Jimbocho Book Town


Shops, Art & Culture


It’s easy to lose a few hours (if only that) rummaging around in Tokyo’s Jimbocho neighbourhood, a bibliophile nirvana that’s home to some 180 second-hand bookshops. Look out for the annual book festival, held in late October each year, when over a hundred local stores erect stalls on the streets.


Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku

Transport Ochanomizu Station (Chuo, Sobu lines), Jimbocho Station (Mita, Shinjuku, Hanzomon lines)

Open Varies by shop


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