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Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area

Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
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Are you a bookworm?

If you a bookworm you can enjoy strolling around this area even if you don't understand Japanese... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Yumiko M
Adelaide, Australia
Interesting area for old book hunters

This is an interesting area especially for old book hunters. Spread around Jimbocho Kanda area, you... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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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
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Jimbocho is a great area of Tokyo, not as busy or rushed as other areas. The best thing about this area is the plethora of used and new book stores, shop and read to your hearts content!

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed July 23, 2016

First of all, most books here are in Japanese, obviously. Still, this is a perfect spot to visit if you love books as objects of wonder and wisdom. We walked around the main street and wondered insided a few of the biggest and weirdest looking...More

Thank CallesEscamilla
Reviewed July 17, 2016

I just happened to be right there, so I walked around a bit. Every shop for several blocks is selling books. I do not read Japanese, so didn't go in but it was interesting!

Thank VivaHawaii
Reviewed July 14, 2016

My son visits book stores wherever we travel to, both in the U.S. and abroad. This place is perfect for him to look for some books as he will be taking Japanese next fall in college. There were non-Japanese book stores as well, which I...More

Thank BigFishDiveClub
Reviewed July 12, 2016

My teenage grandson and I enjoyed visiting a half dozen bookstores in and around Jimbocho. The rare book stores and print galleries caught my attention and he spent hours browsing at eh cartoon books and games.

Thank SCF3128
Reviewed July 6, 2016

A whole street lined with book shops and stalls, old DVDs on sale, too! However, they seem to be second hand books. In between stalls are a variety of restaurants, confess shops and drug stores.

Thank Lilibeth V
Reviewed June 23, 2016

All the books are in Japanese, it's loads of fun to walk around and play like you know what it all means. Nearby are guitar shops and outdoor shops and that's fun.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Every morning in Jimbocho (a neighborhood of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan), you will see many of the used-book stores put their books out for sale. Especially at Kanda Book Town. The location is where the prestigious Tokyo Book Binding Club and Literature Preservation Society is located,...More

5  Thank kndy2099
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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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.
March 15, 2016|
Response from Library flower | Reviewed this property |
Not sure But I was there about 10 am
Salman A
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