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Sony Building

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3573-2563
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11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00

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Great trip down memory lane!

Had a lovely time, seeing the evolution of Sony. Was great to see all the old technology and reminisce over how it has been apart of our lives. Worth checking out before it closes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lise S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great trip down memory's lane. Saw the past, present and the future. Saw my very first Walkman there!

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Thank Howard O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sony are about to tear down the iconic Sony building to convert the plot into a landscaped garden for everyone to enjoy - very altruistic, the plot is surely worth millions. The 1st 5 floors are modelled on a tree's leaves, each divided into 4 smaller floors so you explore almost unconsciously. These floors house the story of Sony in... More 

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Thank ReallyBadHat
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to show on top floor 10 & 12 3 yr old loved it. Trip down memory lane for us looking at Walkman, disc man etc. My children learnt to write some Japanese script with new technology on innovation floor she was impressed. Worth a visit and it is all free.

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Thank possie2013
Henderson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw their exhibit in mid December ... they're tearing the building down to construct Sony park. See Sony exhibit if you can. Follows the history of Sony brand and its product history since 1947.

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Thank smartinky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a total tech nerd gadget family. Our favorite is to buy and research electronic devices. They have an incredible setup. Each floor is a different era. The bottom is the oldest and you work your way up to the more modern floors. We didn't realize there was a set order so we actually started at the top and... More 

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Thank Alexis S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time, seeing the evolution of Sony. Was great to see all the old technology and reminisce over how it has been apart of our lives. Worth checking out before it closes and moves. Good way to spend an hour or so.

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Thank Lise S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by a Sony Park. At this time there are several floors dedicated to displaying most of the Sony products from the last several decades. Better hurray though before the building comes down.

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Thank canmarto
brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This building is huge and on several floors. Very interesting to walk round the history of Sony from the 40's up to the present day. Worth a visit.

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Thank Suzanne V
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were not impressed, basically because we did not understand. About the most impressive thing was the small projectile TV, until we found out what it retailed for. I never felt so old or out of touch. I think younger folks who are more technology savvy will get more of a thrill from visiting the Sony building, but it escaped... More 

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I visited out of curiosity and discovered that most items are things you can find anywhere, especially if you are in a major international city. I rate it average only because the sound theater was unique and gave me a chance to have a rest.

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