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New COSTCO Store Scheduled to Open in Saitama

Hooray! A new COSTCO store is scheduled to open in Iruma City, Saitama next Spring! I don’t know how convenient it is to go there from Tsukuba, but at least we can hope that the new store will ease the congestion at the Makuhari location.

*** COSTCO Iruma ****

– 3169 Miyadera* Aza, Iruma City, Saitama
(near Kenou Express Highway Iruma Exit)
*I’m not sure if this is the right way to read “宮寺”
**It is Miyadera, not Miyatera. Thanks Shaney!

– This Costco will be in the outlet mall tentatively called “Iruma Outlet Park

– The construction will start at the end of March this year, and is scheduled to be done next Spring


Here’s an article about it : NIKKEI NET (Japanese), and
Mitsui Fudosan’s Press release

***************** UPDATE ********************
The opening of the Costco Iruma has been moved forward,
and it is now scheduled to open this Fall!


  • RrFish says:

    OK, from Joban Express Way Sakura Tsuchiura Exit to Kenou Express Way Iruma Exit, it takes about one and a half hours and costs whopping 3400yen EACH WAY, or 3350yen from Tsukuba Ushiku Exit.

    You can, of course, get there cheaper by going there during midnight, early morning or other discounted hours, but it still costs a lot. I have no idea how long it’ll take if we use the regular road, but I get the feeling that the one in Makuhari is still the closest or the most convenient one from Tsukuba. Where else can you shop at Costco and IKEA on the same day? I’m still waiting for the IKEA craze to go down though.

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  • nozaki takuji says:

    please open the iruma shiten