Tokyo is heaven for vinyl fiends, with old-school record shops still found all around the city, from Shimokitazawa to Kita-Senju. This Kagurazaka retailer is more CD-oriented but makes up for the fact with an incredibly plentiful selection of Brazilian and Argentinian music, more or less chaotically stacked on shelves inside the small space. At least the covers are mostly visible, making finding what you're looking for slightly less of a challenge. Browse everything from classic bossa nova to the latest indie hits from Buenos Aires, or pick up records by Ryosuke Itoh e Shiho – the couple behind Taiyo Record. Ask Ryosuke nicely and he'll let you listen to any of the discs on sale.
|Venue name:||Taiyo Record|
139 Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||12noon-7pm / closed Wed & 3rd Sun of every month|
|Transport:||Kagurazaka Station (Tozai line)|