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Japan's Nationwide New Year Sales (2024 Guide): Opening Hours for Major Shops, Tips, and More

Japan's Nationwide New Year Sales (2024 Guide): Opening Hours for Major Shops, Tips, and More

Last updated: 27 December 2023

In Japan, 'Hatsu-uri,' or the first sales of the year, marks the beginning of the year when shops, department stores, shopping malls, and electronics retailers go all out with 'Fukubukuro' (lucky bags) sales and special promotions, making them livelier than usual. But you have to be careful as well: open hours change during the Japanese New Year!

Around the New Year, many places have special opening and closing times, often with earlier closures. Here, we've compiled the 2024 New Year's opening hours for major malls and shops all across Japan.

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Table of Contents
  1. What is "hatsu-uri" all about?
  2. What are "fukubukuro"?
  3. Advice for Conquering Hatsu-uri
  4. New Year and First Sales Hours at Stores Nationwide
  5. Other Special Promotions

What is "hatsu-uri" all about?

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As the new year arrives, the tradition of "Hatsu-uri," the first sales, comes into play. Hatsu-uri days are filled with exciting events like sales, enticing lucky bags, and thrilling prize draws. Many establishments open earlier than usual, with eager customers lining up even before the doors open, sometimes prompting early opening times to manage the crowds.

Most department stores and malls are typically closed on New Year's Day, designating January 2nd as the official Hatsu-uri day. Outlet malls, on the other hand, often remain open on January 1st.

What are "fukubukuro"?

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Department stores and malls often offer "Fukubukuro" (lucky bags) during Hatsu-uri. Fukubukuro are bags containing various items, intentionally kept a mystery, and sometimes they contain products worth more than the bag's price. The incredible value they offer can lead to customers lining up before opening, all in pursuit of these lucky bags. The excitement of not knowing what's inside, coupled with the thrill of opening them, adds to their charm.

Advice for Conquering Hatsu-uri

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1. Arrive with Extra Time

On Hatsu-uri day, as many people form lines awaiting store openings, there's a chance the opening time might be moved up. To avoid arriving and finding items sold out, plan to arrive at the store with extra time.

2. Exercise Caution Against Impulse Buying

During the Hatsu-uri sale, it's wise to decide what you intend to purchase beforehand. Sale items may include outdated or unpopular items, and returns are often not possible unless there's a defect. Impulse buying, driven by low prices, can lead to items you never use or wear.

3. Confirm Sale Methods for Lucky Bags in Advance

On Hatsu-uri day, long lines often form in front of department stores and malls, with many people aiming for "Fukubukuro" (lucky bags). However, not all stores necessarily sell them in-store on the Hatsu-uri day. Some use methods like online reservations or lottery sales. Additionally, early morning queueing for numbered tickets is common. If you have a specific Fukubukuro in mind, research its purchase method, sale date, and time in advance.

New Year and First Sales Hours at Stores Nationwide

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(*The availability and start time of fukubukuro sales vary depending on each store and brand.)

