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Hobby Center Kato Tokyo

1-24-10 Nishiochiai, Shinjuku 161-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3954-2171
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Wow! Well worth the outing for any model train enthusiast.

I was keen to visit as I wanted to purchase some Kato starter kits and track to begin a setup for... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Amazing electric train shop and showroom

The Kato shop was amazing. It is a spacious showroom with many very large model railroad tracks... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
via mobile
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1-24-10 Nishiochiai, Shinjuku 161-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3954-2171
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I was keen to visit as I wanted to purchase some Kato starter kits and track to begin a setup for my kids. My two boys (6 and 3) already love model trains, so figured the displays alone would occupy them. I am so glad...More

1  Thank koizi
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The Kato shop was amazing. It is a spacious showroom with many very large model railroad tracks. There is also a store with their latest products. If you buy something for 500 yen minimum, it allows you to use the train tracks for 30 minutes...More

Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This place is something else, its full of trains :) If you are into N gauge then you are in heaven, however they do have some HO as well. Plus spare parts for everything including shells of coaches, motors, couplings etc. Be sure you look...More

Thank Pugwash1968
Reviewed 26 April 2017

What a place for anybody to visit whether you're a modeler or not. Proof being that my wife truly enjoyed it. I model N scale and have always loved Kato products. I'm still in awe with this place. My wife even wanted to go back...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband is a train enthusiast, a hobby he got in Japan during our previous visits. We visited the hobby center mainly for the shop, which has an extensive range of trains and everything related to building a tiny world for the trains. The staff...More

1  Thank Cicek C
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

If you're into Kato or thinking about it, then you've just got to come here. Unlike the hobby shops in Akihabara, this Kato showroom displays and sells all Kato stock plus other related items. Located amongst narrow houses and narrow streets, Left me wondering how...More

1  Thank Roachie1961
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Racing against the clock to get from the airport to here before closing time was well worth the effort. The range of models on display and up for sale was huge and at a reasonable cost. The dioramas were great to watch as multiple trains...More

1  Thank Livewireshock
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Awesome diorama at the front, and a huge selection of trains, more than others in Akihabara. Must visit for sure.

1  Thank Villagemayor
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I went there to get the Kato Unitram set, since it was sold out everywhere and I wanted to see the shop anyways. They have pretty much anything a Kato enthusiast or any other model train fanatic needs. Lots of trains(Obvious) and accessories. They also...More

2  Thank Sascha M
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