Tokyo Pen Shops

Reviewed July 2019

Over the years I have learned about where to find and buy fountain pens in this city. The summary of my findings is this report. But by no means is this list complete.

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Second hand shops:

1. Lemon

Photography and other “otaku” goods with a small section of pens. It occasionally offers discount prices for new goods.
Interesting shop with marked prices.

1. Lemon - Ginza
Ginza Kyokaido Building 8th floor
4-2-1 Ginza (Sotobori Dori)
Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061
Phone: 03-3567-3131
See map.

Mo-Sa: 11:00-20:00
Su: 11:00-17:00

2. Eurobox

Vintage pen shop in Tokyo. Pelikan and Montblanc are the main brands on sale here. Japanese pens also available. Prices are not marked. The owner, Eizo Fujii, speaks excellent English.
Repair service available.

Okuno Building 4F
1-9-8 407 Ginza
Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061
Tel: 03-3538-8388
Fax: 03-3538-6313
See map.

Th: 11:30-19:00
Sa: 11:30-18:00
(These are just the usual opening days. Checking the website is a must in this case).

3. Pen Cluster

Small shop dedicated, mostly, to foreign pens. This seems to be the place to go to buy Soennecken pen in Tokyo. The section on  Japanese pens is very limited. Prices are not always marked and some unpleasant surprises have taken place.
Repair service available.

Wind Ginza 2 Building 3F
1-20-3 Ginza
Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061
Phone: 03-3564-6331
See map.

Tu-Fr: 12:30-19:00
Sa-Su: 12:30-18:00

4. Map Camera-Kingdom Note (Used pens. New pens at catalog prices. Occasional discounts).

Very nice shop in the 2th floor of the Map Camera/GMT building. Excellent service. Montblanc and Pelikan pens take 30% of the space. Some Japanese pens also on display.

1-13-6 Nishi Shinjuku, 2nd floor
Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
Phone: 03-3342-7911
See map.

Mo-Su: 10:30-20:30

Discount shops:

5. Sekaido

Big art supply shop with a decent department of fountain pens and fine writing utensils. This shop has a 20% discount price on its products by default. With the membership card (JPY 500 for two years) the shop issues vouchers for a value of 7% of the total amount spent redeemable on the next purchase.
The main store is in Shinjuku (5A), and on the West side of the station there is a smaller branch (5B). Inks are more accessible on the later.

5A. Sekaido Head Office.
3-1-1 Shinjuku
Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-002
Phone: 03-5379-1111
See map.

Mo-Su: 9:30-21:00

5B. Sekaido Nishi Shinjuku
1-11-11 Nishi Shinjuku
Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
Phone: 03-3346-1515
See map.

Mo-Su: 9:30-20:00

6. Yodobashi Camera

Several branches. For fountain pens, check big stores. Pens are usually close to the watch section:

6A. Yodobashi Shinjuku Nishiguchi Honten (West side)
1-11-1 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
Phone: 03-3346-1010
See map.

Mo-Su: 9:30-22:00

6B. Yodobashi Akiba (Akihabara)
1-1 Kanda Hanaoka
Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0028
Phone: 03-5209-1010
See map.

Mo-Su: 9:30-22:00

6C. Yodobashi Ueno
4-10-10 Ueno
Taito, Tokyo 110-005
Phone: 03-3837-1010
See map.

Mo-Su: 9:30-22:00

6D. Yodobashi Yokohama
1-2-7 Kita Saiwai
Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0004
Phone: 045-313-1010
See map.

Mo-Su: 9:30-22:00

8. Takeya

Takeya General Discount Store, this is its full name, has a small stationery department, but its prices are very good--discounts over the catalog price of over 30%. These are some of the brands available in there: Parker, Pelikan, Montblanc, Lamy, Sailor, Platinum, Pilot. The stationery is on the ground floor of building 8.

4-33-2 Taito
Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3835-7777
See map.

Mo-Su: 10:00-20:30

Shops in Ameyoko (Ueno-Okachimachi):
Under the tracks of Yamanote line between Okachimachi and Ueno stations there is this big market where you can find almost all kinds of goods. Among them, four shops where you can find pens with discounts between 30% and 40%. They are focused on imported pens, but in some of the shops (Ameyoko Mito, Marui, and Tachibana, at least) you can also find Japanese brands with discounts around 20 or 25%.

See map for the location of Ameyoko Market.

9. Ameyoko Mito

6-10-7 Ueno
Taito, Tokyo 110-0005
Phone: 03-3833-5280
See map for the location of Ameyoko Market.
Location of Ameyoko Mito.

Mo-Su: 10:00-18:30

11. Tachibana Shokai

6-4-6 Ueno
Taito, Tokyo 110-0005
Phone: 03-3831-4800
See map for the location of Ameyoko Market.
See map under the tracks.

Mo-Su: 11:00-18:00

12. Marui Shoten

6-4-4 Ueno
Taito, Tokyo 110-0005
Phone: 03-3831-7145
See map for the location of Ameyoko Market.
See map under the tracks.

Location of three of the four pen shops in Ameyoko Market.

Regular price shops:

Many shops, including most department stores carry fountain pens. Most of them at regular catalog prices. Eventually, it might be possible to find some “New Old Stock” (NOS) pens on them. Following there is a selection of some of these shops.

13. Maruzen

Maruzen is a bookshop with a large stationery section. It has a number of branches, most of which carry fountain pens at regular catalog prices. Among those, the head office in Nihonbashi, and that in Oazo Building in Marunouchi are the most interesting.
Maruzen carries its own brand of ink (Athena), and of pens (Century), and there are some special editions of pens by major companies for this shop alone.

