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Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area

Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
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“love books” (4 reviews)
Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This neighborhood is the most comprehensive book market I have ever seen in my life. Alongside big publishing companies, there are many bookstores specialized on different type of genres. For instance you can find a store which has an archive of People magazine since 1950’s....More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Yes most of the books are in Japanese, but just making a cursory visit to some of the numerous bookstores specializing in various types of used books would be an interesting experience if you are a book lover. Even if you cannot read Japanese, there...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

It's nice to see second-hand book stores surviving here. They won't be around forever. My favorite places to visit in Kanda Jimbocho are the 3 or 4 woodblock print (Ukioy-e) shops.

Thank warren D
Reviewed January 10, 2017

It is incredible to visit a part of Tokyo where you see a large number of books that reflect every aspect of Japanese intellectual culture. You might find a book that you would never come across and it might even change the way you think....More

Thank Takeshi M
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The good book stores are all on one side of this street only. Why? Because the sunshine can be very intense on the other side of the street and will damage the books. Great for people with a knowledge of antique Japanese books. But the...More

Thank Imtiaz I
Reviewed November 8, 2016

only 2 things come to mind when i hear Jimbocho Books and Curry Rice. I am a sucker for clearance bins and i could spend a whole day through them.

Thank EccentricDrill
Reviewed October 19, 2016

It's a nice walk in Kanda to the Jimbocho Bookstore Area, which is also a place in which you can find hiking stuff and no fewer than four shops for ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints, one of which I can vouch for is Hara Shobo. The...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This definitely one of my favourite areas of Tokyo. Then again, I love books! Even though there are mostly Japanese books on offer, you'll also find international books, art prints and some lovely cafe. UCC Cafe Comfort is a lovely place to go, it's in...More

Thank claudia034
Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you a bookworm you can enjoy strolling around this area even if you don't understand Japanese language. Don't worry, there are number of books in English, French, Germany and so on in some shops. The smell of the old books sure to stimulate your...More

Thank Yumiko M
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is an interesting area especially for old book hunters. Spread around Jimbocho Kanda area, you must spare enough time to explore...

Thank FerdyMAD
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
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I will be there in a week - will I find Mooks or magazines related to dolls (eg Blythe or barbie or Licca or momoko) or doll pattern (recipe) books? I know where I can get the latest magazines for dolls but I will be looking for older second hand ones!
December 3, 2016|
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Response from Imtiaz I | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm late I've been travelling. It's very much hit or miss. The bookshops don't specialise in Doll books. You need to allow a few hours to browse the store hoping to find what you've looking for.
What time do the bookstores open?
March 15, 2016|
Response from Library flower | Reviewed this property |
Not sure But I was there about 10 am
Salman A
Sorry for Interrupt you with this message... but i would like to ask you about the book with the title of " The Daughter of Evil, Closure of Yellow" -akuno-p if it's available in your bookstore, i would like to buy it around 28 July-10 August and please tell me how much it is cost....
July 1, 2015|
Response from Yori O | Reviewed this property |
I would say most Kanda bookstores are for Japanese books so they won't read your post. When you visit Japan, go to Kanda and ask for Store that carry English books. Assume the book you are looking for is out-of-print. If... More