Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Lazona is a popular shopping mall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture. The mall opened in 2006 and is located next to the Kawasaki station west exit.
The name is a combination of the words, Lazo (lasso) and Zona (region), the roof was designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Biofill the plaza is very distinctive as it gives the impression of ground floor despite being a second level.
The large number of stores at Lazona, currently over 280, is with no doubt one of the reasons of the popularity, additionally one of the two IMAX theaters in Japan is located there (the other is located in Saitama, a no so short trip from Tokyo).
The place is always full of customers, especially on weekends.