Freshly Made Tofu and Baked Bread: Experience a Unique Japanese Taste at Muji Ginza
MUJI, famous for their minimalist everyday goods, is bringing their unique style to the table. Open since April 2019, MUJI GINZA features restaurants that focus on Japanese ingredients and handmade tofu, and a bakery that sells freshly made bread. Come join DiGJAPAN! and discover the ‘Japanese taste'.
MUJI Ginza gives out a ‘feeling of good living’ to the whole world
When they hear 'Muji' many people think of daily goods and stationery, however this new Ginza location is much more than that.
The store reaches out to every part of life across its 11 story building (10 floors plus a basement floor). The goal is to promote a ‘feeling of good living’ with all the necessities of life.
Starting from the basement we have the restaurant ‘Muji Diner’. The first floor is dedicated to food. From the second to the fifth floor you can explore all the Muji products that we know and love. There are a lot of limited edition items you can’t find anywhere else like cloth embroidery services and customized aromas. Finally, on the 6th floor to the 10th is the hotel. Read more about that here!
Freshly Baked Bread Made Daily: The First Muji Bakery
Every day from 7:30 a.m. let the aroma of freshly baked bread draw you in. Their bakery is right near the entrance and can get your day started with a nice organic coffee served hot or cold. Along with the fresh bread it’s the perfect breakfast.
When they say fresh, they mean it. The bread is not brought from a factory but baked right here in Ginza each morning. Japanese flour and seasonal ingredients are used to bring the MUJI experience to your breakfast.
You can enjoy not only bread but the recently popular fruit sandwiches too!
Take a look near the register and you’ll see what time the bread was baked.
Open at 7:30 a.m.
Right from the Farm Each Day: Check out the Fresh Food Corner
Also found on the first floor is the ‘Marche’ that specializes in fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits. The products are grown by farmers in the local Kanto region and other prefectures in Japan that use less pesticides. You’ll feel like you are on the farm from the organic and nutritious tastes.
Lunch Boxes Made Daily with Carefully Selected Ingredients
The bento box is an essential part of Japanese life. For those working in the Ginza area, MUJI GINZA has started a bento lunch. These lunches emphasize on the ingredients' natural taste and feature no additives!
The daily lunch box is only 750 yen. They have many other lunch boxes and rice balls to choose from.
Another item I’m personally glad to see is Taiwanese-style grilled rice noodles (650 yen). I also recommend trying the grilled rice balls (150 yen) made with brown rice.
Making Juice from Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
As I mentioned earlier, fresh fruits and vegetables arrive daily. Want to enjoy them but can’t properly prepare them in your hotel? How about trying a delicious vegetable juice instead?
Four kinds of juices are offered in two sizes (S 350 yen & M 480 yen). There is also a soft serve ice cream made from milk delivered directly from a farm.
MUJI juice stand
Open at 10:00 a.m.
Blended Just for You: Tea Blending Service
Next to the juice stand is the Tea Blending Service. This is a new service and it’s only available at MUJI GINZA. The clerk will blend a tea for you right here, carefully selecting the tea leaves based on your mood and tastes. There are 32 recipes! These can also make for a great souvenir.
30g bag 540 yen, 50g bag 900 yen, tea container 300 yen.
Natural Food: Muji’s First Diner
While there are Café&Meal MUJI cafes across Japan, the only restaurant MUJI Diner can be found here.
Walking down the stairs to the basement floor, you’ll immediately spot fresh fish, meat, and vegetables. Muji has taken great care in their selection of ingredients. Among others are vegetables from farmers in Chiba, fish from the Odawara Fishing Port, herb beef from Miyazaki, and Agu pork from Okinawa.
MUJI Diner also features a tofu workshop. Using carefully selected soybeans, the tofu is made using the traditional technique of the Miyako Islands in Okinawa. This is something you can’t miss. With a rich and powerful taste it will give you a new image of tofu.
You can enjoy grilled fish delivered directly from the Odawara fishing port with the fish meal set.
Grilled Miyazaki herb beef Sirloin is also on the menu. Miyazaki cows are fed a herb-rich diet. Rated A4 and higher on the Japanese beef scale. It is very soft and juicy.
You can also sample a regional cuisine from Oita, Ryukyu-don. It's fish from the Odawara Fishing Port pickled in a sesame sauce and served on top of a bowl of rice.
The attention to detail is not only in the food but the interior as well. Cans of seasoning, red bricks, wooden boards really set the mood.
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. / Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. / Cafe 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Japanese Restaurant, Art Gallery and Bar in Muji Hotel’s 6th Floor
The Japanese restaurant ‘WA’ is located on the 6th floor next to the lobby of the MUJI HOTEL. The walls inside are made of wood and materials from old ships to create a special atmosphere. Three meals are offered, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Here you can eat regional dishes from all over Japan made with seasonal ingredients.
Opening hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. / Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Also located on the 6th floor is ATELIER MUJI GINZA, a set of two art galleries. Various works can be found exposed here and are changed on an irregular basis.
There is also a bar called Salon in between the two exhibition areas. The large camphor table is simple and stylish. Here you can enjoy a selection of coffee, tea, and cocktails in an artistic atmosphere.
ATELIER MUJI GINZA
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Salon until 2:00 a.m.)
Experience Japanese Food Culture at MUJI GINZA!
MUJI GINZA is a new step for MUJI that delivers many new experiences. Their commitment to bringing the ‘Muji’ style to food is shown in their bakery, lunch boxes, and MUJI Diner. If you want to do more than just shopping, come out to Muji Ginza and taste some of Muji’s Japanese food!
InformationMUJI GINZA | 無印良品銀座
Address: 3-3-5 Ginza 6th floor, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station / 5 min. walk from JR Yurakucho Station
*This article is based on a coverage made on April 2, 2019. Please check the website for the latest information, as prices and information may change.
About the author
Miki is a freelance writer from Macau who has been living in Tokyo for 7 years. Her hobby is traveling and she enjoys sweets and Japanese music. She's always looking for unique local information to share with her readers.
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THIS ARTICLE IS BASED ON INFORMATION FROM 06 30,2019 Author：DiGJAPAN! Editorial Team