If you love stationery as I do and you’re about to visit Japan soon, here are the places where you can find lots of stationery assortments!
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My recommended LoFT branches would be Shibuya & Kichijoji.
My top Tokyu Hands branches would be Shibuya & Ikebukuro.
Most LoFT stores / branches carry Hobonichi products.
You may also try visiting (TOBICHI) in Aoyama, Tokyo. I blogged about it here.
Also, the biggest LoFT store that I know to is the one in Shibuya. That is the branch where I got my first hobonichi ^^
Washi tape heaven
If you are looking for rare character-themed stationery goods (example: Cardcaptor Sakura), your best option is Village Vanguard / Kiddyland.
There is a VV branch in Shibuya and Shinjuku Marui Annex.
Sticker Paradise at Tokyu Hands
Sometimes, if you are lucky, you can buy special sticker books at a kombini store! Bought this Star Wars sticker book from a 7-eleven branch!
What you should never miss: Tokyu Hands BUILDING in Shibuya!
And more washi!
This photo was taken at a Tokyu Hands branch near Ikebukuro station.
If you will be around Shinjuku, make sure to check out LUMINE mall (beside Shinjuku Station) and visit the PLAZA novelty shop.
Village Vanguard in Shinjuku Marui Annex
Deco Rush tapes from SEKAIDO, Shinjuku
SEKAIDO is one of the biggest art / craft supplies store. They have two branches in Shinjuku.
Looking for super kawaii / character goods + stationery items? KIDDYLAND Harajuku is another great option besides Village Vanguard. Though KIDDYLAND mainly offers toys / collectibles, they also have a big collection of stationery!
If you can’t go to Sanrio Puroland or any Sanrio store, go to KIDDYLAND in Omotesando instead and you will not regret it.
(Or maybe you will because it’d be hard to control impulse buying.. )
More cute fusen / sticky memo pads from Tokyu Hands
IKEA Japan / IKEA store in Tachikawa has a great variety of stationery goods too.
If you see “3 Coins Shop”, Daiso (100 yen store), and SERIA (100 yen store).. prepare your wallet! Haha
For blank notebooks and zen / minimalistic stationery items, MUJI!
FLYING TIGER also has a lot of interesting and colorful stationery items. There’s a FLYING TIGER store in Omotesando / Harajuku, if I’m not mistaken..
Unfortunately, SWIMMER has already closed. 🙁
But if you can’t go to Japan (as of now, because I believe that you will someday! ^^v), you can buy from my own shop! Haha!
You can also buy really cute and cool stationery from ETSY, by the way~