“Aeon mall” is the place to shop after a fun day at the Tokyo Disney Resort!
Have you ever had the experience of spending so much time picking souvenirs for your family and friends that you end up not having enough time to enjoy yourself? It’s ok to use up a few days looking for the right items in Shinjuku or Ginza but if you want to use your limited time in Japan wisely, go to a mega shopping complex where you can choose from a huge selection of items.
We recommend “Aeon Mall”. There are 146 branches in Japan (as of September 2016). Each complex has a large selection of speciality shops specializing in electric appliances, medicine, cosmetics, popular fashion brands, groceries, and watches. If you’re hungry, the variety of restaurants is extensive with everything from Japanese to western dining and speciality dessert shops! You can find everything at one location.
In this article, we will introduce you to “Aeon Mall Makuhari New City”.
The attraction is that this place is super convenient after a big fun day at the “Tokyo Disney Resort”. The Tokyo Disney resort consists of 2 theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea. At Tokyo Disneyland you can enjoy thrilling rides while at Tokyo Disney Sea you can experience sea related stories and legends as well as family entertainment.
To get to “Aeon Mall Makuhari New City” from Tokyo Disney resort board the train at JR “Maihama” (the closest station). Disembark 6 stations away at “JR Kaihimmakuhari station”. From there catch the bus at bus stop 3. It’s a short 10 minute ride to “Aeon Mall Makuhari New City”.
There are more than 300 speciality shops in this huge shopping centre. This mall is divided into 4 sections. GRAND MALL which offers sophisticated items, FAMILY MALL which offers products for the family, ACTIVE MALL which offers anything related to “sports and electric gadgets” and PET MALL which sells “pet” related items. I found this helpful when I had specific items in mind.
It’s very cleverly thought out. For instance, if you just want to buy kids items you only need to head to the FAMILY MALL to buy kids clothing and toys. No wasting time.
With so many restaurants here I didn’t know what to choose!
If you stayed in the Tokyo Disney resort too long and you didn’t have enough time to buy souvenirs, don’t panic! You can get them at “Aeon Mall Makuhari New City”! See for yourself, it’ll make your life easier!
【AEON MALL Makuhari New City】
Address:1-1, Toyosuna, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
Business Hours:10:00-22:00 *Please note that there are shops to which this time schedule doesn’t apply
Closed:Open 365 days *Please note that there are exceptions such as natural disasters or store renovations
Accepted credit cards:AMEX/Diners/JCB/Master/Visa/UnionPay
Service for visitors from overseas:Free Wi-Fi, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Tax-Free shops