After opening locations in Beijing and Shenzhen, China, MUJI has officially opened its first hotel in its native Japan.
Located in the thriving, beating heart of the Ginza district, MUJI Hotel Ginza is nestled right above its own global flagship store on floors 6 – 10 – this gives any resident staying a perfect bird eye’s view of the bustling district down below, including all the people participating in “Gin-bura” – “wandering through Ginza.”
As of March 20th, you can reserve one of its 79 rooms, spread across 9 distinct layouts, all bearing the iconic MUJI minimalist look – wood panel walls and furniture; white, black, and beige color scheme; and modern architecture that balances the perfect symmetry of curves and lines.
At MUJI Hotel Ginza, there’s a style of room for everyone; from travelling with your significant other and looking for a more traditional-styled hotel room, to trying something new and staying in one of their compact rooms (a minimal 2.1 meters across). Bunk-bed styled rooms are also an option for those who feel like getting in touch with their inner child at this home away from home.
On your stay, make sure you partake in MUJI Hotel’s many food offerings, starting with the traditional Japanese cuisine offered by WA. Perhaps you’re missing home more than you anticipated – never fear, for MUJI diner features dishes from around the world while partaking in an approach on the side of minimalism – the offerings are simple and classic, with fresh, preservative-free and additive-free ingredients, focusing on the flavor more than anything else.
The bakery, located on the first floor, features Japanese-grown wheat rolls baked fresh daily, red bean buns with adzuki beans from Kyoto – and for the sweet tooth, Honwakato sugar custard cream buns. A hotel-exclusive art gallery, as well as a personal library, are located on the hotel lobby floor and fit right in with the rustic, wood décor MUJI loves to showcase.
End your day at the Salon, also on the 6th floor, and converse about your adventures over coffee, black tea, or in-house cocktails. All facilities, including the restaurants, feature MUJI’s signature minimalist design, thanks to the use of 100-year-old paving stones taken from the Tokyo trolleys of yesteryear, along with recycled debris and materials from ships.
MUJI is an iconic brand in the world of the minimalist lifestyle – and that is certainly prevalent in every aspect of MUJI Hotel Ginza.