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Tokyo’s Muji Hotel now taking reservations

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Though Japan is world-famous for its hospitality, for many travelers, staying at a luxurious Tokyo hotel is a waste. Japan’s capital has an endless supply of things to see and do, and if your Tokyo itinerary includes the equally memorable endpoints of an early-morning fish market run and late-night-sake-tasting-bar-hopping, you might not be spending very much time in your hotel at all.

But at the same time, you don’t want to end up in a run-down motel sleeping on a worn-out mattress that leaves you feeling more tired and exhausted when you wake up than you did when you went to bed. What you need is balance, which is the mission of the Muji Hotel Ginza.

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The  newest venture from interior/lifestyle brand Mujirushi Ryohin (known internationally as just Muji) bills itself as an “anti-luxurious, anti-cheap” hotel. The result of that seemingly contradictory concept is something that feels like a home away from home in downtown Tokyo, as opposed to an impersonal hotel stuffed with amenities you don’t need.

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Simple, stylish, and comfortable, the rooms make abundant use of wood, stone, tatami reed flooring, and other natural materials. If the understated aesthetic is something you’d like to adopt in your own home once your journey ends, you’ll be happy to know that the furniture, towels, and many other items in the guestrooms are straight out of the Muji catalog, and available for purchase at the Muji store on the first five floors of the building (the hotel occupies floors 6 through 10).

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In  another similarity to the company’s retail division, the Muji Hotel Ginza’s prices are fixed. There are no rate increases for weekends or peak travel seasons, and so the price you pay is entirely dependent on which of the nine room configurations you choose.

▼ The bunk bed room makes a great option for those travelling with friends…

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▼ …as does this expansive room with ample sofa seating.

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If you get hungry, there’s a Japanese restaurant attached to the lobby, and more internationalized fare is available in the Muji Diner, located in the building’s basement.

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The hotel starts taking guests on April 4, but reservations can already be made online here. Per-night rates start at 14,900 yen, which isn’t particularly inexpensive (remember, part of the hotel’s slogan is “anti-cheap”), but isn’t unreasonable considering the hotel’s location right in the heart of Ginza, which is one of Tokyo’s most fashionable neighborhoods and an enviable place to make feel like your home in Japan during your stay.

Hotel information

Muji Hotel Ginza / ムジホテル銀座

Address: Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Ginza 3-3-5, 6th floor

東京都中央区銀座3-3-5 6F

Website

Sources: Muji Hotel Ginza, PR Times

Read more stories from SoraNews24.

-- Japanese interior brand Muji opening its first hotel ever in the heart of Tokyo

-- Mujirushi’s Japanese micro-houses are finally on sale to the general public!

-- Make your mark: Personalize gift bags, notebooks and more with free Muji stamp station

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Very Muji.

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The steak n' chips platter looks good, and so do the rooms.

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Typical Muji, our products are for people who don't want to pay for overpriced brands! Fight consumerism! Just ignore the fact that we're more expensive than the competition for most products!

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Typical Muji, our products are for people who don't want to pay for overpriced brands! Fight consumerism! Just ignore the fact that we're more expensive than the competition for most products!

This! Quality is so so at best given the price. And their clothes scream frumpy cult novitiate.

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