Thursday, March 16, 2017

#Japan Shopping ♪ Highly Recommend! Yokohama Shopping Spot! JOINUS directly connected to JR Yokohama Station

#Japan Shopping ♪  Highly Recommend! Yokohama Shopping Spot! JOINUS directly connected to JR Yokohama Station

Trip to Yokohama?
Let's start from Yokohama Station!

Large-scale shopping center directly connected to Yokohama West Exit

Large-scale Shopping Center in Yokohama Station West Exit
A large-scale shopping center directly connecting Yokohama West Exit
with "shopping" such as fashion and miscellaneous goods, as well as "restaurant" and "cafe."
If you area thinking to go for a trip to Yokohama,
looking for shots for shopping and gourmet,
JOINUS is the spot you'd better check it out!

Address: 1-5-1 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 
TEL: 045-316-3200
Shopping Time: 10:00~21:00
Restaurant Time: 11:00~23:00
※Open time will be varied to part of the stores and restaurants.
Access:  1- min walk from JR Yokohama Station West Exit


Yokohama Station,
having a large-scale shopping center "JOINUS,"
the area itself is attractive enough!
We have summed up 3 reasons why Yokohama Station is 
a pleasant and fun place to visit!

1. "Yokohama Station" where transportation is convenient
2. "Yokohama Station" where Sea bass is located
3. "Yokohama station" where shopping, gourmet spots are gathered together


Reason 1 of Yokohama is FUN!
Convenient access to airport and other popular sightseeing spots 

Bus from Yokohama Station to Haneda Airport is just 24-min.
That is why there are many people come to Yokohama 
right away after the arrival to Haneda Airport. 

Just one hour from Yokohama to another popular sightseeing spot Hakone!
Also, we recommend you a set plan to Enoshima and Kamakura too.
Just 25-min by train from Yokohama!

>>> For more Info about Hakone Travel, click below

>>> For more Info about Enoshima and Kamakura Travel, click below

Yes! Again. 
It is very convenient from Yokohama to Haneda Airport, 
and other Tokyo Sightseeing Spots. 

*Just 24 minutes to Haneda Airport
From Haneda airport to Yokohama station · YCAT Terminal, by Keihin Kyuko bus in 24 minutes.
For more info Keihin Kyuko Bus CLICK (English)

*Just 25 minutes to Enoshima and Kamakura
Get to the spots that popular comics "Slam Dunk" is featured in Enoshima,
and historical and cultural spot Kamakura  in 25 minutes by train.

*About 1 hour to popular hot spring spot Hakone
Reach one of the most popular sightseeing spot in Japan
in just 1 hour and 18 minutes by rental car or public transportation. 
It is a starting place of some travelers' trip in Japan too.

Reason 2 of Yokohama is FUN!
Convenient access to airport and other popular sightseeing spots 

Sea-bass stop at Yokohama Station East Exit

Step outside Yokohama station,
there are plenty of places of interest and popular tourist attractions in the port town Yokohama,  such as Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and Chinatown.

Although it is just 3-4 stations away by train, 
 to enjoy the distinctive nature of the port town, 
Sea-bus is a nice choice moving from Yokohama Station.

 Minato Mirai 21 and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

>>> For more info about Yokohama, click below

There you are! 
Sea Bus in Yokohama is located at Yokohama East exit.

Our destination is Yokohama's main sightseeing spots
 "Minato Mirai 21," "Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse,"
and "Chinatown (Yamashita Park)."

* Yokohama Sea Bass service 
1.  Yokohama Station ⇔ Minato Mirai 21
Adult 420 yen, Child 210 yen
Approximate time is about 10 minutes
2. Yokohama Station ⇔ Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Adult 600 yen, Child 300 yen
Approximate time is about 20 minutes
3. Yokohama Station ⇔ Chinatown (Yamashita Park)
Adult 700 yen, Child 350 yen
Approximate time is 15 minutes
>>> Yokohama Sea Bass official website (English) CLICK 

Reason 3 of Yokohama is FUN!
Shopping and Gourmet Spot
"JOINUS"  large-scale shopping center connected to Yokohama West Exit 

Nearby Yokohama Station, 
it is fun and popular among the local young people.
Such as game canter, photo sticker (Purikura), and character cafe.

