Tokyo Vinyl Record Stores

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Tokyo Vinyl Record Stores
A technics record player is set out in a Shibuya record store for shoppers to listen to used records.

Tokyo is filled with vinyl record stores in all sizes and there are a large number of smaller specialty record shops that focus on a certain kind of music. In the last decade, there has been a resurgence of vinyl record stores in Tokyo. As music lovers have been driving the popularity of the record sound, over the download variety of digital music that has increased in popularity in recent years. Some of these record stores also sell compact disks (CDs), cassettes, and more. Here is a list of Tokyo Vinyl Record Stores.

Tokyo Vinyl Record Stores

Chain Record Stores in Tokyo

Tokyo Vinyl Record Stores
Flipping through thousands of used records is a MUST do for any music lover visiting Tokyo

These record stores are chain stores with many various outlets across Tokyo and Japan. They offer a huge variety of new and used vinyl and are a great place to start shopping, especially if you are looking for “Japan Only” release or more modern music. Most of them also have a trade-in service or will purchase old records from you, but generally, they will only offer the lowest prices. Disk Union is one of the largest and most well-known records and CD shops in Japan.

Disk Union

Disk Union has a great collection of records and CDs that cover the most popular music. Locations

HMV Records

HMV Records is an international music store that has a good selection of popular music. Locations

RECOfan

RECOfan is a music store that carries a wide collection of records and CDs of popular music. Locations

Coconuts Disk

Coconuts Disk has a good collection of vinyl, cassette tapes, and CDs. That cover pop to classic rock. Locations

Bonjour Records

Bonjour Records is a store that also carries books, fashion, and a range of independent music records. Locations

Shibuya

A larger collection of of used records at a Tokyo Vinyl Record Store
Used records are in abundance at this record store in Shibuya

Technique

Technique is a popular music store for electronic music. Here you can find the latest techno, local labels, and an extensive used music section. Location: Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 33−14 2F Train Access: Shibuya Station, 9 min walk Google Maps

next records

Next records concentrates on hip hop, r&b, disco, dance music, and 12-inch singles. Location: Ryukou Building, 2nd Foor, 11-11 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 12 min walk Google Maps

Manhattan Records

Manhattan Records focuses on new and used hip hop, soul, and funk records. Location: Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 10-1 Train Access: Shibuya Station, 12 min walk Google Maps

Face Records

Face Records specializes in rare selections of jazz, soul, reggae, funk, and 7 or 12-inch records. Location: 10-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 12 min walk Google Maps

Hi-Fi Record Store

Hi-Fi Records has a wide range of mainly American analog records that include everything from pop to folk and jazz. Location: Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 6 Chome-19-17 3F Train Access: Shibuya Station, 10 min walk Google Maps

Lighthouse Records

Lighthouse Records carry a variety of world, soul, disco, and other kinds of music. Location: 2 Chome-9-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 10 min walk Google Maps

Discland Jaro

Discland Jaro is one of the few entirely jazz-focused stores in the area. Here you can find the classics of modern jazz to releases in obscure sub-genres. Location: 26-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 12 min walk Google Maps

Tower Records

Tower Records in an international music store that carry’s all the newest and latest popular music selections. Location: 1-22-14 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Shimokitazawa

Tokyo Vinyl Record Stores
Shimkitazawa is famous for Jazz and Rock used vinyl records.

Jazzy Sport

Jazzy Sport store is half merchandise and half record store that focuses on hip-hop and jazz. Location: 3 Chome-17-7 Gohongi, Meguro City, Tokyo Train Access: Gakugei-Daigaku Station, 6 min walk Google Maps

City Country City

City Country City is a combination of a coffee house, pasta cafe, bar and vintage house, jazz, and experimental record shop. Location: 2-12-13 Kitazawa, Setagaya, Setagaya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shimo-Kitazawa Station, 2 min walk Google Maps

Flash Disk Ranch

Flash Disc Ranch is a popular music store selling records and CDs. Here you can find everything from rock and jazz to house and new wave. Location: 2F, 2 Chome-12-16 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shimo-Kitazawa Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Disc Shop Zero

Disk Shop Zero specializes in Britsh music such as UK dub, Bristol bass, reggae, breakbeat, and dubstep groups. Location: 2 Chome-17-10 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shimo-Kitazawa Station, 2 min walk Google Maps

Jet Set Records

Jet Set Records carries soft rock, soul, house, disco, and techno and Japanese pop music along with limited-edition 7 and 12-inch records. Location: Tokyo, Setagaya City, Kitazawa, 2 Chome-33-12 201 Train Access: Shimo-Kitazawa Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Noah Lewis’ Records

Noah Lewis Records’ has a great selection of 78, 45, and 33 rpm records from the “20s to the 60s,” with a special focus on 50s jazz and country. Location: Shimokitazawa Dent Bldg 2A, 2-23-12 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Shimokitazawa Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Best Sound Records

