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Tamiya Plamodel Factory, Shimbashi

4-7-2 Shimbashi | Toyokaiji Building, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-6809-1175
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A dream come true

I grew up with Tamiya, and I still build their stuff, and I wanted to visit the Head Quarters in... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Very good service and well stocked (though no sales tax refund)

You can nearly the whole range of kits ranging from rc cars, trucks, to static ships, Mini 4wd cars... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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4-7-2 Shimbashi | Toyokaiji Building, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture
Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
+81 3-6809-1175
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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 4 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!!!

Thank AtP74
Reviewed 29 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 20 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
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Popped in with the kids. Great to see all of the old Tamiya kits still going strong. My youngest son bought a Grasshopper expert built with all the gear ready to go. Lots to choose from but some RC kits were seen elsewhere for less...More

Thank Leec1502
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

If as teenagers you loved RC cars, this shop is like paradise. Ground floor is for model kit, basement are for RC cars and first floor is for racing. You should be able to find what you are looking for. Pity this shop is not...More

1  Thank Wai C
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Three levels of Tamiya products. Very easy to get to, an easy 5 minute walk from the train station. The 1st & 2nd floors is Tamiya products that you can buy & they also have a lot of RC & Scale models built up. What...More

1  Thank Lu C
Reviewed 6 April 2015

- Nice display of many plastic models - Many models to choose and shop - Browsing was already big fun - You can shop other Tamiya toys as well!

1  Thank thisiskeng
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Have you ever built models as a child, you should go here. Nice place for both kids dreaming of new models and for adults that either build themselves or buy gifts to their kids. Many many different models in stock, everything from historical models to...More

Thank Iwerback
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
1 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.