Japan has long been synonymous with “innovation,” and when it comes to ingenious items that can revolutionize your daily routine, you’ll surely find it in Japan. But, if you don’t know where to start shopping during your Japan holiday, MUJI is always a safe choice.
MUJI is Japan's lifestyle brand with more than 850 retail locations across Japan and worldwide. It’s a leader in simple yet highly functional clothing and goods built to withstand the wear and tear of daily life.
In fact, with an its inventory boasting nearly 7,000 unique products, it’s safe to say that if there’s something that you need, chances are that there’s a version of it at MUJI. We’ve rounded up the top 10 home, kitchen, and travel goods from MUJI to aid you on your next shopping trip at the lifestyle retailer. These items will surely make you say, “Why don’t I own that already?”
S-Shaped Hook, 390 yen
Despite its circular appearance, the Travel S hook does indeed transform into a nifty S hook. On top of that, it can hold up to 2 kg. Use it in “O” ring mode to attach glasses, sunglasses, or keys to the handles of your shoulder bag. This is also a practical item that is useful in the kitchen, bathroom, or even when traveling.
Polyester Case With Detachable Compartment, 1590 yen
Tired of shifting your toiletries from one case to another? If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll love this portable case. What makes this stand out from other cases on the market is that the pouch is detachable. Leave the case hanging in your bathroom the night before your trip, insert your skincare items, contact lenses, then on the day of your trip, simply detach and go. Beauty gurus will also love the simplicity in having a sleek bathroom organizer to store their beauty products in one place for easy access.
Hooking Wire Clip, 390 yen
Organize your bathroom or kitchen with this package of 4 wire clip hooks. Lightweight and sturdy, the durable design matches the decor of any home. Use it to hang a recipe while cooking or to organize your hand towels or cleaning supplies. Another option is to string up a wire from a wall and use the clips to hang photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, or children's artwork.
Tie/Scarf Hanger, 390 yen
When you want to dress to impress, don't forget about the accessories. Keep your scarves, neckties, and belts in pristine condition with his durable aluminum hanger. The unique slip-free design allows you to hang your necktie or scarf without having to tie a knot. That way, when you’re in a morning rush, all you have to do is grab and go without any fuss!
Aluminum Laundry Hanger With Polycarbonate Clothespins, 1500 yen
In Japan, space is a premium, even when you’re indoors. So, it’s no surprise that MUJI would design an oddly-shaped clothes rack that lets you optimize every nook and cranny -- literally. This lightweight aluminium frame clothes hanger has durable polycarbonate clothespins. The indent in half-moon shape is meant to accommodate corners that would otherwise prevent a clothes rack from hanging evenly.
Portable Hanger, 590 yen
We bet you’ve never seen a travel hanger like this before! This thin piece of aluminum actually folds out into a hanger. When extended, it is 38 cm wide. This slim hanger practically takes up no space at all in your suitcase or travel bag, making it the ultimate travel hanger.
Adjustable Cloth Storage Bins, 690 to 990 yen
Has the KonMari movement inspired you to organize your home? Pick up a few of these fabric cases and you’ll be on your way to having an immaculate living space. Made from natural, breathable materials, what makes these cloth drawers so amazing is that you can instantly adjust the height to accommodate nearly any drawer or shelf in your home. They are available in three different sizes and fold compactly, so you’ll easily be able to store a few in your suitcase.
Silicone Spoon, 850 yen
You might be familiar with plastic, wood, stainless steel, and aluminum cooking utensils, but do you have any silicone kitchen tools? in recent years, silicone kitchen tools have become the “it” item for any aspiring chef or baker. This heat-resistant silicone spoon is one of MUJI’s best-selling items, thanks to its legions of fans across Japan. You can scrape out the last bit of sauce or soup thanks to the flexibility of silicone. The width of the spoon allows for even stirring and mixing while and the flat bottom lets you dish out portions without needing to change utensils.
Portable Scissors, 490 yen
When traveling you will never realize how useful a pair of scissors can be until you find yourself struggling to open a package or trying to control an unruly loose hem. Pick up a pair of these scissors while you’re in MUJI! Not only are these travel scissors wonderfully compact, they even come with their own travel case. This item is definitely one that will make you say, “Only in Japan!”
Portable LED Light, 6890 yen
Use these stylish portable lights to provide mood lighting for a party, when camping, or to decorate the exterior of your home. There are 2 levels of brightness, which can be adjusted with the simple touch of a button. You can also use this bedside LED light as a flashlight in the unfortunate event that you have to evacuate your home at night. While this LED light comes with a stand, adapter, and battery, you’ll need a converter when using outside of Japan
What do you think of these top 10 home, kitchen, and travel goods from MUJI? As you can see, travel goods dominate the bulk of this list. After all, whether you’re traveling near or far, no one wants to spend their precious vacation time looking for storage bags and collapsible hangers. Why not get a few of these for yourself, and pick up a few for your friends and family back home?
MUJI (Shibuya)無印良品 (渋谷西武店)
- Address 〒150-0042 東京都渋谷区宇田川町21-1 渋谷西武パーキング館B1F, モヴィーダ館B1-5F / 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 1500042, Japan
Shibuya Station, 3 mins on foot
- Phone Number 03-3770-1636
Hours: 10:00 - 21:00
MUJI (Shinjuku)無印良品 (新宿店)
- Address 〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿3-17-1 いさみやビル B1-3F / 3-17-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
Shinjuku Staiton, 5 mins on foot
- Phone Number 03-3350-8271
Hours: 11:00 - 21:00
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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