13A. Maruzen Nihonbashi
3-10-2 Nihonbashi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3272 7211
See map.

13B. Maruzen Oazo
1-6-4 Marunouchi
Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005
Phone: 03-5288-8881
See map.

Mo-Su: 9:00-21:00

14. Kyukyodo

Very traditional, and very old (founded in 1663), Japanese stationery. The main branch is located right on Ginza crossing. It has a small selection of Japanese and foreign pens.

5-7-4 Ginza
Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061
Phone: 03-3571 4429
See map.

Mo-Sa: 10:00-19:30
Su: 11:00-19:30

Location of pen shops in Ginza: Lemon, Kyukyodo, Itoya, Eurobox, and Pen Cluster.

15. Itoya

Itoya is a large stationery and art supply shop. Romeo is the Itoya brand for pens. Taccia Pens, made by Itoya, are also available here. They also have special editions for them alone. Technical service available.
The main building has re-open in July 2015. In Fall of 2016 the pen section was moved to the third floor of the main building.

2-7-5 Ginza
Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061
Phone: 03-3561 8311
See map.

Mo-Sa: 10:30-20:00
Su: 10:30-19:00

16. Okamotoya

Old office supply shop rebranded as a modern stationer with a Japonesque touch. The ink selection is very interesting, and includes the Korean brand Tono & Lims (July 2019).

1-chōme-1-24 Toranomon,
Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 105-0001
Phone: 03-3591-8181
See map.

Mo-Fr: 9:30-18:30
Weekends and hollidays, closed.

17. Shosaikan

Possibly the most beautiful pen shop in the world. And that makes a real experience to visit and, eventually, to buy a pen in here. Importers of Noodler's inks in Japan.
The website also includes a section on second hand pens. The very attentive clerks will take the used pens out if asked.
Shosaikan also has two branches in Haneda Airport, on terminals 1 and 2, not covered on this list.

5-13-11 Minami Aoyama
Minato, Tokyo 107-0062
Phone: 03-3400 3377
See map.

Mo-Su: 11:00-20:00

18. TAG - Takeda Jimuki

The main branch in Tokyo of a stationery company from Kyoto. Takeda Jimuki is the producer of the ink brand TAG, made in collaboration with Kyôto Kusaki Zome Kenkyujo.

TOC Building, Basement
7-22-17 Nishi Gotanda
Shinagawa, Tokyo 141-0031
Phone: 03-5759-8282
See map

Mo-Fr: 9:30-19:00
Sa-Su and holidays: 10:00-18:00

19. Kinpendo
Very active on Instagram as @kanda_kinpendo (

Traditional pen shop located in bookshop-rich Kanda district. Mostly imported pens at regular catalog prices. The owner seems to tune the nibs of the expensive pens.

1-4 Jinbocho
Chiyoda, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3293-8186
See map.

Mo, Tu, Th, Fr, Sa: 12:00-18:00
Closed: We, Su and holidays.

20A. Tsutaya at Daikanyama T-Site

Tsutaya is a big chain of bookshops, stationeries and, mostly, video and CD rental. This particular branch has a beautiful section of fountain pens.

17-5 Sagurakucho
Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0033
Phone: 03-3770-2525
See map.

Mo-Su: 7:00-2:00 (yes, from 7 AM to 2 AM).

20B. Tsutaya at Ginza Six

Tsutaya is a big chain of bookshops, stationeries and, mostly, video and CD rental. This particular branch has a section of fountain pens that includes some special editions made exclusively for them.

10-1-6 Ginza, 6th floor
Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061
Phone: 03-3770-2525
See map.

Mo-Su: 10:30-20:30.

21. Keio-Atman at Seisekisakuragaoka

Keio-Atman is a big store with a number of sections. At some of its centers,the stationery department is good, and in a number of cases they are Sailor Friendly Shops. Prices are MSRP.

1-11-1 Sekido (building A, 4F)
Tama, Tokyo 106-0011
Phone: 042-337-2555
See map.

Mo-Su: 10:00-20:00

22. Mori-ichi

This stationery shop no longer sells at discount prices. Now it mostly offers Pilot pens. Some Platinum and Sailor are also available. It is located on Chuo Dori, almost in front of the Pilot Pen Station, further north towards Nihonbashi.

1-3-2 Kyobashi
Chuo, Tokyo 104-0031
Phone: 03-3281 3228
See map.

Mo-Fr: 9:00-18:00

23. Asahiya Kami Bungu and

This stationery shop sells only Pilot (Namiki too) pens and includes a number of non-standard options. It is located far away from the usual pen scenarios in Tokyo.

3-37-2 Kugahara
Ota, Tokyo 146-0085
Phone: 03-3751-2021
See map.

Opening hours and days: check the website. Currently (Feb 2017) very irregular.

24. BungBox Tokyo

This is the small branch of the Hamamatsu-based stationery shop. It mostly offers they original products (inks and pens) plus a small selection of products by usual makers, including Twsbi, Pelikan, Lamy.

4-8-6 Jingumae
Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
Phone: 03-6434-5150
See map.

Mon-Sat: 11:00-19:00
Sun and holiday: 11:00-18:00
It is advisable to check the website as there are frequent exceptions to those business hours.

25. Eboya

This is the only shop where you can purchase Eboya pens. The alternatives are regular sale events, usually at department stores, and a handful of online shops .

1-38-5 Arakawa
Arakawa Ward, Tokyo 116-0002
Phone: 03-3891-5258
See map.

We and Fr: 13:00-18:00
Sa and Su: 11:00-19:00
It is advisable to check the website as there are frequent exceptions to those business hours.

The shop Füllhalter, run by nibmeister Moriyama, has moved to Abiko, Chiba.

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