Company

Philosophy

Sharing Nara’s/Japan’s products with the world, attracting people to Nara/Japan from the world.

Outline

Name of the CompanyTABI・SQUARE Inc.
FoundationJuly 2009
Capital1,000,000 JPY
Address#301, 3-1 Hashimoto-cho, Nara 630-8217, Japan
Representative DirectorRyo Yonehara
Number of Employee10 people (including part timers)
Phone+81-(0)742-93-7163
FAX+81-(0)742-93-7164
E-mailinfo@tabisquare.jp

History

March 2007Newly opened Shop TABI-JI in the Yume CUBE shopping complex (Mochiidono Center Arcade)
June 2008Launched “Nara Explorer” (up-to-date and essential English tourist information magazine) (Publication suspended)
July 2009Founded TABI SQUARE Inc.
December 2009Launched “agritter” (free PR magazine of Nara’s agriculture and food) (Publication discontinued)
March 2010Moved Shop TABI-JI to the present location
August 2010Published “Nara Explorer” Special Edition Restaurant Guide
March 2011Reopened Shop TABI-JI
June 2012Opened Shop TABI-JI (limited time) in Paris, France
September 2012Moved office to the present location
February 2013Published “Nara Explorer” Special Edition 2013, Nara City Guide in Traditional Chinese
March 2013Opened a new Japanese item shop WADAN in the NAMBA PARKS (Closed as the contracted period completed)
June 2014Opend Shop TABI-JI Higashimuki in Naramachi Nagaya Higashimuki (Higashimuki Shopping Street)(Closed)
July 2015Opened Shop TABI-JI (limited time) in Paris, France
October 2015Opened Shop TABI-JI’s special space in “SCRAPBOOK (JEANASIS)” in Harajuku, Tokyo (Closed)
September 2016Opened Shop TABI-JI Kamakura・Hase (Closed)
October 2016Opened Shop TABI-JI Nara-koen
December 2016Launched the English tourist information paper “Kamakura Explore.”(Publication discontinued)
September 2017Opened Shop TABI-JI’s pop up store in Paris,France.
January 2018Opened WADAN, a specialty store of Nara, in Nara HIgashimuki shopping arcade (Closed)
December 2020Opened ONE POINT, a specialty store of T-shirt, at first floor of Shop TABI-JI Nara Sanjo

Businesses

Sale of goods

“Traditional, Modern, Healthy.” We present unique and stylish “split-toe” footwear, for example, our original designed Tabi shoes, Tabi slippers and Tabi socks. We also deal Original designed T-shirts that could be a good choice as a gift or as a daily wear. All of our items are available in our retail stores, “Shop TABI-JI” (two stores in Nara) and “ONE POINT” (one store in Nara) as well as our online stores. We ship our items to over 180 countries and regions in the world.

Information distribution

Information (media) is essential to have a link between Nara (Japan) and the world. We offer a wide range of multilingual editorial and translation services in Japanese and other languages (English, Chinese (simplified/traditional), Korean, French, etc.) to achieve mutual communication in global field. Some of our representative projects are publication of local news of Nara.

  • Planning and producing of Japanese and multilingual printed paper, websites, and other materials
  • Translation and arrangement of interpreters for English, Chinese, Korean, French and other languages
  • Publishing of English tourist information magazine “Nara Explorer” (It is suspending publication.)

Stores

  • Shop TABI-JI Nara Sanjo

    Shop TABI-JI Nara Sanjo

    2F, 2 Tarui-cho, Nara
    +81-(0)742-26-3588

  • Shop TABI-JI Nara-koen

    Shop TABI-JI Nara-koen

    11 Kasugano-cho, Nara

  • ONE POINT

    ONE POINT

    1F, 2 Tarui-cho, Nara
    +81-(0)742-22-6753

  • Shop TABI-JI
  • ONE POINT

Past Jobs

2022

  • Joined a traditional craft fair “Chinyui Sodategusa” in Yamato-koriyama City, Nara

2021

  • Launched online shopping site “ONE POINT
  • Joined the “Souvenir Market of Kintetsu Railway” at Kintetsu Abenobashi Sta., Osaka.
  • Started to sale collaborative Tabi shoes with a French Product Design Brand “PAPIER TIGRE”

2020

  • Opened “ONE POINT” a specialty store of T-shirt
  • Shop TABI-JI joined the “rooms40” (in the Kogeisha booth) in Harajuku, Tokyo.

