Japanese Stationery Vocabulary ー Useful Words and Places to Shop!
Japan really carries some of the cutest stationery you can ever find! From cute stickers to cute planners, Japanese stationery shops really do have a variety of things. Do you collect or buy cute stationeries whenever you see one? Because stay till the end, we would be sharing some of the various stationery shops in Tokyo where you can satisfy your likings!
In this blog article, we would be sharing with you the various stationery vocabulary. You can use this vocabulary in school or just on a daily basis where you go shopping for your stationeries. So, let’s get started right away!
Here are 10 different vocabularies for you to learn!
Japanese Stationery Vocabulary
Japanese ー Pronunciation ー English
- ふせん・Fusen・Sticky Note
- セロテープ・Serotepu・Scotch Tape
- ガムテープ・Gamutepu・Packaging Tape
Places to Shop for Japanese Stationery in Tokyo!
Kakimori has believed that writing reminds an important part of sharing thoughts, creating new ideas and to communicate with one another. You are able to customize your own notebook where you can choose your own covers, type of papers, ring color and also fasteners. You can do customize inscriptions too! However, it is recommended to order your notebook on the weekdays (Tues – Fri 12noon to 7 pm) as the shop might get too busy with orders. Other than customized notebooks, they sell pens and writing materials as well! Not to mention ink holders and unique goods. Definitely a shop to visit!
Price range: ¥1000 to ¥3500 per notebook
Opening Hours: 11 am to 7 pm (Monday closed)
Address: 1 Chome-6-2 Misuji, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0055
Loft would probably be the first thing you would think about when it comes to shopping for stationeries in Tokyo, Japan. It can be found ONLY in Japan! The shop carries basically all kinds of stationery ranging from anime merchandise to stickers to polaroid cameras. Loft can be found all over Tokyo, Japan, so it is super easy to find! We are looking at the biggest loft in Tokyo which is located in Shibuya! They have a total of 7 floors (B1 to 6th floor)!
Price range: ¥150 to ¥3500 (estimated)
Opening Hours: 10 am to 9 pm
Address: 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
Tokyu Hands is more of a creative stationery store. They sell some of the premium kind of stationeries. For example, premium calligraphy brushes. Although Tokyu Hands is a bit more on the pricer than Loft, you might find some stationeries not carried at Loft. There are a total number of 49 stores in the whole of Japan, including Tokyo! You are able to find a store in major areas in Tokyo. For example, Shibuya and Ginza. Some of the biggest Tokyu Hands stores are in Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ikebukuro.
Price range: ¥180 to ¥3500 (estimated)
Opening Hours: 10 am to 9 pm (Shinjuku Store)
Address: 〒151-8580 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sendagaya, 5 Chome−24−2 2～8F タカシマヤタイムズスクエアビル
Itoya is the grandparents of all Japanese stationery stores in Japan. Established in 1904, Ginza Itoya is the first outlet in Japan. They believe that with the optimal environment and aesthetically beautiful tools, it would help to enrich and enhance your time of creativity. The stationeries sold there can be quite pricey, however, some of the stationeries can only be found in Itoya. Why not spend a bit more on beautiful and pretty stationeries? They carry premium washi tapes, stickers, wrapping papers and also calligraphy brushes. Not only stationeries, but they also have a business lounge, an event hall, an indoor vegetable factory, and a juice bar! How cool is that!
Price range: ¥300 to ¥4500 (estimated)
Opening Hours: 10 am to 8 pm
Address: 2-7-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
This is a store where you can find stationeries which carries the Japanese elements. Interestingly, the first retail store of Kyukyodo was founded as a pharmacy. The first outlet was founded in Kyoto, Japan. Kyukyodo is a great place to get traditional Japanese stationeries. They deal mostly in incense, calligraphy supplies, and Japanese paper goods! The main outlet in Tokyo is in Ginza where it is a 2 floors store. The stationeries there can be great as a gift for your family and friends!
Price range: ¥500 to ¥6000 (estimated)
STORE: Mon-Sat (10 am – 7 pm) Sun & Holidays (11 am – 7 pm)
GALLERY: Tues-Sat (11 am – 7 pm) Sun (11 am – 7 pm)
Address: Kyukyodo Building 1F・2F Store 3F・4F Gallery
5-7-4 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo
Website: http://www.kyukyodo.co.jp/ (Japanese)
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