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BEST JAPANESE HOME DECOR STORES FOR JAPANESE STYLE

INSIDE: Guide to the BEST Japanese Home Decor stores in Tokyo for super cute Japanese homewares.

Zakka is my favourite Japanese concept – it means ‘miscellanous goods’.

A much better description is that things imbued with a sense of zakka “make life pleasurable and bring a sprinkle of joy to your day”.

Zakka homewares scattered around your house and home can hold your jewellery, favorite treasures and the best candies from Japan.  Zakka homewares also make your interior spaces warm, and inviting.

Most often zakka goods are ‘kawaii’ cute, with a childlike zest for life.

Zakka ornaments & products help everyone to hold on to their inner child in a grown up world.

(You might like to know about another Japanese philosophy I love too – it’s called  wabi-sabi – the Japanese understanding that life is both perfect and imperfect at the same time, and that, despite the conundrum, life is beautiful because of it. )

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Best Japanese Home Decor Stores for Zakka

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Here’s some examples of Zakka goods:

  • Toadstool CHAIR SOCKS! Because doesn’t EVERYBODY need a few red and white toadstools around the home?
  • a simple embroidered apron or shibori dyed Japanese mother’s apron to wear when cooking
  • a sweet hand-crafted Zakka purse you use everyday to pay for your goods
  • the washi paper tape -masking tape- with a sweet whale design that you use to hang posters on your wall
  • an endearing (but perhaps purposeless?) ornament that brings a smile to your face when you wash up

Or how about:

  • a cute fox-illustrated teacup that is the perfect shape and size for your first tea of the day
  • Mt Fuji printed Japanese door curtains for home (noran), like the ones you see in Yakitori-ya shops
  • pretty printed linen material for sewing projects
  • Japanese teatowels with adorable Japanese cutesy design
  • adorable chopstick rests
  • handmade Japanese candles & candle holders for the dinner table

Japan is FULL of Zakka inspired homewares, ornaments and Japanese home decor to fill you with delight. 


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14 BEST JAPANESE HOMEWARES SHOPS FOR JAPANESE STYLE 

Here’s a list of the best shops in Tokyo to find adorable Japanese homewares and Japanese Zakka goods to fulfil all your Japanese interior design ideas and make your heart sing.

Hot tip: Check out the Japanese version of ELLE Decor magazine エルデコ for lots and lots of Japanese home design inspiration.

Japanese food magazines are another good place to see wholesome Japanese interior design inspiration.

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No.1: Watashi No Heya Japanese Home Decor Store

Watashi no Heya means ‘My Room’ in Japanese, this is a fabulous shop to find Japanese souvenirs and elegant Japanese gifts to use in your home on a daily basis. They stock Japanese tableware, Japanese ceramics, rice bowls, noodle bowls and more.

They have six stores in Tokyo, including one in Marunouchi and Ikebukuro.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Watashi no Heya Marunouchi

Address:1-chōme-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-6504, Japan
Opening hours:  11am – 9pm
URL:Click here for the shop list. It’s in Japanese but you can click the google map link to find them.

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No.2: Tokyu Hands Department Store 

Tokyu Hands will be mentioned throughout this story but if you want to find super cute things for the home such as salt and pepper shakers that say ‘salt’ and ‘pepper’ in Japanese when you shake or pour, then this is your place.

Stop by and have a look at their range of Japanese towels, Japanese hand towels, and Japanese design furoshiki wrapping cloths.

I love their Japanese home decor items, and their range of Japanese travel goods.

And did I mention the Japanese craft supplies???

Spend a DAY.

PS: The Kinoko Toadstool chair socks pictured top above are from Tokyu Hands.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro Store (the first one I ever went to! Still my favourite)

Address:1-28-10 Higashi Ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo 170-0013
Access:Nearest station- 7 minutes on foot from East Exit of Ikebukuro Station
Opening hours:  10am to 9pm daily
URL:Take a peek inside the Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro Store

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No.3: Good Design Store by Nohara 

The Good Design Store by Nohara in Tokyo is located in KITTE Department Store.

The products in this shop have all won Japan’s product design award.

It’s spectacular.

