Aeon Mall Tokoname: Tax-Free Shopping for Tourists!
What’s a trip to Japan without shopping? It’s definitely one of the much-awaited activities for travelers especially in Japan, where everyone’s wants and needs are found. If you’re within Tokoname area, check out AEON Mall.
Shop ‘til you drop!
Brimming with a wide selection of shopping stores, AEON Mall is a great shopping place in Aichi Prefecture. It has shops for every need: beauty products, fashion items, baby goods, medicines, automobiles, or even a pet shop. It is conveniently located 15 minutes away from Centrair Airport, which makes it an ideal place for your last-minute shopping needs.
AEON Mall’s Tax-free counter
AEON Mall also houses numerous restaurants which offer your much-loved Japanese dishes. They have a steak restaurant, a Kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi restaurant, a ramen place, gelato, and a curry place. You’ll find yourself wanting to try each of these as they all offer sumptuous dishes for everyone.
Choose your sushi!
AEON Mall also houses a Hello Kitty Japan and Pokemon store, so if you’re with your kids, chances are they’ll love to visit this magical store where they can find souvenir items for themselves. Staple Japanese brands which are popular among tourists such as Uniqlo, Daiso, and Muji are also available in the mall. Foreign currency exchange services are also found here.
The largest mall cat in the world, say hello to Maneki-neko from AEON Mall!
One of the highlights of AEON Mall Tokoname, aside from its more than 100 shops, is that it is home to Otafaku, one of the largest Maneki-nekos (beckoning cats) in the world. These cats are popular as they are popular Japanese cat figurines which are believed to bring out good luck. The statue is located near the mall entrance, where lots of souvenir Maneki-neko items can be bought.
Bring home the good luck, shop a Maneki-neko for your souvenir.
Happy tax-free shopping at AEON Mall!
Non-Japanese visitors are given a Chita Cat Coupon, where several shops in AEON Mall give special discounts and freebies!
Address: 2-20-3, Rinku Town, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Operating Hours: 10 am to 9 pm (Mall); 10 am to 10 pm (Restaurants)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aeonretail.english
How to get here: Free shuttle rides to and from Centrair Airport and AEON Mall Tokoname are available every hour until 8 pm. By train, it’s just a minute walk from the mall to Rinku Tokoname Railroad Station.
Written by Jastine Valeriano