Mujirushi Ryohin
Ginza: Retail
Mujirushi Ryohin: Ginza
Ginza / Retail
Open 10am-9pm (B1F 7:30am-9:30pm LO) daily.

If you were acquainted with the spectacular Muji flagship store located in nearby Yurakucho, this current incarnation may be disappointing. The wide-open spaces and vistas of the former flagship have been replaced by poorly planned narrow aisles and foot-traffic jams, especially on the ground floor. There are positive changes as well though, and some interesting new directions for the store, so if you're a Muiji fan it's still worth a visit.

The first thing you'll notice is a much stronger emphasis on food than ever before. The ground floor, in fact, is totally devoted to food and drink, like a modern, design-savvy take on a department store food hall. As you weave your way through the aisles you'll pass stalls stocked with ready-made meals and freshly made bento boxes of the day. In one corner is a large bakery that's open from early morning.

There are also numerous specialized kiosks devoted to custom-blended teas, spices, juice and ice cream, plus a fresh-produce market area. Down in the basement is a Muji Diner that's more ambitious than your usual Muji Cafe, and up on the sixth floor is a Japanese kappo restaurant called Wa, along with a bar-salon area where you can order cocktails.

On Muji's middle floors you'll find the usual housewares and furniture, stationery supplies, clothing and numerous other stylishly minimal goods. Some are limited-edition items sold only at this branch. Many of the spaces, particularly on the hotel floor, are nicely laid out and visually appealing, while others may be more reminiscent of a discount department store. Scattered throughout the building are outposts of Muji's specialty subbrands like Muji Books, Muji Labo, Atelier Muji, Muji to Go, Found Muji and Open Muji.

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