What is a visit to Tokyo without dropping by or seeing the most famous symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji? Probably not complete. If you’re on the lookout for a place to shop (within the budget) and at the same time a spot for sight-seeing, we totally recommend a trip to Gotemba Premium Outlets in Hakone.
Most (if not all) my favourite brands are there, let me drop some names: Adidas, Balenciaga, Cath Kidston, Chloe, Dior, Disney, Francfranc, Furla, Gelato Pique, Harrods, Havaianas, Isetan, Jill Stuart, Kate Spade New York, Lowrys Farm, Moussy, Nike, Nikon, Petit Bateau, Saint Laurent, Sly, Snidel, Tory Burch, Valentino and many more. -Ashley
From Tokyo, take the JR Shinkansen to Mishima Station, transfer trains to Numazu, and transfer again to Gotemba. From Gotemba, there’s a free shuttle bus directly to Gotemba Premium Outlet.
From Shinjuku, take the Odakyu Limited Express “Romance Car Asagiri” to Gotemba. Again from Gotemba, there’s a free shuttle bus directly to Gotemba Premium Outlet. (Source)
Aside from shopping tax free, Gotemba Premium Outlet offers a wide variation of restaurants, kiosks, and cafes such as Haagen-Dazs (our personal favourite!), Crazy Crepes, Gelato Pique Cafe Creperie, Godiva (must try!), Tully’s Coffee and more.