Bic Camera with its subsidiary Sofmap is a giant among Japanese electronics retailers competing with Yamada Denki and Yodobashi Camera.
All these big electronics retailers have their stores as close to major stations as possible and there is a big Yodobashi Camera store to the north east of Kyoto Station connected by underground passage. Yodobashi Camera Kyoto also includes restaurants and a Uniqlo store in a major development that opened in 2010.
Bic Camera is west of the main Central Exit of Kyoto Station and even has its own ticket gate (JR Nishinotoin Gate) into and out of the station.
Like all Japanese electronics stores, Bic Camera shops are loud, brash and generally an assault on the senses. Advertising and product information even covers the floor space as special offers are broadcast over the in-store speakers.
Bic Camera (in Japanese)
Kyoto Station Bldg
927 Higashi Shiokoji-cho
Tel: 075 353 1111
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