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.
|Area||Department Name||The Date Summer Sale Starts|
|Ginza and Yurakucho||Tokyu Plaza||June 29|
|Mitsukoshi Department Store||June 29|
|Lumine Yurakucho||July 27|
|Shinjuku||Isetan Department Store Shinjuku||June 29|
|Takashimaya Department Store||June 29|
|Omotesando, Harajuku, and Shibuya||Tokyu Plaza||June 29|
|Omotesando Hills||June 30|
|Mark City||June 30|
|109 Shibuya||June 30|
|Ikebukuro||Parco, P'Parco||July 5|
|Sunshine City Alpa||June 22|
|Marunouchi||Marunouchi Bldg.||June 29|
|Shin-Marunouchi Bldg.||June 29|
|Marunouchi oazo||June 29|
|Tokyo Building TOKIA||June 29|
|Marunouchi BRICK SQUARE||June 29|
|Odaiba||Venus Fort||June 22|
|Aqua City Odaiba||June 22|
|Diver City Odaiba||June 22|
|Decks Tokyo Beach||June 22|