In previous reviews, they mention 6 floors. I was there yesterday and let me just say they've added 3 more to the building. I'll mention some other things about store. I love the fact that you never have to go outside to get inside. In August, in Tokyo, that's a plus in my book. Anything electronic is represented on some level (pun intended). The 9th floor is everything golf related including clothing and gear. The 3rd floor is nice because it is all about kids and video games and there is a good size arcade for kids to play on. They actually have 3 Dragon Ball Hero machines. Why do I care? I don't but I have a son who does and he was going to Hakuhinkan in the Ginza to play and they only have 1 and there was always a que. The emplyee are terrific and helpful.
I definitely agree that you could easily spend a whole day just looking/shopping through the building. It's definitely 1-stop shop and easy to access.
I really hope that foreigners do not pass-up on this store because it has "Camera" in the name. Honestly, I don't think that camera's make up a high enough percentage of the products offered here to warrant the name, so I can only assume that history is to credit for it (as with the other big "Camera" stores).
I really like this store and honestly the prices are pretty good. The air conditioning is very nice and on a hot day, I suspect that many people skip the "Electric Town" side and do their shopping here. I've bought quite a few things and shopped prices before and after around Akiba and Tokyo. So far the only product prices that beat Yodobashi were:
1) a small Akiba shop, Sanyo Eneloop batteries (by about 300 Yen for an 8 pack
2) some of Tsutaya's new PSP video games were about 5-10% cheaper
By the way, Yodobashi has a pretty nice selection of video games and they often dip below MSRP.
The 8 level of pure Otaku-Geek culture have like everything that you'll find in entire Akihabara Dutyfree Shops. Cellphones, PC Softwares, Cameras, Anime Figures, DVDs, CDs, Eletronics. You need some hours to see everything inside this giant-store. They have english and chinese staff, so you can ask for someone for these languages. Just one cons is the price, a little salty.
Yodobashi Camera is one of the electronic retail giants in Japan. It’s like 8 futuristic shops piled one on top of the other. That's the one I found in Akihabara, Tokyo. There are other Yodobashi camera stores found throughout Japan, though the one in Akihabara is the biggest. Each level is related to a certain genre of electronics, starting from Floor 1 - cell phones, then going up to over 8 floors which cover
cameras, watches, calculators, computers, and other electronic equipment. Most of the stuff is pretty up to date and the size and selection is overwhelming at first but I was pretty happy since I could find anything I wanted and more. I was particularly interested in the audio section. They have a range of products there like mini speakers, headphones, and if you’re into professional music listening or recording, there’s a great range of high quality amps, speakers, and more.
Yodobashi Camera is absolutely massive. It has six floors, each of which is extremely spacious and has 2 different sets of escalators, one on each side of the store. Each floor has a very wide array of products, all having at least a shred of relevance to technology. They carry every sort of electronic good you could ever need for your house or personal use. Washing machines, TVs, carrying cases, software, massage chairs, and lots of other things are here. If you need anything for a tech good, you should come here to find it. The only downside was that they did not speak English.