Kinokuniya has one of the best selections of foreign books in Osaka and is unrivaled in its convenient location—in ... More
Kinokuniya has one of the best selections of foreign books in Osaka and is unrivaled in its convenient location—in Umeda Hankyu Station at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the ticket wickets themselves. Most of the foreign books are English, but German and French are also available. There is a lot of English language-teaching material, but also a fair range of reference books, literary classics and magazines on various subjects. There is a second-hand book section, a musical score section, and other knick-knacks, too, such as coins, stamps and even shells.
Kinokuniya is the best bookstore in Japan to buy English books at. In fact, within Osaka, its probably the only place to buy english books. It has a good section of Novels and then Japan travel and language books. Great for the foriegner working and living in Japan. Its a busy place...but pretty much everywhere in Umeda station is. Of course, books that you could get at home will be more expensive here, but its about the only option you will have to buy things in English.
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