The best gadgets to buy in Tokyo
When you’re visiting Japan, a shopping trip to one of the country’s many technology stores is a must. Our gallery shows you the seven best gadgets to look out for in Tokyo this season
Samsung Gallery Gear VR headset, ¥9,700
Virtual reality (VR) is the future so stay ahead of the trend and try out Samsung’s Gallery Gear VR headset. It works in conjunction with your Samsung phone, features a 101-degree field of view and comes with a controller so that you can also use it as a gamepad. Samsung is at the forefront of this new technology and has over 700 VR apps available.
Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay A1 speaker, ¥27,685
It’s never been easier to take your music with you when you’re on the go thanks to Bang and Olufsen’s BeoPlay A1 speaker. The sleek design is lightweight and highly durable, meaning you can take it to the beach or carry it around in your backpack with worrying about it getting damaged.
Sennheiser PXC 480 noise-cancelling headphone headset, ¥35,575
There’s nothing more annoying than forgetting your headphones on a long-haul flight, so before you head home from Japan pick up this pair from Sennheiser. The noise-cancelling technology is sure to make your journey much more enjoyable.
Apple Watch Series 2 with rose-gold aluminium 38mm case and Pink Sand sport band, ¥37,800
The wearable tech trend is here to stay so if you don’t have an Apple Watch already now is the perfect time to get one. The latest Series 2 models feature a brighter display, are water resistant to 50 metres and offer a longer battery life.
GoPro Hero Session, ¥24,000 at Bic Camera
This is the smallest and lightest GoPro available so if you’re into active holidays and plan on hiking, sailing or swimming when you’re in Japan, make sure you take the GoPro Hero Session with you. Available from tech department store Bic Camera, this water-resistant camera offers 1440 pixel resolution and slow-motion playback, so you can relive your Japanese experiences over and over again.
Leica TL titanium camera, ¥390,000
Featuring a 3.7-inch LCD screen, integrated Wi-Fi and built-in 32GB memory, the Leica TL titanium camera is one of the brand’s best products. If you’re looking to take pin-sharp photos to document your visit to Japan, this model is a must-have.
Google Pixel XL Phone, ¥106,470
A larger version of Google’s signature Pixel Phone, the XL is becoming increasing popular in Japan so be a trendsetter and purchase this model during your visit. For the first time the device offers Google Assistant – your own personal Google – and users can ask it questions, give it commands and receive reminders about their schedule.