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Find Anything and Everything Weird at a Kichijoji General Store

Kichijoji is full of quirky shops. Find all different kinds of souvenirs at general stores in Kichijoji. This part of Tokyo is considered to be a hipster area.

 

#1. Free Design

Free Design

Free Design is quaint little shop that is filled to the brim with boutique home goods. The store located to the west of Kichijoji station on the second floor of a small building. Free Design is home to a large variety of designer goods for different uses such as lighting, cooking, cleaning and everyday essentials.

Free Design

You can expect to pay a little more than at the local 100 yen store, but the quality is far superior and they offer many products that are made strictly in Japan as well as an abundance of imported goods. The products they choose to sell are all from great brands like Marimekko, with designs and feeling akin to something you’d find at Flying Tiger.

Free Design

If you aren’t visiting Tokyo any time soon, you can also purchase products from their site where they have a larger selection of goods. Alternatively, Free Design has another location in Shibuya if you cannot make it out to Kichijoji.
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Free Design

Address: 2-18-2 Kichijoji-honcho, Musashino City, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Kichijoji Startion North Exit

Hours: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Phone: 0422-21-2070

Website: Free Design (Japanese)

 

#2. 36 Sublo

36 (Sublo)

Sublo is an extremely unique store that has been around for 16 years with the strange name being derived from the grandfather of the owner. While the shop was originally a stationary store, they have a grown steadily in popularity for their hip style. The store doesn’t just sell stationary but also strange artifacts and knickknacks like stickers and handbags.

36 (Sublo)

You can feel the eccentric nature of the store as soon as you enter, it’s almost like you can find anything here.

36 (Sublo)

If you are an artist, looking for a cool way to take a lot of notes or trying to find a great gift, this might be your new favorite store. Sublo, is not too far from the Kichijoji station so be sure to check it out on your trip to this great area of Tokyo.
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36 Sublo

Address: 2-4-16 Kichijoji-honcho, Musashino City, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Kichijoji Station North Exit

Hours: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
*Closed on Tuesdays

Phone: 0422-21-8118

Website: 36 Sublo (Japanese)

 

#3. Natural Kitchen Kichijoji

Natural Kitchen is a home goods store that has a unique aesthetic; everything has a really cozy feeling.  It is located on the north west side of Kichijoji station. Here you can find woven goods such as baskets along with things like glass jars and quality cooking utensils. There is a wide variety of rustic, homely designed products for your life.

It’s easy to notice right away that everything here has a hand made look and feel to it. With its holiday promotion, this might be somewhere to check out if if you are visiting soon.

Natural Kitchen has a few other locations in Tokyo that can be found on their website.
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Natural Kitchen Kichijoji

Address: 2-1-5 Kichijoji-honcho, Musashino City, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Kichijoji Startion North Exit

Hours:
10:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Weekdays)
11:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Weekdends)

Phone: 0422-23-3103

Website: Natural Kitchen Kichijoji (Japanese)

 

#4. Petit

Petit is a small boutique toy store and a collectors dream, it’s filled wall to wall with old toys and collectibles from cartoons like The Simpsons to characters like Astro Boy. If you’ve ever been to Japan you probably noticed that there is a big response to western toys, shows and characters.

In Japan there are many stores like Petit that all have their own style and specializations. Petit runs a pretty unique blog that showcases the new toys they’ve gotten in to the shop. If you are interested in checking out what they have to offer you should browse the blog first or just go in for a first hand experience.

One of my favorite things about Petit is the memorabilia that they have collected, patches, stickers, etc. You’ll find that characters and artifacts that just don’t exist in popular culture any more are preserved here for you to check out, wear and play with.
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Petit

Address: 3-1-8 Kichijoji-honcho, Musashino City, Tokyo

Access: 10 minute walk from Kichijoji Startion North Exit

Hours: 11:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 0422-21-1425

Website: –

Blog: Petit

 

#5. Tokotoko Zakkaten

Tokotoko Zakkaten is a very strange place, located on the far north side of Kichijoji station. It’s an almost magical experience as you walk in and see the tree growing from the wall of the building interior, even though it’s not real it fills you with a sense of wonder. The general theme of the store is cute cats and nature.

There are cat postcards, mugs and buttons with cats wearing glasses. There are also statues of mushrooms and other nature along with a ton of different stationary options. There are also strange objects such as cat hand wash and cat soap. It is really a treat to experience Tokotoko Zakkaten.

There is a great place for kids to check out because it feels like you are in a different world for a few moments and it’s one of the coolest places on this list. If you are every in Kichijoji, this is a must see location, just make sure you bring some money with you because you are going to find something your really love here.
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Tokotoko Zakkaten

Address: 2-16-17 Kichijoji-honcho, Musashino City, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Kichijoji Startion North Exit

Hours: 10:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 0422-27-6229

Website: –

Facebook Page: Tokotoko Zakkaten

 

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