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Amazing Modeling Shop in Japan - Yodobashi

November 14, 2018 · in Photo Collections · · 23 · 4.9K

If you pass by Tokyo (Akihabara) or Osaka (Namba) do not miss the most amazing for hobby and modeling lovers; Yodobashi Camera!
This place is HUGE! HUGE! HUGE!
They have all types of tools, models (mainly Japanese brands), colors, etc. Even found some articles from Uschi. The only missing actor is AK Interactive.
If you may go there with your wife; plan an activity for her for the whole afternoon :-DD

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23 responses

  1. Looks like a bit of heaven to me...

  2. WoW! The selection of paints is pretty amazing by itself!

    Heaven, indeed!

    • Humm, I wonder if Japan has a sizeable percentage of inhabitants that buy and build models? This huge hobby warehouse is like nothing I’ve seen in Europe or North America...they are after all the inventors of bonsai

  3. Did you come back bankrupt?

  4. OMG... I wish we had something like this in Europe..

  5. Fantastic Alex - thank you for the pictures

  6. This is just so cool!

  7. Imagine having a megastore like this just around a corner from your house...

  8. These are a dying breed - at least in the can only wish! We do have a couple of independent hobby shops left in town that we local modelers support as much as we can, these kinds of places are few and far between, and don't compare to this behemoth!

  9. Absolutely loved it going there. The picture attached is from Volks Akihabara.

    I also recommend Tamiya Plamodel Factory · on youtube

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  10. Absolutely amazing! Thanks for the pics!

    Wish we had something similar here!



  11. All french stores in one in Japan ! ...cry for ever...

  12. It is a Paradise for the Modeler!

  13. No wonder Japanese kit makers don't worry about the US market!

  14. I’ll take one of each. Wait...that means I have to pay for them. Dang...

  15. Sweet! I was stationed in Japan at NAF Atsugi for 4 years and I am not sure anyone does a Hobby Shop like the Japanese! My local one was called Kit Box if I recall correctly, not nearly so grand, but just as much variety crammed into a small space. Another thing I loved about Japan was that many department stores had large model sections as well. And the magazines! I still peruse some of the armor magazines I bought there, can't read most of them, but the pictures and building!

    Thanks for sharing it brings back wonderful memories.

    • I Rod,
      Actually my wife was living at Konandai and we spent quite a lot of time there. I remember some squadrons of Boeing Vertol flying over Kamakura; so impressive :-O
      About magazine, I spent some time at Maruzen bookstore yesterday and found an amazing one about Hayashi Shuitchi the master of weathering.
      Glad my little article brought you some nice memories 🙂

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  16. Really nice, I've been there before.

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