If you’re after a rare book or manuscript, it’s worth visiting this place. The collections range from classic to modern, domestic to international. The most intriguing items are the original handwritten manuscripts by famous authors: with a little luck, you might find Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s ‘Tengu’, Sawako Ariyoshi’s ‘Kurogo’, or ‘A Systematisation of Japanese Detective Stories’ by Edogawa Rampo. Studying the handwriting, one can almost imagine the celebrated writer’s thoughts as he wrote. Mind you, they could easily cost 1 or 2 million yen.


1-1, Kandajinbocho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Transport A 2-minute walk from Jimbocho Station (Hanzomon Line, Toei Shinjuku Line, Toei Mita Line : A7 Exit ) / A 7-minute walk from Ochanomizu station (JR Line)

Telephone 03 3294 8044

Open 10:30am - 6:30pm 


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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