A street near Ochanomizu Station that is famous for guitars and musical gear. Meidai Dōri is a contraction of “Meiji University Street” as the entrance to the university is on the street.

Guitar shop on Meidai Dori | Photo by Gregory Lane

The shops offer both brand new guitars and used guitars. Since there are so many shops in such a small area, it’s easy to compare prices.

Shimokura Guitar Shop | Photo by Gregory Lane

Don’t be intimidated if you’re a beginner. Most shops have cheap starter guitars, and they can give you personalized advice so that you get the right instrument for your needs.

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The easiest way to get a deal is to see what the shop will throw in for free with the guitar.