Jinbocho Secondhand Bookstores

Jinbocho Secondhand Bookstores information

Location
Tokyo , Japan
Getting there
Train: Jinbocho, exits A1, A6 or A7
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Definitely worth a visit if only to witness the incredible feats of hoarding, Jinbocho's fascinating neighbourhood of over 170 secondhand booksellers stretches far across Yasukuni-dōri. Amid the clutter you'll find everything from antique guidebooks of the Yoshiwara pleasure district to obscure sheet music from your favourite symphony. Start with Isseido Books to pick up a copy of the neighbourhood booksellers' map, then wander down the main drag and up into the backstreets north of Yasukuni-dōri for more. Keep an eye out for Ohya-Shobo , purveyor of rare books and ukiyo-e prints.