The popular Japanese homeware and lifestyle brand, Mujirushi Ryohin — typically shortened to Muji — announced on their website on March 20 that they have started accepting reservations for what will be their first hotel in Japan: MUJI HOTEL GINZA (as it’s officially branded), set to open its doors on Thursday.
Named after Tokyo’s ritzy Ginza district where the hotel will be located, along with its new global flagship store, this will be the third Muji hotel worldwide following their two Chinese locations in Beijing and Shenzhen.
With a typically sleek design and minimalist approach, each room is furnished with a variety of household goods and furniture straight out of the Muji catalog — conveniently placed on the coffee table for guests to browse at their leisure.
The concept behind the Muji hotel is the slightly wooly notion of “anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap.” That’s “gorgeous” as in “showy/flashy” and “cheap” as in “poor quality.” However, at a starting rate of ¥14,900 ($135) per person, per night (not including the optional breakfast) some may disagree with the “anti-cheap” concept.
The Ginza location will include a total of 79 guest rooms, with 9 different types. Some room types really hone in on the Tokyo tiny apartment aesthetic, whereas others are more roomy with the option to sprawl out on Muji’s trademark generic-is-better couches.
The hotel rooms will only occupy the sixth to tenth floors of the building, with the other floors will be dedicated to other branches of the Muji brand. This will including the store, two art galleries, a multilingual library, and a restaurant specializing in locally-sourced ingredients.
If you’re a fan of all things Muji and this sounds like the hotel for you, you can reserve your future room here. Get in there quick as rooms for the next few months are already being booked up.