【Tokyo 1-Day Trip】Explore Some General Stores & Stationery Shops
Tokyo is full of things to see and do, so if you want to enjoy it in just one day, decide on a plan, check the transportation and go! 10 different recommended courses that range from standard to express will be brought up. Below is a model course that will take you around some general stores and stationery shops.【Total: 5 hours】
＜1＞Search For a Refined Diary at DELFONICS Marunouchi
The store stocks stationery like diaries and notepads with original designs that will surely draw out the user’s emotions and creativity. Why not search for something that will make your days in the office more enjoyable?
Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
(Sunday) Until 8:00 PM
【↓1 minute walk to the next stop and 2 minute train ride to Ginza Station, and then a 2 minute walk to the next stop】
Get Some Fashionable Stationery at Ginza Itoya
If you like stationery, then you won’t be able to keep away from this store! It stocks anything and everything, from Contrail Notebooks (259 JPY each), letter sets, schedule books, items for crafts, and goods for your desk. You’ll think it’s almost like a stationery department store! If you purchase their Baggage Tags (756 JPY), then for an additional 540 JPY, they can put your name on them.
Hours: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
(Sunday, Public Holiday) Until 7:00 PM (cafe on 12F closes at 10:00 PM)
【↓2 minute walk to the next stop and 17 minute train ride to Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku) Station, and then a 5 minute walk to the next stop】
Head Over to Denmark’s First Lifestyle Goods Store, Sostrene Grene Omotesando Store
This is a low-cost Scandinavian brand. Every day, they have a performance where two fictional sisters – Anna and Clara – happily come up with and present new ideas. From their funky pop-designed Fabric Chair (4,390 JPY) that’ll spice up your interior to their rich selection of colored woolen yarn (large is 283 JPY, and so on), they have a wide selection of goods available.
■Sostrene Grene Omotesando Store
Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
【↓6 minute walk to the next spot】
Take a Break at Bunbougu Cafe
This is a cafe run by a stationery company. You can freely use all of the stationery inside the store, so why not sip on some Caffe Latte (756 JPY) while making a picture with masking tape? If you become a member, you can borrow keys and open desk drawers to use the stationery inside them! Lunch is served until 5:00 PM.
Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM (last order 10:00 PM)
【↓12 minute walk to the next spot】
Search for Sundries at ASOKO Harajuku Store
This store is filled to the brim with pop-designed items that are based on the concept of “enjoying surprises”, such as their Hair Bands (200 JPY) that have been wrapped in a heart-shape. They also sell goods that have unique prints from buggy. We definitely recommend taking a close look at some of their stationery and other goods that sell for a mere 30 JPY each!
■ASOKO Harajuku Store
Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 09.08.2017]
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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