“Kanda Jinbocho” Street with Used-Book stores in Tokyo
Kanda-Jinbōchō, commonly known as Jinbōchō or Jimbōchō, is a district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, known as Tokyo’s center of used-book stores and publishing houses, and as a popular antique and curio shopping area.
“Kanda Jinbocho, Street with Used bookstores and antique item shops”
Street with the used bookstores is located in the south of Jinbocho Station.” This is a bookstore street where bookstores divided into various specialized fields such as literature, philosophy, social sciences, natural sciences, western books, and entertainment are concentrated.
Some shops also have very old books. That’s why this place is also called “Old Bookstore Street”.
“After the Meiji Restoration, various schools settled here, bookstore street was formed.”
After the Meiji Restoration, Many schools were established here such as “Tokyo Kaisei School”, the predecessor of “University of Tokyo,”, “Meiji Law School”, “British Geographic Law School”, and “Japanese Law School”. It is said that bookstores selling books for students and professors.
And it is said that this was the beginning of a used bookstore as a culture of trading old books each other was created, centering on poor students.
“The price was quite expensive than my expectation.”
When it comes to used books in general, you will think of a low price. However, some old books here are also sold at very high prices.
The security level is also high, and there are places that prevent taking pictures. It could be a unique trip place where you can enjoy an exotic atmosphere just by looking at old bookstores.
“Kanda Jinbocho, Tokyo, Japan”