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Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro In Tokyo

It was a sunny and warm day, so I decided to head out to Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro area of Tokyo. After a few changes on the subway and a bit of walking through small streets in what looks like a very residential neighbourhood, I found the place. Also, I found a 100 Yen store on the way which is always a lot of fun to visit and browse. It’s a Japanese version of what we would call a dollar store.

100 Yen Store in Nakameguro area of Tokyo

Let’s return to what I call my happy place in Tokyo – well, there are many places over there for me – but this is the one I love returning to every time I am in Japan. It’s called Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro, a boutique stationery goods store hidden in the alley of Nakameguro. From the outside, it does not look like much as it is set in the building of a former paper processing factory.

The front entrance to the store is a little off to the side of the building itself.

Famous for its notebooks, pens, and other gifts for the traveller in your life. It’s full of stationary knickknacks for notebooks focused on how to keep and preserve personal travelling memories.

Traveller’s Factory Shop

The space inside is pretty small, but efficient in terms of layout, you can find here pretty much everything they sell.

Customers browsing the shelves at the shop
Notebook inserts and tapes are nicely laid out on the tables around the shop

Traveller’s Factory is also known for its fun collection of stamps for personalizing your items – they are all free to use after purchasing your notebook. I have a vast array of them myself, many limited edition notebooks and pens.

Another view of the shop with a staircase leading to the area where you can sit down and have a drink

It’s a very addictive hobby. Upstairs is a space where you can sit down with your notebooks, drink, and write. It is also used to host special events and workshops. If you love writing journals, you will love this small shop.

The walls are decorated with a lot of funky photographs and posters in a variety of frames.

This display shows how and what to use when working with your notebooks. There seems to be an endless amount of options.

It’s a very addictive hobby. Upstairs is a space where you can sit down with your notebooks, drink, and write. It is also used to host special events and workshops. If you love writing journals, you will love this small shop.

Upstairs area where you can sit down with a drink and work on your notebook.
From a record player to books, you will find a lot of different things upstairs. It’s part of the decor and not for sale.
Love this old suitcase which I spotted upstairs as part of the decor

After spending a fair amount of money in the shop area downstairs, I took a bit of time out upstairs with a cold drink to look through my purchases. I got a few more inserts for my Traveler’s Notebook (I have a few of them for now) and use the all-important Traveler’s Toilet on the way out as well.

Located upstairs: Traveler’s Toilet

If you are into stationary, you should consider putting this shop on your must-visit list while in Tokyo. It may be a little out of the way (there is a second location, a more central location right at the Tokyo Station but this place is very unique) but worth a trek. Plus you will get to see a different side of Tokyo and maybe even spend some time exploring this neighbourhood. From wherever you are in the city, map your way to Nakameguro Station. From there it is best to use Google Maps, just enter the address: 3 Chome-3-13-10 Kamimeguro, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0051, Japan.

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