Rental Sewing Space in Tokyo

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“Co-working spaces” have been popping up all over Tokyo these days. It is a great place for someone like me who works from home to work, to meet new people and network. I’ve signed up for one place near Tokyo station and have been enjoying the new environment. Little did I know that a co-working space for sewers and crafters existed. Recently, I saw a facebook post that my friend made. The place is called “coromoza” and it is where you can sew, print fabrics, use a CAD  laser cutter and hang out with like-minded people.
Some of my expat friends here in Tokyo sew, but have a problem finding space to set up a sewing machine or find the length of their stay prevents them from investing in a machine and other equipment. Coromoza seems to be a perfect place for them!
I decided to check out the place one afternoon.

The place is a bit hard to find, unless you have Google Maps or exact direction to the place. It is about a minute walk from the exit 7 of Meiji Jingu Mae (明治神宮前駅) station (Fukutoshin line or Chiyoda line). The outside looks like an ordinary apartment building without any distinguishing sign. The name of the building is “Jingu Heights(神宮ハイツ)”. I double checked because it felt as though you are going into someone’s apartment without permission. Coromoza is on the 4th floor of the building. Coromoza outside view Vivat Veritas BlogHow to get to sewing studio coromoza

The place is smaller than I expected, but is well equipped with professional sewing machines (the speed and power are somewhat between that of home sewing machine and industrial sewing machine), surgers, CAD, vacuum iron, embroidery sewing machine, fabric printer and more. The price is 270yen per 15 minutes for non-members (so it costs 1080 yen per hour) or 3780 yen for a day. More details here (Japanese only).

tokyo rental sewing space vivat veritas blog1 tokyo rental sewing space vivat veritas blog2 tokyo rental sewing space vivat veritas blog3 tokyo rental sewing space vivat veritas blog4 tokyo rental sewing space vivat veritas blog5 I hope this review is useful, and feel free to email me if you have any questions.

P.S. My review on Japanese online sewing supply stores here.

Coromozaという、明治神宮前にある服作りに必要なものが揃っているレンタルスペースに行ってきました。
職業用ミシン、ロックミシン、刺繍ミシン、CAD、レーザーカッターや布プリンターなど、家庭には置けないようなものも揃っていました。
場所は駅近ですが、ちょっと分かりずらいかも。
外見はふつうのアパートの一室です。

家に使えない機械を試したりと、今後活用したいと思います!

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Comments

  1. That’s a very interesting information! Thank you Chie!

  2. Thanks for the helpful info! I would be dropping by one of these places when I go back to Japan next time. A fabric printer intrigues me a lot 🙂

  3. I wish I knew about this place when I lived in Tokyo! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • My pleasure! I think this place is relatively new. We can go together next time you come to Japan!

  4. Looks like an amazing place! I am also intrigued by the fabric printer. Thanks for sharing!

  5. waaaah I was looking for a place like this! and I really want to try the fabric printer! are there usually alot of people? do you know if there are times when all the sewing machines are occupied?

    • Hi Veronika, thank you for your comment! I’ve only been there once but when I went there, it was not packed and seemed like there were enough sewing machines left. I would love to try the fabric printer myself too! If you have a chance to use the sewing space, please let me know how it goes!