An airport-style duty-free shop has opened in the Mitsukoshi Ginza department store in Tokyo.
The airport-style duty-free shop exempts shoppers from customs duties, and consumption, liquor and tobacco taxes.
Outside of Okinawa, it is the first such shop to open outside an airport in Japan.
The shop occupies the 8th floor of the Mitsukoshi Ginza Store.
It can service foreign passengers and Japanese passengers travelling outside Japan.
Staff can speak English, Chinese and Korean.
Japan Duty Free GINZA has six merchandise zones that carry the following brands:
Boutiques (Luxury) Zone
* Boucheron: the first of its kind at any duty-free shop in the world
* Valentino and Saint Laurent: the first of their kind at any duty-free shop in Japan
Cosmetics & Perfume Zone
* Albion: the first of its kind at any duty-free shop in Japan
Time Valley (Watches) Zone (opening on March 9)
* Vacheron Constantin and Roger Dubuis: the first of their kind at any duty-free
shop in Japan
Scotch, Cognac, domestic whiskey, wine, sake, etc.
JT, PM, BAT
The 800 Hands Japanese Beauty Zone
This refers to the many techniques of Japanese artisans. Items symbolizing the
quality of Japanese artisans have been selected for featuring in the following
four sections: TOKYO Teshigoto, works that have been awarded the Good Design Award, traditional crafts, industrial products
How it works
The service is for passengers departing Japan from Narita Airport or Haneda Airport.
- Passengers get a Receipt Holder by showing their passport and flight ticket (or other proof they are departing Japan)
- Passengers go shopping on the eight floor of the Japan Duty Free Ginza
- Passengers take their Receipt Holder to the checkout counter and get an export receipt that they show at their departing airport.
On their departure, they can pick up all the items they bought
- After departure procedures at Narita or Haneda, passengers pick up their items at DUTY FREE PICK UP.
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