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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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Phone Number: +81 3-3573-2563
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Huge building

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne V
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brighton, United Kingdom
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brighton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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191 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 Thank QualityEnsurer
Bundaberg
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I had planned to visit the SONY building anyway but stumbled on it while shopping in Ginza. The friendly staff invited me to the 5th floor Innovatioons Lounge and then to the Angry Birds display. The Lounge was beautiful and contained products now available and some visionary technology. Angry Birds on floor 8 was a simulator which entailed lying on... More 

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Thank williamsR6520PH
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went to the Sony Building on a tip from the Lonely Planet, thinking it would be fun to see some robot dogs. Maybe when LP reviewed the building it had been better, but unfortunately when we went there were only about 4 pieces of new tech on display and they were all pretty functional, (for instance a motorised door... More 

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Thank Chris_DJ_Bear_Acton
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Some may think it is Building Review!!! No, No, it is a review of all new technologies that is available or going to be available from Sony. Each floor is strategically distributed and ensemble the innovations happening at Sony. There is a flagship store at B1 if you decide to buy some products! You won't regret it after the visit!

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Thank ThiruJeeva
New York
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Given this was suppose to be a showcase of upcoming Sony's innovations, we had expected to see large facility with latest products, etc. Instead it was a rather small space, where one of its new products was Aromatic (five different smells), device looks like a lipstick and you breathe it in (not sure we understood what the purpose is) and... More 

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Thank NV_KYL
Shanghai, China
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626 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice showroom of Sony products, some of them you have never see them! Enjoy the atmospereand the view over Ginza buildings.

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Thank Francesco P
Aurora, Canada
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The build was a little disappointing for Sony, one of the plainer buildings in the area. Staff was very nice they directed us to the angry bird exhibition. Very well done. Good place to get out of the heat for 20 minutes if in the area.

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Thank kgtravel70
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Several floors of Sony products but there was nothing new and innovative to play with. You need to really like Sony to come here.

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