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Muji's First Japanese Hotel Is Set to Open in 2019

The Tokyo site joins the company's existing hotels in Shenzhen and Beijing in China.
By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2018
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Muji's First Japanese Hotel Is Set to Open in 2019

The Tokyo site joins the company's existing hotels in Shenzhen and Beijing in China.
By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2018
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You've filled your house with its minimalist designs and homewares, and dreamed of living in its flat-pack homes and tiny pre-fab huts as well. MUJI fans, your love affair with the Japanese home goods giant isn't over yet. First announced in 2017, the retailer has been opening its own range of hotels — and while sites in Shenzhen and Beijing in China are already welcoming guests, the brand's Tokyo abode now has a launch date.

Come April 4, 2019, you'll be able to check into MUJI's very own Ginza site, aka MUJI Hotel Ginza. The company's first Japanese hotel, it'll be located in the same spot as its new flagship store. The shop will take up seven floors from the basement upwards, the hotel reception will be situated on level six, and 79 guest rooms will be spread across levels seven to ten. A diner, which'll be open to the public, will also make its home in the basement.

MUJI fans, and anyone looking for somewhere different to stay in one of Tokyo's busiest districts, can expect the retailer's usual minimalist aesthetic — think recycled wooden interiors and spaces filled with plenty of the brand's furniture. The company describes it as "anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap", which fits in with its overall practical but quality vibe, with the concept and interior design managed by MUJI-owning company Ryohin Keikaku.

The site will also feature the multi-purpose Atelier MUJI Ginza, a space on the sixth floor that's all about design and culture. Between shopping for MUJI goods and slumbering in a MUJI bed, guests can wander through two galleries that'll feature craft and design exhibitions, grab a drink in the salon, and peruse arts-related books in the library. There'll also be a lounge where MUJI will host regular events and workshops.

Image: Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd.

Published on December 09, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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