Introducing 9 Unique Bookstores around Osaka Station and Umeda
There are many bookstores around Osaka Station and Umeda Station, which ranks 4th in the world in terms of passenger traffic. Some bookstores have cafes attached to them, while others create a calm atmosphere and gather recommended books. If you’re a book lover, you might have a favorite bookstore in the area.
In this article, we will introduce some unique bookstores around Osaka Station and Umeda Station for your reference. Enjoy discovering new books and the joy of encountering them.
- 1. Umeda Tsutaya Books
- 2. MARUZEN Junkudo Bookstore Umeda Store
- 3. Book First Umeda 2nd Floor Store
- 4. TSUTAYA BOOK STORE Umeda MeRISE
- 5. Junkudo Bookstore Osaka Main Store
- 6. Book Studio Osaka Store
- 7. Kinokuniya Bookstore Grand Building Store
- 8. Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda
- 9. Hankyu Used Book Town
- Bookstores around Osaka Station and Umeda / Summary
1. Umeda Tsutaya Books
Located on the 9th floor of Lucua Ile, just a short walk from JR Osaka Station, this bookstore has a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere with concierges. Tsutaya Books, which collaborates with Starbucks, aims to provide a space where you can enjoy not only buying books but also spending time. You can search for books in a calm and high-quality environment. The bookstore has unique concierges with knowledge in various fields who can assist you and help you discover new books. They also provide various services such as delivery and gifts.
Buy a coffee at the Starbucks surrounded by books,and spend a relaxing time in the Garden Lounge. It’s incredibly stylish and offers a high-quality space.
2. MARUZEN Junkudo Bookstore Umeda Store
A bookstore located a 3-minute walk from Hankyu Umeda Station Chayamachi Exit and a 7-minute walk from JR Osaka Station. It is a large-scale bookstore boasting the largest sales floor area and book collection in Japan. It offers a wide range of genres, including foreign books and specialized books.
This is a floor guide. The children’s book corner on the 7th floor is equipped with tables and chairs, allowing you to leisurely search for your favorite books.On the right-hand side as soon as you enter, there is also a search corner. It is very convenient as it offers services such as book reservations and delivery.
3. Book First Umeda 2nd Floor Store
Located right in front of the 2nd floor ticket gate of Hankyu Umeda Station, this store is convenient and easy to use for commuting, studying, and returning home. It offers a wide selection of business-related new books and gives the impression of carefully curating trendy books. It seems to be user-friendly for busy business professionals with limited time.
This is right after you exit the 2nd floor ticket gate of Hankyu Umeda Station. It is straight ahead and on your right-hand side.
4. TSUTAYA BOOK STORE Umeda MeRISE
TSUTAYA is located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Umeda Campus Building at Kansai University, a 10-minute walk from JR Osaka Station towards Chayamachi. The store interior is very stylish and has a wonderful atmosphere.
There is a Starbucks on the 1st floor, allowing you to relax and enjoy a book while reading.
The entrance on the left-hand side is an open cafe area, which looks very pleasant.
The 2nd floor features a startup cafe where you can receive free business consultations from resident coordinators, individual consultations with experts (free of charge), and various events and seminars. It seems to be convenient for students and business professionals as they also offer stationery and miscellaneous goods. If you’re in the Chayamachi or Nakazakicho area, you can use it as a rest area.
5. Junkudo Bookstore Osaka Main Store
Located just a short walk from JR Tozai Line Kitashinchi Station West Exit and Dojima Underground Shopping Street, Junkudo Osaka Main Store boasts a wide selection of books. The store provides tables and chairs for browsing through books at your leisure.
6. Book Studio Osaka Store
Located on the way from JR Osaka Station to Hankyu Umeda Station. It is in a very convenient location, allowing you to quickly buy the books you want during your commute, school, or after work. Although it is small in scale, it has a comprehensive selection of books, including new releases and recommendations, making it easy to use and easy to choose from. It is a bookstore popular for its stylish book covers.
It is located just before the escalators leading to Yodobashi Camera and Hankyu Umeda Station from JR Osaka Station.
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7. Kinokuniya Bookstore Grand Building Store
Located on the 1st floor of the Hankyu Grand Building, across from Hankyu Department Store. It is a small bookstore with an area of about 20 tatami mats, but the seasonal books are displayed in an easy-to-understand manner, making it easy to choose. They aim to provide a store where shoppers visiting the department store and busy business people can easily select books and instantly understand what’s current, delivering the joy of reading. The clarity of the displays is also commendable. It is a very convenient and useful bookstore for busy individuals.On the way from Tanimachi Line Higashi-Umeda Station to Hankyu Umeda Station, it is located on the right side after ascending the numerous escalators. The left side is Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store.
8. Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda
Yodobashi Camera is located on the north side of JR Osaka Station, next to Grand Front Osaka. On the 2nd basement floor, there is a comic book section. It is an electronics retailer boasting one of the best selections in Kansai and has a dedicated comic book section alongside hobbies and miscellaneous goods. They offer a wide range of comics, including boys’, young men’s, and girls’ comics, so if you’re looking for comics, why not visit them?The shelves are packed with comics. On the Yodobashi Umeda website, they categorize the comics as boys’ comics, young men’s comics, girls’ comics, complete edition comics, large-format comics, ladies’ comics, and comic pocketbooks. It’s truly a specialized comic book section!
9. Hankyu Used Book Town
Located on the 1st floor of Hankyu Sanban-gai South Building in “Umechaka Lane,” it is called “Hankyu Used Book Town.” It is right next to the Kintetsu Department Store Umeda Main Store.The town consists of nine shops offering various unique products such as Edo period Japanese books, old coins, stamps, and more.
The street has a calm and “Japanese” atmosphere with a wooden design, creating a space where visitors from overseas can feel the essence of Japan.
Bookstores around Osaka Station and Umeda / Summary
How was it? Each bookstore has its own unique point, so why not explore various bookstores depending on the books you’re looking for and the situation? You’re sure to find the book you desire.
▼The underground shopping area can be like a maze, so please refer to the directions guide as well.
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