After the rainy season, the humid Japanese summer begins. Just around the same time, summer sale starts in many department shops!

Some shops start summer sale from the end of June while some only starts from mid-July.

Here is the information of when the summer sale starts in major shopping centers and department stores in the central Tokyo.

Even during the sale, those temporary foreign visitors entitled for duty-free shopping are able to get the 8% consumption tax refunded.

Summary of tax-free rules
  • Items eligible for tax-free are separated in 2 categories; general and consumable.
  • You must spend minimum 5000JPY in total in the same category not including tax at the store on a single day.
  • General items and consumable items are calculated separately.


Click the department store’s name and you will jump to their official website.

(Updated: 2018/06/29)

AreaDepartment NameThe Date Summer Sale Starts
Ginza and YurakuchoTokyu Plaza

June 29
Mitsukoshi Department Store June 29
Lumine Yurakucho July 27
MaruiJune 29
ShinjukuIsetan Department Store ShinjukuJune 29
Lumine July 27
Takashimaya Department StoreJune 29
MaruiJune 29
Omotesando, Harajuku, and ShibuyaTokyu PlazaJune 29
Omotesando HillsJune 30
LaforetJune 26
Mark CityJune 30
LumineJuly 27
109 ShibuyaJune 30
IkebukuroParco, P'Parco

July 5
MaruiJune 29
LumineJuly 27
Sunshine City AlpaJune 22
MarunouchiMarunouchi Bldg.June 29
Shin-Marunouchi Bldg.June 29
Marunouchi oazoJune 29
Tokyo Building TOKIAJune 29
Marunouchi BRICK SQUAREJune 29
OdaibaVenus FortJune 22
Aqua City OdaibaJune 22
Diver City OdaibaJune 22
Decks Tokyo BeachJune 22