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Hobby Center Kato Tokyo

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Address: 1-24-10 Nishiochiai, Shinjuku 161-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3954-2171
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00

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A must visit for train lovers

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Cicek C
Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 was incredibly helpful, a common thing in Japan. Although they were not fluent in English,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the Kato store came to be here.

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 rules last. The staff were eager to help out and please, despite limited English skills.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

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

Thank Villagemayor
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 have two big layouts on the bottom floor and another three on the second floor... More 

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