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Kanda Book Town

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0003, Tokyo Prefecture

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Very interesting & culturally place

Filled with locals shopping for books & art work Great place to chill and eat There is not/no tourists here so some of the shop staff only speak limited english but that's half... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Buderim, Australia

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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We enjoyed a stroll around this area, the little book shops and the unique old Japanese books were interesting but unless you are a book fanatic I would only venture here if you have time. A few sporting apparel and goods store are adjacent to this area which was a bonus

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Katonah, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Amazing to see so many bookstores. Elsewhere these have been wiped out by the web. Like going back in time several decades.

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Buderim, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Filled with locals shopping for books & art work Great place to chill and eat There is not/no tourists here so some of the shop staff only speak limited english but that's half the fun.

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Little shops packed to the ceiling of various books of all sizes. I recommend walking through Kanda Book Town.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

we tried looking for this book shop but couldnt locate it at the destination that the trip advisor app said it was at. sad we missed it but werent going to spend more than 20 minutes looking for it, we just happened to be in the area. Shinjuku sanchome has a wonderful 7 story book shop very close to the... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

You may find a gem at one of these book stores. Many specialize in special genres. Many could be antique books. If you like books, definitely worth a visit.

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Tokyo, Japan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

old books, new books,,, books, books, books, everywhere! i used to work around here. if you're a book fan, you can spend a whole day here and not get bored. (unfortunately i think most books were japanese.)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Very characteristic and a must see if you love books. But not worth a special visit.

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Address: Address: Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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