Department Stores

Odakyu Department Store
New Year's Eve Hours
Shinjuku Store: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
Shinjuku Store: January 2nd, 10 AM - 8 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
Shinjuku Store: January 2nd, 10 AM onwards
Tokyu Department Store
New Year's Eve Hours
Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs (B2F-B5F): B2F-B3F (Food Floor): 10 AM - 6:30 PM; B1F-5F: 11 AM - 6 PM
Shibuya Tokyu Food Show: 9 AM - 7 PM (Scheduled)
Sapporo Store: B1F (Food Floor): 9 AM - 6 PM (Scheduled); 1st-10th Floor: 10 AM - 5:30 PM (Scheduled)
First Business Day Hours
Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs (B3F-B5F): January 2nd, 10 AM - 8 PM
Shibuya Tokyu Food Show: January 2nd, 10 AM - 8 PM (Scheduled)
Sapporo Store: January 2nd, 9 AM - 5 PM (Scheduled)
Fukubukuro Sales
Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs (B3F-B5F): January 2nd, 10 AM onwards
Shibuya Tokyu Food Show: January 2nd, 10 AM onwards
Sapporo Store: January 2nd, 9 AM onwards
Tobu Department Store
New Year's Eve Hours
Ikebukuro Store: B1F-B2F (Food Floor): 9 AM - 7 PM; 1st-10th Floor: 10 AM - 6 PM
Hatsu-uri (New Year's Opening) Hours
Ikebukuro Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 6 PM (Scheduled)
Fukubukuro Sales
Ikebukuro Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM onwards
Seibu Department Store
New Year's Eve Hours
Ikebukuro Main Store: 10 AM - 7 PM
Shibuya Store: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
Ikebukuro Main Store: January 1st, 10 AM - 8 PM
Shibuya Store: January 1st, 10 AM - 6 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
Ikebukuro Main Store: January 1st-3rd, 10 AM - 8 PM
Shibuya Store: January 1, 10 AM
  • seibu shibuya
    Goods
    Has Health & Safety Measures
    • Address 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8330
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    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Tokyu Toyoko Line / Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line / Keio Inokashira Line)
    • Phone Number 03-3462-0111
  • SEIBU IKEBUKURO
    Has Health & Safety Measures
    • Address 1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-8569
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    • Nearest Station Ikebukuro Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Seibu Ikebukuro Line / Tobu Tojo Line)
    • Phone Number 03-3981-0111
Keio Department Store
New Year's Eve Hours
Shinjuku Store: B1F-Mezz. (Food Floor), 7F (Grand Event Space): 9 AM - 6 PM; 1F-6F: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
Shinjuku Store: B1F-Mezz. (Food Floor) January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM; 1F-7F January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 8 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
Shinjuku Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM onwards
Kintetsu Department Store
New Year's Eve Hours
・Main Store (Abeno Harukas): B1F-B2F (Food Floor): 9:15 AM - 7 PM; 1F-11F: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
・Main Store (Abeno Harukas): B1F-B3F and 5F: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM; 4F-11F: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・Main Store (Abeno Harukas): January 2nd, 9:30 AM onwards
Keihan Department Store
New Year's Eve Hours
・Moriguchi Store: B1F (Food Floor): 9 AM - 7 PM; 1F-8F: 10 AM - 7 PM
First Business Day Hours
・Moriguchi Store: B1F-2F: January 2nd, 10 AM - 7:30 PM; 3F-6F and 8F: January 2nd, 10 AM - 7 PM; 7F: January 2nd, 10 AM - 8 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・Moriguchi Store: January 2nd, 10:00 AM onwards
Hankyu Hanshin Department Store
New Year's Eve Hours
・Hankyu Men's Tokyo: 11 AM - 5 PM
・Hankyu Umeda Main Store: B1F-B2F (Food Floor): 9:30 AM - 6 PM; 1F-11F: 10 AM - 6 PM
・Hankyu Men's Osaka: 10 AM - 6 PM
・Hanshin Umeda Main Store: B1F-1F (Food Floor): 9:30 AM - 6 PM; 2F-9F: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
・Hankyu Men's Tokyo: January 2nd, 10 AM - 7 PM
・Hankyu Umeda Main Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 7 PM
・Hankyu Men's Osaka: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 7 PM
・Hanshin Umeda Main Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 7 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・Hankyu Men's Tokyo: 10 AM onwards
・Hankyu Umeda Main Store: 9:30 AM onwards
・Hankyu Men's Osaka: 9:30 AM onwards
・Hanshin Umeda Main Store: 9:30 AM onwards
Daimaru
New Year's Eve Hours
・Tokyo Store: 10 AM - 6 PM
Shinsaibashi Store: 10 AM - 6 PM
Umeda Store: B1F-B2F (Food Floor): 9:30 AM - 6 PM; 1F-13F and 15F: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sapporo Store: B1F (Food Floor): 9 AM - 6 PM; 1F-7F: 10 AM - 5 PM
First Business Day Hours
・Tokyo Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM (Scheduled)
Shinsaibashi Store: January 2nd, 9:45 AM - 8 PM
Umeda Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM (Scheduled)
Sapporo Store: January 2nd, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Scheduled)
Fukubukuro Sales
・Tokyo Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM onwards
Shinsaibashi Store: January 2nd, 9:45 AM onwards
Umeda Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM onwards
Sapporo Store: January 2nd, 9:00 AM onwards
  • Daimaru Tokyo
    Has Health & Safety Measures
    • Address 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-6701
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    • Nearest Station Tokyo Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / Hokkaido Shinkansen Line / Tohoku Shinkansen Line / Akita Shinkansen Line / Yamagata Shinkansen Line / Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Sobu Main Line / JR Sobu Main Line (Rapid) / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Keiyo Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
    • Phone Number 03-3212-8011
  • Daimaru Umeda Store
    • Address 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 530-0001
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    • Nearest Station Osaka Station (JR Kansai Main Line / JR Tokaido Line / JR Kyoto Line / JR Osaka Loop Line / JR Kobe Line / JR Takarazuka Line / JR Osaka East Line)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 06-6343-1231
Takashimaya
New Year's Eve Hours
・Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C.: 10 AM - 6 PM
Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square: B1F (Food Floor): 9:30 AM - 6 PM; 1F-14F: 10 AM - 6 PM
・Osaka Store: 10 AM - 6 PM (1st basement food floor, from 9:30 AM)
First Business Day Hours
・Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C.: January 2nd, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
・Osaka Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 8 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C.: January 2nd, 10:00 AM onwards
Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square: January 2nd, 9:30 AM onwards
・Osaka Store: January 2nd, 9:30 AM onwards
Mitsukoshi Isetan
New Year's Eve Hours
・Isetan Shinjuku Store: B1F (Food Floor): 9 AM - 6 PM; B2F and 1F-7F: 10 AM - 5 PM
・Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store: Main Building 1F, New Building 1F, B1F (Food Floor): 10 AM - 6 PM; 2F-7F: 10 AM - 5 PM
Ginza Mitsukoshi: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sapporo Mitsukoshi: B1F-B2F (Food Floor): 9 AM - 6 PM; 1F-10F: 10 AM - 5 PM
・Sendai Mitsukoshi: B1F (Food Floor): 9 AM - 6 PM; 1F-7F: 10 AM - 4 PM
First Business Day Hours
・Isetan Shinjuku Store: January 2nd, 10 AM - 7:30 PM
・Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store: January 2nd, 10 AM - 7 PM
Ginza Mitsukoshi: January 2nd, 10 AM - 6 PM
Sapporo Mitsukoshi: January 2nd, 9 AM - 7 PM
・Sendai Mitsukoshi: January 2nd, 8 AM - 6 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・Isetan Shinjuku Store: January 2nd, 10 AM onwards
・Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store: January 2nd, 10 AM onwards
Ginza Mitsukoshi: January 2nd, 10 AM onwards
Sapporo Mitsukoshi: January 2nd, 9 AM onwards
・Sendai Mitsukoshi: January 2nd, 8 AM onwards
  • Mitsukoshi Ginza
    • Address 4-6-16, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-8212
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    • Nearest Station Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3562-1111

