Kinokuniya Books Shinjuku Main Store

Conveniently Located at the East Exit of Shinjuku Station, They Have Everything from Magazines and Specialist Books to DVDs

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Standing along Shinjuku Dori, at the East Exit of Shinjuku Station, is Kinokuniya, a major bookseller. Since its establishment in 1927, it has been a mainstay of Shinjuku, supporting its development in shopping. Completed in 1964, the current Kinokuniya Building wash chosen as a building of historical value by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 2017.

The solid character of its exterior gives way to the 1st floor atrium. In Zone A near Shinjuku Dori, you’ll find the latest periodicals and magazines. Zone C at the back has a Western book and English magazine section as well as a duty-free counter. From the 2nd floor on up, a wide array of specialty books may be found of each floor.

These floors are set up by the following categories: the 2nd floor is Literature, the 3rd floor is for Humanities, the 4th floor is for the Arts, and the 5th floor has an important selection of Medical and Nursing books. Picture books and those related to sports and hobbies are on the 6th floor, while the 7th floor has books for Language and Learning. There is even a corner in the Children’s and Picture Book area on the 6th floor that is devoted to character goods. In the Basement 1st floor, which is directly connected to the subway, you’ll find a Food Court.

Go through the 1st floor atrium to the Annex. Here, you’ll find DVDs and CDs, along with a duty-free counter, on the 2nd floor Mezzanine, while comic books are sold on the 2nd floor.
If you want a more well-rounded experience while touring Shinjuku, why no drop into Kinokuniya Books’ Shinjuku flagship store, where you can get a variety of books and DVDs?


  • This comprehensive bookstore carries a wide selection of Japanese magazines, books, comics, DVDs and CDs, as well as Western books, magazines, and stationery.
  • Directly connected to the subway, is conveniently located near Shinjuku station.
  • Founded in 1927, this bookstore has developed as Shinjuku’s epicenter of information and culture.
  • On the easy-to-access 1st floor, you’ll find the latest magazines and books that people are talking about.
  • From the 2nd floor on up, there is a full lineup of specialist books selected by pros.
  • The basement food court boasts a variety of eateries, including ramen and fast food places.
  • On the 8th floor, there is Disk Union Shinjuku, a second-hand music store.
  • With their wide selection of books, picture books and magazines in a spacious store, this is an ideal place to get to know more about Japanese culture.


  • Main Entrance Exterior

    Main Entrance Exterior

  • 2F Literature Floor

    2F Literature Floor

  • 3F Humanities Floor

    3F Humanities Floor

  • 4F Arts Floor

    4F Arts Floor

  • Basement Food Court

    Basement Food Court


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Health and Sanitation Measures

  • Alcohol sanitizer.

  • Mask-wearing.

  • Daily staff temperature checks.

  • Social distancing.

  • Frequent shelf disinfecting.

  • Handing items over the counter.

  • Handing over money on a tray.


Name in Japanese
紀伊國屋書店 新宿本店
Postal Code
3-17-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open every day
Business Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Credit Cards
Accepted (American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa)
1. Directly connected to Exit B7 of Shinjuku-sanchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi and Fukutoshin Lines, or the Toei Shinjuku Line
2. About 3 minutes on foot from the East Exit of Shinjuku station on the JR Yamanote, Chuo, and Sobu Lines
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)