Sanrio World GINZA, which is the world’s largest Sanrio flagship shop in Tokyo, celebrated its renewal opening on November 22, 2014.
Located in Nishi Ginza Department Store just above the Ginza subway station, the big shiny statues of Hello Kitty and My Melody at the entrance of the shop are hard to miss.
Sanrio World has started to offer tax-free shopping for foreign visitors since October 2014, as soon as the tax-free system was renewed.
With the new system, foreign visitors can receive 8% discount, which is the consumption tax in Japan.
To get tax exemption, the total spending must be over 5,000 yen for consumable goods such as stationary and foods, and over 10,000 yen (excluding consumable goods) for general goods such as accessories and clothes.
The Largest Sanrio Flagship Shop
The shop has the largest selection of Sanrio goods of a wide range of prices.
The 1F of the shop sells items mainly for adults. The nail salon attached to the shop on the 1F, nail elut’s By VIENS VIENS, offers exclusive Hello Kitty nail art as the only salon officially approved by Sanrio.
On the 2F, a variety of goods of different Sanrio characters fill the floor. The shop also has the biggest collection of Sanrio greeting cards. It’s a great place to find some souvenirs for both children and adults.
5 min walk from JR Yurakucho Station, Ginza exit
Connected from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station. Exit C5 & C7
Nishi Ginza Department Store4-1 Saki, Ginza, Tokyo
Sun/National Holiday 11:00-20:00