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Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area

Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
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“book lovers” (7 reviews)
“love books” (4 reviews)
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Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda 101-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

weave through the small lanes to discover all these bookstores and specialty stores. Interspersed were Japanese eateries. There was even a steak house with friendly English speaking staff.

Thank Donna Q
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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

1  Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 17 March 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

1  Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 15 March 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.

1  Thank warren D
Reviewed 11 January 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 21 November 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 9 November 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 13 September 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
Nearby
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
...More
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Debbiefs
4 December 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.
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sarobrts
16 March 2016|
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Response from Library flower | Reviewed this property |
Not sure But I was there about 10 am
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Salman A
2 July 2015|
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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
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