THE INSIDE SCOOP:

Address:Third floor of KITTE Marunouchi at 100-7003 Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-3
Access

  • JR Tokyo Station about 1 minute walk, Marunouchi Line Tokyo Station direct connection from underpass
  • Chiyoda Line Nihobashimae Station about 2 minutes walk Mita Line Otemachi Station about 4 minutes
  • JR Keiyo Line Tokyo Station about 3 minutes Yurakucho Line Yurakucho Station approximately 6 minutes on foot
  • JR Yurakucho Station approximately 6 minutes on foot

Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00 (Sunday and public holidays 11:00 – 20:00)
URL:Good Design Store

Japanese home decor shop marku-s

No.4: Marku-S Traditional Japanese Home Decor

Marku-s sells handmade Japanese pottery, Japanese brooms, and Japanese tableware.

Everything in the shop is made by hand by local Tokyo craftsmen and women, a somewhat rare experience these days.

Please take special care in the shop, as many items are breakable.

Markus is open from 11:00 to 20:00.

THE INSIDE SCOOP:

Address:Musashino Country Heights No. 112, 2-18-15 Honcho Kichijoji, Musashino City, 180-0004
Access

  • It is a 6-minute walk from Kichijoji Station where two lines of JR Chuo Line and Keio Inokashira Line meet.
  • Markus is located in a quiet alley just off the bustling Nakamichi Dori.

Opening hours: 11:00 to 20:00
URL:http://marku-s.net/  (use google translate)

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No.5: Hapins Store

Hapins is a chain store filled with cute Japanese characters, soft toys, cushions, pillows, storage options, and clever gadgets to organise your home. 

They have a range of kitchen items including:

  • Japanese dishes
  • laundry goods
  • home interiors
  • smart phone accessories
  • stationery
  • furniture
  • bags and wallets, and
  • travel goods too.

Check out their Winnie the Pooh range, and their oh-so-cute collections.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Hapins Shibuya

Address:West Bldg. 1F at Shibuya Mark City.
Access:Shibuya Mark City is a building complex directly connected to Shibuya Station. Click here for directions. 
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm
URL:Hapins Shibuya

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No.6: Passport

Passport is a shop collection owned by Hapins, and with a similar style.

Stop here for pretty and fun miscellaneous goods!

THE INSIDE SCOOP:

Address:There’s a brand new Passport shop in the Beans Department Store in Akabane, north of Shinjuku, on the 1st floor.  1-1-1, Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo.
Access:JR Saikyo Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Takasaki Line, Tohoku Main Line “Akabane Station” direct connection
Opening hours:  10am to 9pm
URL:Passport Akabane store

Here’s a list of Passport shops (only in Japanese. Click the links to find one near you.)

**Passport is also in the Shinjuku Marui Annex near the Shinjuku train station, at 3-chōme-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0022, Japan

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No.7: Bao-Bab.Fleur 

Bao-Bab.Fleur is a cute lifestyle shop with a branch in Tokyo Shinjuku, also owned by Hapins.

They stock a range of fashion goods and accessories such as bags, rain goods, accessories and watches, and miscellaneous goods such as stationery and room scents.

THE INSIDE SCOOP:

Address:1-chome−17−1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 〒160-0023;  in the Shinjuku My Lord Department Store, Odakyu SC – 6th floor
Opening hours:  11-9 pm
URL:Bao Bab Fleur

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No.8: Claska

CLASKA Gallery & Shop “DO” is a lifestyle shop that selects items that fit the Japanese living of today.

“DO” (pronounced as in “dough”) offers various items from Japanese traditional crafts to new designer products, selected by shop director Takeo Okuma.

Claska has stores in Marunouchi, Ginza, Nihonbashi, Shibuya, Kichijoji and Tama.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Marunouchi 

Address:Marunouchi branch is on the 4th Floor of KITTE
Opening hours: 11:00am~9:00pm (Sunday & Holidays~8:00pm)
URL:Find more Claska shops in Tokyo here. 

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No.9: Flying Tiger Copenhagen 

Flying Tiger Copenhagen was a surprise find on my last trip to Odaiba. Flying Tiger stocks over 1,500 items and adds new items every season.

Their range of zakka homewares feature cute faces, animals, and more – you’ll find something you need and want in this store featuring inspired design. There are always new products, and new surprises every month.

