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7 best outlet malls near Tokyo

Love a good shopping spree? Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama have discount stores offering big brands at low prices

By Youka Nagase
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Shopping is definitely an exciting experience, especially when it doesn't bore a hole in your wallet. For that, all you need to do is make an easy day trip out to these outlet malls and discount stores near Tokyo – namely in Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa.

To help you out, we've collected the best outlet malls and shops where you can get the most bang for your buck. From discounted designer fashion – think of luxury brands such as Armani, Burberry, Coach, Gucci, Loewe and Seiko – to high-quality tableware and home décor, these shopping destinations have everything you're looking for with a price tag your bank account will thank you for.

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Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu
Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu
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Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu

Shopping Outlet store Chiba

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.

Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama
Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama
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Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside

Shopping Yokohama

Shopping 9.30am-8pm, Restaurants 11am-8pm, Food court 10.30am-8pm

If you live south of Tokyo, this outlet mall at Yokohama Bayside is your best friend for bargains. It has 169 shops focusing more on casual brands like Lacoste, Calvin Klein, Stussy and Montbell. From Shinagawa Station, catch the Keihin-Tohoku line to Shinsugita Station and transfer on the Seaside line to Torihama Station to get here.

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Gotemba Premium Outlets

Shopping Outlet store Tokyo

10am-8pm daily

Want a good view of Mt Fuji? The Gotemba Premium Outlets is so near to the iconic mountain that you can get a marvelous view of it on a clear day from the mall’s East Zone entrance. Which goes some way towards compensating for the 90-minute direct bus ride from Tokyo Station.

By far Japan’s most popular outlet mall, this Gotemba venue is laid out like an old American town, with 200 or so shops spread across two zones connected via a pedestrian bridge. The directory here reads like a list of the world’s most coveted brands: Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Bodum, Bose, Burberry, Celine, Dyson, Fendi, G-Shock, Givenchy, Gucci, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Nikon, Prada... you get the idea.

You can get there via a 90-minute bus ride from Tokyo Station, or take the scenic route on the Odakyu Romancecar from Shinjuku Station.

Mitsui Outlet Makuhari
Mitsui Outlet Makuhari
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Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari

Shopping 10am-8pm, Restaurants 11am-8pm

Although Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari isn’t the biggest, it’s definitely the easiest one to get to from central Tokyo. It has big name brands like Coach, Armani, Levi’s and Gap and is just a 30-minute train ride from Tokyo Station.

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Shopping Saitama

10am-8pm daily

Saitama’s premier mega-mall has sportswear brands like Adidas and Nike, designer labels like Diesel and Beams, and even high-end brands like Bally and Coach.

To get there from Tokyo Station, take the Musashino line to Koshigaya-Laketown Station, which takes just under an hour. The outlet mall is located only a seven-minute walk away from the station.

Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma
Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma
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Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma

Shopping 10am-8pm, Restaurants 11am-9pm, Food court 10.30am-9pm

Mitsui Outlet Park in Iruma has a wide range of shops selling clothing, accessories and even homeware. To start shopping, take the Seibu Ikebukuro line to Irumashi Station and catch the Seibu bus which will take you to the outlet in around 15 minutes.

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Shisui Premium Outlets

10am-8pm daily

Not too far from Narita airport, Shisui Premium Outlets has all kinds of shops selling everything from luxury clothes to outdoor wear. It’s just a 50-minute journey from Tokyo Station on the highway bus, which takes you directly to the mall.

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