The Spiral Market is a great store for stationary and home accessory lovers. The merchandisers have selected a beautiful selection of foreign and Japanese products that would fit in any design savvy home around the world. The Spiral Market is located on the second floor of the famous Spiral Building in Aoyama, Tokyo. If you are shopping at Madu or SouSou, or Kawano in the neighborhood, definitely take some time to pop into the Spiral Market. Don’t forget the weekend farmers market which is held each weekend two blocks away. The Spiral Market is very stroller and wheelchair friendly with quick elevators.
Spiral Market, Aoyama
If you are setting up home in Japan and need some small accessories from lights to dustbins, yourwill not be disappointed. They also have a whimsical selection of stationary and office items. The Spiral Market has around 60,000 products with designs of simple elegance and artistry collected abroad and domestically. The Spiral Market states, “It is meant to serve as an inspiration and provide different ways to approach lifestyle design as a part of daily life, featuring product displays with a seasonal redesign and “spiral market selection” which displays/sells original items by creators.”
Spiral is a building by architect Fumihiko Maki in Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan. It was commissioned by lingerie company Wacoal and was completed in 1985. It is a multi-use building, with gallery space, multipurpose hall, cafe, restaurant and bar, salon, and shops. The defining feature of the building is a seemingly floating spiral ramp (15m in diameter) that encircles the rear gallery space and climbs to the second floor. The exterior facade of aluminum and glass reflects the jumbled nature of the surrounding streetscape. Also known as the Wacoal Art Center, Spiral is a nexus of cultural life in Aoyama, presenting music, art, film, and theater events.
Spiral Market Details
Address: 5-6-23 Minami Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 – 20:00 everyday
Access: In front of the Exit B1 of Omotesando Station on the Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda Lines
Spiral Market, Aoyama
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