AttractionsUniqlo Park is the fast fashion retailer’s largest retail store, combining amusement facilities and green spaces, targeted at families

Uniqlo’s new Yokohama playground

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The popular fast fashion retailer’s newest megastore, Uniqlo Park, offers not just retail, but also amusement facilities and stunning rooftop views over Tokyo.
The popular fast fashion retailer’s newest megastore, Uniqlo Park, offers not just retail, but also amusement facilities and stunning rooftop views over Tokyo. Photo Credit: Uniqlo

YOKOHAMA – Uniqlo Park has launched its largest megastore in Japan, combining amusement facilities and green spaces, built for families with kids in tow.

Despite the coronavirus outbreak, Japan’s fast fashion retailer has launched their Uniqlo Park Yokohama Bayside Store – their largest in the country so far. The store has parking space, or can be reached via a 10-minutes’ walk from Torihama Station.

Shoppers may indulge in retail therapy at both Uniqlo and sister brand, GU, spread across three floors, plus a special corner for making their own T-shirts and tote bags.

That’s not all. Building on the concept that Uniqlo stores are parks, architect Kunikazu Sato built a park on the roof – offering panoramic views of Tokyo Bay – while within, kids will have a field day going on slides and tackling jungle gyms, or bouldering and climbing fun. Nursing rooms are available for parents with young kids, making shopping fun especially for families.

The Japanese government has lifted the state of emergency on Thursday (14 May) in all but eight of the nation’s 47 prefectures, with Tokyo and Osaka remaining on the list of virus hotspots. More details here.

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