Outlet Shopping Malls and Factory Outlets in and Around Tokyo

Poste date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Outlet Shopping Malls are a common excursion for many Tokyoites. Tired of crammed department stores and the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, many love going out to an outlet mall, often surrounded by greenery, water features, and ample parking.

Outlet malls are often a far more relaxed and pleasant shopping experience—in addition to prices being marked down significantly compared to sky-high Tokyo price tags.

In this article, we will share with you our favorite choices vying to be the top Tokyo outlet mall - but you may have to check each and every one, just to make sure! We will not tell.

Tokyo Area

Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minami Osawa

Mitsui Outlet Park is one of the bigger outlet mall groups, and the version in Tama is no exception. Hachioji is one of the northernmost areas still considered Tokyo, and space is a much cheaper commodity there than closer to the center. Most notably, this  park includes the Sanrio Puroland complex, a small indoor amusement park themed entirely around Hello Kitty and her famous friends. At less than 40 minutes from Shinjuku by Keio Line Limited Express, this is a great day-trip option for those without a car.

Address: 1-600 Minamiosawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo

Directions and Transportation:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/tama/english/#access

URL:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/tama/english/

Hours of operation: 10:00-20:00

Venus Outlet

Odaiba is well known for its plethora of shopping and entertainment options, and the Venus Outlet is a very integral part of the business landscape. With the beautiful ocean and blue sky right next to you in Tokyo Bay, it’s hard to beat a summer afternoon browsing the racks before walking along the beach. These areas can be busy though, so it isn’t always for the faint of heart. This location is excellent for those living in downtown Tokyo, as it’s only a few stops from Toyosu Station. They also have a direct bus to Haneda Airport that takes less than 15 minutes one way!

Address: 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Directions and Transportations:
https://www.venusfort.co.jp/multi/en/access/

URL:
https://www.venusfort.co.jp/multi/index_e.html

Hours of operation: 11:00-21:00

Minami Machida Grandberry Park

Grandberry Park is a great place for the whole family! Designed with parents in mind, there are lots of entertainment options, kids stores, playrooms, and an entire park dedicated to making sure kids are enjoying themselves. They also have sports grounds, making it an appealing place for many in the area to show their skills on the field. Even more exciting—starting in December 2020, this will also be the home of the Snoopy museum! Come look at the only place in Tokyo where you can see memorabilia, learn fun facts, and spend a few hours celebrating this famous pooch with a dedicated Japanese fanbase.

Address: 3 Chome-4-1 Tsuruma, Machida, Tokyo

Directions and Transportations:
https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/shisui/access/

URL:
https://gbp.minamimachida-grandberrypark.com/en/

Hours of operation: 10:00-20:00​

 

Chiba Prefecture Area

Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari

Makuhari has really changed in the past few years, becoming a sudden magnet for Tokyo commuters and big business alike, driven out further and further by the ever-increasing price of rent. Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari is one of the easiest entry points, and is an easy train ride away from Tokyo or Ginza station. These also have foreign currency exchange machines all over, making it easy to change your yen into dollars without actually having to go to a foreign currency exchange window.

Address: 2-6-1 Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba

Directions and Transportation:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/makuhari/english/

URL:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/makuhari/english/

Hours of operation: 10:00-20:00

Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu

This outlet mall is a trailblazer—at the time it opened, it had 21 stores that were the first of their kind in Japan. While stores come and go, of course, this beautiful spot also boasts a gorgeous view of Mt Fuji on a clear day, easily visible from the rooftop terraces. The food court at this mall is also legendary, boasting an array of flavors all collected in one easy place. Another in the giant Mitsui Outlet family, there are also direct buses from Kisarazu to Haneda, though they usually take closer to half an hour.

Address: 398 Nakajima, Kisarazu City, Chiba

Directions and Transportation:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/kisarazu/english/

URL:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/kisarazu/english/

Hours of operation: 10:00-20:00

Shisui Premium Outlets

Shisui is a well-loved outlet in Japan, and for good reason—its proximity to Tokyo Narita Airport is hard to beat. This is one of the bigger outlet malls, offering a slew of premium brands at big discounts for sale-starved Japanese shoppers. Expats also love this outlet mall for its roomy grounds and huge array of hard-to-find American brands like Levi’s and The North Face.

