First LaLaport in Taiwan Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TAICHUNG Grand Opening on Tuesday, May 16, 2023
North Building to Pre-Open in Late April 2023
Bringing Together Approx. 300 Stores, including 25 Stores Opening
for the First Time in Taiwan and Many Japanese Brands

March 22, 2023
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan, March 15, 2023 – Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, has been advancing the development of Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TAICHUNG, the first LaLaport in Taiwan, through project company SAN ZHONG EAST DIST LaLaport CO., LTD.* Mitsui Fudosan hereby announces that a decision has been made to hold the grand opening of the facility on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Ahead of the grand opening of the whole facility, the South Building (41 stores) has already opened in stages beginning on January 17, 2023, and the North Building (approx. 260 stores) will have a pre-opening in late April 2023.

* SAN ZHONG EAST DIST LaLaport CO., LTD. is a wholly owned project company established by Mitsui Fudosan Taiwan Co., Ltd., which is a wholly owned overseas subsidiary of Mitsui Fudosan, to advance this project.

Mitsui Fudosan has been developing its outlet business in all of Taiwan’s three major urban areas (Taipei metropolitan area, Taichung metropolitan area, and Tainan metropolitan area). The opening of this facility is expected to generate synergies with Mitsui Fudosan’s three MITSUI OUTLET PARK facilities that have already been opened. Furthermore, Mitsui Fudosan will continue to develop attractive retail properties in Taiwan.

The new stores to be opened in the shopping park will include many Japanese brands, such as the supermarket LOPIA, which will open its first store outside of Japan in Taiwan, and a joint large-scale opening by the two brands of UNIQLO and GU. The facility will comprise various stores to provide one-stop access for a variety of purposes, such as shopping, dining and entertainment. The total number of stores will be approx. 300, including 25 stores opening for the first time in Taiwan.

Initiatives will also be actively undertaken to realize a sustainable society, including decarbonization, and to create a regional community hub. To create a shopping park where customers can feel at ease, Mitsui Fudosan will strive to respond to the new normal following the COVID-19 pandemic with measures such as non-contact elevator buttons and ticketless parking lots.

Facility Concept: “for the Vivid Colors of Life”

Under the facility concept of “for the Vivid Colors of Life,” the facility will suggest new lifestyles for a colorful life and community. It will house approximately 300 shops and restaurants, including fashion brands from inside and outside Taiwan, shops opening in Taichung for the first time, including Japanese brands, and restaurants and eateries consisting of two food courts with local fine dining, plus a supermarket and other stores frequented daily.
Moreover, there will be enhanced service and entertainment options as well. All in all, the shopping center is being designed to comprehensively meet the needs of Taichung consumers, as a retail property where they can spend their time.

< Features of LaLaport TAICHUNG >

1.Location and Facility Design

Mitsui Fudosan will create vibrant spaces throughout the facility, with the aim of contributing to attractive neighborhood creation as a new community hub for Taichung. The facility is divided into two buildings: the North Building and South Building. The buildings’ main colors have been chosen to match the features of the surrounding environment, thereby realizing a facility design that blends in with the local streets.

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2.A diverse lineup of brands, including first openings in Taiwan, first openings in Taichung, and new store formats

The facility offers a full lineup of high-quality brands, including brands opening stores in Taiwan for the first time and new stores formats of long-established business establishments loved by local Taichung residents.

  1. A diverse lineup of fashion brands, including one of the largest collections of Japanese brands in Taiwan
  2. Plentiful store formats for families, ranging from fashion to entertainment
  3. 饗OMOTENASHI DINING, one of the largest food courts featuring gourmet Japanese dining in Taiwan, and a diverse restaurant zone
  4. Extensive selection of lifestyle shops that enrich people’s daily lives
  5. Stores that provide convenient lifestyle services that meet a variety of needs

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3.Creating People-friendly Facilities

Leveraging its expertise from the “Mama with LaLaport” initiative at various LaLaport facilities in Japan, Mitsui Fudosan is also rolling out measures to make facilities that are friendly to families and mothers raising children in Taiwan too. Mitsui Fudosan will also implement measures that enhance convenience for customers and employees.

