How to Find a Bookstore in Tokyo
Posted On July 9, 2021
You’ll be surprised to learn that Tokyo has some of the most unique bookstores in the world, and we’ve rounded up our picks to get you a little more information.
First of all, how did we pick which ones to check out?
We found these out with our favorite booksellers in Japan.
The city has a history of being a bit of a hotbed of creative and cultural life, and a lot of it has to do with the culture of reading.
A lot of books are made with ink and paper, and you can find them everywhere, in shops and cafes.
The Japanese love to read.
You can read them at the local library, in a bookstore, or online.
The most common types of books for a Japanese reader include poetry, manga, Japanese folktales, and Japanese-language literature.
Most Japanese bookstores are located in smaller, leafy shops that often offer a variety of book items, including a large variety of Japanese novels, poetry, short stories, and comics.
Some are more expensive, but you can get a bargain on a cheap book like “The Japanese Woman’s Guide to Reading” or a book with a few pages of manga that might be a good pick for the family reader.
You’ll also find Japanese books in bookstores around the city, such as Tsukiji and Kogyo.
We recommend visiting a bookstore when you’re in Tokyo, but don’t be surprised if you find a new one while you’re there.
We know we didn’t get all the books we wanted, so we’re also offering a selection of more popular Japanese books and manga on our “Top 10 Books in Tokyo” page.