Hokkaido’s first ‘MUJI HOUSE’ to be established in Kamishihoro

Conceptual diagram of the completed share office with accommodation functions (photo courtesy of spicebox, inc.)

The town of Kamishihoro in the Tokachi region has collaborated with a subsidiary of Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. (Tokyo), which develops the miscellaneous lifestyle goods store ‘MUJI’, to establish a MUJI HOUSE complete with MUJI brand furniture and miscellaneous goods, in the town next April. As a share office with accommodation functions, it is hoped the house will be used by those on ‘workation’ stays who wish to mix work with a vacation. This will be the first MUJI HOUSE to be built in Hokkaido.

 Two such houses will be built on town-owned land adjacent to the Kamishihoro Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest station). The two-story wooden structures will have a total floorspace of approximately 120 and 110 m2. The 1st floor will comprise a shared office and living room, with 4 private rooms for accommodation on the 2nd floor. The simple interiors will be characteristic of the MUJI brand.

 The town of Kamishihoro is placing particular emphasis on the promotion of ’workations’ and this spring invited businesses to maintain and manage such a facility. Digital advertising company ‘spicebox, inc.’ (Tokyo), a subsidiary of the major Hakuhodo group of advertising agencies, will be responsible for managing the facility and recruiting clients, while the facility will be designed by MUJI HOUSE (Tokyo), a subsidiary of Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.


Kamishihoro Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest station)