For those who are thinking,
「I want a good book to kill time on trains!」
「Is there a bookstore close to a station in the Umeda area?」
「I want info on the MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda Bookstore!」

then this article is for you!

Hello! WABI SABI here, to give foreign visitors the information you need in order to further enjoy Japan!

What we, the information brokers of Japan, would like to introduce to you in this article is a bookstore that we recommend and is located in the Umeda area, the MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda Bookstore!

Now let’s get right into it!

Basic Info You May Want To Know

The MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda bookstore is the largest in scale of any booksstore in Osaka.

Accessing it is convenient as it is only about a 3 minute walk away from the Chayamachi exit in the Hankyu Umeda Station.

It is also about a 7 minute walk away from the JR Osaka Station, so you won’t even need a car!

In terms of business hours, they are open from 9:30 am to 10 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 10 pm on weekends and holidays.

It is good to note that the Nakagawa stationary center located on the 2nd floor is open from 10 am to 10 pm.

When parking, you will have to use the parking lot at the Chaska Chayamachi. If you use 2000 yen, 3000 yen, or more than 5000 yen at the MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda Bookstore then you can get a 30 minutes,  1 hour, or 2 hours worth of a parking discount ticket respectively.

The business hour for the Chaska Chayamachi parking lot is from 8 am to 11 pm.

Facilities Info

  • Business Hours
    • Weekdays:9:30 am~10:00 pm
    • Weekends:9:00 am~10:00 pm

This Is The Best Part Of The MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda Bookstore!

The MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda bookstore is the largest bookstore in the entire country with the largest amount of books as well. This bookstore is famous for how it is bigger in scale compared to its main store in Ikebukuro.

In this part, we will explain to you how big it really is and its charms and highlights!

The Many Genres Of Books They Have!

The charm of the MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda bookstore is the variety of genres of books they have.

They have eastern books, western books, and comics as well!

You will definitely be able to enjoy yourself as they will have the genre of book you are looking for!

You will be able to find a large variety of books, from professional books to manga, that you can match with whatever you want to read, making this the perfect space for book lovers.

They have many books lined up from the underground 1st floor to the 7th so there is almost no chance that you won’t find the book you’re looking for.

It Is Easy To Find A Book!

MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda Bookstore

The store may be big, but it is easy to find a book you want by using the book finding device they have installed.

Furthermore, you can ask the polite store staff where that certain book is and have them search for it as well!

A Children’s Book Corner That Is Perfect For Making Children Happy!

There is a children’s corner located on the 7th floor, complete with tables and chairs for relaxing and enjoying a book to kill time.

They even have very convenient holding and shipping services!

As this corner is a place to make children happy, many children have started reading due to it.

A List Of Book Genres Listed By Floor

  • Underground 1st Floor:Manga, Comic corner
  • 1st Floor:Popular literature such as magazines and newly published books
  • 2nd Floor:Paperback and literary arts, new books and stationery
  • 3rd Floor:Maps, travel, and utility books
  • 4th Floor:Computer related books and books on society
  • 5th Floor:Art and humanities
  • 6th Floor:Western books, medical books, and scientific books
  • 7th Floor:School reference books, language books, and children’s books

Useful Information On The Umeda Area

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Please use them as a reference when visiting Umeda!

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