There are many book stores in Tokyo that have a large collection of books in foreign languages. In this post, we will introduce the top 9 biggest book stores in Tokyo.

 

Souvenir Tips!

When you are on a train in Japan, you may notice that people have different paper covers on their books. The cover is probably from a book store; if you look at them closely, you might see the name of the shop on the paper cover. We believe this is unique culture in Japan that you can get a free paper book cover when you buy books from a book store in Japan.

The picture at the top of this post is a book cover from Taro Shobo near our office. Unfortunately, they do not sell foreign language books, so it is not in our list here. However, we love this beautiful cover and wanted the image with our readers.

Getting your book wrapped in the unique paper cover of the book store may be a fun (and free) souvenir for yourself!

 

・Junkudo Ikebukuro Main Store(ジュンク堂書店 池袋本店)

Open Time

Monday to Saturday: 10:00-23:00
Sunday & Holiday: 10:00-22:00

Location

2-15-5 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022
(東京都豊島区南池袋2-15-5 171-0022)

Train

Ikebukuro Station on JR or Tobu Tojo Line, 5-minute walk from East Exit
Ikebukuro Station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Fukutoshin Line or Marunouchi Line, 5-minute walk from Exit No. 39
Ikebukuro Station on Seibu Ikebukuro Line, 2-minute walk from Seibu South Exit

Official Website (Japanese Only)

http://honto.jp/store/detail_1570019_14HB320.html

Google Map

・MARUZEN Marunouchi Main Store(丸善 丸の内本店)

Open Time

9:00-21:00

Location

Marunouchi OAZO 1F-4F
1-6-4 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8203
(東京都千代田区丸の内1-6-4 丸の内オアゾ1階~4階 100-8203)

Train

Tokyo Station on JR, 1-minute walk from Marunouchi North Exit
Tokyo Station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, 5-minute walk
Otemachi Station on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or Toei Mita Line, 5-minute walk
Otemachi Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, 7-minute walk

Official Website (Japanese Only)

http://honto.jp/store/detail_1572000_14HB310.html

Google Map

・Shinjuku Main Store(紀伊国屋書店 新宿本店)

Open Time

10:00-21:00

Location

3-17-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-8636
(東京都新宿区新宿3-17-7 163-8636)

Train

Shinjuku Station on JR, 3-minute walk from East Exit
Shinjuku-sanchome Station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Fukutoshin Line or Toei Shinjuku Line, 1-minute walk from Exit B7 or B8(Direct connection from the underpass)

Official Website (Japanese Only)

https://www.kinokuniya.co.jp/c/store/Shinjuku-Main-Store/shopinfo.html

Google Map

・Yaesu Book Center Main Store(八重洲ブックセンター本店)

Open Time

Monday to Friday: 10:00-21:00
Weekends & Holidays: 10:00-20:00

Location

2-5-1 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8456
(東京都中央区八重洲2-5-1 104-8456)

Train

Tokyo Station on JR, Yaesu South Exit
Kyobashi Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Exit No. 7(Meijiya Exit)

Official Website (Japanese Only)

http://www.yaesu-book.co.jp/access/

Google Map

・MARUZEN Tama Center Store(MARUZEN 多摩センター店)

Open Time

10:30-21:00

Location

COCOLIA Tama Center 5F
1-46-1 Ochiai, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-0033
(東京都多摩市落合1-46-1 ココリア多摩センター5階 206-0033)

Train

Tama-Center Station on Keio Sagamihara Line, Odakyu Tama Line or Tama Monorail, 3-minute walk

Official Website (Japanese Only)

http://honto.jp/store/detail_1570067_14HB310.html

Google Map

・Junkudo Book Store Kichijoji(ジュンク堂書店 吉祥寺店)

Open Time

10:00-21:00

Location

coppice KICHIJOJI Building B 6F-7F
1-11-5 Kichijoji Hon-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0004
(東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺本町1-11-5 コピス吉祥寺B館6階~7階 180-0004)

Train

Kichijoji Station on JR or Keio Inokashira Line, 5-minute walk

Official Website (Japanese Only)

http://honto.jp/store/detail_1570063_14HB320.html

Google Map

・MARUZEN and Junkudo Book Store Shibuya(MARUZEN&ジュンク堂書店 渋谷店)

Open Time

10:00-21:00

Location

Tokyu Department Main Store 7F
2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8019
(東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-24-1 東急百貨店本店7階 150-8019)

Train

Shibuya Station on JR, Keio Inokashira Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line or Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, 10-minute walk

Official Website (Japanese Only)

http://honto.jp/store/detail_1570061_14HB320.html

Google Map

・Book First Shinjuku(ブックファースト新宿店)

Open Time

10:00-23:00

Location

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower B1F and B2F
1-7-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
(東京都新宿区西新宿1-7-3 モード学園コクーンタワー 地下1階・地下2階 160-0023)

Train

Shinjuku Station on JR, 3-minute walk from West Exit
Shinjuku Station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, 4-minute walk from West Exit
Shinjuku Station on Odakyu Line, 4-minute walk from West Underground Exit
Keio Shinjuku Station on Keio Line, 4-minute walk from Keio West Exit
Tochomae Station on Toei Oedo Line, 7-minute walk from Exit in JR Shinjuku Station direction

Official Website (Japanese Only)

http://www.book1st.net/shinjuku/index.html

Google Map

・Sanseido Jimbocho Main Store(三省堂書店 神保町本店)

Open Time

10:00-20:00

Location

1-1 Kandajimbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051
(東京都千代田区神田神保町1-1 101-0051)

Train

Jimocho Station on Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Toei Mita Line or Toei Shinjuku Line, 3-minute walk
Ochanomizu Station on JR or Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, 6-minute walk
Shin-Ochanomizu Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, 5-minute walk

Official Website (Japanese Only)

https://www.books-sanseido.co.jp/shop/kanda/

Google Map