From Mie Guidebook
It was opened in 2001 and is one of prefecture's largest shopping centers. It is the only major mall not located in northern Mie, and so it sees a lot of customers coming from both central and eastern Mie, particularly from the Matsusaka and Ise areas.
Altogether there are over 60 shops/restaurants in ÆON Meiwa. Here's a list of some of the more notable ones.
- One of the largest, nicest Jusco locations in all of Mie
- Miyawaki Shoten (宮脇書店)
- Decent-sized book store
- Large electronics store
- Comme Ça Ism
- Popular clothing shop
- New Step
- Travel agency
- Italian buffet. Pretty tasty, especially during the lunch and dinner hours when it's busier and the buffet food is fresher.
- Saint Marc's
- Bread and croissants
- The Don (ザ・どん)
- Rice bowls and noodles
- Ikkokudō (一刻堂)
- Ramen and friends
- Seattle's Best
- Coffee shop
- Baskin Robbins
- Mister Donuts (food court)
- McDonald's (food court)
- Bibimbap (food court)
- Movie Theater
- 10 screens, located on the second floor. Check link above for schedule and discounts.
- Taito Station
- Huge arcade
There are a number of other shops and restaurants in the immediate area, including:
- Cainz Home
- Large-scale DIY shop
- K's Denki
- Electronics shop
- Has a nice selection of youth brands.
- Coco's Curry
- Komeda Coffee
- Jusco - 09:00~22:00
- Mall stores - 10:00~22:00
Note: Certain specialty stores may close earlier
Route 23 in Meiwa, between Matsusaka and Ise. Hard to miss.
It's a little closer to Matsusaka, but it's just about halfway between the two cities.
From either Saikū (斎宮) or Myōjō (明星) stations on Kintetsu Yamada Line, you can catch a bus run by the town of Meiwa. The bus stop isn't terribly well-marked but it's right out front of both stations. The bus is small and pink so you should be able to distinguish it easily when it arrives.
Click here for the bus time schedule - note that the timetable on the left is for Saikū Station and the one on the right is for Myōjō Station.
Driving is truly the best option for getting to ÆON Meiwa though, as unfortunately the last bus leaving the shopping center heading back to the stations is around 6:00pm so you're pretty much limited to weekends/holidays.
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