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  • Calling all camera enthusiasts! Editor-in-chief Marei's top-rated "Camera-tastic Spots"
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We introduce attractive spots in Chiyoda Ward chosen by Editor-in-Chief Marei: 

"Photography" is a delightful hobby that not only provides great exercise but also offers a fresh perspective on everyday scenery when you peer through the viewfinder. It's a realm filled with exciting discoveries! Lately, the charm of analog cameras, film photography, and vintage lenses has captured attention due to their quirky and slightly inconvenient nature. In this exclusive feature, we'll take you on a journey to explore camera stores, a photography museum, and our hand-picked selection of fantastic photo walk destinations.

JCII Camera MuseumLearn about the history of camera development in Japan!

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    Captivating camera enclave: A haven for enthusiastic shutterbugs!

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    In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum also hosts captivating special exhibitions that showcase cameras from around the world.

The "JCII Camera Museum" by the Japan Camera Industry Institute (JCII) proudly showcases an impressive collection of cameras, ranging from the world's first commercial camera, the Giroud Daguerreotype camera, to Japan's inaugural mass-produced camera and modern digital cameras. This museum is a haven for those eager to delve into the captivating history of photography.

 JCII Camera Museum

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TEL 03-3263-7110
Business Hour 10:00~17:00

2ndBASE by Sanpou CameraCamera enthusiast's secret base

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    Retro cameras are not only very unique - they also look cute!

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    This type of lense is called "old lense"

"2nd BASE" nestled within the commercial establishment "SEEKBASE AKI-OKA MANUFACTURE," located beneath the railway tracks, is a captivating retro camera shop. It offers an array of vintage lenses, film cameras, and digital cameras that have stood the test of time for over a decade. Additionally, they also provide camera and lens buying services. The old lenses available at "2nd BASE" can be effortlessly attached to modern digital and mirrorless cameras using mount adapters, allowing you to immerse yourself in the realm of retro photography. The knowledgeable staff, who share a deep passion for cameras and lenses, are more than eager to offer guidance, making the store incredibly beginner-friendly.

 2ndBASE by Sanpou Camera

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Address 13-1 Kanda Neribeicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Inside the SEEKBASE AKI-OKA MANUFACTURE 01 building)
TEL 03-6303-2388
Business Hour 11:00〜20:00

Akihabara Electric TownWhere home appliances and subculture converge

Akihabara Electric Town shot with an "old lens"

One of Tokyo's most renowned districts is "Akihabara." Formerly known as the "Electric Town," it was once a hub for all sorts of radio and computer parts. However, it has now evolved into an "Otaku Mecca," famous for manga, anime, cosplay, figurines, and much more. The vibrant signage, lively atmosphere, and the presence of the historic overpass and the old Manseibashi station building add to the charm of the area. With numerous picturesque locations, it's a photographer's delight, beckoning you to capture its essence!

Akihabara's Electric Town taken with a vintage film camera

 Akihabara Electric Town

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Address Soto-kanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, and its neighborhood

Lomography+The only official Lomography store in Japan!

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    “LomoApparat Chiyoda Edition” created to commemorate the store’s opening in Chiyoda City (Chiyoda Ward), Tokyo

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    Lomography has crafted a captivating series of distinctively developed and aesthetically pleasing films that comply with diverse standards.

Lomography, adored by analog camera enthusiasts worldwide, is a beloved company. "Lomography+" stands as Japan's sole Lomography store, nestled in Kanda Jimbocho. Within its walls, you can explore the entire range of cameras crafted and marketed by Lomography. Moreover, we boast an extensive selection of original films! The knowledgeable staff at our store is more than delighted to guide beginners on camera usage and recommend suitable films. Visit us and experience the joy of analog photography firsthand!


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Address Kyowa Kanda Building 2F, 3-16-1 Kanda Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Hour 営業日は公式HPでご確認ください。

Jimbocho Used Bookstore StreetA retro "book town" where time seems to have stopped

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    Experience the vibrant "Kanda Secondhand Book Festival" held annually during the autumn season.

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    Jimbocho snapshot taken with a Lomography camera

Boasting approximately 130 bookstores, Jimbocho has rightfully earned its title as the enchanting "City of Books" or "book town." Steeped in history, this neighborhood captivates visitors with its plethora of second-hand and specialty bookstores, historic buildings, antique cafes, unique shops, and a retro townscape that evokes a sense of time standing still. Jimbocho is an ideal destination for a delightful photo walk excursion!

 Jimbocho Used Bookstore Street

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Address Area around Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo




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