6 Bookstores In Tokyo for English Manga Shopping (part 2)
This is the Takashimaya branch of the well-known bookstore chain Kinokuniya. It is considered as the best place in this city to shop for not only English manga but also foreign books in general. The bookstore has an entire floor dedicated only for copies in English and some other languages such as German and French. When it comes to English manga titles, this bookstore offers the most extensive selection you can find in Tokyo. Moreover, some famous titles are also available as bilingual comics. This is the perfect choice for readers that want to learn Japanese in a fun and immersive way.
Address: 6F Takashimaya Times Square South Building, 5-24-2 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
In Shinjuku, there are two Kinokuniya bookstores, and Kinokuniya Shinjuku Honten is the chain’s main branch. It’s a massive shop with up to eleven floors in total, but in spite of its size, the Takashimaya branch is considered to have a better collection of foreign language books. However, this branch’s offerings should suffice if you’re on a hunt for mainstream English mangas. Go up to the 7th floor of the building to shop for Doraemon, Naruto, Slam Dunk, Sailor Moon, One Piece, and so on.
Address: 3 Chome-17-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
- Kinokuniya Seibu Shibuya
Kinokuniya has a branch in Shibuya, too. Kinokuniya Seibu Shibuya is located on the 1st floor of Seibu, a famous department store within the popular Center Gai area’s vicinity. Similar to Shinjuku Honten, the English manga selection here is a treasure for fans of popular series.
Address: 1F Seibu Shibuya 21-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Maruzen is the oldest Western bookshop in Japan and it is also the second largest bookstore chain (after Kinokuniya). There are some Maruzen & Junkudo collaboration stores in the country, and Maruzen & Junkudo Shibuya in Tokyo occupies the whole 7th floor of the Tokyu Department Store. Its English section has a comprehensive offering. Besides translated manga, it offers not only a lot of literary classics and bestsellers but also an interesting collection of art and design titles.
Address: 7F Tokyu Department Store 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.