3 of Japan's Best Outlet Shopping Malls with Easy Access from Tokyo
While the central parts of Tokyo have endless shopping options, you could also shop, eat, and enjoy yourself in a spacious outlet mall!
Shinjuku Station is one of the largest in Tokyo and is located conveniently in the center of the city.
It is easy to take a train or a bus to go directly to an excellent shopping area in or outside of Tokyo in a short amount of time.
Check below to find out which outlet suits you best, and how to go there from Shinjuku!
1. Mitsui Outlet Park
Mitsui Outlet Park is a large chain of malls with locations in many parts of Japan (http://goo.gl/IpAuON).
Their buildings often have beautiful and lavish designs with wide ranges of shops.
Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari in Chiba City (http://goo.gl/krLa9J) is an amazing place where you can get plenty of discounts - Japanese brands can be purchased for 30-80% off!
They have stores for men, women, and children's fashion as well as outdoor and sporting goods stores.
There are also plenty of places to eat!
Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari can be accessed from Shinjuku by taking the Chuo Line to Tokyo Station (15 minutes) where you can board the Keiyo Line to Kaihin-Makuhari Station (30 minutes), which is only a one-minute walk from Mitsui Outlet Park.
Odaiba is a wonderful place to spend the day.
There are visitors who miss the chance to go there because of its distance from other popular tourist destinations.
However, Odaiba is definitely a must-visit because of VenusFort (http://goo.gl/igID2O).
The inside of this mall makes you feel as if you have been transported to Europe (and particularly Italy) with its breathtaking atmosphere, designs, and even a large fountain near one of the entrances.
They also have quite a selection of fashion, food, and fun stores.
The 1st floor is intended for families, the 2nd for luxury fashion and beauty, and the 3rd for trendier items.
To get here, take the Saikyo Line (which can turn into the Rinkai line, or you can transfer at Osaki) to Tokyo Teleport Station.
The train ride will take about 25 minutes from Shinjuku and once you arrive, VenusFort is just a short walk away!
3. Gotemba Premium Outlets
If you want to see Mt. Fuji while you shop, you can take a trip to Shizuoka prefecture and check out the massive Gotemba Premium Outlets (http://goo.gl/z5Rqk).
This place has an endless list of stores with plenty of high-end brands (Gucci, Hugo Boss, and Prada to name a few) as well as more wallet-friendly fashion.
There are also plenty of restaurants and smaller food shops for when you get hungry.
Gotemba Premium Outlets even has offers for group tours (https://goo.gl/6ApQU9)!
From Shinjuku Station, you can take a direct bus to Gotemba Premium Outlets that will get you there in around 95 minutes.
You can click here (http://goo.gl/EFWjSH) for fare information and timetables.
All of these excellent outlets have a grand atmosphere, plenty of space, and quite a lot to choose from.
Take your time, relax, and enjoy a wonderful shopping trip away from the hustle and bustle of the more crowded tourist spots!