Books Kinokuniya

Opening Hours10:00 - 21:00
NotesBicycle parking available
Starbucks inside with Wifi
Foreign books available
Credit cards available
Location /
Getting There
5 Chome-7 Kita 5 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 060-0005

5 minute walk from Sapporo station, west side

1st floor

Kinokuniya bookstore is a world wide Japanese bookstore chain operated by Kinokuniya Company Ltd. Founded in 1927, with its first store located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, the shop name means “Bookstore of Kii Province”. Kinokuniya has a huge range of books (fiction and non-fiction), comics, magazines, DVDs, learning materials, and also a Starbucks coffee shop on the 2nd floor. Kinokuniya also has a good selection of English novels, and teaching materials. Perfect for locals and tourists alike! Prices are generally around the ¥1000 to ¥2500 mark.

Books Kinokuniya Sapporo

English section on 2nd floor

This large building is located conveniently across from the Daimaru shopping centre, and only a 5 minute walk from Sapporo station. The 1st floor has a large comic and manga section, magazines, Japanese novels, and there is a DVD shop selling Japanese and foreign movies here. The 2nd floor has learning materials, art books and calenders, and it is on this floor you will find all the foreign books. They have novels, and non-fiction English books by the latest authors. There are Japanese learning books (if you want to brush up on your Japanese ability), and English teaching materials here, plus a whole kids section.

Books Kinokuniya Sapporo Starbucks

Starbucks entrance

If you want to relax and have a quiet coffee while you peruse over any purchases from Kinokuniya, then the Starbucks on the 2nd floor is a perfect choice. It has wifi, plugs for your laptops, and a very nice shaded view with floor to ceiling windows. A great spot to sink into a comfy chair and read. So, if you’re looking for reading material then Kinokuniya is the place for you! Kinokuniya customer cards are also available here and can be used from other locations from other countries.
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Hokkaido Guide contributor and editor. Keen photographer with a love of travel, the great outdoors and all things Hokkaido, Japan. Matt Holloway is a professional photographer and holds exhibitions around Sapporo, Hokkaido and Sydney Australia.