Lotte Tokyo Ginza store to reopen on 1 July after Gimpo-Haneda flights resume

By Luke Barras-hill |

Lotte Duty Free’s Tokyo Ginza downtown store has been closed for two years and three months.

Lotte Duty Free will reopen its Tokyo Ginza downtown shop on 1 July as key air transport links between South Korea and Japan revive.

South Korea’s government reactivated flights between Seoul’s Gimpo International Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan on 29 June, with Lotte’s Gimpo Airport store now open.

Japan has permitted foreign tourists arrivals visiting on group tours since 10 June.

Lotte’s Ginza store will offer a number of promotions such as large-scale discounts on popular brands and Japanese whisky giveaways to celebrate throwing open its doors for the first time in more than two years.

An event will run from 1 July to 31 August featuring 70 brands and more than 2,000 products priced at up to 70% off.

Popular labels such as SK2, Shiseido and Cosme Decorté will be on offer, alongside whisky from the likes of Suntory.

Due to increasing global demand, a raffle prize draw will also be held for customers spending more than ¥20,000/$147 at the Tokyo Ginza store.

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Prizes include five bottles of Hibiki Harmony Masters, 20 bottles of Kabuto and one bottle each of Suntory Hibiki 21YO, Yamazaki 18YO and Hakushu 18YO.

A first-come, first-served gift card giveaway for customers on a Gimpo-Haneda flight will also be held during July.

Lotte will also offer five lucky customers visiting the Tokyo Ginza shop KRW20,000 worth of gift cards.

“In line with the resumption of international flights, the Lotte Duty Free Tokyo Ginza store will reopen in more than two years,” said Park Chang-young, General Manage of Lotte Duty Free Store Global Business.

“As the global tourism market is gradually recovering, we will prepare various benefits to satisfy domestic and foreign customers.”

As expected, Lotte Duty Free is eyeing the launch of new downtown shops in Vietnam.

A point of sale in Da Nang is scheduled to open in the second half of this year, ahead of another store in downtown Hanoi in 2023.

Preparations are ongoing for the grand opening of its liquor & tobacco shops at Singapore Changi, the contracts of which began in June 2020.

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