List of book stores Tokyo

We offer you a list of the major book stores of Tokyo, in which you can find materials for studying the Japanese language, buy English-language books, books on Japanese animation, as well as find rare second-hand books.



Good choice of textbooks and tutorial for learning the Japanese language, but a modest selection of books in English.

station Shinjuku

Address of the main store: Tokyo Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-17-7

Address south store: Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Sendagaya 5-24-2

Station Shibuya

Location: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka, 1-2-2, Shibuya Tokyu Plaza (5th floor)


The Yaesu Book Center

Shop is dedicated mainly academic literature, there is a good selection of self-help and the Japanese language textbooks.

Station Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Yaesu Chuo, 2-5-1


Shibuya Publishing Booksellers

A wide choice of books in Japanese and English, and Japanese periodicals.

Shibuya Station

Location: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Kamiyama-cho, 17-3


Book Off

The largest network of second-hand books, comic books, CD – like the Japanese and English languages, large selection, various subjects. Very low prices. The stores can be found almost anywhere, offer addresses of some of them:

Akihabara Station

Location: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Tokyo Sakumachō, 1-6-4

Shinjuku Station

Address 1 (East exit from the station): Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-18-1

Address 2 (West Exit of the station): Tokyo Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 1-10-2, 110 building (floors 4 through 6).



One of the many manga comics shops, where there are also sections with encyclopedias on Animation, partially in English.

Akihabara Station

Address: 3-11-2 Soto-Kanda Chiyoda-ku

Station Shi BuyA

Location: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, 31-2 Udagawa-chō, «Beam Bldg» (ground floor)


Tower Records,

Major bookstore chain, the Tokyo store in Shibuya is famous for its music department. A large selection of books in English, as well as periodicals from around the world.

Station Shibuya

Location: Shibuya-ku, 1-22-14 Jinnan, Tower Records Bldg (7th floor)


The Good Day Books

A large selection of used books on Japan, Japanese language textbooks in English.

Station Gotanda

Location: Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Nishi Gotanda, 2-4-2, Tōkai Building (3rd floor)



A large selection of books about the culture of Japan (in English – 4th floor), tour guides and travel guides.

Station Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Chiyoda, Marunouchi, Oazo Bldg, 1-6-4 (floors 1 to 4)


Daikanyama T-Site

A good selection of English-language books about Japan and culture. Periodicals in English.

Daikanyama Station

Location: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Sarugaku-cho, 17-5


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