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4.Creating a Regional Community Hub

Mitsui Fudosan has installed wall art created in partnership with the surrounding communities. Also, it aims to create a regional community hub at the shopping park through measures such as hosting events.

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5.Initiatives to Realize a Sustainable Society

In order to realize a sustainable society, including decarbonization, Mitsui Fudosan is implementing initiatives such as installing solar panels, greening rooftops, utilizing rainwater, using water-permeable blocks, and conserving existing trees.

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6.Responding to the New Normal

To ensure that customers can spend time at the facility with peace of mind, Mitsui Fudosan will work to respond to the new normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, with measures such as non-contact elevator buttons and ticketless parking lots.

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7.Useful Services Such as the Official Mitsui Shopping Park App

With the opening of this facility, member services available at the Mitsui Fudosan Group’s retail properties in Taiwan will transition from the current Mitsui Outlet Park Member App to the Mitsui Shopping Park Member App. The app’s name will change, and its useful features will be expanded and improved.

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Mitsui Fudosan’s Overseas Strategy

One of the aspirations of VISION 2025, the Mitsui Fudosan Group’s long-term management policy, is to “evolve into a global company.” Accordingly, the Group will continue to seek robust growth in the overseas business. Mitsui Fudosan has been conducting business in countries and regions in Asia, in addition to Western countries such as the US and the UK.

In the retail property business, the Group has been promoting the outlet mall business in Kuala Lumpur and cities in Taiwan, and the LaLaport business in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, and cities in Taiwan. In addition, the Group has been pushing ahead with the housing business in Singapore, Thailand, China, and cities in other Asian countries. The Group has also been conducting the hotel business in Taipei, the logistics facilities business near Bangkok, and the office buildings business in Bangalore, India. In these and other ways, the Group has been actively pursuing business in fast-growing Asia with the view of capturing growing consumer spending and expanding profits at the earliest opportunity in conjunction with contributing to local communities. Going forward, the Group will continue aiming to expand its businesses further.

Plan Overview of Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TAICHUNG

Location No. 600 Jinde Road, East District, Taichung City, Taiwan (North Building)
No. 700 Jinde Road, East District, Taichung City, Taiwan (South Building)
Facility Name Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TAICHUNG
(*Local name: Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport台中)
Transportation access Six-minute walk from Taichung Station on the TRA (conventional train line)
Project developer SAN ZHONG EAST DIST LaLaport CO., LTD.
Business format Regional shopping center
Site area Approx. 463,000 ft2 (Approx. 43,000 m2)
Total floor space North Building: Approx. 1.593,000 ft2 (Approx. 148,000 m2)
South Building: Approx. 538,000 ft2 (Approx. 50,000 m2)
Total: Approx. 2,131,000 ft2 (Approx. 198,000 m2)
* Includes multi-floor parking space area
Store area North Building: Approx. 506,000 ft2 (approx. 47,000 m2)
South Building: 230,000 ft2 (Approx. 21,000 m2)
Total: Approx. 735,000 ft2 (Approx. 68,000 m2)
Structure and scale North Building: 7 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground (stores on 1F-5F)
South Building: 4 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground (stores on B1-3F)
Number of stores North Building: Approx. 260 stores
South Building: Approx. 41 stores
Total: Approx. 300 stores
Number of automobile parking spaces 1,900
Number of motorcycle parking spaces 3,500
Architect TMA Architects & Associates
Building environmental design Exterior, landscaping: Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc., Buchan, FORMium Landscape Architects Pty Ltd Interior: LAND ART LABO INC.
Contractor Taisei Corporation (Taiwan Office)


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The Mitsui Fudosan Group’s Business in Taiwan

In 2016, the Mitsui Fudosan Group established Mitsui Fudosan Taiwan Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in Taiwan, as an investment base. The Group is undertaking 11 projects in Taiwan, including retail properties, hotels, and housing, and plans to continue expanding the business into logistics facilities and mixed-use developments going forward.