2019

  • Opened Shop TABI-JI’s Pop Up Store in Tokyu Hands Nara
  • Opened Shop TABI-JI’s Pop Up Store in SCRAPBOOK (JEANASiS), Tokyo
  • Joined a traditional craft fair “Chinyui Sodategusa” in Yamato-koriyama City, Nara

2018

  • Opened “WADAN Nara Higashimuki” a specialty store of Nara (Closed)

2017

  • Started to sale collaborative Tabi shoes with a Japan’s Fashion Brand “JEANASiS”
  • Opened Shop TABI-JI’s Pop Up Store at DISCOVER JAPAN Paris, France

2016

  • Opened “Shop TABI-JI Kamakura Hase” Tabi shoes specialty shop (Closed)
  • Opened “Shop TABI-JI Nara-Koen” Tabi socks specialty shop
  • Launched the English tourist information paper “Kamakura Explore”(Discontinuance of publication)
  • Production of website for a souvenir shop in Nara

2015

  • Joined the “MAISON & OBJET” fair in Paris, France(as a part of SOZAI PREMIUM JAPANbooth)
  • Joined the “Ambiente” fair in Frankfurt, Germany(as a part of SOZAI PREMIUMI JAPAN booth)
  • Shop TABI-JI joined the “Tokyo International Gift Show” (in the Nara prefecture booth) in Tokyo
  • Shop TABI-JI joined the “rooms30” (in the Nara item booth) in Tokyo
  • Shop TABI-JI joined the “Chin Yui Sodategusa” fair in Yamato-koriyama City, Nara
  • Opened Shop TABI-JI’s limited-time shop at DISCOVER JAPAN Paris, France
  • Opened Shop TABI-JI’s special space in “SCRAPBOOK (JEANASiS)” in Harajuku, Tokyo (Closed)
  • Shop TABI-JI joined the “JAPAN TOUCH” fair in Lyon, France

2014

  • Joined the “MAISON & OBJET” fair in Paris, France(as a part of TAKUMI JAPAN booth)
  • Joined the “Ambiente” fair in Frankfurt, Germany(as a part of TAKUMI JAPAN booth)
  • Joined the “London Fashion Week” fair in London, UK(as a part of TAKUMI JAPAN booth)
  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI in Abeno Harukasu Kintetsu Department Store, Osaka
  • Joined a traditional craft fair “Chinyui Sodategusa” in Yamato-koriyama City, Nara
  • Opened our second Tabi shoes specialty shop, “Shop TABI-JI Higashimuki”(Closed)
  • Joined the “Shoutengai no ippin-ichi” fair at JR Nara station
  • Created a website of Japanese traditional footwear shop in Nara for overseas sales

2013

  • Opened Japanese item shop “WADAN” (Closed with the expiration during a period.)
  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI in Abeno Harukasu Kintetsu Department Store, Osaka
  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI in Hankyu Department Store Umeda, Osaka
  • Joined the “JAPAN TOUCH” fair in Lyon, France
  • Published “Nara Explorer” Special Edition 2013, Nara City Guide (in Traditional Chinese)
  • Production of an English map with vouchers of souvenir shops in Nara

2012

  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI in Kintetsu Department Store in Kashihara City, Nara
  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI in Kintetsu Department Store in Abeno City, Osaka
  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI at BUKIYA in Paris, France
  • Production of official catalogue of the Nara International Film Festival 2012 (Japanese/English)

2011

  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI in Kintetsu Department Store in Abeno City, Osaka
  • Published “Nara Explorer” special edition (in Chinese and Korean languages)
  • Production of English website for two companies in Nara

2010

  • Launched “agritter” website (free PR magazine of Nara’s agriculture and food)(Closed)
  • Published “Nara Explorer” Special Edition Restaurant Guide (in English)
  • Production of English website and brochure in three languages (English, Koreana and Chinese) for a shopping complex in Nara

2009

  • Launched online shopping site “FiveFingersStyle” (for sale of FiveFingers from Vibram, Italy)(Closed)
  • Published “agritter” magazine (free PR magazine of Nara’s agriculture and food)(Discontinuance of publication)
  • Translated a brochure (Japanese to traditional Chinese) for a foundation in Nara

2008

  • Launched “Nara Explore” magazine and website (up-to-date and essential English tourist information)(Under suspention)

2007

  • Opened “Shop TABI-JI” Tabi shoes specialty shop
  • Launched online shopping site “Shop TABI-JI
  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI in Hankyu Department Store in Kitahanada City, Osaka
  • Opened limited-time shop of Shop TABI-JI in Hankyu Department Store in Kobe City, Hyogo

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