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Sony Archives

6-6-39 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa 141-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5448-4455
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Well presented history of Sony

The displays have a full English translation alongside the Japanese verion, and provide not just a... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
timcridland
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Nice little museum for the tech minded with a little history behind hem of Sony products from their... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
Jeffry B
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Sony was founded in 1946, just after the end of WWII. Sony started as a small company with capital of just 190,000 yen and approximately 20 employees. Sony Archives showcases the pioneering products that Sony has given the world as well as a variety of documents. We hope these exhibits will give visitors a sense of Sony's "Monozukuri" spirit of craftsmanship.
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6-6-39 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa 141-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa, Gotanda
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The displays have a full English translation alongside the Japanese verion, and provide not just a description of the older Sony products but where they sat in the market and their importance to both Sony and the larger consumer market. The display on the first...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum for the tech minded with a little history behind hem of Sony products from their youth. Worlds first tape recorder, first Sony Walkman, first Sony Beta players, etc. A nice overview of Sony Corporate messaging, history, and even technical risks and challenges...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Talking about a nostalgia trip! Many of the products I grew up around were showcased at the archive, specially the Walkman. I saw the original model and read about its history. Also, I saw the first Betamax, VHS and my personal favorites the PS1, PS2...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Impeccable presentation of exhibits, well thought through time lines. Thorough collection. Great restroom/amenities as well for what it’s worth, as well as very friendly and helpful staff. One staff member had excellent English and was most welcoming. *You should make a reservation first, I was...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and intriguing exhibits! Shouldn’t miss it if you are a fan of Sony! Walkman, radio, CD MD players, PlayStation, Bravia TVs and VAIOs are all included!

Thank Chen L
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

If you "grew up" with Sony, you will enjoy this small museum. Very nice presentation of the company and products. Had hotel concierge make reservations. Easy walk from Shinagawa station.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were staying in Shinagawa and the hotel clerk helped us make reservations to go to the Sony Archives the very next day. The museum is on the neighborhood behind the hotel. You start by going up the hill in the hotel and turning left...More

1  Thank mibaba4
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice architecture first of all, simple and inviting. Easy understanding of products and great learning for younger generations. Worth a visit as it is also free.

Thank Chan E
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting Museum. Nice and clean. Many pieces of Sony history. A must see. Near the subway station, in a beautiful place.

Thank Fabio K
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