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Updated: October 1, 2019

Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library 東京都立中央図書館

5-7-13 Minamiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo

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A welcoming hideout for browsing, relaxing, and remote work

Sitting on the eastern corner of Arisugawa Park in Hiroo is the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library. The library is home to a collection of over two million books, magazines, newspapers, and features other interesting cultural artifacts, like woodblock prints from the Edo period (1603-1867).

Everyone is welcome to browse the library’s extensive collection, however you can't check any of the materials out. The library has plenty of seating, including private workspaces with free Wi-Fi. If you get hungry there’s cafeteria on the fifth floor overlooking the park, and bringing your own food is allowed too.

How to Get There

  • Hiro-o StationHibiya LineExit A18 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-21:00


    *Varies by floor, store, and/or facility
  • Closing days: New Year's holidaysIrregular
    *First Thursday of the month



Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesNon-smoking areasParkingWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsWheelchair rampElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsDiaper changing facilitiesWheelchair loanBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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