Best Sound Records has a large collection of more than 3,000 records, predominantly rock, folk, and jazz, mainly imported from California. Location: 6 Chome-1-28 201-2 Daita, Setagaya City, Tokyo Train Access: Google Maps

Upstairs Records & Bar

The Upstairs Records & Bar carries disco, funk, house, and other dance records, but there are also some rock, folk, and even classical albums. Location: 3 Chome-27-1 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shimo-Kitazawa Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Disk Shop Zero

Disk Shop Zero has a large collection of independent artists covering a wide range of music. Location: 2 Chome-17-10 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo Train Access: Shimo-Kitazawa Station, 2 min walk Google Maps

Koenji

Tokyo Vinyl Record Stores
A shopper searching for a ‘classic’ Japan Only vinyl release

Enban Record Store

Enban Record Store specializes mainly in Japanese artists. Location: 3 Chome-59-11 Koenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo Train Access: Koenji Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Be-In Records

Be-In Records carries a large collection of the 60s and 70s rock and other era music records. Location: 3 Chome-57-8 Koenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo Train Access: Koenji Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Los Apson?

Los Apson? has a good collection of independent music artists from all over the world in vinyl, CD, and cassettes. Location: Tokyo, Suginami City, Koenjiminami, 4 Chome−3−2 Train Access: Koenji Station, 6 min walk Google Maps

Shinjuku

Beat Collector

Beat Collector carry’s a wide range of music that includes a large variety of today’s most popular music. Location: 7 Chome-10-17 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku-Nishiguchi Station, 2 min walk Google Maps

Dub Store

The Dub Store is Tokyo’s best reggae record store. They have a great selection of every style of reggae and ska on original vinyl. Location: 7 Chome-13-5 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Shinjuku Station, 8 min walk Google Maps

Nat Records

Nat Records has a good collection of punk and hardcore records. The focus is on the 60s and 70s releases from both Japan and worldwide. Location: Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 7 Chome-7-33 2F Train Access: Google Maps

Other

BIG LOVE Records

Big Love is an independent record store that carries vinyl and cassette tapes of indie bands from the US, the UK, and Europe. Location: Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 2 Chome−31−3 Train Access: Harajuku Station, 11 min walk Google Maps

Small World

Small World is a small record store that has a collection of underground music from electronic music to indie rock. Location: Tokyo, 30, Taishido, Setagaya-ku, 5-30-6 Ito Building Train Access: Sangenjaya Station, 13 min walk Google Maps

Garageville

Garageville has a good collection of second-hand records that focus on jazz, world music, classic rock, and others. Location: 3-30-30 Nishitsujigaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo Train Access: Tsutsujigaoka Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Waltz

Waltz is a very interesting music store that carries a variety of vintage merchandise. This included cassette tapes, vinyl records, old books and magazines, VHS, and cassette players. Location: 4-15-5 Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo Train Access: Naka-Meguro Station, 12 min walk Google Maps

Ella Records

Ella Records carries an impressive selection of rock, soul, jazz, rare groove and Japanese oldies. Location: 1 Chome-14-10 Nishihara, Shibuya City, Tokyo Train Access: Yoyogi-Uehara Station, 11 min walk Google Maps

Downtown Records

Downtown Records is a secondhand-focused record store that has a large selection of popular music in many styles except classical music. Location: 3 Chome-27-3 Toyo, Koto City, Tokyo Train Access: Toyocho Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Glocal Records

Glocal Records has a secondhand-focused collection of popular music and a nice selection of non-Western dance and beat records. Location: Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 5 Chome-2-5 3F Train Access: Harajuku Station, 9 min walk Google Maps

Husky Records

Husky Records is the place that stocks all kinds of music that covers everything except kabuki music. Location: 1 Chome-6-14 Kyodo, Setagaya City, Tokyo Train Access: Kyodo Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Da Capo

Da Capo is a combination cafe and music store and they carry a wide range of secondhand music vinyl and CDs. Location: 1 Chome-3-10 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa City, Tokyo Train Access: Gotanda Station, 7 min walk Google Maps

Fandango Records

Fandango Records has a good collection of rock, jazz and hip hop and a great selection of classic Japanese music. Location: 13-13 Senjuasahicho, Adachi City, Tokyo Train Access: Kitasenju Station, 7 min walk Google Maps

Taiyo Record

The Taiyo Record store specializes and carries records and CDs of bossa nova and Brazilian and Argentinian music. Location: 139 Yaraicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station, 11 min walk Google Maps

Groovaholiks

Groovaholiks has a good collection of soul, funk, disco and rap records. Location: 4-14-2 Nakamurakita, Nerima-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Nakamurabashi Station, 6 min walk Google Maps

Spiral Records

Spiral Records carries a wide range of classical, jazz and world music. Location: 5 Chome-6-23 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo Train Access: Omotesando Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Ballroom Record

The Ballroom Record store stocks a wide range of records, but they have a good variety in the jazz, Latin, calypso, and soul music. Location: Tokyo, Musashino, Kichijoji Minamicho, 2 Chome-12-10 Train Access: Kichijoji Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

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