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UNIQLO Offers Tax Free Shopping for Tourists to Japan

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UNIQLO today announces that it is for the first time offering tax free shopping for overseas visitors to Japan at 31 large UNIQLO outlets mainly in major centers across the country, from February 18, 2015. With consumption tax 8% in Japan, the offer represents strong savings.

UNIQLO previously offered tax free shopping to overseas tourists at special UNIQLO outlets within Haneda and Chubu international airports. Following a Government of Japan revision to the consumption tax exemption system for inbound tourists in October 2014, UNIQLO launched tax free shopping on a trial basis at the UNIQLO Ginza Store and Shinjuku East Exit Store (BICQLO) from December 1, 2014, including dedicated tax free check out points and increased multilingual staff.

The response was overwhelmingly positive, and UNIQLO has expanded the service to 31 additional stores popular with tourists. UNIQLO plans to further grow the service, as part of efforts to best serve visitors from abroad. Figures from the Government of Japan reveal that the number of inbound tourists to the country recorded an all-time record high in 2014.

Stores newly offering tax free shopping

Store Name
Narita Store (Narita, Chiba)
Akiba Tolim Store (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Shinjuku West Exit Store (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Seibu Shinjuku PePe Store(Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Asakusa ROX Store (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Okachimachi Store (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Matsuya Asakusa Store (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Tokyo Solamachi Store (Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Diver City Tokyo Plaza Store (Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Gotanda TOC Store (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
Shibuya Spain-zaka Store (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Shibuya Dogenzaka Store (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Shinjuku Takashimaya Store(Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Ikebukuro Sunshine 60 Street Store (Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Ikebukuro Tobu Store (Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Kichijoji Store (Musashino, Tokyo)
Sakae Skyle Store (Nagoya, Aichi)
Nagoya Sakae Store (Nagoya, Aichi)
Mina Kyoto Store (Fukuoka)
Kyoto Yodobashi Store (Kyoto)
Daimaru Umeda Store (Osaka)
Yodobashi Umeda Store (Osaka)
UNIQLO OSAKA Store (Osaka)
Shinsaibashi Store (Osaka)
Kobe Harborland umie Store (Kobe, Hyogo)
Kamiyacho Sunmall Store (Hiroshima)
Canal City Hakata Store (Fukuoka)
Mina Tenjin Store (Kyoto)
Ameku Ryubo Rakuichi Store (Naha, Okinawa)
AEON Naha Store (Naha, Okinawa)
Hanins Ginowan Store (Ginowan, Okinawa)

Stores previously offering tax free shopping

Store Name
Haneda Airport International Terminal Store (Duty free area) (Ota-ku, Tokyo)
Chubu Centrair International Airport Store (Tokoname, Aichi)
UNIQLO Ginza Store (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)  (from Dec. 1)
UNIQLO Shinjuku East Exit Store(BICQLO) (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)  (from Dec. 1)

Overview of UNIQLO tax free shopping for inbound tourists to Japan

1.Non-Japanese passport (copy or other forms of ID unacceptable). Foreign residents of Japan ineligible (Eligible for overseas visitors not residing in Japan and staying less than 6 months).

2.Purchased items and receipt (items without receipts ineligible).

Website for the tax exemption service:
https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/shop/uniqlo_taxfree (English)


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