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Jimbocho Stores

Posted in Places, Shops by tokyobling on June 19, 2015

Early this year I visited the legendary book shop district of Tokyo: Jimbocho. While books made it famous, there are actually a lot of tiny and interesting shops, restaurants and cafes apart from just the book stores. The combination makes it one of my favorite shopping districts of Tokyo, and so far very much off the tourist radar.

Look closely in these photos and you will find a very old glasses store that has not changed much since the 1960 (which must be when they put up the John Lennon photo in the store window) and the more recent but excellent German styled cafe Schwarzwald, which is the place to go for German coffee and cuckoo clocks! It is absolutely tiny but usually always full of students and artists and not expensive at all. Every time I visit this cafe I pass a dozen others that I always promise myself to explore – maybe one of these days I will!









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  1. torrejrphotos said, on June 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Kono district (jimbocho stores) wa sugoy desu!! Good job, I like it/ me gusta.👍👏✌️📚📚


  2. V. Alarcón-Córdoba said, on June 20, 2015 at 12:50 am

    The b&w photography hearkens back to an era long past. Very nice!


  3. Mikku said, on June 20, 2015 at 1:14 am

    It won’t stay off the radar for much longer with these photos 😉


    • tokyobling said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

      Haha… it is already getting crowded, but still not like Shibuya…! (^-^;)


  4. jofox2108 said, on June 20, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Beautiful photography. I especially like the black and white photos. Jimbocho sounds like a fabulous place. I would love to go there!


  5. vitriolicmasochist said, on June 26, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Reblogged this on your worst nightmare and commented:
    This just seems like such a cool part of Tokyo.


  6. rudyhou said, on June 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    to be in an area that is tourist free, i sure would enjoy this.


    • tokyobling said, on June 29, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Well, less touristy maybe, but nowhere in Tokyo is devoid of tourists! (^-^)


  7. 5222nanthaporn said, on June 29, 2015 at 8:02 am

    very beautiful ^^


  8. kathcooksph said, on July 13, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Gorgeous photos! 🙂 i love your blogs! My husband and I will be visiting osaka and tokyo in 2 months. We hope to visit this district too. 🙂


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