Outlet malls in Japan are popular among foreign Asian tourists. Gotemba Premium Outlet near Mt. Fuji is one of the largest in Japan where you can enjoy the view the mountain while shopping at over 200 shops.

And they have a prayer room too!!

For overseas visitors, they give free coupons with which you can get more discounts. To get the coupons, go to the Information Center and show your passport. Most of the shops offer tax free shopping as well for a purchase above 10001 yen.

It’s a bit far from Tokyo but is a nice place to hang out. There’s a ferris wheel, too. You could include a visit to this outlet if you’re going to Hakone or Mt. Fuji area.

http://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/gotemba/

2014.10.14 Updated

Just found out that in 17 restaurants and cafes in Gotemba Premium Outlets, they have ingredient pictogram display on their menu from this July. Check the alcohol and pork icons.

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Written by mochi-tomo