Recently,  you might find game center, which is the origin of the popular 
"Toy Crane Game" and character cafe.
Spots that young travelers can enjoy to the fullest.

Large household appliance shopping store 
 "BIC camera," "Yodobashi camera" and "Don Quijote" Yokohama store

Directly connected to Yokohama Station West Exit


Facility representing Yokohama

a large scale shopping center gathering the popular shops and restaurants, connected to Yokohama Station.
No doubt it is a facility representing Yokohama Station.

After getting off Yokohama Station,
let follow us to check them all out!

Following Content of JOINUS

① MUST-CHECK Tax free counter for foreign travelers 

② Stores to focus
a. Yokohama- specialty shop "Handkerchief Gallery"
b. Comics Heaven · Japan's large-scale bookstore "Yurindo"
c. Natural Cosmetic Specialty Store "LUSH"
d. Handmade Accessory Specialty Store "COTOMONO MARCHE"
f. Organic Life Specialty Store "Biople by Cosme Kitchen"
e. Ladies' shoes Specialty Store "ORiental TRaffic"

③ 58 restaurants & cafes! "JOINUS DINING"
Endless queue! "Japan Ramen Afuri" 


MUST-CHECK for foreign travelers 
B1F Tax Free Counter
Tax Free Counter @ B1 

JOINUS operates an integrated Tax Free Counter with a popular department store "Takashimaya."

Takashimaya is a very famous large department store in Japan,
but mainly gathering luxury brands and stores,
where a different atmosphere from Yokohama that is easy reached by various age groups.

This integrated tax free counter of these two shopping facilities are directly connected to Yokohama station
The counter is very convenient for you to do the procedure at once 
after shopping at both facilities.

※JOINUS Tax Free Counter

· Location: JOINUS  B1  (10: 00 ~ 21: 00)
Takashimaya 1F (10:00 ~ 20:00)
1. Tax-fee procedures are only possible on the day of purchase.
2. No return is allowed after procedure is done.
 (excluding items purchased at Takashimaya)
3. Handling fee of 1.1% of the total item will be deducted.
4. Please expected time for completing the whole procedures.
5. You can also claim tax free at Yokohama Takashimaya Tax Free Counter.

② Stores to focus 

 Yokohama- specialty shop
 "Handkerchief Gallery" 
@ B1

A handkerchief brand "Handkerchief Gallery" 
located on the B1 of JOINUS

"Handkerchief Gallery" is a handkerchief specialty shop located on the B1 of 

A handkerchief is not only as a hand towel, 
but a fashion item to decorate in a breast pocket of a suit jacket.
Besides, there are handkerchiefs used in everyday life.

Yokohama limited items @ JOINUS  <Handkerchief Gallery>

In particular,  the handkerchief of the design which imaged Yokohama is the most popular!
You can only purchase at JOINUS.

A store selling fashionable modern designed handkerchiefs; 
in fact, it was founded at the time of port opening in 1879.
Yes! A handkerchief shop that celebrates the 138th anniversary this year!

A fashion item "handkerchief" that can also be wrapped around wrist fashionably.

★Handkerchief Gallery
· B1
· Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 21: 00
· Products handled: Handkerchiefs

Comics Heaven 
Japan's large-scale bookstore "Yurindo" (有隣堂)
@ B1

large-scale bookstore "Yurindo" (有隣堂
located on the B1 of JOINUS

"Yurindo" is a large-scale bookstore on the B1F of the JOINUS.
Not only the latest magazines,
but also books, comics, various educational books, etc. are available.

Hand-written messages from popular cartoonists are displayed and 
Gallery for various exhibitions 

"Yurindo"  in  JOINUS 
is holding a various kind of "book fair."

It seems many people would go to the bookstore
to buy the latest fashion magazines and comics when they visit Japan.

"Yurindo" (有隣堂
· B1
· Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 22: 00
· Products handled:  A variety of books

Natural Cosmetic Specialty Store 
@ 1F

Experience the unique scent at the cosmetic specialty store "LUSH"

"LUSH" is a handmade cosmetic brand made from organic fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers.

No use of chemicals harmful to our bodies, 
against animal experiments,
An unique brand and company.

