AEON MALL Makuhari New City Reopened! Excellent Shopping in Chiba

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Following the opening of Makuhari Toyosuna Station in March 2023, AEON MALL Makuhari New City reopened after renovations in April. Read on to learn the features of this mall, one of the largest shopping facilities in Chiba, Japan, which is located near Tokyo.

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AEON MALL Makuhari New City: A New Type of Shopping Experience

AEON MALL Makuhari New City, also known as AEON MALL Makuhari Shintoshin, is located in Chiba City, near Tokyo. The mall reopened after undergoing renovations in April, 2023. In addition to improved accessibility, it has an ever-expanding lineup of famous stores, both domestic and international, of which 40 are tax-free shops.

The mall offers a number of useful services that will delight visitors from overseas, including automatic translation devices for communication and coin-operated lockers for storing luggage. In this article we introduce the various attractive features of this facility.

JR Makuhari Toyosuna Station: Convenient Accessibility

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In the past, the most practical option for visitors was to ride a bus from Kaihin-Makuhari Station along the JR Keiyo Line when accessing AEON MALL Makuhari New City.

Makuhari Toyosuna Station (Keiyo Line), a brand new station, opened up on March 18, 2023. The mall is located right in front of this station, making the ride from Tokyo Station accessible with only a 30-minute train ride.

On top of that, a canopy covers the passageway connecting the station to the mall. So you can travel from Tokyo Station to Makuhari Toyosuna and then walk to the mall without any need to worry about getting wet on rainy days.

Four Main Zones Inside the Mall

AEON MALL Makuhari New City is the largest AEON MALL in all of Japan. It is divided into four zones, each with its own unique characteristics.

The EKIMAE, closest in distance to Makuhari Toyosuna Station, formerly known as the “FAMILY MALL” has been renovated with hot new shops following a theme of promoting an “Ethical” environmentally friendly lifestyle, along with AEON STYLE, a large supermarket that sells food, daily necessities, as well as souvenirs to take home with you. At the GRAND MALL you’ll find various stores handling trendy apparel and general merchandise.

The ACTIVE MALL is filled with stores specializing in various home electronics, sports equipment, and camping gear for outdoors. Lastly, the PET MALL is a section that offers various items for pets and items to support the lifestyles of pet owners.

More Advanced Services Following the Reopening

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Following its reopening, AEON MALL Makuhari New City has also upgraded the range of services that are available to visitors!

There are information booths at each zone there to assist customers and also issue special 500-yen discount coupons to foreign visitors to use while shopping in the mall!

Renewal Opening! Learn About the Attractions of Aeon Mall Makuhari New City

For those who don't speak Japanese or have just begun studying Japanese, there is a helpful service available to help with communication. Pocketalk, an AI-driven translating device, is available to help facilitate smoother conversations with the staff.

For those with luggage or for those who plan to do a lot of shopping, the facility has coin-operated lockers available. Visitors can browse stores without needing to haul their luggage or they can store their shopping bags once before going back to browsing around the mall.

GRAND MALL: Dining, Shopping, and Fun!

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The GRAND MALL is the main shopping zone of this mall, filled with a large number of stores featuring worldwide brands.

The GRAND MALL is a zone that houses various dining facilities as well.

Kuze Fuku & Co.: A Gourmet Lover’s Paradise

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Picture courtesy of Kuze Fuku & Co.

Those who enjoy cooking should definitely swing by Kuze Fuku & Co. The store in Makuhari New City reopened after renovations were completed in July 2023.

This is the largest Kuze Fuku & Co. store in Japan. Visitors should check out their banno-dashi (all-purpose seasoning) and soy sauce that are locally produced in Chiba.

Come by the store to see what unique cooking items you can treat yourself to!

Workman Girl: A Popular, Functional Clothing Brand

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Workman Girl, known for its highly functional and cost-effective clothing, is quickly gaining popularity in Japan.

Those planning to enjoy some outdoor activities can come look for effective cold protection wear or waterproof apparel at this store. The clothes Workman Girl offers are well-designed and budget-friendly, making them the ideal items to snag on your trip!

Toys "R" Us: Toys and Child Care Products

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Many people may have fond memories of visiting Toys "R" Us.

The AEON MALL Makuhari New City housed one of the largest Toys "R" Us shops in Japan. In addition to an abundance of toys for kids and childcare products for parents, there are various items offered here that both aimed at children and adults can enjoy as well. It has recently relocated and reopened in the 3F of the GRAND MALL.

Toki Marche: A Paradise for Foodies

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Restaurants, confectioneries, and Korean grocery stores are lined up at Toki Marche, located on the first floor of the GRAND MALL. This is the perfect place either to dine in or look for some cooking ingredients for your culinary adventures.

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We at MATCHA recommend Kanazawa Maimon Sushi, a conveyor-belt type sushi restaurant. "Maimon" is a word in the Noto dialect used in the northern part of Ishikawa Prefecture, meaning "delicious."

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Kanazawa Maimon Sushi uses fresh seafood in all of its delicious dishes. Recommendations include sankan sushi (three piece sushi), an affordable and popular choice, chawanmushi (savory egg custard), and some warm, delightful miso soup.

The electronic tablet at the table used for ordering, also has a multilingual menu including Chinese that you can order from if you’re feeling like having something other than sushi.

