Tokyo is a destination of choice for many Singaporean travellers, especially with its many neighbourhoods that have their own distinct characters. From quirky Shinjuku to the more sophisticated Oku-Shibuya, there is an area suited for every traveller. Shopaholics, for instance, will adore the glitzy Ginza district, which boasts a myriad of shopping and dining options.
But that’s not all that Ginza has to offer. Fans of Japanese lifestyle retailer Muji now also have a reason to visit the glitzy shopping district, as the brand has just announced plans to open Japan’s first Muji Hotel and new global flagship store there in the spring of 2019. This comes after the brand broke the news about its first hotels in Shenzhen and Beijing a few months ago, which are expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Set in the heart of Tokyo’s retail, dining and entertainment enclave, Muji’s first domestic hotel will be built on the upper floors of a new, dedicated ten-storey shopping complex, taking over the sixth to tenth floors. The rest of the building, including three basement floors, will house its flagship store.
Known for its minimalist aesthetic, we can expect Muji to extend a similar design approach to its first Japanese hotel. This is already present in the renderings of Muji Hotel Beijing. All three hotels will feature tastefully curated interiors and the brand’s household products in their guest rooms.
The retailer also plans to have Muji-manufactured bicycles parked outside the hotel, so guests have an environmentally-friendly means of transport around the city.