Editors’ Picks! Our Top Stationery Stores and Customizable Stationery Recommendations
It is a little bit of a secret but almost all editors at att.JAPAN are crazy about stationery! That’s why we couldn’t resist introducing our recommendations for stationery stores and items currently in vogue in Tokyo.
Recommended Stationery Stores
① mt lab.
mt lab. is a store devoted to masking tapes.
The entire wall of the Tokyo location flaunts a display of over 300 types of masking tapes!
You might find one with a very interesting pattern, or perhaps a new way to utilize them. You might even find a rare item that cannot be found anywhere else!
The store is adjoined to a mini gallery, so visitors can enjoy seeing masking tapes as works of art.
Address：3-14-5 Kotobuki, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Access：5-minute walk from Kuramae Station (Subway)
Address：1F New Tanaka Building, 3-6-21 Nakatsu, Kita Ward, Osaka
Access：3-minute walk from Nakatsu Station (Hankyu), 5-minute walk from Nakatsu Station (Metro)
A featured product of this store is the “Craypas Watch,” a cute and nostalgic collaboration with Sakura Color Products Corporation.
With virtually unlimited combinations to choose from, it is only at the TokiiRo Omotesando Store that you can enjoy customizing your very own Craypas-themed watch.
Alongside watches, they also have a collection of officially licensed stationery and lifestyle goods also in collaboration with Sakura Color.
Address：1F, 4-4-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Access：2-minute walk from Omotesando Station (Metro)
③ Nakamura Bungu
Nakamura Bungu is a stationery store with over 60 years of history.
The store has a retro feel, and it is said that most of their stationery lineup has been offered continually since the store was first established! You’ll feel as though you have slipped back in time.
With a dizzying array of stationery, you are sure to find an item that will transport you back to your childhood!
Address：4-13-17 Naka-cho, Koganei, Tokyo
Access：5-minute walk from Musashi-Koganei Station (JR)
*Only open on Saturdays and Sundays
④ Ginza Itoya
Established in 1904, Ginza Itoya’s main store is located in Tokyo’s Ginza district.
The store boasts a wide selection of stationery, office products, and lifestyle goods from various brands. You can also get customized notebooks and pens.
You can make your original notebook called “Note Couture.”
Needless to say, their featured products are those of their original brand “Itoya.” Always conscious of the concept of “Good Design,” they produce pens, notepads, notebooks, and so on, as well as bags and pouches.
Delicious fish notebook
Legal sticky roll memo
Address: 2-7-15 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Access: 1-minute walk from Ginza-itchome Station (Subway), 3-minute walk from Ginza Station (Subway)
【Yokohama Motomachi Store】
Address: 3-123 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Access: 5-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minatomirai Line), 7-minute walk from Ishikawacho Station (JR)
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a rise in the trend for customizable stationery! Why not make your own personalized fountain pen, ballpoint pen, or notebook?
① My fountain pens of ancora Ginza
This stationery store opened in March 2021 under the theme of “customization” and “gifts.”
In the “ancora My Fountain Pen” corner, you can create your own original fountain pens with customizable nibs, caps, and bodies.
The fountain pen parts come in a variety of chic colors, making them truly one of a kind.
Address：6-4-8 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Access：3-minute walk from Ginza Station (Subway), 8-minute walk from Yurakucho Station (JR)
② My Mighty of Ginza Itoya (fountain pens, ballpens)
Mighty is the original brand of “Itoya,” a stationery store that has been around for almost 100 years.
They have modernized their products to keep up with the times, and they offer My Mighty customizable fountain pens and ballpoint pens as part of their lineup.
The luxurious colors and designs are sure to catch everyone’s eye.
③ HININE NOTE
Producing one-of-a-kind notebooks, this store made its start in a corner of a printing company.
After selecting each component and placing an order, your notebook will quickly be bound in a mere 15 minutes.
The store takes full advantage of their printing company background, as they offer a variety of different components that can be added to the notebooks! Even the binder rings come in a plethora of colors.
You can also choose to foil-stamp letters on the cover, giving you even more freedom to express your originality.
Address：1F SK Yoyogi Building, 1-3-5 Uehara, Shibuya, Tokyo
Access：8-minute walk from Yoyogi-Uehara Station (Odakyu), 4-minute walk from Yoyogi-koen Station (Subway)
kakimori is a store that stays true to its concept of “Writers who have fun.”
Not only can you select your own cover, pages, rings, and clasps, the optional kadogane (corner protectors) are also extremely popular. The covers include limited-edition designs that change with the seasons, and there are always over 60 different selections to choose from!
kadogane (corner protectors)
You can also create your own ink at “inkstand by kakimori” on the 2nd floor.
Address：1-6-2 Misuji, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Access： 6-minute walk from Kuramae Station (Subway)
*The information herein is as of August 2021.