While most of our customers are here for the golf, going home empty handed can lead to angry kids and the spouse may not give permission to travel again.

With Japanese good being such high quality, they make ideal gifts for family and friend back home. Rather than waiting until the last minute and picking up some standardized junk in the duty free shop in the departure lounge, why not take the time to get a really good gift, and even purchase something to reward yourself for that great score.

There are a number of outlet malls and shopping centers in the region, that have great prices. Here’s a few to consider.

Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

The Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza is one of the largest outlet malls in Japan, and is constantly expanding. With over 220 shops, cafes and restaurants, this place has it all. You can even pick up golf equipment here as Callaway, Oakley, Chanpion, Taylor Made, Pearly gates and more.

Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku Oyabe

The Mitsui Outlet Park has 149 stores with many world famous brands. It is located west of Toyama city and is a little remote, but worth a stop to pick up some great bargains.