Tokyo is famous for its shopping districts like Harajuku, known to be a kawaii (cute) mecca, and Ginza, for its high-end boutiques. And because it’s close to impossible to leave out shopping from one’s travel itinerary, visiting any of these districts can easily break the bank. Don’t fret though, because there are outlet malls that offer great deals and discounts from a wide array of brands, from luxurious to local labels. Below are seven outlet malls in and around Tokyo for your next shopping spree:
Shisui Premium Outlets
Just a 15-20 minute shuttle bus from Narita International Airport, SHISUI PREMIUM OUTLETS is the perfect place to kill time while waiting in between flights. Designed to look like a shopping village with vast open-air pathways, there are 220 stores to choose from. Don’t forget to bring your passport to get tax rebates on shops like Coach, Under Armour, and even Sanrio!
There’s no need to worry about losing track of time and missing a flight because flight departure and arrival schedule at Narita Airport is available in the food court, which is located at the center of the outlet. Free Wi-Fi zones are also accessible in and near the food court. Drop by Narita Dream Farm and Godiva for decadent treats that are great for last minute souvenir shopping.
Address: 2-4-1, Iizumi Shisui-machi, Inba-gun, Chiba
Closed on the third Thursday in February
Nearest Train Station/s: JR Shisui Station (approx. 15 minutes by bus to the outlet) and Keisei Shisui Station (approx. 20 minutes by bus to the outlet)
Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu
With 278 shops under its belt, MITSUI OUTLET PARK KISARAZU is considered to be the largest outlet mall in the Greater Tokyo Area. Out of these shops, 156 are tax-free including Swarovski, Versace and Balenciaga. And unlike most outlet malls, combined purchases to reach the minimum purchase requirement of 5,000 JPY can qualify for tax-refunds in selected stores.
Thanks to its third expansion last October 2018, visitors can now enjoy a cup of coffee by DEAN & DELUCA and read a book in the Café Lounge, which has a small library set up. There is also a free temporary baggage storage just outside the lounge that is open during weekends and public holidays.
Address: 3-1-1 Kanedahigashi, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba
Food Court: 10:30–21:00
Nearest Train Station/s: Sodegaura Station (approx. 10 minutes by bus to the outlet)
Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari
Conveniently situated just in front of Kaihimmakuhari Station, MITSUI OUTLET PARK MAKUHARI features 127 brands, half of which offer tax-rebates, including brands like Onitsuka Tiger, Kate Spade New York and even Matsumoto Kiyoshi—Japan’s largest drugstore chain.
There’s no need to worry about running out of Japanese Yen too because the outlet is one of the few to have a foreign currency exchange machine available. It’s located at the 1st floor C-Site, near Tully’s Coffee.
After shopping, experience a hint of “boulangerie” culture and treat yourself with French-style baked goods at Maison Kayser. Or spoil yourself with delectable steak sets at The Meat Locker STEAK & CAFÉ.
Address: 2-6-1, Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba
Business Hours: 10:00–21:00
Nearest Train Station/s: Kaihimmakuhari Station (approx. 1 minute walk to the outlet)
Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minami Osawa
Shop at over 100 stores in this French inspired two-story townscape and revel in additional discounts at 39 tax-free stores like Michael Kors, Beams Outlet and adidas. In addition, plant and animal lovers alike will surely appreciate the shops that sell gardening and pet supplies.
Aside from shopping, visitors can watch live performances that are occasionally held at the Festival Stage, and children can ride a kiddie train around the establishment.
Address: 1-600 Minamiosawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo
Nearest Train Station/s: Minami-Osawa Station (approx. 2 minute walk to the outlet)
Grandberry Park is the ideal place to visit for people who wish to do other recreational activities while shopping. Apart from outlet stores and general merchandise shops, there are various entertainment facilities in and within the outlet such as 109Cinemas, Tsuruma Park, Sega game center, Snoopy Museum Tokyo and Machi Library.
Take a break from retail therapy and appreciate nature by having a relaxing picnic at Tsuruma Park. Kids will absolutely love to know that there are three playgrounds in the park—Playground of Star, Playground of Forest and Playground of Water.
For fans of the beloved beagle character, rejoice, because Snoopy Museum Tokyo reopened last December 2019 within the outlet, and is also twice the size of the previous one in Roppongi. You can learn to build your own Snoopy stuffeds toys and draw your favorite Peanuts characters in the Snoopy Museum Tokyo workshop.
This is one of the more pet friendly outlets too. They even have a designated pet only toilets, foot washing stations and drinking fountains.
Address:3-3-1 Tsuruma, Machida-shi, Tokyo
Nearest Train Station/s: Minami-Machida Grandberry Park Station
Gotemba Premium Outlets
Although a bit far from Central Tokyo compared to the other outlets, the picturesque view of Mt. Fuji—Japan’s highest mountain and iconic symbol— undoubtedly makes up for the longer transit.
Shop to your heart’s content at this outlet’s whopping selection of designer labels and international brands (290 in total!) like Bvlgari, Alexander Wang and Manolo Blahnik. These shops are divided into three zones: West Zone, East Zone and Hill Side, with three bridges connecting them. Two of the bridges—Bridge of Good Dream and Hill Side Bridge— present great vantage points of Mt. Fuji and are prefect for photo op.
Drop by Hill Side Playground for Italian-made amusement rides such as Drop Twist and a carousel, or unwind at Konohana no Yu, a hot spring day spa that has open-air baths overlooking Fuji-san.
Address: 1312, Fukasawa, Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka
Closed on the third Thursday in February
Nearest Train Station/s: Gotemba Station (approx. 20 minutes by free shuttle bus to the outlet)
Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside
Situated right by the dock, MITSUI OUTLET PARK YOKOHAMA BAYSIDE is designed to let shoppers feel like they’re in a resort, with a windmill and a lighthouse to complete the atmosphere.
After its expansion last April 2020, the outlet now houses over 100 shops in its three-story building. This includes brands like Armani, Timberland and Ray-Ban. Head over to the food court and enjoy charming seaside views while eating local cuisines.
And if the outlet’s not enough to satisfy your shopping needs, there’s a three-story Uniqlo Park right next door. The biggest in Japan so far, Uniqlo Park not only features both Uniqlo and its sister retailer, GU, but also has a built-in outdoor playground and a rooftop garden with scenic views of Tokyo Bay.
Address: 5-2, Shiraho, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Food Court: 10:30–21:00
Nearest Train Station/s: Torihama Station (approx. 5 minute walk to the outlet)
Surely, a trip to any of the outlet malls mentioned above will satisfy your shopping urges without breaking the bank. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest for more fun stuff! Matane!
Yukari is a half-Japanese, kawaii-loving girl from the Philippines. In her free time, she juggles writing poetry, making art, and playing with her fur baby. She dreams of traveling the world and moving to Japan permanently. But for now, she takes pleasure in virtually sharing Japan's beauty and uniqueness.