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New COSTCO Store to Open Soon in Kawasaki

I wrote about a new Costco store that’s being built in Saitama in February, but if you can’t wait until this Fall, then how about the new Costco store in Kawasaki City in Kanagawa Prefecture?

It’s scheduled to open on July 12 according to their website, but from what I see from tons of blogs out there, it looks like the opening of the Kawasaki store is June 28 (oh, boy! exactly one week from today!).

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  • BEn says:

    Costco Kawasaki officially opened July 12, 2007 for the publis.
    Unfortunately, the nearest train station is 1.8kms away.

  • RrFish says:

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for confirming the opening day!
    I tried to get that information, but there were too many speculations!

    I had no idea the new costco store is so far away from the train station. It doesn’t look that far on the map. I wonder if they have a shuttle bus service like the makuhari store.

  • BEn says:

    Maps looks easier to follow at first glance. They should at least included numeric scales for the costumers to have an idea what is the distance from a certain point in the map.
    The map is actually a bit fuzzy, hehe. The closest intersection is named Kawasaki Rinkou Keisatsu Mae, not Ikegami Shincho.

    I cannot confirm if there are shuttle service from JR Kawasaki, the main station. Definitely no bus ride from Sangyo Doro eki, but if you hire a taxi, you should be there in no more than 15 mins.

    I saw a bus stop in front of the store, at the other side of the road. Unfortunately I do not really use the bus so I can’t explain further on how to get on it. If you travel by car, just drive below the expressway and you won’t miss the store.

    It is located along the road adjacent to a big Fire Station and the Rinko Police on the other side.

  • RrFish says:

    Thanks again for the great information!

    I did a little checking, and found out that the shuttle bus service was available only on the day of store opening.

    It looks like that the nearest bus stop now is quite far, like about one hour walk from the Kawasaki Store. I also hear that there’s about 2- hour wait to park at / get out from the costco parking lot! 2 hours!!! I don’t exactly know where, but there are commercial parking lots nearby, so it’s faster to park in those parking lots for now.

    The costco store I always go is the Makuhari store, but I’d love to go to the Kawasaki store if I have a chance.