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Tokyo’s Best Interior Design and Tableware Shops

Not that we needed any other excuse to remind everyone that Tokyo is our favorite design city in the world, but it isn’t until you have experience Japanese dedication to detail, that you can fully appreciate the extend of mastery and sense of hospitality that goes into Japanese design. Whether it’s exquisitely crafted, razor-thin glasses, elegant lacquerware boxes, or a set of rectangular sushi plates - check out our ultimate list of Tokyo’s best interior design and tableware shops where you will find more than just beautiful dining ware. 

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Amahare  | Shirokanedai




Situated in the quiet neighborhood of Shirokanedai, Amahare might not directly lie in the heart of Tokyo’s tourist hubs, but perhaps that’s exactly why this shop feels like one of Tokyo’s best design tableware finds. With its sleek shop that screams minimal Japanese design, and its exquisite wares ranging from plates and cups, to teapots, vases and bowls, Amahare more than deserves its place as one of the city’s best tableware design shops. 

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︎11:00-19:00, closed on Wednesdays
︎5-5-2 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website

Images by Satoshi Asakawa, Yuka Yanazume


Momota Touen at Palace Hotel Tokyo | Marunouchi




Known as the home of Japanese porcelain, Arita Town on Kyushu Island is the birthplace of many of Japan’s most famous ceramic brands, one of which is 1616 / arita japan. Designer Teruhiro Yanagihara brought to life this sophisticated line of simple, yet beautiful tableware pieces in collaboration with Arita-based Momota-Touen Corporation, which can be admired at the brand’s sleek Tokyo flagship store inside the Palace Hotel Tokyo.

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︎10:00-19:00
︎Underground Arcade of the Palace Hotel Tokyo, Marunouchi 1-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website

Photography by Takumi Ota and Elizabeth Heltoft Arnby



TIME & STYLE  | Roppongi (Tokyo Midtown)




Housed on the 3rd floor of majestic Tokyo Midtown’s shopping mall in Roppongi, TIME&STYLE is an interior design empire featuring its own line of furnture, lighting, tableware and more, all manufactured in Japan. A simple walk through the company’s Midtown store will leave you wanting to completely redecorate your home, but if you budget can’t stretch quite that far, why not gift yourself some outstanding tableware pieces?
︎11:00-21:00
︎Galleria/3F Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website



Found MUJI Aoyama




While it seems like the whole world is obsessed with Japan’s favorite household design empire MUJI, only few know that just down the road from the busy Omotesando intersection, you can find Found MUJI Aoyama, a line of MUJI started in 2003, which has at its mission to “search and find” not just beautifully crafted, but also long-lasting artisinal products from all around the world. What makes the Found MUJI brand so special, is that every few months, a completely new set of products is on display, with Mashiko pottery, baskets from all around the world, or Portugese tableware having recently been featured in the shop.

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︎Mon-Sat: 11:00-21:00, Sun: 11:00-20:00
︎5-50-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website

Left: Found MUJI TEA (August-October 2018)
Center: Found MUJI アジアの食(December 2018- February 2019)
Right: Found MUJI WORLD BASKETS 2 (April-July 2019) 

Images courtesy of MUJI 


Spiral Market  | Aoyama




Make your way up the enormous spiral staircase that gives its name to Aoyama’s famed Spiral Building, and you will reach the well-stocked Spiral Market design shop. With its wide range of products, spanning from tableware, to stationary, linen and small interior design products, carefully selected for their beautiful design, Spiral Market is one of Tokyo’s best places to pick up a thoughtful gift, or your next interior design find.

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︎11:00-20:00
︎2F Spiral Building, 5-6-23 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website


Loft | Shibuya




While LOFT is known to many as an empire of stationary and cosmetic products, many don’t realize that when you make your way up to the store’s 3rd floor- “&home” cooking and dining area, a paradise of Japanese tableware, cooking utensils and more is waiting for you.
Paper-thin Japan-made glasses, bamboo bento boxes, ultra-sharp knives, furoshiki for gift-wrapping, Japanese snacks or design plates are just some of the things you will find in this design goods paradise.

