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10 Outlet Malls In Tokyo & Its Surrounds For Your Japan Shopping Spree

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Shahida  •  Feb 24, 2020

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Japan isn’t the first country that comes to mind when someone mentions shopping, but just because it’s not the cheapest place doesn’t mean you can’t shop! Skip regular shopping complexes for outlet malls for great deals on premium and luxury brands, and guess what? Japan has plenty of these outlet malls.
Credit: Giphy We’ve rounded up 10 outlet malls around and near Tokyo for you shopaholics out there! P.S. If the neighbourhoods in Tokyo still confuse you, this article is a good place to start! Or get some tips and ideas from our 6D5N Muslim-friendly itinerary that covers Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawagoe, Hakone and Nikko, or this Tokyo budget itinerary.
Tokyo prefecture
1. Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minami Osawa
Credit: @ShoppingAtMitsui on Facebook Located 40 minutes by train from Shinjuku, Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minami Osawa is a two-storey outdoor mall inspired by French provincial architecture that features more than 100 stores. Find big name fashion brands - both local and international - like Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Beams and Brooks Brothers.
Credit: Sui San on FlickrFamilies with little kids would find this outlet mall the perfect pitstop to wind down and catch a break before heading back into the city after a day at Sanrio Puroland, which is just16 minutes away.Address: 1 Chome-600 Minamiosawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0364, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM (may vary according to season) How to get there: 2-minute walk from Minamiosawa Station on the JR Keio Line Website
2. Yamada Outlet Ikebukuro
Not all outlet malls are for fashion. This one, uniquely, is dedicated to electronics! Yamada Denki is a huge electronics store chain in Japan, and this outlet in Ikebukuro is a duty free store that also sells second hand gems, custom built to order PC parts, and even limited edition cosmetics and beauty products from “@cosme x YAMADA” the collaborative project.
Credit: Unicorn Toys on Facebook There are eight floors in total, and the seventh floor is specifically dedicated for GUNDAM. We advise you to take your time here because you might stumble upon the rarest gems, but do also take in consideration the differences in plug points and standard voltage before splurging! Address: 1 Chome-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0013, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM How to get there: 2-minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station Website
Chiba prefecture
3. Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari
Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari is one of the easiest outlet shopping malls to access from Tokyo. It’s located just half an hour from the city centerand about 20 minutes from Tokyo Disney Resort. If you’re on your way to the airport, there are direct buses to both Narita and Haneda airports.
Credit: Elaine Chiang on Facebook If you’re a health and skincare junkie, head over to Matsumoto Kiyoshi on the first floor. This is the drugstore chain’s first outlet park branch, so you can expect to find great deals here! What’s interesting about the Makuhari outlet mall is that iPads with a Smile Call feature are provided at the information desk where you can talk to interpreter staff who are fluent in English, Korean and Mandarin. Address: 2-6-1, Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 261-0021, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM How to get there: One minute walk from Kaihin-Makuhari Station (south exit) on the JR Keio Line Website
4. Shisui Premium Outlets
Credit: Shopping Heaven / Premium Outlets Japan on FacebookHave a layover in Tokyo but not quite enough time to explore the city? Shisui Premium Outlets is the best place to pass time, and what sets it apart from the rest is the large selection of renowned Japanese brands, including Beams and Agnes B. Voyage. It’s just a 15-minute bus ride away from Narita, and about a littleover an hour journey from Tokyo by train. Feeling hungry? Believe it or not, one of the biggest attractions about this mall is the huge food court. Appease your hunger at the halal-certified Cafe & Dining Hannari which serves traditional Japanese cuisine. They also provide a prayer room complete with a designated wudu space and partitions. Address: 2-4-1, Iizumi, Shisui-machi, Inba-gun, Chiba, 285-0912, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-7PM How to get there: From Narita Airport, Bus No. 30 from Terminal 1 or No. 28-B from Terminal 2. 15-minute bus ride from JR Shisui Station on the JR Narita Line Website
Saitama prefecture
5. LakeTown Outlet
Credit: Keith Lim on Facebook Aimed at families with little ones, LakeTown Outlet is a part of the largest eco-friendly shopping mall in Japan, AEON LakeTown. With some 140 stores, this is one of the country’s best outlet malls designed to exude affinity for people and nature. Where else can you shop with a scenic view of the lake?
Credit: Koji Osaka on FacebookBesides the well known brands like Harrods, Furla, Zwilling and Murasaki Sports, there’s also a bunch of cafes where you can just sit and admire the view, including a Starbucks Coffee branch selling discounted merchandise!Address: 4-1-1 Laketown, Koshigaya-shi, Saitama prefecture 343-0828, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM How to get there: From Tokyo Station, take the Keihin-Tohoku Line (bound for Omiya) to JR Minami-urawa Station, then transfer to the JR Musashino Line bound for Koshigaya-Laketown Station. From the station, the mall is a 10-minute walk away. Website
6. Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma
Credit: @ShoppingAtMitsui on Facebook It takes an hour to reach Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma from Ikebukuro Station, but we can assure you that it’s worth the journey if you take shopping seriously. One thing you should know about this posh looking outlet mall is that it’s huge! Taking up 86,000 square meters, there are 210 stores here ranging from international fashion brands to household goods.
