting!
  24. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

    Kawaguchi, Saitama? Wasn't aware of that
  25. yookmook

    yookmook Well-Known Member

    recofan and disk union
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