Shibuya MUJI Play Area and Hourly Childcare

Shibuya MUJI Play Area and Hourly Childcare (Shibuya, Tokyo) – Mokuiku Room 6 months to 6 years

Shibuya MUJI Play Area and Hourly Childcare (木育ルーム) is a special place where parents can play with their kids or leave them to play with a caregiver for up to three hours Friday – Monday. The play area and hourly childcare are in the same area on the 5th floor of the Shibuya Seibu MUJI store. This is presently the only MUJI store that offers the hourly childcare service.

Shibuya MUJI Play Area and Hourly ChildcareShibuya MUJI Play Area and Hourly Childcare

The hourly child care is very helpful if you need spot support for a lunch meeting or some power shopping.  The childcare service is provided between 10:00 – 18:00 Friday – Monday (see more hourly childcare details below). Your child age six months to six years can stay for up to 3 hours in the hourly daycare. The nursery staff (outsourced to Pigeon) will feed and diaper your child if items are provided and explained at drop-off. Note that only eight children can be taken care by the two providers, so it is best to reserve in advance. If you reserve, show up five mins before your reservation or they will give your place away to a waiting walk-in Shibuya MUJI Play Area and Hourly Childcarecustomer.

The free play area is open to the public and is a minimalist wood area with some great toys all made from wood and sponsored by the Toy Museum in Yotsuya. The play area is open during store opening hours 10:00 – 21:00 every day of the week. The 5th floor play area also has a nursing area and bathroom.

How to register for hourly childcare at Shibuya MUJI

1. Call to make a reservation 03-3770-1636 (only in Japanese) – note children six months to 6 years can stay for 3 hours **Be on time for your reservation or they will book another child.

2. When you arrive at the Shibuya MUJI 5th floor tell the register person, you are here for “Mokuiku Service.”

3. You will be asked to fill out a form with your contact info, child’s info – age, allergies, etc. (the form is in Japanese, but they will help you fill out with English info).

4. The childcare person in the Mokuiku room will take your child.

5. When you go to pick up your child, you pay at the cash register on the 5th floor. Cost is 1,000 yen per hour (not including tax). If you present a MUJI receipt with over 3,000 JPY of purchases you receive one hour free.

Shibuya MUJI Play Area and Hourly ChildcareShibuya MUJI Play Area and Hourly Childcare 

Address: 21-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Store Business Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 everyday

Mokuiku (Hourly Childcare) Business Hours: Friday – Monday 10:00 – 18:00

Play and Childcare space Website: (Japanese language only)

Access: 3 min walk from Hachiko Exit at Shibuya Station


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  1. Ashley Birondo

    Hi! I wanted to let you know that Muji no longer takes in foreigners for their daycare. They had an issue where they couldn’t communicate with parents of a child in their care so they changed their policy. They still have the play area that parents can stay with their kids which is great.

    • Hi Ashley, I spoke to Muji about your comment. The issue is not foreigners but a lack of ability to communicate on both sides. If people speak Japanese well (not flutnelty) your kids will be accepted.
      They are worried that Muji employees will not be able to communicate in case of an emergency. Seems to make sense. If you do not speak Japanese, I would recommend you go with a Japanese speaking friend when checking in your child.

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