Nothing reminds you of fall more than the first day of class. But even if you’ve already graduated, maybe you find yourself hoarding washi take and colorful pens from Muji.
Japanese stationary stores known for their premium quality and designs that range from elegant to washy. The next time you find yourself in shopping in Tokyo, be sure to drop by these stores. They’re guaranteed to make you wish you were a student again!
1. For Trendy Basics: Loft Trendy Store
Like the name suggests, Loft is filled from ceiling-to-floor with all sorts of office supplies. Step in an marvel 7 floors of the latest merchandise. They have cosmetics, school supplies, and even snacks! Lose yourself in the aisles of paper bags, pens, stamps, and fan-themed merchandise—we loved their Doraemon-themed pens!
2. For Explorers: The Traveler’s Factory
Document your wanderlust when you head to Traveler’s Factory. This store sells as maps, pocket journals, and travel-themed buttons for your luggage.
Apart from the cute items they sell, Traveler’s Factory also draws in crowds with its quaint cafe and crafting table. Perfect for a lazy afternoon after days of exploring Tokyo!
Website: Traveler’s Factory Facebook
Opening hours: 12:00 – 20:00
Address: Tokyo Meguro Meguro District 3-13-10
3. For Elegant Souvenirs: Tokyo Kyukyodo
Kyukyodo was founded all the way back in 1663 and has made a name for selling traditional and elegant stationary, especially postcards. If you’re yearning for more after touring palaces and temples. This is the best place to go for classy souvenir reminiscent of Ancient Japan.
Website: KyuKyodo website
Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Address: Chuo Tokyo Ginza 5-7-4
4. More than Just School Supplies: Tokyu Hands Dept. Store
Tokyu Hands Department Store is one of those Japan stores that literally has everything. From household items, handicrafts, hardware, electrical appliances, stationery, cycling materials—you even have camping supplies!
Every kind of item come in a wide array of fun and cute designs to choose from. If you’re looking for a one-stop store for all your stationery needs (and more), this is it!
Website: Tokyu Hands Facebook
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:30
Address: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Sendagaya 5-24-2, Times Square Building 2, 8F (Shinjuku Takashimaya Branch)
5. For Your #Studyblr Aesthetic: Ito-ya House
Last but definitely not the least on our list is ITO-YA Bookstore. With over 100 years of history, this 13-storey building is a stand-out along the posh fashion boutiques of the Ginza commercial district.
Each floor has a different theme and houses different kinds of school supplies from gift packaging, office stationery, to art supplies. They even have a huge collection of paint chips!
Website: ITO-YA Website
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Address: 2-7-15 Ginza Chuo Tokyo (Ginza Shop)