Main purposes Location/Area Property name Opening/
Outlet park Linkou District, New Taipei City MITSUI OUTLET PARK LINKOU Phase I
Phase 2
January 2016
2024 (planned)
Phase 2
December 2018
December 2021
Gueiren District, Tainan City MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAINAN Phase 1
Phase 2
February 2022
2025 (planned)
Regional shopping center Nangang District, Taipei City Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport NANGANG (tentative name) 2024 (planned)
East District, Taichung City Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TAICHUNG May 2023
Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport KAOHSIUNG (tentative name) 2026 (planned)
Hotel Da'an District, Taipei City MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao August 2020
Zhongzheng District, Taipei City Zhongshan Zhongxiao Hotel (tentative name) 2024 (planned)
Housing Sanchong District, New Taipei City Sansong MPARK November 2021
Anping District, Tainan City UNi PARK 2025 (planned)
Zhonghe District, New Taipei City Sansong Jade Park 2026 (planned)
Zhonghe District, New Taipei City Zhonghe Bannan Road Project (tentative name) 2027 (planned)

Mitsui Fudosan’s Retail Properties Overseas (As of March 2023)

Property Opening year Number of stores
Store floor space
China Mitsui Shopping Park
2021 180 stores Approx.
592,000 ft2(55,000 m2)
Mitsui Shopping Park
2021 90 stores Approx.
178,000 ft2(16,500 m2)
Taiwan MITSUI OUTLET PARK LINKOU Phase 1: 2016 220 stores Approx.
484,000 ft2(45,000 m2)
Phase 2: 2024 (planned) 90 stores Approx.
290,000 ft2(26,900 m2) 
MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAICHUNG PORT Phase 1: 2018 170 stores Approx.
377,000 ft2(35,000 m2)
Phase 2: 2021 50 stores Approx.
86,000 ft2(8,000 m2) 
MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAINAN Phase 1: 2022 190 stores Approx.
366,000 ft2(34,000 m2) 
Phase 2: 2025 (planned) 60 stores Approx.
107,000 ft2(10,000 m2)
Mitsui Shopping Park
2023 300 stores Approx.
732,000 ft2(68,000 m2) 
Mitsui Shopping Park
LaLaport NANGANG(tentative name)
2024 (planned) 250 stores Approx.
753,000 ft2(70,000 m2)
Mitsui Shopping Park
LaLaport KAOHSIUNG (tentative name)
2026 (planned) 250 stores Approx.
800,000 ft2(74,000 m2) 
Malaysia Mitsui Outlet Park
KLIA Sepang
Phase 1: 2015 130 stores Approx.
258,000 ft2(24,000 m2) 
Phase 2: 2018 70 stores Approx.
106,000 ft2(9,800 m2)
Phase 2: 2022 5 stores Approx.
75,350 ft2(7,000 m2)
Mitsui Shopping Park
2022 400 stores Approx.
889,000 ft2(82,600 m2) 
Total 10 properties 2,425 stores Approx.
6,090,000 ft2(565,800 m2) 

The Mitsui Fudosan Group’s Retail Properties in Japan (As of March 2023)

Mitsui Fudosan Group’s Contribution to SDGs

The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims for a society that enriches both people and the planet under the principles of coexist in harmony with society, link diverse values and achieve a sustainable society, and advances business with an awareness of the environment (E), society (S) and governance (G), thus promoting ESG management. By further accelerating its ESG management, the Group will realize Society 5.0, which the Japanese government has been advocating, and contribute significantly to achieving the SDGs. Additionally, the Group formulated the following Group guidelines related to “Realize a Decarbonized Society” and “Diversity & Inclusion Promotion” in November 2021. The Mitsui Fudosan Group will continue to work toward solving social issues through neighborhood creation.

・Group Action Plan to Realize a Decarbonized Society
・Diversity & Inclusion Promotion Declaration and Initiative Policy

* The initiatives covered in this press release are contributing to ten of the UN’s SDGs.

Goal 1 No Poverty
Goal 2 Zero Hunger
Goal 4 Quality Education
Goal 5 Gender Equality
Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13 Climate Action
Goal 17 Partnerships for the Goals