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GUIDE TO LOFT – THE BEST JAPANESE STATIONERY STORE IN TOKYO

INSIDE: Everything you need to know about the best Japanese stationery store in Shibuya Tokyo. 

Do you love cute Japanese Stationery?

Then put THIS SHOP on your List of the Best Places to Shop in Tokyo!

Cute Japanese stationery is the BEST.

Loft is the ultimate cute Japanese Stationery Shop in Shibuya Tokyo. 

Take a sneak peek inside this Japanese stationery store below. 

 

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GUIDE TO LOFT JAPANESE STATIONERY STORE TOKYO

Wondering where to buy Cute Japanese stationery in Tokyo?

Lovers of cool Japanese stationery better not miss the cool stationery shop called LOFT in Shibuya.

Shibuya is one of our favourite places to go shopping in Tokyo for awesome Japanese souvenirs and gifts, and we could easily spend a whole day just wandering around.

But the LOFT basement floor is always our first stop.

For Japanese stationery fanatics who love nothing more than a Japanese pen store or finding cute stationery stores in Japan, this place is like finding a Pirate’s Chest filled with golden coins.

Do not think for a moment you’ll be leaving empty handed.

It will be impossible.

LOFT Shibuya is one of the best stationery stores in Japan, and you need to find it quick smart!

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LOFT Stationery Shop in Japan

Have you heard of LOFT Shibuya?

If you haven’t, and you’re wonderings where to buy Japanese stationery in Tokyo, it’s about time you did.

LOFT Tokyo is located in many of the larger suburbs of Tokyo but for Japanese stationery, we’d suggest the Shibuya branch on the Basement 1F floor.

Loft Shibuya should feature as THE Japanese Stationery Store in every Tokyo Shopping Guide.

If you are looking for where to shop in Tokyo for Japanese stationery, head to the suburb of Shibuya and make this Loft store your ground zero.


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The Best Japanese Stationery Store Tokyo!

Lovers of Japanese stationery will be in awe of the products on offer from all over the world.

Not only are there thousands of things, but almost everything is SUPER CUTE too!

You can also find festive stationery to mark special occasions such as Halloween, Valentine’s Day, New Years, Easter and Christmas.

It’s also a top spot for family travel adventurers.

The kids will go crazy for the bright colours, animal-shaped sticky notes and fun finds.

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Must Have Japanese Stationery, Japanese Pens, and Japanese Notebooks.

This is some of the must-have Japanese stationery to look for.

  • Rows and rows and rows of Japanese Washi paper tape and MT Washi tape.  Find designs in rainbow dots, stripes, colour blocks, zigzags, flowers, piano keys, birthday candles, quotes, and bunting – the list is endless!
  • Rainbow coloured packs of our favourite Japanese ballpoint pens “Zebra Sarasa Clip” in 0.5 point size
  • Japanese gel pens, Japanese erasable pens, Japanese highlighters – in fact, so many cute Japanese pens brands, you’ll want to jump up and down with joy!
  • Beautiful stationery items such as Japanese note books of all shapes and sizes
  • Fabric-covered notebooks, and diaries. My 2016 diary is covered in red fabric, and embellished with a sweet embroidery design of Little Red Riding Hood!
  • Book covers in fabulous designs
  • Office folders
  • Kids stationery including the cutest Deco tape
  • Stampers and inks
  • Pencil cases and pen cases
  • Brush pens
  • Japanese art supplies
  • Cute Japanese pencils

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Popular Japanese Stationery & Japanese School Supplies

Whyyyyy is Japanese stationery so good?

I can’t help myself in this shop.

I’m minimalist by nature, but I can’t resist LOFT stationery.

  • Themed paperclips (I bought teeny tiny aeroplane clips!)
  • Letter sets, letter writing paper and envelopes
  • Lined writing paper
  • Office stationery supplies including cute ledgers to calculate your daily cashflow
  • Diaries, calendars and schedule books
  • Cute Japanese stationery post-it notes  (including the cutest PEEP-OUT notes with animal faces!)
  • Art and craft design supplies
  • Japanese office supplies
  • cute stationery stickers
  • notebook stationery

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More Fun Japanese stationery

The stationery fun doesn’t stop there… 

  • THE cutest memo flag index tabs in all kinds of adorable designs! (I bought polar animals, and a set of traditional Japanese daruma dolls this visit!)
  • Coloured markers
  • Erasers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • fountain pens
  • Sticker sets and books of stickers
  • Kawaii stationery including bullet journals
  • Kawaii accessories (kawaii means ‘cute’ in Japanese)
  • Calendars, diaries, notepads, journal books and all kinds of stationery.
  • Instamatic cameras and photographic paper
  • Postcards and letter sets with Sumo wrestler designs. The perfect souvenir!