JR (Japan Railways) commercial facilities

Lumine
New Year's Eve Hours
・LUMINE Shinjuku Store: 11 AM - 6 PM
・LUMINE Yurakucho Store: 11 AM - 6 PM
・LUMINE Ikebukuro Store: 11 AM - 6 PM
・LUMINE Est Shinjuku Store: 10:30 AM - 6 PM
・NEWoMan Shinjuku Store: 11 AM - 5 PM
・NEWoMan Ekimae Food: 8 AM - 6 PM
・NEWoMan Ekimae Sweets: 9 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
・LUMINE Shinjuku Store: January 2nd, 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
・LUMINE Yurakucho Store: January 2nd, 10 AM - 8 PM
・LUMINE Ikebukuro Store: January 2nd, 11 AM - 8 PM
・LUMINE Est Shinjuku Store: January 2nd, 11 AM - 8:30 PM
・NEWoMan Shinjuku Store: January 2nd, 11 AM - 8 PM
・NEWoMan Shinjuku Ekimae Food: January 2nd, 8 AM - 8:30 PM
・NEWoMan Shinjuku Ekimae Sweets: January 2nd, 9 AM - 8:30 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
It varies depending on the store or brand. For more details, please refer to: https://www.lumine.ne.jp/years/
Atre
New Year's Eve Hours
Ueno: 10 AM - 6 PM
Akihabara: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
Ueno: January 2nd, 10 AM - 9 PM
Akihabara: January 2nd, 10 AM - 9 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
Varies depending on the store.
Lucua Osaka
New Year's Eve Hours
・10:30 AM to 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
・January 2, 10 AM to 8:30 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・January 2 at 10 AM
Sapporo Stellar Place
New Year's Eve Hours
・10:30 AM to 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
・January 2, 9 AM to 9 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・January 2 at 9 AM

