The Japanese company MUJI has started taking reservations for its first hotel in Tokyo, and we just can’t wait to check in! By Sushmita Srivastav
Good news for all the fans of Japanese home-wares! MUJI—the Japanese brand loved worldwide for its minimalist home décor products is finally opening its first hotel in Japan next week. Nestled in Tokyo’s Ginza district, this one will the third hotel under the brand, after two sites in China’s Shenzhen and Beijing already welcoming guests from all across. While the big launch is planned on April 4 this year, online bookings on the official website of MUJI Hotel Ginza has already started.
With 79 rooms in nine different categories spread through the top four floors, the 10-story property has first six levels dedicated to a MUJI flagship store. Expect each room to come decked with plenty of minimalist MUJI aesthetics—think tatami mat flooring, pared-back furniture, and recycled-wood accessories. Featuring repurposed paving stones from trolley ways that ran through Tokyo 50 years ago, and materials recycled from actual ship debris, the interior designs focus on the concept of ‘wood, stone, and earth.’
The hotel also features a Japanese restaurant, WA; a multi-cuisine outlet, MUJI Diner; a design and cultural space with art galleries, Atelier MUJI Ginza; a bakery, library and a bar lounge apart from the store.