|Above, the Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Ginza now has its first airport-style duty-free shop.
The Japan Times reported:
Mainland Japan will get its first duty-free shop outside of an international airport when the Japan Duty Free Ginza debuts at the Ginza Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward on Wednesday, a top company official said a day earlier.
“We are looking forward to further energizing Ginza — Japan’s most famous shopping district — by making it more accessible to foreign customers,” said Heichi Yamamoto, president of Japan Duty Free Fa-So-La Isetan Mitsukoshi Co.
Customers must present their passport and plane tickets at a reception counter in the store before shopping. Once done, they will receive a voucher that can be exchanged for items at pick-up counters beyond passport control at Narita and Haneda airports.To read more, go here.