Find Flying Tiger stores in Tokyo at Shibuya, Shinjuku, Tama, Kichijoji, Odaiba and Yokohama.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Shibuya store 

Address:Dogenzaka 1-12 -3-Shibuya Mark City East 1F (Shibuya Mark City Department Store) Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
Opening hours:  10am to 9pm
URL:Find Flying Tiger stores in Tokyo here  (type Tokyo into the search bar to narrow the options)

Japanese home decor shop afternoon tea living and tea rooms

No.10: Afternoon Tea Store 

You might also try the chain store, Afternoon Tea, for all things that belong in the room when you are enjoying a shared cuppa with a friend or family. It’s the place to buy both lifestyle goods and tearoom fancies.

Find Afternoon Tea stores in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ueno and Ikebukuro. (scroll down the page to find the Tokyo shops).

When there’s a teashop on site, you can also eat in, and enjoy their Tea and Bakery menu after you browse.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Shibuya Afternoon Tea Living and Tea Room 

Address:Dogogenzaka 1-12-5 , Shibuya Mark City West 1F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
Opening hours:  10 am to 9pm
URL:https://www.afternoon-tea.net/shop-list/shibuya-mark_city-living/  (click for access and directions)

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Image credit: Kakesu

No.11: Kakesu Zakkaten

Kakesu Zakkaten sells teapots, teacups, a famous brand of towels, and ceramics. Most of their products are ‘made in Japan’ so make the perfect gift.

Kakesu Zakkaten is a pleasure to visit – their styling is heart warming!

THE INSIDE SCOOP:

Address:2-2-3 Matsugaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0036
Accesshttps://www.kakesu-company.jp/store-info-english/
Opening hours: Open from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

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No.12: Koncent Japanese Home Decor Shop

Koncent’s concept store on Kuramae’s Edo-dori is home to Japanese knick knacks and design-friendly objects from Japan. Grab a coffee instore while you browse.

KONCENT is a platform designed to connect people who make and use things and people who use things.

Find an eclectic range of Japanese products including:

  • shopping baskets
  • bathroom floor mats
  • umbrellas, earrings
  • coasters
  • dishes
  • toothbrush stands, and more.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Koncent in Kuramae 

Address:Yubinbango 111-0051 Taito-ku, Tokyo Kuramae 2-4-5
AccessMap

  • Toei Asakusa Line Kuramae Station Exit A1, take a 1 minute walk from the Exit 1A1 and proceed to the right.
  • Turn right at the end of the large street (Edo Street).
  • Go straight about 350 meters and you will find the Kuramae Main Store on your right.

Opening hours:  11: 00 ~ 19: 00
URL:Koncent have other branches all over Tokyo (and one in Melbourne and Malaysia too – find your closest Tokyo Koncent store here.

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No.13: Wise Wise Tools 

Wise Wise Tools in Roppongi Midtown is a shop with handpicked products guided by the principle that filling your life with modern handmade goods, make with care and craftsmanship, is the pathway to a ‘rich’ life.

“a rich “life” through daily crafts created by new techniques and contemporary aesthetics based on traditional craftsmanship”.

Their store in Roppongi stocks a carefully curated selection of handmade or bespoke goods of:

  • Japanese tableware
  • useful tools for keeping house
  • Tokyo fashion and accessories
  • hand crafted furniture
  • storage and basketry, and
  • kitchenware.

THE INSIDE SCOOP:

AddressTokyo Midtown Gardenside Building 3rd Fl., 9-7-4 Minato-ku, Tokyo, Akasaka, 107-0052
Access

  • Toei Oedo Line “Roppongi” Station (Direct connection to B2F from the front of Akasaka 9-Chome Exit)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Roppongi” Station 4 minutes on foot from Exit 4a.
  • A 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Nogizaka” station Exit 3.

Opening hours:  11:00-21:00 daily
URL: Wise Wise

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No.14: Village Vanguard

Village Vanguard is lots of fun to browse too.

They stock an eclectic range of:

  • ornaments
  • t-shirts
  • cushions
  • fashion
  • books
  • smart phones
  • clocks
  • kitchenware
  • household goods
  • party goods
  • character goods
  • soft toys and Japanese plush dolls
  • posters
  • aroma and incense
  • household goods
  • kitchenware
  • backpacks, bags and wallets.

