Book Stores

Here are some book stores in Kyoto which has a good selection of books on architecture, carpentry and woodworking. Note that most books are written in Japanese but you can find books with plenty of pictures and drawings.



大龍堂 Tairyudo

Address: 京都府京都市中京区竹屋町上 西革堂175 新椹木町通

Operating Hours: Mon – Sat     9:00am – 6:00pm

Sundays & public holidays     1:00pm – 6:00pm


丸善 Maruzen

Address: 京都府京都市中京区中京区山崎町 河原町通 三条下ル 山崎町251 

Operating Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm


Recommended Book:

Wood Joints In Classical Japanese Architecture (PDF version)



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