Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area

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Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area

Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area
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Neighborhood: 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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Dr. Shibuyakko
Tokyo and California34,664 contributions
Old books and such
Dec 2019
This is an interesting area to visit if you're into old maps, books, ukiyoes etc. Most are Japanese so if you don't read it, it's pointless to visit.
Written December 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris T K
Tokyo, Japan47 contributions
Japan's largest used bookstore street
Sep 2019
Kanda Jimbocho is Japan's largest used bookstore street. Near the old bookstore street, there are Sanseido bookstore headquarters that sell new books, and publishers such as Shogakukan and Shueisha. Jimbocho is also a book town, but there are many famous curry restaurants. After buying a book, it is recommended to relax at the curry restaurant.
神田神保町は日本最大の古書店街です。古書店街の近くには、新刊を販売する三省堂書店本店や、は小学館や集英社などの出版社もあります。神保町は本の街でもありますが、カレーレストランの名店が多い。本を買ったあとは、ゆっくりカレーレストランでくつろぐのがおすすめです。
Written September 5, 2019
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Lauren
Atlanta, GA139 contributions
If you love books, stop here
Jul 2019 • Solo
This is a cool area to walk around and browse. There are tons of bookshops. If you’re looking for English there are only a few options, but Kitazawa is the standout with a large selection plus some rare books as well.
Written August 3, 2019
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,386 contributions
Very good plus
Dec 2018 • Friends
There is so much going on in this area, a cornucopia of precious used books, at least four woodblock print shops around the intersection of Yasukuni Dori and Hakusan Dori, small widely popular eateries.

If you set out from Jimbocho Station, Exist A-3 you will be in the heart of the area and from there, in comfortable walking shoes, you can spend a day or more strolling sighteseeing options in all directions: to the Imperial Palace and its East Garden, Yasukuni Shrine, Kitanomaru Park, Ginza/Marunouchi shopping, or in another direction, Tokyo Dome, or Akihabara.
Written December 22, 2018
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allisoncoop11
Long Beach, CA2 contributions
A Magical Visit
Jun 2018
I stumbled into this place. It is WONDERFUL, as in full of wonder! Books everywhere and in just about every language from the right seller. I will happily remember the bookstore (really many, many bookstores) forever.
Written October 5, 2018
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喜怒哀楽
65 contributions
Countless books!!
Mar 2018 • Solo
I heard that there is many bookstore and also they're cheap!
There is Japanese books, Chinese book, English book, French books, German books, Italian books, etc...
Got satisfied with buying two cheap books for me!
Written September 21, 2018
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Fai A
13 contributions
So many books!
Feb 2018 • Friends
I stayed in Jimbocho and when exploring the local area, I noticed so many book stores. They were very vintage looking books as well as manga available, I would have looked closely but most of the books were written in japanese thus were essentially useless to me. But it's a really nice experience looking through all the bookstores, i'm sure japanese book lovers would not want to miss
Written July 31, 2018
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pattayainsider
Las Vegas, NV1,022 contributions
Not easy to navigate area
Jun 2018 • Solo
Not too many books in English around here. And not many genuine antique or vintage books. I found the are very difficult to navigate and locate. If you love books, still worth the trek.
Written July 1, 2018
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James C
Aliso Viejo, CA28 contributions
Jimbocho Antiquarian Bookstore Zone
May 2018
The Jimbocho is one of the largest, most densely populated, antiquarian bookstore zones on earth. Sports, entertainment, SF, music, etc..... all fairly well organized in a loose collective, and frequently spilling out onto the sidewalks on nice sunny days. I never visit Tokyo without visiting the Jimbocho. As a collector of vintage SF, this is a great place to buy/sell/trade...... I recently traded some North American SF from the '40's for an extremely rare Japanese edition. Prices can be fantastic, depending on what you're looking for. The Bookstore Zone collective has an area map of the shops that's updated annually, and everyone is very helpful. Google Translator on your device will help navigate, and find what you're looking for...... be sure to give yourself plenty of time to browse. Easily accessible by walking from either Kanda Station via the JR Line, or via the subway at Jimbocho Station. If you love vintage books, this is a must.
Written May 28, 2018
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Indigo_Scott
Tokyo, Japan474 contributions
If you're a book-lover
Mar 2018 • Business
Almost all of the shops sell old, some vintage Japanese books so if can't/don't read Japanese this place won't be that much fun. If you do, and you love books, take money. Make sure someone drags you away. If not, you'll end up in a corner reading a book and several centuries will have passed.
Written April 29, 2018
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