Shopping 10am-8pm, restaurants 11am-9pm, food court 10.30am-9pm, cafés 9.30am-9pm
The Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu in Chiba – Tokyo’s neighbouring prefecture across the bay – is the largest outlet mall easily accessible from the capital. Hop aboard the direct shuttle bus at Shinjuku or Tokyo Station and treat yourself to an extensive shopping spree.
The outlet park is designed to look like a resort and it houses Japanese and international luxury labels, covering fashion for men, women and kids, sportswear, kitchen equipment, homeware and more. Expect brands such as Diesel, Coach, Seiko, Armani, Le Creuset, Longchamp, Nike, Saint Laurent and Beams all usually discounted by 30 to 60 percent – and up to 80 percent during sales.
There are over 250 shops, but the highlights here are a Disney store and a Pokémon outlet store selling bargain plushies and merchandise for a limited time. It’s only a 45-minute ride on the highway bus from Tokyo Station, or you can take the train to Sodegaura Station and transfer to a local bus to get to the mall.