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Best Japanese Stationery Brands & Japanese Office Supplies

Loft sells many of the best Japanese stationery brands including:

  • MT Washi-Tape
  • Japanese pen brands including Zebra Mildliner Highlighter Pens
  • MUJI Gel Ink Ballpoint Pens
  • Fusen Sticky Notes
  • Plus (Decor Rush decoration tape)
  • Yojo Tape
  • Pilot Frixian Stamps
  • Pilot juice pens

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Personalised office with Japanese kawaii stationery

I love personalising my office space with the kawaii stationery I find in Loft such as:

  • themed paper clips
  • animal shaped rubber bands
  • pretty stationery like rainbow colored folders
  • colourful bulldog clips with love hearts and airplane motifs, and
  • my favourite – anything with a Japanese Daruma doll on it.

Japanese stationery is one thing I can’t resist. 


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Licenced Stationery Brands including Disney

They also sell cute stationery under licence of big popular brands such as Rainbow Brite, Sanrio, Moomin, Hello Kitty, Pokemon, and DISNEY! 

Lots and lots of cute-to-boot Disney stationery. 

The best kind! 


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Buy Cute and Cheap Japanese Stationary

It’s the perfect place to send kids on a mission to buy a whole bunch of cute stationary supplies they can use to keep a travel journal of their family trip to Japan.

This can also be an exercise to help the kids:

  • work out the different currency
  • counting yen (the  prices are in a little box on the back of each product), and
  • tallying up their total purchases.

Give them a maximum figure, and a list of what they need to purchase, and let them do the fun finding and the sums!


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Japanese Souvenirs to Take Home

Japanese stationery bundles are wonderful authentic Japanese gifts too.

Who wouldn’t be charmed by the quirkiness of the things on offer?

A deco stamp, a set of rainbow pens, a bullet journal and anything Rilakkuma-themed could top the list of cool Japanese souvenirs!

Visiting LOFT in Shibuya to see all the stationery is one of my favourite things to do in Japan with kids too.


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Check the Loft Floor Guide for Japanese Souvenirs ideas

7 Floors of Loft at the Shibuya branch. 

You’ll find beautifully designed Japanese souvenirs and gifts on every level.

Loft 1st floor for Gift Goods and Souvenirs

Be sure to visit this floor to find the best:

  • greeting cards
  • watches
  • fashion goods, and
  • phone accessories.

Loft 2nd floor for Japanese Health and Beauty Products

Second floor is for health and beauty goods including:

  • organic and natural cosmetics
  • aromatherapy and
  • herbal teas

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Loft 3rd floor for Household Goods and Kitchenwares

3rd floor is for household goods including:

  • kitchenwares
  • decorative table accessories
  • cooking utensils, knives and pans
  • picnic lunch productsand Japanese lunch bags
  • bath products 
  • Japanese house coats and Japanese aprons 

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Buy Japanese Bento Boxes for Sale too!

Loft Shibuya is also our favourite place to buy a Japanese bento box for adults and kids.

Pop in for the best range of bento boxes and accessories in Shibuya.

Loft has a range of bento accessories including:

  • soy sauce containers
  • different size bento box inserts
  • separators
  • cute bento picks and more.

They stock a great range of the best bento boxes for kids in Tokyo too.


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Loft 4th floor for Interior Design and Homewares

4th floor is for Interior Design, and it’s the spot to find elegant Japanese gifts for family and friends, if you have the budget. 

Loft 5th floor for Travel Goods and Bags 

5th floor is travel accessories, bags and variety goods.

Loft 6th floor – International Art and Design Exhibition 

The 6th floor is worth a visit to see the International Art and Design exhibition.

This is where you’ll find the shop that can 3D print miniatures of your family members, as pictured above! 

There’s also supplies for craft and wrapping.

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THE INSIDE SCOOP:  LOFT Best Japanese Stationery Stores Tokyo

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Address: Loft Shibuya can be located at 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
Phone: 03-3462-3807
Website: Click here
Social Media:

  • Check out their current events on their Facebook Page
  • Instagram handle: @loft_shibuya

Loft Shibuya Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm daily

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How to get to LOFT Shibuya

The Shibuya branch of LOFT is near to the main Shibuya Crossing at JR Shibuya Station.

