A great shop for travel goods, interior goods, clothes and gifts, Muji is definitely worth checking one when you’re downtown.
Muji Sign – image © Chris Rowthorn
If you’ve been to one of Muji’s overseas branches, you know what a cool shop this is. The name means “no logo” and the aesthetic of Muji shops and products is simple and plain. They make everything from kitchenware to clothing. A lot of it is very nice and would make good gifts or souvenirs. It’s on the 5th floor of the BAL shopping complex, which is right downtown.
BAL Muji interior – image © MChris Rowthorn
Muji Kyoto BAL
5F Kyoto BAL, 251 Yamazaki-cho, Kawaramatidori Sanjo-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku
7-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station Exit 3B, Hankyu line
Official website (English)
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Muji BAL Building Branch is located in Kyoto’s Downtown district. See our complete list of things to do in Downtown Kyoto, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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