Once serving mainly the city's DJ population, vinyl-focused record shops have been undergoing something of a revival over the past decade in Tokyo, attracting strong numbers of quality-conscious music enthusiasts who still prefer physical records over digital downloads. While neighbourhoods such as Shibuya and Shimokitazawa are particularly fertile ground for vinyl hunters looking to go on a shopping spree, visit-worthy stores can be found all over the city. Here we highlight all the best outlets from Kichijoji in the west to Kita-Senju up north and specify which genres are best represented at each store. No matter what your musical preferences might be, the variety on offer at these fine establishments is sure to satisfy.
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