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Muji Hotel opens in front of Tiananmen Square in Beijing

A room at the Muji Hotel, which opened on June 30, 2018, is seen in Beijing on June 29. (Mainichi)

BEIJING -- Ryohin Keikaku Co., the operator of Japan's Muji retail brand, opened a Muji Hotel in this city's central district on June 30, the second to operate in China.

The opening follows the launch of a Muji Hotel in Shenzhen in January. Located in front of Tiananmen Square, the new hotel has 42 rooms, whose interiors incorporate bamboo to provide a Chinese ambience, along with Muji-brand products. Room rates start from a reasonable 550 yuan ($83) per night.

Muji stores, whose products incorporate minimalist designs, are popular among young Chinese people and there are more than 230 outlets in China. Company president Satoru Matsuzaki commented, "I hope guests feel the world of Muji."

Ryohin Keikaku Co. plans to open Japan's first Muji Hotel in the Ginza district of Tokyo next spring.

(Japanese original by Kiyohiro Akama, China General Bureau)

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