Check out their current collaborations – Miffy by Dick Bruna was a recent one.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Village Vanguard Ikebukuro 

Address:Sunshine City Alpa Building, 3-1-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward , Tokyo 170-0013, Tokyo Alta 1F
Access:First floor of Alpa, sunshine side
Opening hours:  11: 00-20: 00
URL:www.village-v.co.jp   (Search by prefecture – type in Tokyo for more Tokyo stores and Village Vanguard pop up stores, and Village Vanguard diners- hamburger shops for adults)

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BEST 100 YEN STORES FOR JAPANESE HOME STYLE

No.1: Natural Kitchen

Our favourite 100 yen store in Japan for natural design inspiration with hundreds of kitchenware products for the home. Natural Kitchen 100 yen store started in Osaka but now has branches all over Japan.

They stock:

  • Japanese tableware
  • white tableware
  • baskets
  • wooden dishes and wooden plates and bowls
  • linen teatowels
  • enamelware (enamel pitcher, enamel pot and divided plates)
  • picture frames
  • home decoration products
  • homewares including cutlery, wooden spoons
  • storage boxes
  • drink coasters
  • earrings and jewellery
  • lunch bags and more.

They also stock Duralex glasses, Tsubame cutlery and pans, and Weck glassware.

READ MORE: The Best Kitchenware Shops in Japan

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Natural Kitchen Shibuya Mark City Store

Address:1-12-1 Shibuya Mark City West Mall 2F Douginsaka Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access

  • Denentoshi Line, JR Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Keio Inokashira Line  – Shibuya Stations
  • A 5- to 10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line

Opening hours:  10am to 9pm
URL:Shibuya Natural Kitchen

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No.2: Seria 

Another super fun 100 yen shop in Tokyo is Seria. 

Their motto is ‘color the days with Seria’.

Cute!

We love the giant store in Odaiba.

Seria stocks all kinds of products including:

  • earrings and fashion accessories
  • nail art supplies
  • false eyelashes
  • Japanese face mask sheets
  • shower caps, and
  • make up, and 
  • bath toys for kids.

There’s bags and handbags, storage, and Japanese tablewares.

Plus  

  • Japanese office supplies
  • Japanese stationery
  • Japanese school supplies
  • cute sticky notes
  • scissors,

And, Japanese bento accessories and Japanese bento boxes. 

Kids will LOVE the DIY Japanese candy

The craft section is filled with craft supplies and dried flower displays to make your own fun zakka goods.

They have TONNES of Disney products too!

READ MORE: The Best Japanese Candy to buy from a 100 yen store in Japan

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This list of the large Seria stores in Japan.

These stores have this symbol as above next to them.

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Visit the only LARGE Seria store in Tokyo at Hachioji.

Address:550-1 Eas Takao, Higashi Asagawa-cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 1F
Access
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm daily
URL:Find the list of Tokyo stores here   (The link is in Japanese – click on the brown box on the right of each to open up the description box to see the address in English)

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No.3: Daiso Japan

Daiso is the most well known of 100 yen shops in Japan.

We love the DAISO in Harajuku, and it’s one of the easiest Daiso stores in Tokyo to find for most people as it’s on Takeshita Street in Harajuku.

The only problem with DAISO is that they now have DAISO shops in America, Asia and Australia, with almost identical products, so some of the fun of finding quirky Japanese products in Tokyo has gone.

It’s nice to buy something for 100 yen though, instead of the $2.80 AUD you pay at home per item.

READ MORE: The Best Japanese Snacks to buy in Japan at a 100 yen store

THE INSIDE SCOOP: DAISO Harajuku 

Address:1 Chome-19-24 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
AccessHow to get to Daiso Harajuku
Opening hours:  10am to 9pm daily
URL:Take a sneak peek inside with Roam the Gnome!

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Best Japanese Furniture Stores for Homewares

Here’s a quick run down of our favourite Japanese furniture shops to buy Japanese homewares  in Japan.

  • MUJI Japan
  • NITORI furniture
  • Ikea Japan  (PS: did you know there’s an IKEA museum? It’s in Sweden. Pop it on your bucket list) 
  • Hida Takayama
  • Wood You Like

Take a look at our guide to Japanese furniture for more information and details including:

  • addresses
  • websites
  • opening hours, and
  • access.

Toadstool Rating: Japanese decor for home 

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