6月 24, 2019
Getting Excited! The Top 10 Shops That You Can Get The Unique Stationeries In Tokyo!
Pens, notebooks, book covers – there are so many types of stationeries. You sure used them more when you were a student. In this article, I will list the top 10 stationeries that you can get in Tokyo. All of them are so unique and different! If you are interested, go now and get them!（This articke is originally published in 2018 Aug.25th）
Do you think “oh, it’s just a stationary after all”? But wait. Stationeries are for everyday use. If they become special to you, your life will be filled with happiness! This “Original Notebook” can be purchased at the shop called “Kamokiri”, located in Kuramae, Tokyo. Surprisingly, you can make your very own notebook!
Interested in how much it costs? When it comes to order made, you might think it would cost so much – but actually, the price would be about 1,000 to 2,500 yen. It is suitable to make your diary. How about making the original notebook?
Name: Kamokiri Kuramae
Address: 4-20-12, Kuramae, Taito Ku, Tokyo
Time: (Weekdays) 12:00-19:00 (Sat/Sun/Pub) 11:00-19:00
Close: Mon (open on Public Holiday)
Access: Walk 3 mins from Kuramae Station
Map: map to Kamokiri Kuramae
If you go to Shibuya, there’s this shop “Rainbow SPECTRUM” that offers the most unique stationeries as well as the cosmetics and the kitchen tools – you can find all the adorable stuff here! Of all, the most recommended product is a bookmark “Bookmark Mosquito”. Each one costs only 259 yen, it is quite easy to get one.
Mosquito means “Ka” in Japanese, and this motif is already unique! As it is made from silicon, you don’t have to worry if it breaks soon. Check that out if you love reading!
Name: Rainbow SPECTRUM
Address: 5-29-1, Jingu Mae, Shibuya Ku, Tokyo
Access: Walk 4 mins from Shibuya Station
Map: map to Rainbow SPECTRUM
Karabina Ballpoint Pen
Ballpoint pens are what you need everyday. Everyone has their favourite pens. However, no matter how you use it, it can be hard to pick it up once you put it into your bag. But at this shop “36 Sablo”, there are the original ones.
As can be seen, there’s a hook onto the cap of the pens. Because of that, it’s easy to bring it with you – just hang it onto your bag. this is not a chain like the key rings, so it doesn’t bother you! This is a must-try once you are in Tokyo.
Name: 36 Sablo
Address: 2-4-16, Honcho, Kichijoji, Musashino City, Tokyo
Map: map to 36 Sablo
HIGHTIDE hum Pen Tag
Does anyone think that pens are too big to have with your journal, or putting it into your bag just like that is pain in the neck?
Your wish comes true at “Bunbougu Cafe”. As its name, you can experience a collaboration of stationeries and a cafe. It’s great that you could enjoy your meals and shopping at the same time.
Name: Bunbougu Cafe
Address: Uchida Building B1, 4-8-1, Jingu Mae, Shibuya Ku, Tokyo
Map: map to Bunbougu Cafe
These days, people use their smartphones more rather than writing letters. However, because you get less chance to see something with hand writing, you might want to have something special when you try to write.
“Tagami Bunguten” is located in Higashi Jujo, Tokyo. There are a wide variety of stationeries that kids and adults can enjoy, but what I want you to look closely is a letter set. Japanese traditional papers for the envelopes and the paper itself, and the patterns are not too cute, but simple and matured. This is definitely for “ladies”.
Name: Tagami Bunguten
Address: 2-5-15, Higashi Jujo, Kita Ku, Tokyo
Time: (Weekdays) 9:00-19:00 (Sat) 10:00-18:00
Close: Sun/Pub/2nd Sat
Map: map to Tagami Bunguten
Book on Book
When you are having meals. You cannot make your hands free, but when you want to keep going with your book… What do you do?
“Assist on”, opened in July 2017, offers this unique product called “Book on Book”. This one is made from acrylic fibre – you could say, “a transparent book”.
Name: Assist on
Address: Echigoya Building Level 2, 3-20, Kanda Ogawa Town, Chiyoda Ku, Tokyo
Access: Walk 5 mins from Jinbo Town Station
Map: map to Assist on
Tsukushi Pencil Cap
The older you get, the more chance to use pens you have – but don’t forget that you have been using pencils since you were a children. However, when you put it directly into your bag, it will make a mess. And even when you put a cap onto it, it will come off so easily.
However, at “Tsukushi Bunguten” where there are a wide variety of useful and practical products, you can get the sophisticated and practical “Tsukushi Pencil Cap”.
Name: Tsukushi Bunguten
Address: 2-21-7, Nishi Town, Kokubunji, Tokyo
Access: Walk 20 mins from Kokubunji Station via Chuo Line
Map: map to Tsukushi Bunguten
At home, or at work. When there’s a need to work, many people tend to put the stationeries here and there. It looks so messy if you just keep them like that, but you might get too lazy to put them nicely every time you use.
When that happens, you can choose this “Desk Tray”. It looks a standard tray, but it is actually a unique product that you might need!
Name: Yamada Bunguten
Address: Mitaka Sangyo Plaza Level 1, 3-38-4, Shimo Renjaku, Mitaka City, Tokyo
Time: (Weekdays) 11:00-19:00 (Sat/Sun/Pub) 11:00-20:00
Map: map to Yamada Bunguten
“Card Case” is what you need as an adult – however, as you get older, you feel a little embarrassed to have a flashy one with too cute patterns.
At “Tabiya”, located in Nakano Ku, you can get a simple, and stylish card case that can be used at work. As its concept of “Stationery shop that lets you feel as if you are on a trip”, there are a wide variety of either original, or imported goods. When you go in, you will immediately want to take a look at your life (=journey) again.
Address: 1-37-2, Arai, Nakano Ku, Tokyo
Map: map to Tabiya
Have you ever seen a pen made from glass? In one of the most stylish towns of Minami Aoyama, there’s this place – “Shosaikan”. Glass pens offered here are all hand made. Moreover, all parts are made from glass, so when you put it into the ink, you can keep writing for more than 300 words!
It looks so stylish as it is made from glass. You will get attentions for sure when you use it at work! Just visit this place and try this unique stationery!
Address: Panse Building Level 1, 5-13-11, Minami Aoyama, Minato Ku, Tokyo
Close: Wednesday (open on a public holiday, but the following day will be closed)
Map: map to Shosaikan
Find Your Favourite Stationeries In Tokyo!
How was it? In this article I have introduced the top 10 stationery shops in Tokyo. In this recent years of technology with computers and smartphones, you get less chance to use the stationeries. However, because we are in that generation, try to know the good points of them!