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Shop Til you Drop! 5 Awesome Outlet Malls Near Tokyo

Shop Til you Drop! 5 Awesome Outlet Malls Near Tokyo

Date published: 2 April 2020
Last updated: 23 August 2020

Brand name items tend to be a bit pricey, but at outlets you can get them for a reasonable price! The following outlets offer not only good shopping opportunities but good food as well. The editorial team of LIVE JAPAN carefully selected five outlets in the Kano region that are highly recommended.

“I’m really looking forward to shopping when I visit Japan!” For those who think that, then these outlets are perfect for them. If you enjoy shopping, then you will definitely want to visit these places.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Sano Premium Outlets
  2. 2. Shisui Premium Outlets
  3. 3. Ami Premium Outlets
  4. 4. Lake Town Outlet
  5. 5. VenusFort Venus Outlet

1. Sano Premium Outlets

1. Sano Premium Outlets

The Sano Premium Outlets is located in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture. This complex is set in a verdant natural setting and looks like something straight out of the East Coast of America. The facility houses about 170 shops carrying domestic and foreign brand name luxury items with a selection certain to have something for everyone.

You can shop more leisurely on weekdays as it is relatively less crowded then. Services for foreign visitors to Japan include the introduction of UnionPay card payment terminals.

The website supports English, Chinese and Korean languages in addition to Japanese, so you can research which shops you want to visit in advance. It can be reached by buses from either Tokyo or Shinjuku in only about 90 minutes, which is an added attraction.

  • Sano Premium Outlets
    佐野プレミアム・アウトレット
    • Address 2058 Koenacho, Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture
    • Nearest Station Access:
      (When traveling by car from Tokyo)
      ・ Approximately 40 minutes by Tohoku Expressway via the Metropolitan Expressway Kawaguchi JCT from each entrance of the Metropolitan Expressway, and about 800 meters on the general road from the Sano Fujioka IC.
      (When traveling by train and bus)
      ・ Approximately 20 minutes by Sano Municipal Loop Bus "Sano Manyo Roman Bus" or Sano Municipal Bus "Sanotte" departing from the nearest station, Sano Station, serviced by the JR Ryomo Line and Tobu Sano Line; get off at the Sano Premium Outlets stop.
      (When traveling by bus)
      ・ It is about 120 minutes from the Haneda Airport Terminal by Kanto Expressway, Tokyo Airport Transportation, Higashino Transportation Highway Bus "Maronie”. Get off at the Sano New City Bus Terminal and walk about 3 minutes.
      ・ It's about 90 minutes from Tokyo and Shinjuku stations on the Kanto Expressway, Tokyo Airport Transportation, and Higashino Transportation express bus “Maronie”. Get off at the Sano New the city Bus Terminal and walk about 3 minutes
      ・ It is about 130 minutes from Haneda Airport Terminal by Kanto Expressway, Chiba Transportation Highway Bus "Salvia”. Get off at the Sano Shintoshin Bus Terminal and walk about 3 minutes.
    • Phone Number 0283-20-5800
    • Open: 10:00 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. *Times may vary according to the season. and at the end and start of the year.
      Closed: Once a year (on the third Thursday in February)

2. Shisui Premium Outlets

2. Shisui Premium Outlets

The Shisui Premium Outlets is located in the Inba District of Chiba Prefecture. Designed to resemble an American town, this complex feels like a resort. Shisui Premium Outlets is characterized by the fact that it is popular not only Japanese but also foreigners, because of its easy access; about 50 minutes by car from Tokyo and about 10 minutes from Narita Airport.

The services for foreigners are particularly good, including tax exemption support (excluding some stores), tax exemption procedure counter (next to the Keiyo Bank foreign currency exchange), introduction of the UnionPay card payment terminal throughout the complex, and a JNTO-certified tourist information center (information Center) *Category 2 certified, Wi-Fi (in some areas), telephone interpreting service, currency exchange, prayer room, and Narita Airport flight information.

Of the numerous outlets in the Kanto area, this one provides the most services for foreign visitors making it a place where first-time visitors to Japan can shop without worries.

  • Shisui Premium Outlets
    酒々井プレミアム・アウトレット
    • Address 2-4-1 Iizumi, Shisui, Inba District, Chiba Prefecture
    • Nearest Station Access:
      (When traveling by car from Tokyo)
      ・ Approximately 25 minutes from the Hakozaki JCT on the Metropolitan Expressway No. 7 Keiyo Road (descending), approximately 15 minutes on the Higashi Kanto Expressway (descending) via Miyanogi JCT, and approximately 1km from Shisui IC on the general road.
      (When traveling by train and bus)
      ・ About 20 minutes by bus from Shisui Station, the nearest station on the JR and Keisei Lines; get off at Shisui Premium Outlets.

      (When traveling by bus)
      ・ Approximately 70 minutes by direct express bus (for Choshi) from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal; get off at Shisui Premium Outlets.
      ・ Approximately 50 minutes by direct express bus (for Choshi) from Tokyo Station (Yaesuguchi-mae Keisei Bus No. 1 stop); get off at Shisui Premium Outlets.
      ・ About 15 minutes by bus from Haneda Airport; get off at Shisui Premium Outlets.
    • Phone Number 043-481-6160
    • Hours: 10:00 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
      Closed: Once a year (on the third Thursday in February), may vary depending on the season; and at the end and start of the year.

3. Ami Premium Outlets

3. Ami Premium Outlets

The Ami Premium Outlets is located in Inashiki District, Ibaraki Prefecture Modeled after American West Coast outlets and located in a rich, verdant setting, about 150 shops offer domestic and foreign famous brands. The site is easily accessible even from outside the prefecture as it is directly connected to the Ami Higashi IC on the Ken-o Expressway which is about a 60-minute drive from the downtown Tokyo.

