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  • address1-17 KandaーJimbocho Chiyoda City, Tokyo
  • tel03-3291-5181
  • business_hourBookstore: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Cafe:11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (L.O. 5:45 p.m.)
  • access3-minute walk from Subway Jimbocho Sta. Exit A7
    8-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Sta. Ochanomizu-bashi Exit
Closed Closed only on the New Year's Holiday (January 1 and 2)
website http://www.tokyodo-web.co.jp/
Twitter @books_tokyodo

Kick back and relax in the book store. Books Tokyodo, a large bookstore in Jimbocho with a distinctive lineup

Books Tokyodo is a long-established bookseller founded in 1890,one of the biggest book store in Jimbocho, with three floors from the first to the third.

  • Among bookstores, Books Tokyodo has a unique sense of style in its product lineup. On the first floor, under the concept of "Foreseeing the future of mankind", new publications, magazines, new novels, and paperback books are on display. Of particular note is the shelves named Fountain of Knowledge located on the center floor of the first floor. On these shelves, the staff in charge selects and displays books in a variety of categories, from best-selling books to core specialty books. While checking out a new book, you may find yourself picking up a book in a genre you have never read before as the title intrigues you. How fascinating!
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On the second floor, under the concept of "Grasping the activities of mankind", business books and practical guidebooks, dictionaries, and art-related publications are on display. The third floor is designed under the concept of "Tracing the mind of mankind". There are domestic and international literary books, books related to the humanities, and autographed books. The profound and extensive selection of books often makes you stay longer.

Another charm of Books Tokyodo is the Paper Back Cafe, an ideal place to kick back and relax.


"The Paper Back Café boasts a range of regular menu choices such as Tokyodo Pork Cutlet Curry, spicy cod roe pasta, taco rice, and egg sandwiches, as well as a complete list of seasonal menu items. Dessert such as sweet potato zuccotto cake, Mont Blanc, and caramel walnut parfaits, are also available.."


There are a total of 30 seats on the first and second floors, all equipped with free Wi-Fi and power supply. You can spend your time reading, having lunch, working remotely, or whatever you wish.

Every time you look around the store, you will discover something new at Books Tokyodo. We invite you to visit Books Tokyodo to expand your own range of interests.

*The information is current as of October 2022.

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