EKIMAE: A Great Facility for Rainy Days

The renovated EKIMAE focuses on specialty shops that offer products and services that are environmentally friendly. The EKIMAE Lounge offers a great spot for resting and gathering, located on the 2nd floor. Formerly called the FAMILY MALL, this mall area consists of multiple children's clothing stores and fun amusement facilities for families to enjoy. The following are some of its highlights.

HANDMADE GARDENS: Obtain a One of a Kind Item

At HANDMADE GARDENS, you can find handmade accessories and goods made by popular creators from all over the world. They also carry various botanical items as well. With each item being handmade, you won’t find two of the same item, so search out for the one of a kind item to take home with you!

Sugi Bee Garden: Over 70 Years of Kumamoto History

At Sugi Bee Garden, they have a long history of honey production, covering everything from farming to manufacturing to sales of the delicious golden nectar. Here you can buy the finest quality Manuka Honey, and even try out some drinks and ice cream made with the honey on the spot!

Kandu: A "Job Experience" Park for Kids

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To kids, the world of grown-ups is full of dreams, so children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up.

Kandu is an entertainment facility designed for 3 to 15-year-olds, offering over 30 different types of job activities for them to experience without needing to grow up. From YouTubers, a popular choice, to fashion models, flight attendants, and police officers, kids have the opportunity to try out and have fun with various occupations.

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There is a restaurant inside the facility where parents can watch their children having fun inside. It’s a fun and educational spot for the entire family!

Sky Park: Making Precious Family Memories

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The Sky Park is an outdoor facility of the mall, located on the third floor of the EKIMAE.

On days with nice weather, many children gather here to play in and around the fountain. Adults can also take a break from shopping and do some chit-chatting before heading back inside for more shopping.

With a great view and lush greenery, this park provides some refreshing relief from the bustling city atmosphere.

ACTIVE MALL: For Outdoor Lovers

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The ACTIVE MALL is one of the largest facilities when it comes to shopping for sports and other outdoor activities.

Consisting of various sports equipment stores, bicycle shops, and camping gear stores, this mall is the ideal destination for those who love spending time outdoors.

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Nojima, one of the major Japanese home electronic stores, is located inside the Active MALL. Since they handle a wide selection of videogame consoles and games, alongside tech and other home appliances, the store is perfect for those who prefer to shop for their time spent indoors.

AEON MALL Makuhari New City: A Paradise of Stores and Entertainment

AEON MALL Makuhari New City is located only 30 minutes away from Tokyo, offering a pleasant shopping experience for people of all ages.

Inside the mall, there are plenty of entertainment choices like movie theaters and amusement arcades, along with a wide variety of eateries ranging from serving local cuisine to delicious international dishes. You'll never have a dull moment here!

Whether you're traveling solo or visiting with friends or family, AEON MALL Makuhari New City will make a nice stop for making memories during your trip to Japan!

Whether you're visiting with a friend or your family, it will make a nice memory of your trip to Japan!

Easy Access to the Airports

While visitors will need to travel by train over one station, from there buses that take you to the different airports are available. With both airports being within an hour travel away, this AEON MALL makes for a good first or last stop during your trip.

Access to Haneda Airport

From Makuhari Toyosuna Station, you can take the JR Keiyo Line bound for Soga to Kaihin Makuhari Station (2 minute ride. 150 yen for adults).

From Kaihin-Makuhari Station, take the Haneda-Airport Bus towards Haneda Airport Terminal 3 (50 minutes ride. Adults 1,300 yen)

Access to Narita Airport

From Makuhari Toyosuna Station, you can take the JR Keiyo Line bound for Soga to Kaihin Makuhari Station (2 minute ride. 150 yen for adults).

From Kaihin-Makuhari Station North Exit Platform 3, take the Keisei Bus to Haneda Airport (about 40 minutes. 1,200 yen for adults)

*Reservations or advance tickets are not available. Please pay with either cash or IC card (PASMO, Suica, etc.) when boarding. You may also be able to purchase tickets at hotels in the Makuhari area (such as at the hotel front desk).

FAQ

How can I get to AEON MALL Makuhari New City?

AEON MALL Makuhari New City is located in front of JR Makuhari Toyosuna Station. From Tokyo Station, it takes about 30 minutes via the JR Keiyo line.
 
You can learn more at the official website:
https://en.aeonmall.global/mall/makuharishintoshin-aeonmall/access-makuharishintoshin/

What kinds of shops does AEON MALL Makuhari New City have?

AEON MALL Makuhari New City is a shopping mall with various shops selling a wide variety of items such as clothes, fashion accessories, household items, and much more at great prices. There are also several entertainment facilities that families with kids can enjoy. The facility has many restaurants, cafes, and food courts where you can take a break and enjoy between your shopping sessions.
 
For a comprehensive list of shops, visit the official website:
https://en.aeonmall.global/shop-makuhari-shintoshin/

Can I use credit cards at the stores?

Credit cards are an accepted method of payment.

Are there any duty-free stores?

Some of the shops in the mall are duty-free.
*Tax exemptions are only applicable to those who are not residents of Japan.

Are there any places where I can store my suitcases and luggage?

Coin operated lockers are available in the mall for storing your luggage.

Are there any coupons available?

A special coupon for foreign visitors to use at exclusive AEON MALLs are available:
https://en.aeonmall.global/campain_kumamon1908/
 
Please visit the official website for more information on coupons and campaigns available at AEON MALLs: https://en.aeonmall.global/coupon-list/

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Written by kevin.wang
Translated by Alex Kobayashi

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