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Tamiya Plamodel Factory, Shimbashi

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Good time in a good store.

As a fan of models this destination couldn't be put aside! This is the "official" store of tamiya... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
via mobile
A must for a Tamiya geek

A little smaller than anticipated. Easy to find (with Google maps). Sadly no tax free option, but a... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Darlington, United Kingdom
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4-7-2 Shimbashi | Toyokaiji Building, Shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinbashi Shiodome, Odaiba
+81 3-6809-1175
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

As a fan of models this destination couldn't be put aside! This is the "official" store of tamiya, one of the leaders of the plastic model industry. It also looks like a museum. Please give a look there even if this hobby isn't yours! Five...More

Thank TheYamaAxx
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I confess - I spent a lot of my youth building Tamiya models, so took the opportunity to visit their store / display centre in Shimbashi, Unfortunately, after seeing bigger hobby stores in Akihabara I was rather underwhelmed by it. Yes, there were some kits...More

Thank Viking_in_Oz
Reviewed 13 January 2018

A little smaller than anticipated. Easy to find (with Google maps). Sadly no tax free option, but a great range of models and parts to be found.

Thank robt24
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I made a special trip to find the shop, expecting that they would have a comprehensive selection of Tamiya kits. The selection was good, but not especially wide. The Singapore agent Stargek has a bigger shop. When tax is added, the saving over buying in...More

Thank ChangMing
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Did you make Tamiya models as a kid (You still do?) This Tamiya flagship store near the Ginza is any modeller's (past or present) must-see... There's a great selection to buy including some models we'd find hard to find in Australia -- along with every...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I grew up with Tamiya, and I still build their stuff, and I wanted to visit the Head Quarters in Shizuoka, which I did as a life long ambition, and to then visit the shop was just fantastic. Its so clean, as you would expect!,...More

Thank kevincambsuk2016
Reviewed 22 February 2017

You can nearly the whole range of kits ranging from rc cars, trucks, to static ships, Mini 4wd cars and various accessories. Note that the bulk of kits are located in the basement, enter via a staircase on the left just after the entrance. Dropped...More

Thank 536zheng
Reviewed 5 January 2017

2 levels of Tamiya products. On the top floor you can race the cars!!! Good fun for the kids and something a bit different from non stop sightseeing!!!

1  Thank AtP74
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Probably more fun to visit if you like RC. I am more of a plastic kit modeler and they had lots of great stuff there but I preferred the Akihabara hobby shops for their cheaper prices and better selection. Although they do have things I...More

Thank Monica_VX
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Other than Tamiya headquarters in Shizuoka, this store was high on my list of must-see places on my Japanese trip, due to my childhood (and adulthood) need to keep buying their stuff. My only limiting factor was my small luggage. Otherwise, you can spend a...More

1  Thank frankg_2011
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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris
wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of
shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a
hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is
very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has
ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find
restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The
neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much
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Billy L
2 August 2017|
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Response from 536zheng | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what you are getting. From what I recall, some things are cheaper than akihabara. But the shimbashi shop does not have tax refund.