Post: Tuesday October 18, 2016
Outlet shopping malls are popular destinations for both Japanese and foreign visitors. You can purchase famous fashion brands, electronics, food, sportswear / equipment, household goods, and others. These outlet malls are often in tourist destinations where you can also enjoy sightseeing. It is a great idea for some family fun to stop by an Outlet shopping mall for discounted products or maybe even for a coffee break from the long drive.
Here we will introduce to you the popular outlet shopping malls in Tokyo and in the suburbs of Tokyo (Chiba, Saitama, Shizuoka, Nagano).
1. Gotemba Premium Outlets
Gotenba Premium Outlets the most popular outlet in Japan. It is located in Hakone near Mt. Fuji. Gotemba Premium Outlet has around 210 domestic and international shops with 5000 parking space. There are also many restaurants and cafes to enjoy between a long drive. You might want to plan ahead which shops you want to visit before arriving since the facility is too large to go through in a few hours.
Address: 1312 Fukasawa, Gotemba-Shi, Shizuoka
Directions and Transportation: http://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/gotemba/access/
2. Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plazais also one of the largest Shopping outlet malls located in the attractive tourist destination. Karuizawa is known as the mountain resort with visitors who enjoy golfing, skiing, hiking, good dining hot spa, shopping areas, and natural sceneries.
Address: Karuizawa Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano
Directions and Transportation: http://www.karuizawa-psp.jp.e.kd.hp.transer.com/en/#access
3. MITSUI OUTLET PARK KISARAZU
Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu has 171 stores with 21 outlet stores which are the first ones to open in Japan. This fashionably designed resort style outlet mall has easy access from Central Tokyo. You can also enjoy the enormous Food court with numerous restaurants from all over Japan. On top of the food court, there is the Ocean View Terrace. From there you can view the Tokyo Skytree and Mt.Fuji on a clear day.
Address: 398 Nakajima, Kisarazu City, Chiba
Directions and Transportation: http://www.31op.com/kisarazu/english/access/
4. MITSUI OUTLET PARK YOKOHAMA BAYSIDE
Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside is located only 25 minutes away from Yokohama Station. This outlet mall offers 85 shops with most of them being major brands and was designed to image the Nantucket Island on the East Coast of US. Why don’t you enjoy the harbor view while you shop for a fun weekend!
Address: 5-2 Shiraho, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
Directions and Transportation: http://www.31op.com/yokohama/english/#access
5. GRANDBERRY MALL
Grandberry Mall has 46 outlet shops, many cafes and restaurants, and a movie theater. This outlet was designed to image Southern California. The mall already starts when you get off Minami Machida Station. After enjoying shopping, maybe you can grab a bite and watch a movie at the theater.
Address: 3-4-1 Tsuruma, Machida-shi, Tokyo
Directions and Transportation: http://www.grandberrymall.com/access/ (Japanese)
URL: http://www.grandberrymall.com/ (Japanese)
6. MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAMA MINAMI OSAWA
Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minami Osawa opened in 2000 and is designed to image the South France Province styled townscape. This location is only 40 minutes from Shinjuku Station and only a two minute walk from the nearest station. Famous brands…watches…clothes…cosmetics…everything is sold for an outlet price!
7. MITSUI OUTLET PARK MAKUHARI
Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari went under a renewal in July 2015. This mall has around 97 stores selling uncountable products at bargain prices. After a nice sightseeing in Makuhari, you should finish the day in this outlet mall to shop a little then have coffee somewhere!
Address: 2-6-1 Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba
Directions and Transportation: http://www.31op.com/makuhari/english/access/
8. MITSUI OUTLET PARK IRUMA
Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma has 210 stores in the 89,000 square meter facility. This outlet mall is the largest Mitsui Outlet Park chain in Kanto region. There many sightseeing spots in the neighboring areas such as the Nagatoro River.
Address: 3169-1 Miyadera, Iruma City, Saitama
Directions and Transportations: http://www.31op.com/iruma/english/#access
9. Venus OUTLET
Venus Outlet is the first large shopping mall outlet to open in Central Tokyo. There are 49 shops including popular international brands and domestic fashion brands at reasonable prices. Tableware and furniture are also popular items for shoppers. The outlet is located on the 3rd floor of VenusFort. After your outlet shopping, you can enjoy the city of Odaiba.
Address: 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Directions and Transportations: https://www.venusfort.co.jp/multi/en/access/
10. LakeTown OUTLET
LakeTown Outlet is an eco-friendly shopping mall attached to Koshigaya Lake Town Station. The shopping mall has three different areas: Lake Town Outlet, kaze, and mori. Lake Town Outlet is surrounded by nature. Kaze has a supermarket, cinema, popular apparel shops for 20s and 30s of age. Mori is the longest shopping mall at 500 meters.
Address: 4-1-1 Laketown, Koshigaya shi, Saitama
Directions and Transportations: http://www.aeon-laketown.jp/en/transport/index.html
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