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Shimokitazawa Toy Store

Posted in Places, Shops, Stuff by tokyobling on September 10, 2013

Saturday night in Tokyo’s Shimokitazwa district and I take a turn down a street I haven’t been down before and come across this amazingly rag tag deadstock toy store! The cheaper stuff was in boxes and boxes outside but the best toys and collectibles were inside the store, so crowded it was barely possible to move around inside. Shimokitazawa is famous for its many curiosity shops but serious toy collectors should also visit Nakano’s Broadway or Akihabara for vintage goodies or Kuramae for the shops full of vintage stock!

The name of this store, Nichome Sanbanchi (2丁目3番地), is taken from an a classic TV drama that ran in 1971.

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  1. Adele said, on September 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I love those tablecloths! So much attention to detail.

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  2. Sabine said, on September 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    How amazing! There must have been so many great little treasures in the shop, both inside and outside of it. In the night time it seems so warm and welcoming!

    Sometimes taking a detour really leads to some wonderful finds :)

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  3. samokan said, on October 22, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I love this place. I do my grocery shopping here before going home when I was living in Kanto. There is a really nice yet cheap Thai Restaurant there too. Nice shot :)

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