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Updated: April 2, 2018

International Library of Children's Literature, National Diet Library 国立国会図書館国際子ども図書館

12-49 Ueno Park, Taoto-ku, Tokyo

Japan's most significant collection of Japanese and international children's books

Find a quiet escape at the International Library of Children's Literature, National Diet Library in Ueno. Perfect for families with small children, it houses the official collection of children's books and stories in Japan. The library is the largest of its kind, with around 400,000 volumes of Japanese and international children's books and stories.

The iconic brick building was built in 1906 and now holds a book gallery, museum, and open reading rooms open to the public. Recently, the new Arch Building was added to the building complex. The Arch Building hosts rooms for research and seminars dedicated to learning about children's learning of literature.

How to Get There

  • Ueno Sta. | Park Exit | 10 mins on foot
    JR lines
  • Ueno Sta. | 15 mins on foot
    Hibiya Line | Ginza Line

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Opening Hours

  • 9:30-17:00 Tue-Sun
    Closed between exhibits
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours

Price

Free

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |
  • Elevator | braille signage | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Wheelchair ramp | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room |

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