  • From the JR Shibuya station, walk out the Hachiko Exit (West Side) passing the Dog Statue.
  • Cross at the main crossing.
  • Walk up Inokashira Dori and follow the road, then turn sharp left at the first intersection.
  • Walk past Louis Vuitton and look out for Forever 21 on your left.
  • The entrance to LOFT is directly opposite here.
  • It’s also about a 10-15 minute walk from Harajuku Station

Google Map of Loft Shibuya, Japanese Stationery Shop

Facilities Loft Shibuya

Need help?

  • Look out for staff members who wear a blue badge.
  • English speakers wear one that says ‘May I Help You’?  Ask away!

Toilets: Yes, in-store including baby change table
Disability access: Yes
Closest playground: Inside Muji store, next door to Loft

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More Japanese Stationary at MUJI next door

Our other favourite shop, MUJI Tokyo Shibuya is inter-connected with the basement floor of Loft.

When you’ve finished your stationery shopping in Loft, be sure to go next door to MUJI Japan, via the basement or level one floors only. 

I love MUJI’s understated design principles, minimalist ethos, and their use of natural products.

Muji Products

Think:

  • natural timbers
  • organic fabrics and natural fibres
  • muted colours that mimic the gentleness of nature and forests
  • products made from stone and wood
  • simple ceramics in white 
  • plain minimalist designs
  • elegant but simple wrapping 

They sell a range of simple but elegant MUJI stationery.

The MUJI stationery set is a best seller. 

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MUJI also sells:

  • MUJI kitchenware – cups, plates, bowls, utensils and serving trays
  • MUJI bathroom organisation and storage tools
  • MUJI furniture (go take a look!)
  • MUJI clothes for the whole family
  • MUJI toys and bikes, and
  • elegant MUJI homewares.

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MUJI Groceries

Don’t miss the MUJI Grocery on the Basement floor.

Gather all your food souvenir supplies at MUJI in Shibuya, including authentic green tea  powder and those cutest little flower sugar lollies you eat alongside a sip of bitter tea.

You can also buy the MUJI chocolate coated strawberries.

The strawberry chocolate ones are decadent. 

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Plus, you’ll find all the Japanese crackers, biscuits, and cakes.

And a range of Japanese curry sauces. 

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Muji Playroom in Shibuya

There’s also a delightful toddler playground upstairs in MUJI.

It’s typically Japanese – all smooth timbers and understated thoughtful design.

There’s nappy changing, and breastfeeding rooms too.

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Muji at Family Mart

Hot tip!

You can also buy a small range of plain but versatile MUJI notebooks, MUJI pencils, and other MUJI stationery in Family Mart when you can’t make it to MUJI, or want to take a few extra souvenirs home.

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Toadstool Rating: LOFT Cute Japanese Stationary Store Tokyo!

For lovers of pens and paper, this Japan stationery place is ridiculous.

Beyond anything you can imagine. 

Prepare for your day’s Tokyo itinerary to go out the window.

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Kitty

Friday 16th of October 2020

I think Loft is the answer to my question that I've been asking for the past 2 months and came up with nothing. I'm trying to figure out where to get Kawaii letter sets like those from Kamio, Crux or Q-Lia and one of your photos comes very close to the letter sets they make. I tried searching for it online in English first and I even tried in Japanese (haha!) and I only found blog posts that say "I got this today!" but it doesn't say where. I purchase these letter sets from a seller on Etsy and even broke down and bought some from an online Japanese small shop. It will be 2-3 months before it gets to me but I can't go to Japan anytime soon. I do want to know where to go when I do though.

Amber Greene

Friday 16th of October 2020

So glad to help! LOFT is my absolute fave shop and you will definitely find what you are looking for, plus lots of stuff you didn't even KNOW you needed!!! I can't walk out without an armload of stationery. I can't wait to go back as soon as the borders open up. have a great day Kitty.

Heather

Sunday 16th of February 2020

We visited the LOFT shop In 2018. It was incredible. I have a video of the sign on front of shop, turning like a jigsaw puzzle.

Amber

Monday 17th of February 2020

We are going back in June! I'll look out for that Heather! Thanks for the tip. Isn't it just the best shop. I'm a minimalist at heart, but cannot go into that shop without spending big bucks on all the sticky notes and birthday cards!!! I don't even buy cards normally. ha ha!


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