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Asahiya

360 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017 40.754838 -73.977808
at 45th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Books, CDs/Records, DVDs/Videos

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Official Website

asahiyausa.com

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Fifth Ave.; 4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CDs/Records
  • DVDs/Videos

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Although this Japanese bookstore chain has a couple of locations in Europe and a handful on the West Coast, this outpost is the only one in the Northeast. The large, airy L-shaped store has sections clearly labeled in Japanese and sometimes-spotty English: novels, business books, CDs and DVDs, juvenilia ("young adult"), and cooking among them. Almost all the books are in Japanese save for the "about Japan" section, which contains titles on origami, cookbooks, dictionaries, and a few learn-the-language guides. There are long racks of imported magazines at the entrance to the clean, library-quiet store, walls of manga and comics in the back, and center consoles holding office supplies, cell-phone jewelry, and gift items.

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