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There’s nothing like a good book to truly get to know a city – and with a city as complex and rich in history and culture as Tokyo, there’s a lot to unearth. Tokyo is a book-lover’s mecca: commuters grip paperbacks on trains, the former publishing neighbourhood of Jimbocho is filled with shelves of tomes spilling out onto the streets, and you can even sleep in a library. Here we’ve picked ten books, published between 1908 and 2018, written by domestic and international voices that tell the story of Tokyo through their engaging narratives and characters.
RECOMMENDED: Pick up these books and more at these foreign-language bookstores