Over the weekend Apple opened its largest store in Japan – Apple Marunouchi. A launch with saw thousands turn up and Apple CEO Tim Cook Tweet a photo. But Apple has also shared some information about the new store. Including details on its unique facade and two-story windows which are a first of their kind.
The store itself is located in the business district of Marunouchi. Directly across from Tokyo Station and near the Imperial Palace. These are two historic locations in Tokyo, Japan, popular with tourists and others.
“The opening of Apple Marunouchi marks a significant moment in Apple’s long relationship with Japan,”
Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People
With a store in such a primary location, it deserves the best and in terms of design, Apple has gone all out. The facade of the store is unique, which includes two-story vitrine windows that connect the two-level store. Apple has used a specially cast aluminium to obtain three-dimensional rounded corners.
Native Bamboo line each window on the inside. A decision Apple made to “bring the outside in”. Increasingly Apple has been incorporating native plants and trees into their stores (and Apple Park). Recently Apple upgraded Apple Bondi in Sydney, including two custom green walls. These feature thousands of plants and a custom irrigation system.
Inside, recognisable wooden tables which products are placed on are distributed accross the store. As well as a large Video Wall, used for Today At Apple sessions. Free sessions that are held at every Apple Store around the world each day.
Apple Marunouchi is now open to the public with 130 terms members ready to provide help and support. Collectively there speak 15 different languages and come from many Apple stores around Japan. Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. ? 9:00 p.m.
For more information about the store including opening times, directions, and the Today At Apple sessions simply head over to: apple.com/jp/retail/marunouchi/