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Topic: Magic shops near Tokyo
Message: Posted by: gene plampin (Nov 17, 2004 04:33PM)
I wasn't sure it this is the best place to post this question, but I will be near Tokyo for a couple of weeks around Christmas and am wondering if anyone can steer me towards some good magic shops there. I tried Google and all I get is Tokyo Disneyland which has a shop by I don't want to pay admittance for the priveledge of shopping.

Thanks for the help,

Message: Posted by: ShidennOdmistL (Nov 21, 2004 03:50AM)
Well, don't Google on US. Google on Japan. Basically, to find what you are looking for, get an online translator site on japanese and then Google on the Japanese version. Guaranteed you'll find what you're looking for if you ask for it in Japanese on the Japanese version of Google.

Message: Posted by: Frog Prince (Nov 21, 2004 08:24PM)
We can't find many magic shop in Japan.
What I could mention is.....

Near Tokyo Station...
Sugitaya Building 1-4-20 Yaesu Chuuouku Tokyo
tel.03-3273-9962 fax.03-3276-0605
(There are demonstrator in this shop)

Near Ueno Station...
SHOP NAME:Yamashiroya
6-14-6 Ueno Taitouku Tokyo
(This shop is a big Toy store. Shop is in front of Ueno station. There are no demonstrator.)

And also, you can find TENYO magic goods in a toy store. Especially those Department store's toy shop has a magic corner. You can talk to demonsorator. (But I don't know, they can speak English or not..)

Isetan Department Store (3-14-1 Shinjuku Shinjukuku)

Takashimaya Department Store (5-24-2 Sendagaya Shibuyaku)

Toubu Department Store (1-1-25 Ikebukuro Toshimaku)

But in Japan, many magic items are imported from America. I don't know you can find what you want..

Hope it helps.
Message: Posted by: gene plampin (Nov 21, 2004 10:11PM)
Frog Prince,

Thanks for the info. I'm not really for anything specific, I just want to browse and maybe talk to someone. I can speak Japanese, so if someone can demonstrate then I won't have to rely on trying to read it, which is much more difficult for me.

Message: Posted by: superhiro (Nov 22, 2004 06:56AM)
Thanks Frog Prince, I was also looking for the same info.

I think I've been to Trix before, a couple years ago. I don't really remember what it was like but I think they had quite a lot of things to buy and I'm sure the owner would show you some of the stuff they have.

There was another shop I went to aournd Tokyo but I can't remember the name so I'll see if I can find it again.

Message: Posted by: Mito (Nov 22, 2004 07:37PM)
There's Ton Onosaka's Magic Land. It's the only one I've been to. Here's the page with a map:

Message: Posted by: gene plampin (Nov 23, 2004 05:27AM)

Thanks a lot for your info and especially the map. That really helps.

Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 30, 2014 02:40AM)
The great magic company TENYO; Japan:

Message: Posted by: MRSharpe (Jun 5, 2014 05:42AM)
Kjellstrom beat me to the punch. I've never been to Japan, but Tenyo got its start with magic counters in Japanese department stores. You could probably contact Tenyo and find out if they still have such a distribution system.
Message: Posted by: Vangel (Jun 5, 2014 10:52PM)
For anyone still looking within Tokyo; I went there a few months ago (April 2014) and there's a lot of magic within the toy/hobby sections of department stores such as Bic Camera and Tokyo Hands (which are located in most cities within the main JR line. The staff presenters displaying the magic will attend their booths at certain times. Some products may have Japanese only however some props are easy to figure out and/or have diagrams in the instructions to inform you.

On a side note, I did see a few magicians performing on weekends at Ueno Park that you can mingle with.
Message: Posted by: Ado (Jun 6, 2014 02:10AM)
Here's a list of department stores with magic booths: http://www.tokyomagic.jp/staticpages/index.php/id_shoplist

A couple of years ago, I went to http://www.magicland.jp/
Many things were still packed because they had just moved. Some magicians gather there during the week end and jam.

Message: Posted by: magicjluc (Dec 5, 2014 12:09AM)
Does anyone know if SEO still have a shop in Hiroshima???

Thank you :tallyred:
Message: Posted by: MRSharpe (Dec 6, 2014 05:54PM)
Doesn't Tenyo still have magic counters in Japanese department stores? I've never been to Japan, but I understand that Tenyo used to be a standard department store offering there.
Message: Posted by: ziilu (Feb 6, 2015 10:28AM)
It's too late. But I write some magic shops in Tokyo. If you will come Tokyo again to use this list.

SHOP NAME : Magic Fantasia
URL: http://magicfan.shop21.makeshop.jp/html/company.html
OPEN: weekdays 10:00~20:00 closed on Monday
ADDRESS: 4-3-9 Nakanojo Kitaku

URL: http://panoramagic.com/shop_list.html
OPEN: 11:00 - 21:00
ADDRESS: Mikuni Bill 3F (1-9-8 Ikebukuro Toshimaku)

URL: http://www.magicland.jp/index.html
OPEN: 11:00 - 18:30 closed on Monday and weekends
ADDRESS: Kyodo Kaihatsu Bill 5F (2-17-4 Kayaba-cho Nihonbashi chuo-ku)