Discover Nagoya’s Best Vinyl Stores: A Guide for International Vinyl Enthusiasts

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Nagoya is one of the three major cities in Japan and was selected as one of the “World’s Greatest Places 2023” by TIME Magazine. This vibrant city boasts several cool record shops. If you are a vinyl lover, here are some must-visit shops you should check out.

These shops were selected based on the following criteria:

  • A wide selection of records (you can find city pop)
  • Easy accessibility (so you can save time and enjoy other tourist activities, shopping, and dining)
  • The ability to use credit cards

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Nagoya Record Map: Discovering Sakae and Osu Vinyl Shops

Map of record stores in Sakae and Osu areas, Nagoya

You can travel to Sakae and Osu from Nagoya Station by train. These two vibrant districts are within walking distance from each other, making it easy to explore both areas in one trip.

Sakae is known for its modern shopping centers and entertainment spots, while Osu offers a unique blend of traditional and contemporary shops, including many vintage record stores.

Here are some of the best vinyl shops you should not miss in these areas.

Sakae – The Heart of Nagoya’s Fashion, Culture, and Entertainment

Nagoya TV Tower in Sakae district

Located in the heart of Japan’s third largest metropolitan area, Nagoya City’s Sakae district is a bustling center of fashion, culture, and entertainment.

Home to popular attractions such as the Oasis 21 water park and the iconic Nagoya TV Tower, Sakae is a must-visit destination for both domestic and international travelers.

With easy access to public transportation and a wide variety of dining and shopping options, there’s always something new to discover in this vibrant part of Nagoya.

Whether you’re a fan of modern shopping malls, trendy boutiques, or delicious local cuisine, Sakae has it all.

Disk Union Nagoya Store – A Must-Visit for Vinyl Lovers in Sakae

Exterior of Disk Union Nagoya Store in Sakae

Disk Union is one of Japan’s leading record shop chains.

Disk Union Nagoya Store is located along Hirokoji-dori, within a 2-minute walk from Sakae Station, in the Sakae area of Naka Ward, which is known as a representative shopping district of Nagoya.

The store stocks 50,000 items across all genres, including CDs, DVDs, and even analog records that have been enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with approximately 20,000 new and used domestic and imported releases.

With a wide range of products and services that can be enjoyed by music fans, the store offers a rich selection. Whether you’re looking for the latest releases or rare vintage finds, Disk Union Nagoya Store has something for every music enthusiast.

Interior view of Disk Union Nagoya Store showing vinyl records
Interior view of Disk Union Nagoya Store with a wide selection of music items

Address : Sakae East Building 2F, 4-2-7 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Tel: 052-684-5231
Hours : 12:00-20:00 [Mon-Fri] 11:00-20:00 [Sat-Sun]
Open 7days a week
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