Do you Love Japanese Stationery?
Then put THIS on your List of the Best Places to Shop in Tokyo!
- 1 Wondering where to buy stationery in Japan?
- 2 Super Cute Stationery!
- 3 What is this Stationery Shop in Japan called?
- 4 Here’s just a sample of what you can find in this Japanese Stationery Shop.
- 5 Japanese Souvenirs to Take Home
- 6 Visit Muji next door
- 7 The Inside Scoop – LOFT Japanese Stationery Store Tokyo
- 8 Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
- 9 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN places to visit in TOKYO?
Wondering where to buy stationery in Japan?
Lovers of cool Japanese stationery better not miss this cool stationery shop.
It’s one of our favourite places to go shopping in Tokyo and we could easily spend a whole day just wandering around.
For Japanese stationery fanatics, this place is like finding a Pirate’s Chest filled with golden coins. Do not think for a moment you’ll be leaving empty handed. It will be impossible. It’s one of the best stationery stores in Japan.
Super Cute Stationery!
Lovers of Japanese stationery will be in awe of the products on offer from all over the world. Not only are there thousands of things, but almost everything is SUPER CUTE too!
You can also find festive stationery to mark special occasions such as Halloween, Valentine’s Day, New Years, Easter and Christmas.
It’s also a top spot for family travel adventurers – the kids will go crazy for the bright colours, animal-shaped sticky notes and fun finds.
What is this Stationery Shop in Japan called?
The name of this Japanese stationery store is called LOFT Shibuya.
Have you heard of LOFT Shibuya? If you haven’t, it’s about time you did.
LOFE is located in many of the larger suburbs of Tokyo but for Japanese stationery, we’d suggest the Shibuya branch on the Basement 1F floor.
Loft Shibuya should feature as THE Japanese Stationery Store in every Tokyo Shopping Guide – if you are looking for where to shop in Tokyo, this suburb and this store is ground zero.
Here’s just a sample of what you can find in this Japanese Stationery Shop.
- Rows and rows and rows of Japanese washi paper tape. Find designs in rainbow dots, stripes, colour blocks, zigzags, flowers, piano keys, birthday candles, quotes, and bunting – the list is endless!
- Rainbow coloured packs of our favourite Japanese ballpoint pens “Zebra Sarasa Clip” in 0.7 point size
- Japanese gel pens, Japanese erasable pens – in fact, so many cute Japanese pens brands, you’ll want to jump up and down with joy!
- Beautiful stationery items such as Japanese note books of all shapes and sizes
- Fabric-covered notebooks, and diaries. My 2016 diary is covered in red fabric, and embellished with a sweet embroidery design of Little Red Riding Hood!
- Bookcovers in fabulous designs
- Office folders
- Kids stationery including Deco tape
- Stampers and inks
- Themed paperclips (I bought teeny tiny aeroplane clips!)
- Letter sets, letter writing paper and envelopes
- Lined writing paper
- Office stationery supplies including cute ledgers to calculate your daily cashflow
- Diaries, calendars and schedule books
- Cute Japanese stationery Post it notes
- Art and craft design supplies
- THE cutest memo flag index tabs in all kinds of adorable designs! (I bought polar animals, and a set of traditional Japanese daruma dolls this visit!)
- Coloured markers
- Sticker sets
- Famous stationery brands
- Kawaii stationery including bullet journals
- Kawaii accessories (kawaii means ‘cute’ in Japanese)
- Postcards and letter sets with Sumo wrestler designs. The perfect souvenir!
Loft sells calendars, diaries, notepads, journal books and all kinds of stationery.
It’s the perfect place to send kids on a mission to buy a whole bunch of pretty and cute ‘world schooling’ supplies for the next part of your trip. This can also be an exercise in using different currency, counting yen (the prices are in a little box on the back of each product), and tallying up their total purchases.
Give them a maximum figure, and a list of what they need to purchase, and let them do the fun finding and the sums!
Japanese Souvenirs to Take Home
Japanese stationery bundles are wonderful authentic Japanese gifts too – who wouldn’t be charmed by the quirkiness of the things on offer? A deco stamp, a set of rainbow pens, and a bullet journal could top the list of cool Japanese souvenirs!
Visiting LOFT to see all the stationery is one of my favourite things to do in Japan with kids too.
Visit Muji next door
Our other favourite shop, Muji is inter-connected with the basement floor of Loft. When you’ve finished your stationery shopping in Loft, be sure to go next door.
I love Muji’s understated design principles and love of natural products – timbers, fabrics, colours, stone, and simple ceramics.
There’s cups, plates, bowls, utensils and serving trays, bathroom organisation, furniture (go take a look!), clothes for the whole family, kid’s toys and bikes, and homewares.
Stop in at the Muji Grocery on the Basement floor. Gather all your food souvenir supplies here including authentic green tea powder and those cutest little flower sugar lollies you eat alongside a sip of bitter tea.
There’s also a delightful toddler playground upstairs in Muji. It’s typically Japanese – all smooth timbers and understated thoughtful design. There’s breastfeeding rooms too.
The Inside Scoop – LOFT Japanese Stationery Store Tokyo
Address: Loft Shibuya can be located at 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
Website: LOFT Shibuya Website
- Loft Shibuya Facebook Page
- Instagram handle: @loft_shibuya
Loft Shibuya Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm daily
There are 7 Floors of Loft at the Shibuya branch.
- Be sure to visit 1st floor for Gift Goods and Souvenirs, Greeting cards, watches, fashion goods, and phone accessories.
- 2nd floor is for health and beauty goods (including organi and natural cosmetics, aromatherapy and herbal teas).
- 3rd floor is for household goods including kitchen, table, cooking and dining, picnic lunch and bath products.
- 4th floor is for Interior Design.
- 5th floor is travel accessories, bags and variety goods.
- The 6th floor is worth a visit to see the International Art and Design exhibition. There’s also supplies for craft and wrapping.
How to get there:
- The Shibuya branch of LOFT is near to the main Shibuya Crossing at JR Shibuya Station.
- From the JR Shibuya station, walk out the Hachiko Exit (West Side) passing the Dog Statue.
- Cross at the main crossing. Walk up Inokashira Dori and follow the road, then turn sharp left at the first intersection.
- Walk past Louis Vuitton and look out for Forever 21 on your left. The entrance to LOFT is directly opposite here.
- It’s also about a 10-15 minute walk from Harajuku Station
Loft Shibuya Google Map
Toilets: Yes, in-store including baby change table
Disability access: Yes
Closest playground: Inside Muji store, next door to Loft
Guest relations at Loft Shibuya:
- Need help? Look out for staff members who wear a blue badge. English speakers wear one that says ‘May I Help You’? Ask away!
This shop was last visited in May 2017.
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
For lovers of pens and paper, this place is ridiculous.
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