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Canon S Tower (Tokyo)
« on: July 30, 2010, 05:58:25 AM »
Well, though I don't live in Japan, I think there's a place where Canonites should find time and visit if they ever drop by Tokyo - the Canon S. Tower near Shinagawa Station.

In fact, it was pure chance that I ended up discovering the building after calling off a one-day visit to Kamakura and ending up exploring the area around Shinagawa Station.

To get to the Canon Tower, exit the JR Shinagawa station (on the side where you see a bunch of towering skyscrapers and huge multi-story walkway/corridor/skybridge complex) and it's a walk of about 15 minutes or so. If you get lost, just look at the map guide along the path.

What's there inside the building? Well, I didn't have much time to explore beyond the entrance, but I noticed a cafe, a small gallery (there was an exhibition on railway photos when I was there last year), a product center, and a demo section for most of the big-white lenses (yeah, the 500mm and 600mm were there - you can test these telescopic muscles by peeping through the camera at people drinking coffee at the cafe on the other side).

Anyways, its a place to go if you ever wander by the area :D
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Re: Canon S Tower (Tokyo)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 01:55:27 PM »
Awesome! I've lived and worked in Japan for a very long time and didn't know this. I will definitely check it out this weekend. Thanks for sharing the info.


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Re: Canon S Tower (Tokyo)
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 09:23:50 PM »
I've been here 10 years and never knew about it, I will have to remedy that. Thanks for the info.