Bookstore Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Seikosha
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    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.

    京都インディペンデント系書店です。店長の堀部さんは積極的にメディアにも発信されていますが、接客は控えめ。ゆっくり時間をとって棚の本と向き合ってください。 観光目的というよりも自分自身の思考を整えるのに書店巡りは向いているように思います。

  • Hohohoza (Jodoji Branch)
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    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
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    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.
  • Maruzen Kyoto Main Store
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachidori Sanjo Sagaru Yamazakicho 251 Kyoto BAL B1-Underground 2F
  • Ogaki Book Store Fushimi
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Hazukashihishikawacho 334-1
  • AvantiBookCenter Kyoto
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Higashikujonishisannocho 31 Kyoto Avanti 6F
  • Hinoki Book Store Kyoto Kanze Hall Shop
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Okazakienshojicho 44
  • Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Books
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Okazakisaishojicho

    This wonderfully set up book store, not far from the Heian Shrine, is a great place to soak up morning Kyoto. The Starbucks serves up good coffee and the bookstore invites you to look at its...

  • Ogaki Book Store AEON MALL KYOTO
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Nishikujotoriiguchicho 1 AEON MALL KYOTO 2F [230]
  • Village Vanguard AEON MALL KYOTO
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Nishikujotoriiguchicho 1 AEON MALL KYOTO 4F [426]
  • Ogaki Book Store AEON MALL Kyoto Katsuragawa
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Kuzetakadacho 376-1 AEON MALL Kyoto Katsuragawa 1F [154]

    桂川駅とイオンモール京都桂川店は直結しているので、非常に使いやすいです。その中の1階にある規模の大きな大垣書店には奥にはカフェがあります。読みたい本を購入してカフェでブレンドコーヒー(マグカップもあります)飲みながら読書をします。普通はソファー席に座ってゆったりした気分で読書に熱中できます。またオムレツ、カレー、サンドイッチ、パスタなどのメニューもあります。価格設定も押さえてあるので利用しやすいで...

  • Ogaki Book Store AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Saiinoiwakecho 25-1 AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo 2F [230]
  • Village Vanguard AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Saiinoiwakecho 25-1 AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo 3F [314]
  • Village Vanguard AEON MALL Kumiyama
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    Kyoto Kuse-gun Kumiyamacho Mori Minami Ouchi 156-1 AEON MALL Kumiyama 2F
  • Miraiya Book Store AEON MALL Kumiyama
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    Kyoto Kuse-gun Kumiyamacho Mori Minami Ouchi 156-1 AEON MALL Kumiyama 2F
  • Miraiya Book Store AEON MALL Takanohara
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    Kyoto Kizugawa-shi Saganakadai 1-1-1 AEON MALL Takanohara 3F
  • Toranoana Kyoto
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Eirakucho 228 Kyoto Eirakucho Prime Building 1‧2F
  • Village Vanguard Shinkyogoku
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Shinkyogoku Dori Takoyakushi Sagaru Higashigawacho
  • Village Vanguard Outlet Kyoto YODOBASHI
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Karasuma-dori Nanajo Sagaru Higashi-shiokojicho 590-2 Kyoto YODOBASHI 5F
  • Kyo To Ama no Ne
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Shinkyogoku Dori Shijo Agaru Nakanocho 577-14

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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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