You’re in Tokyo and fancy a read but you don’t know where to buy English books. While there’s no shortage of bookshops in the city, it’s disappointing to wander and not find something you can enjoy.
Luckily, book lovers have plenty of options whether you’re looking for something specific or you just want a browse with coffee. There are options for brand new books or secondhand gems so read on for the best places to buy English books in Tokyo.
Kinokuniya’s English Books Section
The South Shinjuku branch of Kinokuniya is the big one. A shop crammed full of books, magazines, comics, and manga exactly as you’d find back at home.
They stock most of the latest releases and a sizeable collection of Japanese literature in translation to browse. You’ll also find interesting coffee table books and calendars, so this really is the shop that has it all. While the foreign language section doesn’t leave much room for lingering, the eleven-floor store has a lot more to offer.
You’ll find stationery, souvenirs, and a tea stand at the entrance. This is one of the best places to buy English books in Tokyo.
Address: 3 Chome-17-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 163-8636, Japan (link)
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Author: Team JJ