In this feature we overview the stores in the AEON Group we want people to know about if they are visiting Asakusa, Shibuya and other parts of central Tokyo, Yokohama, or Nikko, which is great for day

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There must be a lot of people who when planning a trip to Japan, worry that they'll have to cut back on their shopping time to visit all the tourist sites they want to see. To solve that problem, it might be a good idea to make good use of stores near your destinations rather than reducing the number of sites you visit. Given this situation, our editorial department, with cooperation from the AEON Group, has written a series of articles about popular tourist sites and AEON Group stores near them. The AEON Group has a wide variety of stores throughout Japan.

This article will summarize the Tokyo area about which we have already written articles. It consists of 1. Narita, 2. Shinagawa, 3. Makuhari, 4. Asakusa, 5. Shibuya and Aoyama, 6. Yokohama and 7. Nikko. If you stop into AEON Group stores while enjoying these tourist sites, you can shorten the time you spend in transit and shopping and buy all your gifts for back home! We also told you about a coupon you can use for 5% off while shopping (Available only at AEON directly-managed stores). Take information that will make your trip more satisfying from the article on each area!

(1)【Narita Area edition】AEON NARITA is recommended to foreign tourists to/from Narita Airport, who will head to the Tokyo Metropolitan area or who are on their way home!

Many foreign tourists head to the Tokyo Metropolitan area by train from Narita Airport after their arrival. Why not stopping at AEON MALL NARITA, if you have time before checking-in to your hotel or have no plan to go to any tourist spots on the first day.

(2)【Sinagawa Area edition】Shinagawa area edition — Before heading to the city center from Haneda Airport, why not do some shopping at a shopping center that has everything?

While many tourists, who arrive at Haneda Airport, head directly to major spots in the Tokyo metropolitan area, some people wish to be less active on the first day of their arrival or to use time effectively until they check in their hotel. We recommend AEON SHINAGAWA SEASIDE, which is convenient for shopping and dining, to such people.

(3)【Makuhari Area edition】 Shopping at AEON after having fun at Tokyo Disney Resort!

JR Kaihin Makuhari Station is located six stations away from JR Maihama Station towards Soga (approx. 18 minute-trip), which is one of the nearest stations to Tokyo Disney Resort. AEON MALL MAKUHARI NEW CITY, accessible by riding 10 minutes on a fare bus from JR Kaihin Makuhari Station, and AEON MAKUHARI, which is 500 meters from the station, are perfect for people who want to enjoy shopping to their heart's content.

(4)【Asakusa Area edition】Are you interested in going shopping at inexpensive HAC Drug Asakusa ROX・3G Store and My Basket Kaminarimon 2-chome Store after sightseeing Senso-ji?

Asakusa area is an accumulation of touristic spots including Senso-ji and Kaminarimon which has a history of over 1,300 years, family friendly Ueno Zoo, etc. You can also reach the current trendy spot of Tokyo Skytree by extending your trip from the area. We understand that many foreign tourists visiting Japan wish to shop at local stores, not souvenir shops with ‘tourist’ prices. We'd like to let such people know about the HAC Drug Asakusa ROX・3G Store and My Basket Kaminarimon 2-chome Store, a compact supermarket.

(5)【Shibuya and Aoyama Area edition】Enjoy shopping at AEON stores even at the sources of trend like Harajuku and Shibuya!

Shibuya is famous for fashionable apparel and miscellaneous stores, well-known ramen restaurants, a scramble intersection, at which so many people walk across at the same time is a great sight to see, etc. Harajuku is a town that is the source of trendy fashions for young people that lead the globally-acknowledged KAWAII (pretty in Japanese) culture, while Omotesando has many luxury and sophisticated fashion stores for adults. Sophisticated Aoyama area with Gaienmae Station in its center. There are AEON Group stores in these areas too where you can shop smart and have fund doing it!

(6)【Yokohama Area edition】Shopping at AEON during breaks from sightseeing in the fashionable port city of Yokohama!

Yokohama is a popular area with shopping and urban resorts that is easily accessible from Haneda Airport. The area has department stores, large shopping malls and other shopping facilities, as well as Yokohama Chinatown and other dining locales. This is a good place to visit for people who have been to central Tokyo many times. Our recommended sightseeing style when visiting the Yokohama area is walking and enjoying shopping at stores near your destinations.

(7)【Nikko Area edition】When sightseeing at the 'power center' Nikko, why not stop by AEON IMAICHI, a convenient place to shop?

Nikko has been known as a center of spiritual energy since the samurai days, and because the Nikko Toshogu Shrine was created there some 400 years ago, it bustles with foreign tourists and visitors to the shrine. Nikko has many sightseeing spots with appealing traditional temples, natural beauty and the like. Many people tend to think they have to return to the city center to enjoy shopping and dining, but these things can be done at AEON IMAICHI, which is replete with various shops and located nearby the next station over.

Well, now you can take advantage of information on the areas you want to tour and make good use of AEON stores!