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Bookstore Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Seikosha
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Tawarayachou 437
    Seikosha is a small but venerable bookstore located in a remodeled old traditional house. The books are arranged in an unusual way reminiscent of an art space. Unlike most bookstores, it stocks mostly books that might be thought of as luxury items. The shop also has a coffee bar and regularly schedules workshops related to music or books.
  • Hohohoza (Jodoji Branch)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojibambachou 71 High Nest Building 1/2 F
    Hohohoza is a bookstore in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. It was formerly called Gake Shobo, but it moved and reopened with a new name. The first floor features new publications and miscellaneous times, as well as gallery space for exhibitions. The second floor features used books and miscellaneous items, and it is frequented by booklovers as a place where one may find an exciting rare book.
  • Unsodo Publishing House
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Minami Entrance 459 Maomichi-mae-cho
    Unsodo, founded in 1891, is a venerable publishing house in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward and the only one in Japan that produces woodblock books. Every step of the process, including carving, pressing the paper onto the plates, and binding, is done by hand according to traditional methods. They also produce art books and woodblock-printed artisan books, and sell and produce small Japanese-style variety goods with original designs.
  • Animate Kyoto
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Shinkyogoku Takoyakushi Sagaru Higashigawacho
  • Ogaki Book Store AEON MALL KYOTO
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Nishikujotoriiguchicho 1 AEON MALL KYOTO 2F [230]
  • Village Vanguard AEON MALL KYOTO
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Nishikujotoriiguchicho 1 AEON MALL KYOTO 4F [426]
  • Ogaki Book Store AEON MALL Kyoto Katsuragawa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Kuzetakadacho 376-1 AEON MALL Kyoto Katsuragawa 1F [154]
  • Ogaki Book Store AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Saiinoiwakecho 25-1 AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo 2F [230]
  • Village Vanguard AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Saiinoiwakecho 25-1 AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo 3F [314]
  • Village Vanguard AEON MALL Kumiyama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kuse-gun Kumiyamacho Mori Minami Ouchi 156-1 AEON MALL Kumiyama 2F
  • Miraiya Book Store AEON MALL Kumiyama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kuse-gun Kumiyamacho Mori Minami Ouchi 156-1 AEON MALL Kumiyama 2F
  • Miraiya Book Store AEON MALL Takanohara
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kizugawa-shi Saganakadai 1-1-1 AEON MALL Takanohara 3F
  • Junkudo Bookstore Kyoto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku 4 Jodori Yanaginobanba Higashi Iru Tachiurihigashimachi 20-1
  • Maruzen Kyoto Main Store
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachidori Sanjo Sagaru Yamazakicho 251 Kyoto BAL B1-Underground 2F
  • Toranoana Kyoto
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Eirakucho 228 Kyoto Eirakucho Prime Building 1‧2F
  • VILLAGE VANGUARD Kyoto Kitayama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kamigamo 89 Lovers Court building high Nawate
  • Village Vanguard Shinkyogoku
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Shinkyogoku Dori Takoyakushi Sagaru Higashigawacho
  • Village Vanguard Outlet Kyoto YODOBASHI
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Karasuma-dori Nanajo Sagaru Higashi-shiokojicho 590-2 Kyoto YODOBASHI 5F
  • Kyo To Ama no Ne
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Shinkyogoku Dori Shijo Agaru Nakanocho 577-14
  • Ogaki Book Store Buddhism Daigaku
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku Murasakinokitahananobocho

Kyoto Main Areas

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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