Other Commercial Facilities

PARCO
New Year's Eve Hours
Sapporo PARCO: 10 AM - 5 PM
・Sendai PARCO: 10 AM - 6 PM
Ikebukuro PARCO: 11 AM - 6 PM
Shibuya PARCO: 11 AM - 6 PM
Shinsaibashi PARCO: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
Sapporo PARCO: January 2nd, 10 AM - 8 PM
・Sendai PARCO: January 2nd, 8 AM - 7 PM
Ikebukuro PARCO: January 2nd, 10 AM - 8 PM
Shibuya PARCO: January 2nd, 9 AM - 9 PM
Shinsaibashi PARCO: January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 9 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
Sapporo PARCO: January 2 from 10 AM
・Sendai PARCO: January 2 from 10 AM
Ikebukuro PARCO: January 2 from 10 AM
Shibuya PARCO: January 2 from 10 AM
Shinsaibashi PARCO: January 2 from 10 AM
Marui
New Year's Eve Hours
・Yurakucho Marui: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Shinjuku Marui Main Building: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Shinjuku Marui Annex: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Shinjuku Marui Men: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Shibuya Modi: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Ueno Marui: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Namba Marui: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
First Business Day Hours
・Yurakucho Marui: January 4th, 11 AM - 8 PM
Shinjuku Marui Main Building: January 4th, 11 AM - 8 PM
Shinjuku Marui Annex: January 4th, 11 AM - 8 PM
Shinjuku Marui Men: January 4th, 11 AM - 8 PM
Shibuya Modi: January 4th, 11 AM - 8 PM
Ueno Marui: January 4th, 11 AM - 8 PM
Namba Marui: January 4th, 11 AM - 8 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・Yurakucho Marui: January 4th, from 11 AM
Shinjuku Marui Main Building: January 4th, from 11 AM
Shinjuku Marui Annex: January 4th, from 11 AM
Shinjuku Marui Men: January 4th, from 11 AM
Shibuya Modi: January 4th, from 11 AM
Ueno Marui: January 4th, from 11 AM
Namba Marui: January 4th, from 11 AM
Aeon
New Year's Eve Hours
・Aeon Mall Narita: Food Court, 10 AM - 8 PM; Restaurants, 11 AM - 8 PM
・Aeon Style: Operating as usual as of December 14, 2023.
・Aeon Mall Rinku-south Izumisano: Food Floor, 8 AM - 11 PM; Apparel & Home Floor, 9 AM - 10 PM; Specialty Stores, 9 AM - 8 PM
・Aeon Mall Natori: Specialty Stores and Food Court, 10 AM - 7 PM; Gourmet Garden (Restaurant Area), 11 AM - 8 PM; Aeon Style Natori 1F (Grocery Section), 8 AM - 9 PM; Aeon Style Natori 1F (Cosmetics Section), 9 AM - 9 PM; Aeon Style Natori 2F-3F, 9 AM - 8 PM
First Business Day Hours
・Aeon Mall Narita: Aeon Mall Specialty Stores & Food Court: Open as usual (as of 12/14/2023); Restaurants: Open as usual (as of 12/14/2023).
・Aeon Style: Open as usual (as of 12/14/2023).
・Aeon Mall Rinku-south Izumisano: Food Floor: January 1st, 9 AM - 11 PM; Apparel & Home Floor: January 1st, 9 AM - 10 PM; Specialty Stores: January 1st, 9 AM - 8 PM.
・Aeon Mall Natori: All Areas: January 1st, 7 AM - 10 PM.
Fukubukuro Sales
Varies depending on the store.
BicCamera
New Year's Eve Hours
Sapporo Store: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Ikebukuro Main Store: 10 AM - 7 PM
・Yurakucho Store: 10 AM - 7 PM
・Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi: 10 AM - 5 PM
Shinjuku West Exit Store: 10 AM - 7 PM
Shinjuku East Exit Store: 10 AM - 7 PM
Shibuya East Exit Store: 10 AM - 7 PM
Namba Store: 10 AM - 7 PM
・Abeno Q's Mall Store: 10 AM - 8 PM
First Business Day Hours
Sapporo Store: January 2, 9 AM - 7 PM
Ikebukuro Main Store: January 1, 10 AM - 7 PM
・Yurakucho Store: January 1, 10 AM - 7 PM
・Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi: January 2, 10 AM - 5 PM
Shinjuku West Exit Store: January 1, 10 AM - 7 PM
Shinjuku East Exit Store: January 1, 10 AM - 8 PM
Shibuya East Exit Store: January 1, 10 AM - 7 PM
Namba Store: January 1, 10 AM - 7 PM
・Abeno Q's Mall Store: January 2, 10 AM - 9 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
Each store will start selling the 2024 Fukubukuro from 10 AM on January 1, 2024.
Lotte Duty Free Ginza
New Year's Eve Hours
・11 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
・January 2: 10 AM - 8 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
None sold

