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Updated: April 2, 2018

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

5-7-13 Minamiazabu Minato-ku Tokyo

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 Sta. | Exit A1 | 8 mins on foot
    Hibiya Line
  • Azabu-juban Sta. | 20 mins on foot
    Namboku Line | Oedo Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00–21:00 Mon–Fri
    10:00–17:30 Sat, Sun, holidays
    Opening hours may vary by business/facility



Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area | WiFi | Parking |
  • Japanese | English |
  • Elevator | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair accessible elevator | Accessible restrooms | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room | Accessible communication formats |

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