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Jimbocho, oder 'Stadt der alten Bücher', trägt diesen Namen wegen der 140 Secondhand-Buchhandlungen, die es hier in dem Kanda-Gebiet gibt. Hinzu kommen 30 Buchhandlungen, die sich auf Neuveröffentlichungen spezialisiert haben und fast 500 Verlage. Einige der Top-Universitäten des Landes liegen ebenfalls in dieser Gegend. Ein Ausflug nach Jimbocho wäre allerdings nicht komplett ohne einem Zwischenstopp bei Isseido Booksellers, bekannt für ihre umfangreiche Sammlung an alten und seltenen Büchern und Handschriften. Hier kann man wunderbar nach guten Angeboten schmökern oder man lässt einfach das geballte Wissen auf sich einwirken. Es gibt sowohl englische als auch japanische Ausgaben.
Bunkyo-ku is home of the University of Japan, the Japanese equivalent of Harvard. Appropriately, the Rinrokaku Bookstore specializes in academic and scholastic books on China and Japan. This shop is perhaps the best source in Tokyo for scholarly works on China. They have an extensive selection of new books from the U.S., Europe, Taiwan and the Peoples' Republic of China in English and several other languages. There is a large collection of old and rare books as well, slaking the thirst of every kind of bibliophile.
Keshiki Classic is a great place in the city to buy some fabulous goodies from well-cut and tailored suits to great button down shirts, jackets, shoes, and accessories like no other. The store has a very nice vintage vibe to it and apart from local and regional brands, there are many international brands in here as well. And that too at cheaper prices than showrooms. All in all, this store has the answers to all fashion dilemmas of men and women.
BerBerJin is an old store but that is not the case with their collection. The place, which has been operating since more than two decades, has managed to stay strong and maintain their regular fan base amidst all the big brands and fashion trends. Their collection mostly consists of basic clothing like military jackets, parkas, hoodies, t-shirts and more. They also have accessories and their collection of sneakers is absolutely envious.
Lovers of vintage clothing - Haight & Ashbury is one of Tokyo's premium vintage stockists and it's a veritable treasure trove of rare clothing. Many of the pieces are beautifully detailed and restored and there is a large range of vintage dresses that are imported from Europe, a guaranteed hit among the super-trendy young Japanese hipsters. It's a fantastic place to find one-off pieces or maybe something fancy-dress - hours can be whiled away as your browse through the colorful racks. Cash accepted only.