IKEA Shinjuku to Open in Spring 2021

30.November.2020 | SPOT

IKEA Japan has announced that its third branch will open in Shinjuku in Spring 2021, following the opening of IKEA Harajuku in June and IKEA Shibuya which is opening on November 30.

 

IKEA Shinjuku will be conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station. It will feature a line-up of products to get people living more sustainably at an affordable price. It will also serve authentic Swedish food.

 

Helen Von Rice (IKEA CEO, Chief Sustainability Officer) | Comment

“We are so excited to continue our city-expansion journey with our third city shop meeting many more of the Tokyoites in the bustling Shinjuku district. We hope to inspire and solve home-furnishing needs at a time when the home has never been more important. Our Shinjuku shop will also continue to offer great plant-based food as well as sustainable products to reach our goal of being climate-neutral by 2030.”

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