Lalaport Tokyo Bay
LaLaport Tokyo Bay was opened in April 1981 as the LaLaport Funabashi Shopping Center, a 5 minute walk from JR Minami-Funabashi Station using the Keiyo Line from Tokyo station, right beside Ikea Funabashi.
In 1988, LaLaport 2 was opened and hosted a variety of interesting features, including a cinema complex and other amenities. The name, LaLaport Funabashi Shopping Center, was then changed to LaLaport Tokyo Bay and additional entertainment was included.
In 2000, LaLaport 3 was established to present a model of advanced urban lifestyle, with LaLaport West opening at the former Funabashi Sogo department store building in 2001. With this new development, involving a large-scale specialized store, LaLaport was able to supplement various functions which had been difficult to realize in shopping malls. In 2005, Japan’s first bakery food theme park, Tokyo Bakery Street, was opened in LaLaport East.
Today, LaLaport Tokyo Bay is home to 540 stores and 8,200 parking spaces, with a mix of Japanese stores and brand name North American stores such as The Gap, Eddie Bauer, Tommy Hilfilger, Banana Republic, Zara.
We have visited this mall twice so far already. During the first time, we had lunch at a sushi restaurant.