Second hand cameras in Japan

Years ago it was worthwhile to buy new cameras in Japan (It was generally cheaper). I don’t think that’s true anymore, for most new cameras the price difference (Japan – other countries) is almost nonexistent.

But when people travelling to Japan ask me, I tell them that if they are really into photography what is still worthwhile is to enjoy visiting secondhand camera shops. Many of them have disappeared but there are still plenty of secondhand and oldschool film camera shops that you can find in the most random places. This one in the pictures is a very local shop that Carlos and me found while walking around Asakusa. From outside it doesn’t feel like a camera shop, it blends with the soba restaurants and coffee places in the same street.

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This the exact location of the shop in the pictures and these are other popular secondhand camera shops in Tokyo are Ozawa Camera, Fujiya Camera and Map Camera.

1 Comment
  • Elisa

    August 30, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Last year prices for cameras were nearly the same in Japan like in Germany. But we also see this second hand shops. If you need a special camera or equipment (for japanese brand at least) I think you will definitly find it there.