A couple of months ago, my friend sent me an email. "Hey, there is a new mall that just opened near Fujisawa. Want to go with me?"
Ummmm...gee. That's a tough one. Let me think about it.
Terrace Mall is an absolutely enormous shopping complex located near the Sagami Bay. The nearby beaches and easy train access guarantee bustling activity at this four-story shopping paradise. It's clean, well-lit, stroller-friendly, and did I mention it's huge? The pictures can do all the talking for this post!
|Welcome to Terrace Mall!|
|Where else but in Japan can you buy Mickey Mouse Birkenstocks?|
|A bit pricier than in the States, but also with more style.|
|Not the biggest H&M on the Kanto Plain...|
|...but it does have a section for kids! Happy dance!|
|Already overwhelmed? Wondering where to find a snack, or if |
the mall has a Zara? Head to the closest information sign for help!
|The information board is electronic. A pulsing, red dot shows your location.|
|Did I mention it's an electronic, touch-screen information board? Yeah. You're in Asia, now.|
|Some of the information sign is in English. Otherwise, the pictures and icons give you enough information to use it |
with ease. Find the closest restroom, Italian restaurant, or the movie schedule in a matter of seconds!!
|Hat stores, everywhere!|
|An enormous Muji, purveyor of all things sleek and label-free.|
|The kids' play place, Bornelund! A welcome sight for weary mommies, everywhere!|
|Super Sports Xebio is no Cabella's, but a respectable sporting goods store, nonetheless.|
|Cinema complex, complete with IMAX.|
|Southeast Asian store, Malaika. This one is huge! Stock up on woven baskets, incense, bamboo wind chimes, beaded |
slippers, wood carvings, clacking jewelry, and woven clothing. Not a kid-friendly location...too many temptations.
|Piles of Japanese cuteness|
|And my PERSONAL favorite, Lush. If soap were candy, this is what it would look and smell like.|
|Admire a demo of their fizzy, bath balls. Pause by the lotion counter to experience their latest exfoliation technique. Inhale deeply and don't leave without a shopping bag. This is deployment pampering at its finest!|
|Men need Coach, too.|
|This one is for a friend of mine, who I am trying to tempt into another Japan visit this summer. You know who you are.|
|Terrace Mall is also a great location for Date Night. Plenty of cute, outdoor cafes!|
Terrace Mall is connected to Tsujido Train Station, which is one stop away from Fujisawa on the Tokaido line. Make sure to take a local train, as the express train doesn't stop here.
For more information, visit this website. Apparently, there is also a nearby 100 Yen store. Guess I need to go back!
Disclaimer: I do my best to make sure all my information is accurate. However, details may change or I may just be flat-out wrong. Please let me know if something needs a correction. Thank-you!