English books in Nagoya

For book enthusiasts in Nagoya who prefer the tangible pleasure of physical books, there are several excellent options for finding English language literature. This list provides up-to-date information about some of the best places in Nagoya to discover English books.


Location: Takashimaya Gate Tower Mall 8F, 1-1-3 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 450-6608. (map)
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 daily.
Highlights: A vast collection of foreign language books, magazines, newspapers, and self-study materials. It’s located conveniently in the Nagoya JR Station’s Gate Tower and is particularly recommended for children’s learning resources.
Website: Sanseido


Location: 3 Chome−25−9, Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi-ken 450-0002. (map)
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 every day.
Specialties: While it may not be the go-to place for fiction, Junku-do excels in Japanese language study materials. It’s just a three-minute walk from the JR station.
Website: Junku-do


Location: 3 Chome-8-14 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya (map)
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 daily.
Features: Nestled in the heart of Nagoya’s shopping district, Sakae, Maruzen offers a wide range of language books, magazines, travel guides, and a rich collection of children’s literature. It’s a haven for those looking to study Japanese or teach English.
Website: Maruzen

Book Off Super Bazaar

Location: SKYLE 8F, 3 Chome-4-5 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. (map includes other branches)
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00.
Offerings: Part of the ‘Off’ recycle store empire, this store in Sakae offers a selection of second-hand English language books, CDs, DVDs, and comics.
Website: Book Off


Location: 1 Chome-703 Yomogidai, Meito Ward, Nagoya (map)
Hours: 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM, Monday through Sunday.
Variety: Sanyodo, near Issha Station on the Higashiyama subway line, is a multimedia store with a selection of foreign language books alongside CDs, DVDs, stationery, study guides, and comics.
Website: Sanyodo

Nagoya International Center Library

Location:  Nagoya, Nakamura Ward, Nagono, 1 Chome−47−1 Nagoya International Center 3F (map)
Hours: 9:00 to 19:00, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays, December 29 to January 3, and the second Sunday in August and February.
Collection: About 28,000 books, CDs, and movies focused on cross-cultural understanding, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, Japanese language study aids, literature, drama, and business books.
Website: NIC Library

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