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Book1st Shinjuku Store

A Large Bookstore that Also Sells General Goods, Located a 3-Minute Walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station

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This is the largest bookstore located near the west exit of Shinjuku Station. Found inside the uniquely-shaped “Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower” building, this store has around 900,000 items across the tower’s 1st and 2nd basement floors.
There is an extensive variety of staple books available, and this combined with constant new information and seasonal keywords create a space that helps to stimulate intellectual curiosity.
There is also a stationery and general goods section located on the 1st basement floor. Even just this area boasts the size and product lineup of a standalone store.


  • The largest bookstore outside Shinjuku Station’s west exit, and also sells stationary and general goods.
  • Located along an underground passage in west Shinjuku allows for easy access without getting wet even on rainy days.
  • Open until 10:30pm.
  • Various events, including autograph sessions and talk shows, are held frequently.
  • The western books section has a “WELCOME TO JAPAN” subsection, featuring a collection of books that introduce Japanese culture and traditions.


  • Entrance


  • Humanities books area

    Humanities books area

  • magazines area

    magazines area

  • Luxury stationery and general goods

    Luxury stationery and general goods

  • Business books Area

    Business books Area

  • Located on the B1&B2 floors of Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

    Located on the B1&B2 floors of Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower


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Name in Japanese
ブックファースト 新宿店
Postal Code
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower B1F-B2F, 1-7-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours
No scheduled holidays
(1) About a 3-minute walk from the west exit of the Yamanote Line and Chuo Line’s JR Shinjuku Station
(2) About a 5-minute walk from the west ticket gate of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line’s Shinjuku Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)