I think most tourists would be familiar with Gotemba Outlet Park, but there are other outlet parks surrounding Tokyo. Hence I’m penning down my experience at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma with everyone!
It has been a long time since I’ve visited an Outlet Park, and I wanted to go again to shop. But, I wasn’t that willing to travel all the way to Gotemba for it. So, I did a search on the nearest Outlet Park around Tokyo. The results I have were: Iruma, Minami-osawa, Makuhari and many others.
Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma is located in Irumashi, Saitama, which is about 39 minutes away from Ikebukuro via the express train. After reaching Irumashi station, you will need to take a bus to get to the Outlet Park. Here is a link to guide you to the outlet park from Irumashi station.It’s really easy to find your way there. The bus tip takes around 10 to 15 minutes.
Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma has around 189 shops, and I didn’t manage to visit all because it was way too big!
My best buy is the Kate Spade Slyvia Cross Body bag, that I got it less than 60% off the selling price.
Also gotten myself a pair of trainers at Adidas for around 4,200 yen, nearly 40% off from the original price. Reebok trainers were going cheaper, but I liked Adidas over Reebok.
And not to forget, I also got myself two tops and two bottoms from Rope Picnic and Nice Claup. The rest didn’t spark joy for me, and I was abit reluctant to spend to much. So I kept my spending to items that sparked joy for me.
The shopping experience at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma is very relaxed, and you can take our own sweet time to shop. Also, there is this huge food court where you can have your lunch/dinner or take a break.
Overall, I find it very relaxing, and the experience is very difference from shopping in Shinjuku/Shibuya. Furthermore, prices are still relatively cheaper as compared to the normal stores.
If you’re thinking of going to an outlet mall to shop, I would recommend Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma!