Japan is known for cute and functional stationery that it is always a popular option for souvenirs. There are different styles of stationery shops around Shinjuku station. Here are the 5 best arts & crafts stationery stores where you could find many unique and good items.
TOOLS is situated above the east exit of Shinjuku station, Lumine Est(6F). It is a art supplies stores which open till late at 22:00. If you like painting and drawing comics, you should never miss it! Especially, many customers come here to purchase these colorful COPIC markers and manga starter kit.
Apart from painting materials, there are also many popular and lovely stationery, such as masking tapes, dairy items, and so on. Besides, The stores is bright and well organized that you might stay long.
Address：6F, 3 Chome-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to
Open：11:00～22:00（Sat, Sun and holidays 10:30〜21:30）
TOOLS official website
Smith LUMINE SHINJUKU 1
Smith is a stationery store of a popular Japanese diary making company, DELFONICS. There are two stores in Shinjuku. One of them is located in Lumine Shinjuku 1, the department store connected to Shinjuku Station that is very easy to visit.
Smith is more than just a shop that sell pen and paper. You could also find watches, accessories and some lifestyle goods which is casual but good quality and also with European taste. So, if you have obsession with stationery, you should definitely enjoy shopping at Smith. Additionally, The tax-free service is available to foreign tourists. How about buy some sophisticated stationery at here for souvenir?
Address：6F, 1-1-5, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan
Open：11:00～21:30（Sat, Sun and holidays 10:30〜21:30）
Smith Lumine Shinjuku 1
Established in Ginza in 1904, Ito-ya is a well-known stationery stores in Japan. One of their branches is situated in Odakyu Department Store. The shop is spacious and has comprehensive collections of items, for example, they have more than ten bookshelves for diaries of 2018. So, be aware that you might spend hours here!
In addition, due to the Japanese zodiac year of the dog, you could see so many cute dog themed stationery and general goods. Most of all, they have a special service of name printing. Sounds good as a gift, isn’t it?
Address：10F, 1-1-3, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Speaking of stationery stores in Shinjuku, Sekaido is one of the must go place. It is a super massive arts and crafts store. The flag shop is at Shinjuku-sanchōme. And also there is a multi-floor megastore near to west exit of Shinjuku Station.
The merchandise is organized and well displayed. You could find an information board stating what products are being sold on that floor. From general stationery items such as pens, paper and folders, through to decoration stamps, post-cards, character-related stationary, like Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma and so on. Everyone can enjoy shopping here. Most of all, most products in the store are 20% off! By the way, 5th floor is for calendar, diary and schedule book, why not visit here to choose a new year diary for yourself?
Address：1-11-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku
Open：9：30～20：00（Close at New Year’s holiday season）
Sekaido Shinjuku Nishiguchi
Stationery and selected products Shinjuku Tokyo 文具雑貨エイトボール（8ball）
8 ball is a quite unique selected shop located in an alley of the district of skyscrapers. Although the shop is small, it is full of good quality and well designed products. They sell stationery imported from Europe or nice stationery made in Japan. And they have their own original designed notebook named INFIEIGHT as well.
Most of all, not only stationery, there are also some interesting lifestyle goods that is perfect for souvenir or a wonderful choice about rewarding yourself. If you wanna buy some special goods, make sure you pay here a visit.
Open：Mon~Fri 11:00～19:00 / Sat, Sun 11:00～18:00
8 ball official website
For more information→ Shinjuku Area Sightseeing Guide