Shinjuku Record, Shinjuku


After 2 posts from Australia, we are back in Japan for some more presentations of record stores in Tokyo. 
As the name of the store states rightfully, this interesting record shop is located  in Shinjuku. It was open by the Fujiwara family in 1970. They still run the place and, when you visit, there is a big chance that you will see behind the counter Yoichiro-san (the son). They might not have the typical hard rock look but do not get the wrong impression : if you have any question about hardrock, ask him. There is a big chance that he has the answer…

Shinjuku Records sells only used vinyls and CDs (more CDs) and, since the very beginning, they has been specializing in rock : hardrock, heavy metal, progressive,… All together, they have a catalog of about 8 000 refs.
Although the Fujiwaras do not travel much to buy records, it seems they do not need to as a lot of people from abroad come to their shop when visiting Tokyo : Vincent Gallo (The brown rabbit) has come several times and usually stop by when in town.
AND (way more amazing for a hardrock fan…) Jimmy Page showed up about 5 years ago. They actually have various memorabilia signed by various hard rock artists : baseball hats, posters,…
It is possible to buy from the website but, as too often, everything is in Japanese. But if you find something you want, English emails should work.
Anything else in the store ? (Tshirts,…). Not really. A few books, some videos, all about hard rock.
We told you : real hardrock music fans !

Shinjuku Record
2F, 7-5-6 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 160-0023
Tel : 03-3363-3669
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Record shops Tokyo Shinjuku - SHINJUKU RECORDS
Record shops Tokyo Shinjuku - SHINJUKU RECORDS
Record shops Tokyo Shinjuku - SHINJUKU RECORDS
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Record shops Tokyo Shinjuku - SHINJUKU RECORDS
Record shops Tokyo Shinjuku - SHINJUKU RECORDS
Record shops Tokyo Shinjuku - SHINJUKU RECORDS
Record shops Tokyo Shinjuku - SHINJUKU RECORDS

4 comments:

  1. Thanks! Going to stop there today after lunch @ El Torito.

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  2. Sorry to say, but their lp selection was sparse, unremarkable, and overpriced. You would be doing yourself a favor by skipping this store. Just take the Yamanote line three stops to Shibuya. Hit up Recofan & Disk Uniob.

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  3. Address is not "7-5-2", "7-5-6" is right.

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