Credit: Luis Massaiti Myoshi on Facebook Right next door to the outlet park is Costco. If a whole day of shopping isn’t enough for you, head over next door for your bulk grocery needs 😝 Address: 3169-1 Miyadera, Iruma, Saitama 358-0014, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM How to get there: 15-minute Seibu Bus ride from Irumashi Station (south exit) on the Seibu-Ikebukuro Line Website Other areas
7. Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside
Credit: Selatan Tokyo 〜Selamat Datang di Prefektur Kanagawa〜 on FacebookSince it’s located in aport city, Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside has a resort-style architecture with a beautiful view of one of Japan’s largest marinas and designed like the streets of Nantucket Island on the East Coast of the United States, complete with a clock tower, windmill and even a lighthouse! It’s even more exciting when summer rolls around since the beach is within walking distance and outdoor tables are set up for barbecue.
Credit: Smarttour Co., Ltd. on Facebook There are facilities perfect for families like kids’ playground, baby carts and nursing rooms. Need a break to reenergize or reevaluate your finance? Sit down at one of the cafes and watch the yachts and cruisers sail by. Address: 5-2, Shiraho, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 236-0007, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM How to get there: 5 minutes walk from Torihama Station on the Kanazawa Seaside Line Website
8. Gotemba Premium Outlet
Credit: Travelers Home on Facebook Perhaps the best known outlet mall in Japan, Gotemba Premium Outlet is situated on an extensive site within view of World Cultural Heritage site and the pride of Japan, Mt. Fuji. The mall is a typical pitstop when people visit Hakone since it’s not far away from the hot spring paradise. Themall features over 200 stores ranging from internationally known fashion brands, everyday items to household goods, along with a number of restaurants, a food court and a 50 meter high ferris wheel! There’s a free shuttle bus provided from JR Gotemba station to the mall every 20 minutes.Address: 1312, Fukasawa, Gotemba-Shi, Shizuoka 412-0023, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM (March - November), 10AM-7PM (December - February) How to get there: From Shinjuku Station, take the Odakyu Limited Express “Romancecar Mt. Fuji” train to Gotemba Station. The shuttle bus from there takes about 20 minutes. Refer here for more options. Website
9. Ami Premium Outlets
It takes less than an hour’s drive to reach Ami Premium Outlets (no more than an hour by train). Compared to the other outlet malls, Ami Premium Outlets is considerably smaller, but it’s packed with 150 stores selling premium label brands like Banana Republic, J!NS and Le Creuset. This mall is situated in the pastoral countryside of Ibaraki - perfect if you’re looking for a less touristy day trip destination. It’s also very close to Ushiku Daibutsu, formerly the world's tallest Buddha statue which stands at a height of 120 m, and there’s a direct bus that connects thesetwo attractions on the weekends and public holidays.Address: 4 Chome-1-1 Yoshiwara, Ami, Inashiki District, Ibaraki 300-1161, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM (March - January), 10AM-7PM (February) How to get there: From Ueno Station, take the JR Joban Line to Arakawaoki Station, and then from the east exit take the bus for a 20 minutes journey. Website
10. Sano Premium Outlet
Credit: PREMIUM OUTLETS JAPAN on Facebook Comprising 180 stores, Sano Premium Outlets is one of the largest outlet malls in the Kanto area. The open space USA east coast setting will momentarily make you forget that you’re in Japan at all, and since it’s located in the suburbs, the mall is huge!
Credit: Nawab Zada Oyama on Facebook There’s no halal restaurant at the outlet mall, but you can find Nawab Zada at AEON Mall Sano New City just around 5 minutes walk away which serves halal Indian cuisine. Perform your prayers at the outlet mall before you leave! Just request for a prayer space at the Information Center and they’ll be happy to assist you. #HHWT Ttip:Schedule your trip here in the spring so you’re in season to witness the magical display of wisteria tunnels and trees in Ashikaga FlowerPark just about a 20-minute drive from here.Address: 2058, Koena-cho, Sano-Shi, Tochigi 327-0822, Japan Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM (March - January), 10AM-7PM (February) How to get there: Take the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Oyama Station, then transfer to JR Ryomo Line and head to Sano Station. The bus from there takes about 20 minutes. Website
Credit: Giphy Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for sales and promotions so that you can save even more! Find out how to do your tourist tax-free refunds before you start shopping to bring even more bargains home. 😁