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RoBa Books

Just being in Roba Books slows down the passage of time. Come visit when you're hoping to immerse yourself in your favorite book.

This bookstore is built alongside a café in Nagato, Yamaguchi's onsen town of Tawarayama. The building, remodeled from a cow shed that was once attached to an old home, is now filled with favorite books hand-picked by the owner. If you visit during a holiday, it's the perfect chance to enjoy a coffee at the café next-door while you read a book. Allow yourself to forget the flow of time as you immerse yourself a book! This kind of weekend experience is built in to the way of doing things here. There are also many sweet stationaries items and other goods for sale in the shop. If there's something you love, we recommend purchasing it grouped with other items. They're sure to bring warmth to your life.
Access from Otani Sanso About 20 min by car
Recommended by locals

Victor, the dog on the sign

Roba Books strives to present interesting exhibitions.
The items are varied, and can include books, ceramics, paintings, magazines, or clothing, but each month you’ll be sure to find exhibitions you won’t find anywhere else. Please stop by if there’s an exhibition that interests you.
– Roba Books Springtime Old Book Market
– Cotton Threads & White Things

Address 6994 Tawarayama, Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4211
Parking Available for free
Price/s General goods 100 yen and up, the day's snack 300 yen and up, and more

* Various prices are reference prices as of 2019-2020. Please contact each facility directly for details.
Business/Opening Hours Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and holidays from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*May be closed unexpectedly
Holidays/Closed Days Wednesday - Friday (excluding holidays), regular closing days

The bookstore may close on irregular days, so please check the official website before heading out for a visit.

Website Roba Books, Tawarayama, Yamaguchi Prefecture別ウィンドウ