Address: 2-4-1, Iizumi, Shisui-machi, Inba-gun, Chiba

Directions and Transportations:
https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/shisui/access/

URL:
https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/shisui/

Hours of operation:
Mar.-Jan. 10:00AM-8:00PM
Feb. only 10:00AM-7:00PM
(Restaurants open until 8:00PM)
Closing Day: Once a year, on the third Thursday in February.

Kanagawa Prefecture Area

Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside

This is a very popular outlet mall, located right in Yokohama. Many expats and Tokyoites alike flock to this easy-to-reach location with great value. For an outlet mall, this food court is one of the best, with the smells of wagyu and sushi sharing space with sweet red bean cakes and steaming bowls of ramen for a sensory experience not to be missed! This is a kid-friendly space, with lots of playrooms and outdoor areas for kids to get out their energy. There are several direct buses from major stations with shopping vouchers included, so tourists should check their deals before making any plans!

Address: 5-2 Shiraho, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Directions and Transportations:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com.e.act.hp.transer.com/mop/yokohama/access/

URL:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com.e.act.hp.transer.com/mop/yokohama/

Hours of operation: 10:00-20:00

 

Saitama Prefecture Area

LakeTown Outlet

The self-proclaimed “biggest mall in Japan” made waves when it first opened for its sprawling footprint and vast array of shops. This is easily accessible by public transportation, as it’s directly attached to Koshigaya station. This mall is owned by AEON, so members of AEON bank or associated vendors can save even more with great credit card payment plans and special coupons.

Address: 4-1-1 Laketown, Koshigaya shi, Saitama

Directions and Transportations:
https://en.aeonmall.global/mall/laketown-outlet/access-laketown-outlet/

URL:
https://en.aeonmall.global/mall/laketown-outlet/

Hours of operation: 10:00-20:00

Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma

This is a very popular outlet mall for those in North and West Tokyo. Easily accessible from the Seibu-Ikebukuro Line (about 70 minutes from Ikebukuro by limited express train), this outlet mall also has a Costco right next to it. I myself have been to this mall many times, and after the hustle and bustle of Tokyo shopping, this mall is truly a breath of fresh air. It is a very foreigner-friendly mall that’s easy to access.

Address: 3169-1 Miyadera, Iruma City, Saitama

Directions and Transportations:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/iruma/english/#access

URL:
https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/mop/iruma/english/

Hours of operation: 10:00-20:00

Other Areas

Gotemba Premium Outlets

This may be the most famous Outlet mall in the greater Tokyo area. Located right in between Tokyo and Mt Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture, this location not only offers deals but also some of the most stunning views of Fuji you can find. Nestled within the trees (and soon to be accompanied by a small amusement park), this is one of the best malls in Japan. It is difficult to get to by train, but the drive is so beautiful it’s worth the rental car.

Address: 1312 Fukasawa, Gotemba-Shi, Shizuoka

Directions and Transportation:
http://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/gotemba/access/

URL:
http://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/gotemba/

Hours of operation:
Mar.-Nov. 10:00AM-8:00PM
Dec.-Feb. 10:00AM-7:00PM
Closing Day: Once a year, on the third Thursday in February.

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

Karuizawa is one of the most picturesque destinations in Japan, and getting to enjoy all the pleasures of shopping from inside this natural wonderland is a real treat. This open air outlet mall is designed to blend in with the rest of its surroundings, so that the architecture is just as beautiful to look at. With multiple food courts as well as old-style stall eating, you can find everything from the most high-end luxury brands to the simplest attire.

Address: Karuizawa Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano

Directions and Transportation:
http://www.karuizawa-psp.jp/en/access

URL:
http://www.karuizawa-psp.jp/en

Hours of operation: 10:00A.M.-7:00P.M.

Tokyo’s Outlet Malls are a Great Escape for the Whole Family

No matter where you choose, Japan’s constant commitment to excellent service, efficient communication, and cleanly designed spaces is sure to put you at ease. Enjoy shopping in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of extra space for you and your family, especially in these socially distant times. We wish you happy travels, with great bargains for all!

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