The 36th Great Spring Second-Hand Book Sale

This is one of the “three great second-hand book festivals in Kyoto” organized by Kyoto Kosho Kenkyukai, which will be held throughout Golden Week for 5 days at Miyako Messe, Kyoto-shi Kangyokan in Okazaki. The other two are “Shimogamo Noryo Second-Hand Book Festival” at Tadasu no Mori in Shimogamo Shrine in summer, and “Autumn Second-Hand Book Festival” at Chionji. This “Spring Second-Hand Book Sale” is one of the biggest second-hand book fairs held indoors in Japan, where more than 40 second-hand bookstores will participate to sell over 500,000 books. There will be a variety of books of different genres and prices and there will also be a “Kyoto section” where you can find a fulfilling collection of books related to Kyoto. Fans of second-hand books comprising men and women of all ages will flock to the book fairs in Kyoto throughout this period, bustling with energy and atmosphere. Why not go out for a hunt to discover something unexpected, and that particular book you’ve been searching for.

Editorial Team


The 36th Great Spring Second-Hand Books Sale


1 May – 5 May 2018

Miyako Messe Exhibition Hall 2, 1st floor
9-1 Seishojicho Okazaki Sakyoku Kyotoshi 606-8343

10:00 – 16:45(Close at 16:00 on 5 May)

(For more information visit Kyoto Kosho Kenkyukai’s Blog


Place Option
9-1,Okazaki Seisyoji-cho,Sakyo-ku,Kyoto-shi,606-8343
About 8minutes walk from Higashiyama Sta. (City Subway Tozai Line)/close to "Kyoto kaikan Bijutukan-mae" stop of Kyoto city bus
1 May - 5 May 2018