Muji has been on the rise lately, opening megastores around Tokyo filled with housewares, clothing, stationery and food. Following the massif Muji Ariake, which opened in the capital last year, this new Muji outpost in Yokohama is home to the brand’s first floor of the brand’s large-scale grocery store in the Kanto region, which is similar to the depachika food halls found in the basement of department stores.
Open since mid-May, Muji Konandai Birds took over the space of the Takashimaya department store in the Konandai Birds shopping center in Yokohama.
The entire retail space covers 5,117 m², making it the largest Muji in the Kanto region and the second in Japan. Here you will find all your usual Muji products, including furniture, clothing, storage solutions, stationery and more.
The basement is dedicated to the food specialties area which is opened in collaboration with Queen’s Isetan and Nakajima Fisheries. The grocery store carries nearly all Muji food related items as well as 10,000 products from Queen’s Isetan and Nakajima Fisheries, including fresh produce, ready-to-eat foods, confectionery, alcohol, seasonings, frozen foods and more.
Similar to the Muji in Ariake, there is also a place where you can buy products by weight, including nuts and coffee beans, as well as a tea studio with 32 types of tea leaves.
The store has a bakery where you can buy fresh bread made from Hokkaido flour, as well as a range of sake from local brewers in Kanagawa Prefecture.
If all that isn’t enough, head to the functional food court kitchen counter – a first for Muji – where you can learn tips and tricks from chefs and culinary experts through live demonstrations. The kitchen counter demonstrations will also be shown on store screens and on Instagram.
For more details on Muji’s new location, visit official site.
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