Clearly noticeable as you step out of Araiyakushi-mae Station, this venerable bookstore always puts out secondhand tomes in racks in front of the shop. The prudish among us might want to limit browsing to said racks, as the interior holds piles of books not limited to classic Japanese novels, comics and educational literature – porn mags and pin-up photo books are given pride of place. The diversity of this selection is also worth noting: gay and transgender material can be found right next to the S&M rags.


3-41-6 Kamitakada, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Transport Araiyakushi-mae Station (Seibu Shinjuku line)

Telephone 03 3386 1836

Open 1pm-10pm (holidays until 8pm) / closed Sun


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

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