In the heart of the Marunouchi business district, Apple will open its newest and largest store in Japan across from the historic Tokyo Station this Saturday, Sept. 7.
Apple Marunouchi is Apple’s third store to open in Japan since last April as part of a multi-year retail investment and expansion in the country. Customers in Japan now have more space to discover Apple products, participate in a Today at Apple session or seek advice from a Genius, says Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People.
Apple’s fifth store in Tokyo features a facade with two-story vitrine windows made from specially cast aluminum to obtain three-dimensional rounded corners. Described as the first of their kind, the windows allow the street life of the surrounding area to connect with the store. Inside, native bamboo lines the window openings to bring the outside in. The double-height atrium in the heart of the store connects both levels and is the new home for Today at Apple in Tokyo.
The store will host creators to lead Today at Apple sessions, kicking off with The Tokyo Creative Guild, a special 12-part series to celebrate the opening. At Apple Marunouchi, customers can get hands on with all of Apple’s products, get technical advice and support, and unlock their creativity with Creative Pros.
Apple says that over half of the 130 team members at Apple Marunouchi join from Apple stores across Japan. Collectively the team speaks 15 languages and are ready to welcome visitors from around the world.
Later this month Apple will also relocate Apple Fukuoka to a new and expanded location and complete the remodel of Apple Omotesandō. To sign up for Today at Apple sessions, visit apple.com/jp/today and The Tokyo Creative Guild page.