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Bookstores of Jimbo-cho

  • 1–7–4 Kanda Jimbo-cho Map It
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Updated 08/19/2013

Fodor's Review

For the ultimate browse through art books, catalogs, scholarly monographs, secondhand paperbacks, and dictionaries in almost any language, the bookstores of Jimbo-cho are the place to go. A number of the antiquarian booksellers here carry rare typeset editions, wood-block-printed books of the Edo period, and individual prints. At shops like Isseido and Ohya Shobo (both are open Monday–Saturday 10–6) it's still possible to find genuine 19th- and 20th-century prints—not always in the best condition—at affordable prices. Many of Japan's most prestigious publishing houses make their home in this area as well. The bookstores run for ½ km (¼ mi) on Yasukuni-dori beginning at the Surugadai-shita intersection.

Sight Information

Address:

1–7–4 Kanda Jimbo-cho, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 101-0051, Japan

Map It

Phone:

03-3292–0071

Branches:

Ohya Shobo: 1–1 Kanda Jimbo-cho

Updated 08/19/2013

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