Marui City Yokohama is a department store on the east side of Yokohama Station. This department store stocks ladies’ and men’s fashions, shoes, cosmetics, sportswear, traditional kimonos, bedding, baggage, cameras, hobby and character goods. Some casual restaurants can also be found on the 2nd floor.
This department store is located inside the Yokohama Sky Building and has eight floors above ground and two basement levels. To access Marui City from Yokohama Station, enter the Porta shopping mall via the station’s East Exit and walk directly through to the other side of the mall. You will find Marui City on your right. The main entrance is on the B2 level.
This article will introduce some highlights of Marui City.
Shopping at Marui City Yokohama
On the B2 level you can find several stores selling jewelry and accessories. Samantha Vega sells ladies’ bags, wallets and pouches. Other stores on this floor include chi.wata for bags and leather goods, Aena for cosmetics and health supplements, and Keyuka for assorted household goods.
Several stores on the B1 level sell ladies’ shoes. The Mare Mare store sells practical and comfortable footwear such as pumps, flat shoes, sandals, sneakers and boots. Many of their shoes are also waterproof. Other stores on this level include InParallel which specializes in Korean and Chinese cosmetics, and the Nails Unique nail salon.
There are not many stores on the 1st floor as this is the entrance to the YCAT highway bus terminal. However, there is a Starbucks café on this floor, a Lawson’s convenience store, and a branch of Marunouchi Global Style which sells vintage and custom-made suits and shirts for men.
On the 2nd floor you can find the cosmetics store Ainz & Tulpe, the Korean supermarket YesMart, and several casual eateries such as the Subway sandwich shop, Nana’s Green Tea matcha café and the Taiwanese café Soispace.
The 3rd floor is dedicated to ladies’ clothing and has branches of trend-setting fashion stores Zara and Coca.
R’s Stage, on the 4th floor, specializes in dresses for formal occasions. Also on this floor is the Triumph lingerie store, Kayu Style furniture store, Fitness & Swimwear sportswear store, and two stores selling traditional kimonos: Maimu and Ginza Ichiri.
Sports Mario, on the 5th floor, sells sportswear and sports equipment. Also on this floor is the Seria 100 Yen store, the My Makura bedding and pajama store and the Popondetta model railway shop.
On the 6th floor you can find men’s fashion stores such as Takeo Kikuchi and Garnier, men’s shoe stores such as Queen Classico and Lanvin Collection, a branch of the Samsonite baggage store, and a Wattmann used camera shop.
The top floors of Marui City are dedicated to hobby and character goods. On the 7th floor there is a Mint trading cards store, a Surugaya toys and models store and an event space. On the 8th floor there is a small amusement arcade, a Kiddy Land character goods store and Pokemon Center Yokohama, which sells a variety of games and goods featuring the popular Pokemon characters.
Services & Facilities
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Marui City. There is a Japan Post Bank ATM on the B2 basement level. This ATM accepts most international bank cards and has English language guidance. A foreign currency exchange service can be found in the YCAT bus terminal on the 1st floor.
Foreign visitors are entitled to a tax refund on their purchases. To claim your refund, take your purchases, receipts and passport to the Tax Refund Counter on the B2 basement level.
Marui Center Yokohama is open from 10.30 to 20.20.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.