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Tokyo Shopping Guide: Loft


Loft is one of my favourite Japanese shops – arriving in Tokyo after a long day’s travel I decided to have a quick look in Loft and ended up spending a couple of hours there! Pitched as a department store for the younger, cooler crowd, it mixes kawaii and traditional designs over a range of stationery, kitchenware, home goods and gifts.

Tiny Totoro papercraft kits at Loft

Stationery fans will be overwhelmed by the racks and racks of cute diaries and schedule books, sticker sets, washi tape, writing paper, notebooks, stampers, pens, clips, book covers and more in designs ranging from minimalist to hyper cute, plus lots of cool craft supplies.

Bento goodies

The homeware/kitchenware floor is also a definite must-see, with aisles full of stuff to cute up your house, whether it’s a bento set for your lunch, teapots and mugs for breakfast time or some adorable cushions.

Fans at Loft

You’ll also find character goods featuring the newest and most Japanese characters and novelties like Nanoblocks and blind boxes that make great gifts. Look out for pop-up events too – there was a fantastic display of modern takes on traditional Japanese items like furoshiki, fans, tabi socks and more.

Cute hand towels at Loft

Loft is a great place for gifts as you can buy cute novelties and stationery for your friends and special Japanese designs that the recipients will treasure. Open late too!

Usamaru at Loft

How to get there

There are branches all over Tokyo and Japan so check the Loft website or Google Maps for the full list. The Shibuya branch is one of the best and close to JR Shibuya station next to Muji.

Last updated: 24 August 2016

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Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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