Giant Duty Free Ginza opens inside Mitsukoshi
An airport-style duty-free shop has opened in a department store in Tokyo to service foreign travellers and Japanese air passengers before their departure.
Japan Duty Free Ginza is the first store of its type for Japan outside Okinawa, and is on the eighth floor of Mitsukoshi Ginza Store. The duty-free shop exempts buyers from customs duties as well as consumption, liquor and tobacco taxes.
Covering the entire 3300 sqm floor, the store has six merchandise zones.
There are nine boutique outlets in the Boutique Zone (luxury), including the first-ever Boucheron duty-free shop in the world. Valentino and Saint Laurent are also going duty-free for the first time in Japan.
Of the 18 shops in the Cosmetics & Perfume Zone, Albion has its first duty-free shop in Japan.
Referring to the many techniques of Japanese artisans, the 800 Hands Japanese Beauty Zone has four sections: Tokyo Teshigoto, works awarded Good Design Awards, traditional crafts, and industrial products.
There are also the Cigarette and Liquor Zones.