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︎10:00-21:00
︎21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website



Nihonbashi Kiya | Roppongi (Tokyo Midtown)




Established in 1792, Nihonbashi Kiya is one of Japan’s premier cutlery producers and offers some of the sharpest and most high-end knives in Japan. Their newest branch, which opened in 2016 in Tokyo Midtown, is a not just a celebration of the company’s excellent craftsmanship, but also a wonderful reflection of the sleek, yet functional design of Kiya’s product range, which includes wooden cutting boards, traditional pots for rice cooking, scissors, razors and of course - knives. Oh, and have we mentioned the beautiful shop design?

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︎11:00-21:00
︎Galleria/3F Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website

Shop design by Mandai Architects
Photography by Yasuhiro Takagi




KIHARA | Shibuya




Less than a 15-min walk to the northwest of Tokyo’s busy Shibuya neighborhood, and housed in a light-drenched second and third floor loft, KIHARA is one of our latest design tableware discoveries in the city. Fusing the traditions of Japan’s famed porcelain town of Arita (where KIHARA has its headquarter) with sleek modern design and new production techniques, its no surprise that KIHARA has won over our design-loving hearts.

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︎11:00-19:00, closed on Mondays
︎2F/3F, 1-14-11 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website

Images courtesy of KIHARA



AKOMEYA TOKYO in la kagū  | Kagurazaka




It isn’t everyday that something as simple as rice would lead you to great design, but lifestyle powerhouse AKOMEYA TOKYO is doing just that and more. While the brand boasts various shops around Japan, head to the AKOMEYA TOKYO in la kagū store in Kagurazaka, which is housed in a lofty warehouse-style building, and boasts everything from a wonderful rice shop (of course), to beautifully packaged delicacies from all over Japan, design tableware, household products and even bonsai. After your shopping spree, head to the first floor and indulge in traditional Japanese desserts, healthy set meals or a matcha latte at AKOMEYA TOKYO’s very own café and restaurant.

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︎11:00-20:30
︎ 67 Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
︎Kagurazaka Store Google Maps
︎Website

Images courtesy of AKOMEYA TOKYO


yumiko iihoshi porcelain  | Omotesando




There are only a few stores in Tokyo that do design tableware as neatly and beautifully as yumiko iihoshi, and once you enter the Japanese brand’s sleek showroom in Omotesando, we are sure you will agree with us. Yumiko iihoshi’s range of straightforward and effortless tableware - ranging from plates and bowls to glasses and teapots - are produced by craftspeople from potteries across Japan, using manual processes and unique glazes to bring to life the brand’s signature no-frills line of design tableware.

*Note: Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, opening hours are as follows (subject to change):
12:00-17:00, closed on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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︎12:00-19:00, closed on Tuesdays
︎COSMO Bldg. 1F, 5-45-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website

Product images courtesy of yumiko iihoshi porcelain


Kappabashi Kitchen Town




Located just in between Ueno and Asakusa stations, Kappabashi often gets overlooked due to its famous neighbors, but is nevertheless a gem that shouldn’t be passed up by any lover of kitchenware. Spanning over almost one kilometer and boasting a whooping 170 shops selling anything from plastic food samples, to tableware, bakery equipment, lacquerware, packaging, bamboo wares, lanterns, uniforms and any other restaurant equipment imaginable, Kappabashi is not just Japan’s but one of the world’s largest areas dedicated to kitchen implements.

Click here to find our complete guide to Kappabashi Kitchen Town.

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︎Best days to visit: Monday-Saturday (many stores closes on Sunday)
︎Around Tawaramachi Station (Ginza Line)
︎Google Maps


HAKUSAN SHOP | Aoyama




Whether you are looking for a beautiful present, are doing a home-refurbishing project, or want a boost of design inspiration, look no further than HAKUSAN’s porcelain shop located in the heart of Aoyama. While you can find tableware in any given design shop around town, only few do porcelain as well as HAKUSAN, which features a range of sleek Japanese plates, bowls, cups and more that will leave any tableware enthusiast’s heart beating faster. 

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︎10:00-19:00
︎5-3-10 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
︎Google Maps
︎Website

Images courtesy of HAKUSAN SHOP




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