Ami Premium Outlets offers a wide range of dining options, too, featuring a variety of foods such as Italian, Korean and Indian. Services for foreign visitors to Japan include UnionPay card payment terminals installed throughout the complex and tax-free services (excluding some stores).

  • Ami Premium Outlets
    あみプレミアム・アウトレット
    • Address 4-1-1 Yoshiwara, Ami, Inashiki District, Ibaraki Prefecture
    • Nearest Station Access:
      (When traveling by car from Tokyo)
      ・ Approximately 30 minutes on the Joban Expressway (descending) from Misato JCT, approximately 10 minutes on the Ken-O Expressway (going towards Narita) via the Tsukuba JCT; get off at the Ami-Higashi IC.
      (When traveling by train and bus)
      ・ Approximately 20 minutes by bus from JR Arakawaoki Station East Exit; get off at Ami Premium Outlets.
      ・ About 23 minutes by bus from JR Ushiku Station East Exit, about 5 minutes by bus via Ushiku Daibutsu; get off at Ami Premium Outlets. *Operates only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
    • Phone Number 029-829-5770
    • Hours: 10:00 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
      Closed: Once a year (on the third Thursday in February), may vary depending on the season; and at the end and start of the year.

4. Lake Town Outlet

4. Lake Town Outlet

Lake Town Outlet is located in Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture. Being closest to the lake front in Aeon Lake Town and based on the concept of living comfortable in a natural environment, which is reflected in the atmosphere of the place, Lake Town Outlet is comprised of three main avenues, each with its own unique character. Since its opening new shops offering both domestic and foreign famous brands have continuously opened and now number about 120. Even more new shops are expected to open as well.

In addition to shopping at the outlet, you can also enjoy shopping and dining in the adjacent Lake Town in its natural setting, and enjoy watching movies at the Aeon Cinema which is also a popular attraction.

Foreign visitors may also use UnionPay cards here. Strollers can be borrowed for families with small children, enabling families to leisurely shop.

  • Lake Town Outlet
    レイクタウンアウトレット
    • Address 4-1-1, Lake Town, Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture
    • Nearest Station Access:
      (When traveling by car from Tokyo)
      ・ Take National Route 298 from the West Exit of the Misato IC on the Joban Expressway. Proceed for 3 km toward Soka, turn right at the intersection of Hachijo Shiratori, and go another 3 km north on Higashi-Saitama Road.
      (When traveling by train)
      ・ It is a 7-minute walk from Koshigaya Lake Town Station on the JR Musashino Line, which is the closest station.
      (When traveling by bus)
      ・ Take a bus from the JR Musashino Line Koshigaya Lake Town Station North Exit Bus Rotary and get off at Aeon Lake Town (mori).
    • Phone Number 048-940-0700
    • Hours: 10:00 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
      Closed: always open

5. VenusFort Venus Outlet

5. VenusFort Venus Outlet

VenusFort is located inside Odaiba Palette Town. Shopping is easy even when it rains at this enclosed shopping mall fashioned after 17th to 18th century medieval European streets.

The first floor is a family floor with shops for kids, pets and interior goods, and shops on the second floor carry the latest in fashion, jewelry, and cosmetics. You can also enjoy dining in addition to shopping among the many different shops.
The Venus Outlet with 50 shops on three different levels offering foreign and domestic brand name goods was newly established in December 2009. Each level has its own unique character and is the first hybrid-style shopping mall to be opened in the nation.

VenusFort is lauded as being a "hybrid mall that includes the city's first full-scale outlet!" It is located just across the rainbow bridge from the city center and has very good access. This is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy outlet shopping while in Tokyo! There are plenty of stores that can be enjoyed by children and adults in addition to shopping, such as athletic and casino experiences.

For foreign visitors to Japan, there are Alipay and Payall Card Payment Terminals, AI Chatbot, a JNTO Certified Tourist Information Center *Category 2, Wi-Fi, Telephone Interpretation Service, tax-free (excluding some stores) and a foreign currency exchange. When you visit Odaiba, be sure to stop by here and take advantage of all it has to offer.

  • VenusFort Venus Outlet
    ヴィーナスフォート 「Venus OUTLET」
    • Address 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto City, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station Access:
      (When traveling by car)
      ・ From the downtown area, take the Metropolitan Expressway No. 11 over the Rainbow Bridge and exit at the Daiba ramp; from there it is about 5 minutes.
      ・ From Yokohama and Haneda, take the Metropolitan Expressway Wangan Line and get off at the Rinkai Fukutoshin ramp; from there it is about 5 minutes.
      ・ From Chiba and the Kasai area, take the Metropolitan Expressway Wangan Line and get off at the Ariake ramp; from there it is about 7 minutes.
      (When traveling by train)
      ・ Approximately a 3-minute walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line.
      ・ Directly connected to Yurikamome Aomi Station.
      (When traveling by bus)
      ・ From Haneda Airport, take the Airport Limousine Bus and get off at Palette Town.
      ・ From Haneda Airport, take the Keikyu Limousine Bus and get off at either Tokyo Teleport or Palette Town.
      ・ You can take a Keikyu Bus from either Omori Station, Oimachi Station, or Aomono Yokocho Station and get off at Tokyo Teleport Station; it is about a 3-minute walk from there.
    • Phone Number 03-3599-0700
    • Hours: Shopping service 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Restaurants 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Hours may differ for some shops)
      Closed: unscheduled

When you hear the word "outlets", shopping usually comes to mind, but that's not all. The above outlets also offer lots of food and entertainment in addition to shopping. When visiting Japan, why not enjoy a fun time at one of these outlets?

Written by Yu Sato, Dali Corporation

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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