Popular Japanese brand "Rush" among foreign travelers

Characteristic of LUSH is 
 you can experience the real bubbly soap in front of the store,
you can smell the unique scent.

There are 200 kinds of items,
of course tax free available.

· 1F
· Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 21: 00
· Products handled:  Bath salt and soap etc. Cosmetics 

Handmade Accessory Specialty Store
@ 1F

latest handmade products are loved by many accessory experts in Japan.

Everything is handmade. 
how exciting to meet the only one accessory of oneself.

It is so exciting to meet different kind of accessory at different timing.
you can find a variety of accessory materials at the corner of the store.
Use these materials to create accessories of your own designs.

Material corner in the store.

· 1F
· Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 21: 00
· Products handled:  Accessories

Organic Life Specialty Store 
"Biople by Cosme Kitchen"
 @ 2F

"Biople by Cosme Kitchen" 
gathering all organic products

Including organic cosmetics, plants, miscellaneous goods, etc.
 Considering health is also a kind of trend.
Many people would like to take a look to the assortment of products recently.

Priority No.1  Healthy organic food
Priority No. 2 Healthy organic food as well

Organic products are good for body. 
But how about the taste and package?
in lower quality?

Instant soup with colorful package,
Amazake (sweet sake) in glass bottle.
Nice taste, cute design!
Eating organic good everyday probably will make you healthier!

Biople by Cosme Kitchen
· 2F
· Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 21: 00
· Products handled:  A variety of organic cosmetics and miscellaneous goods

 Ladies' shoes Specialty Store 
"ORiental TRaffic"
@ 4F

2017 Spring New Lineup of Women's Shoes Brand
 "ORiental TRaffic"

 "ORiental TRaffic" is a ladies' shoes brand on the 4th floor of the  JOINUS.

From simple design to trendy designs, various color and wide range of style of shoes are available.

Usually, we would like shoes easy to wear.
And it is common to wear the same style 
but here, you might find your favorite one for your own coordination. 

When I visited this time, latest spring product are ready.
Come to find a colorful and refreshing pair to welcome the coming of Spring.

Let's try!
Cool design! Deal!

ORiental TRaffic
· 4F
· Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 21: 00
· Products handled:  Ladies' Shoes

40 restaurants & cafes! 

@ B2F  JOINUS, West Exit of Yokohama Station 
There are 40 restaurants and cafes. 

Not only shopping but also restaurants and cafes can be found in  JOINUS.
Japanese food, Western food, Chinese food and etc ... 
 a total of 40 gourmet shops and restaurants.

If you have troubles to find delicious restaurants in Yokohama, 
come to JOINUS.
Convenient indeed, 
plenty of genre will get you in trouble as well!
At this moment, 
we have come to here!
 "Japan Ramen Afuri"  (あふり 阿夫利)

Ramen soup is based of chicken, seafood, and seaweed
with fresh accent of yuzu .
That is the characteristic of this Japan Ramen Shop.

Water used for based soup is the natural water from Mt. Afurisan in Kanagawa.
Last but not least,
on the top is the meat roasted by charcoal! 

Recommended gourmet in JOINUS DINING ... 
 "Japan Ramen Afuri"  (あふり 阿夫利)

★Japan Ramen Afuri  (あふり 阿夫利)
· B1
· Opening hours: 11: 00 ~ 23: 00

JOINUS, large-scale shopping center connected to Yokohama Station West Exit

After checking the characteristics of "JOINUS,"
in Yokohama, popular sightseeing spot to foreign travelers,
we know the convenience of the direct connection to the Yokohama Station West Exit and spot for gourmet and shopping.

For sure, 
JOINUS would become your first priority spot 
while traveling Yokohama. 

JOINUS. 1-min from Yokohama Station West Exit 

After knowing everything of JOINUS, 
no need to be in trouble of finding gourmet spots
and you'd better prepare a shopping bag before visiting Yokohama.

Trip to Yokohama!
Let's get it started at Yokohama Station!

Address: 1-5-1 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0005
TEL: 045-316-3200
Shopping Time: 10:00~21:00
Restaurant Time: 11:00~23:00
※Open time will be varied to part of the stores and restaurants.
Access:  1- min walk from JR Yokohama Station West Exit

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