Outlets

Premium Outlets
New Year's Eve Hours
・ Gotemba Premium Outlets: 10 AM - 6 PM
・ Rinku Premium Outlets: 10 AM - 6 PM
Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets: 10 AM - 6 PM
・ Sendai Izumi Premium Outlets: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
・ Gotemba Premium Outlets: January 1st, 9 AM - 7 PM
・ Rinku Premium Outlets: January 1st, 9 AM - 8 PM
Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets: January 1st, 9 AM - 8 PM
・ Sendai Izumi Premium Outlets: January 2nd, 9 AM - 8 PM (Opening at 8:30 AM from the gate in front of Coach)
Fukubukuro Sales
・ Gotemba Premium Outlets: January 1st to 3rd, a total of 3 days
・ Rinku Premium Outlets: January 1st to 3rd, a total of 3 days
Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets: January 1st to 3rd, a total of 3 days
・ Sendai Izumi Premium Outlets: January 2nd to 3rd, a total of 2 days
Mitsui Outlet Park
New Year's Eve Hours
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minamiosawa: 10 AM - 6 PM (Supermarket until 7 PM)
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside: 10 AM - 6 PM
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tondabayashi: 10 AM - 7 PM
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima: 10 AM - 5 PM
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port: 10 AM - 6 PM
First Business Day Hours
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minamiosawa: January 1st, 10 AM - 8 PM
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside: January 1st, 9 AM - 8 PM
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tondabayashi: January 1st, 10 AM - 8 PM (Opening hours may be adjusted if there are long lines)
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima: January 1st, 9:30 AM - 8 PM
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port: January 2nd, 10 AM - 8 PM
Fukubukuro Sales
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Tama Minamiosawa: January 1st, 10 AM onwards
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside: January 1st, 9 AM onwards
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tondabayashi: January 1st, 10 AM onwards
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima: January 1st, 9:30 AM onwards
・ Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port: January 2nd, 10 AM onwards
*Please note that some stores in these outlets may have already started selling select items in December 2023.

Other Special Promotions

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New Year's sales at department stores, malls, electronics retailers, and shopping centers offer a fantastic opportunity for great shopping deals. Let's check out the New Year's sale information and enjoy shopping at a discount!

*The information in this article is as of December 2023. Please verify the latest information on official websites, etc.

Written by:

Kaori Kimura

Kaori Kimura

Kaori Kimura is a Japanese travel writer with roughly 20 years of experience in editing and publishing travel guides. After graduating from university, she worked at a publishing company for about 10 years, specializing in travel guides. She has undertaken numerous assignments both internationally, including in places like Paris, France, and Taiwan, as well as domestically in areas such as Hokkaido and Kyushu. Following this, she lived in Guangzhou, China for about two years as an expatriate spouse and contributed to local media, writing on economics and travel guides. Upon returning to Japan, she gained experience in editing and writing for web media. A key strength of hers is her involvement in creating travel guide articles for both inbound and outbound tourism. She possesses the highest level (HSK-6) of the standardized Chinese language proficiency test, level 2 in Japan's French language test, and EIKEN Grade Pre-1.

*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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