"SANO PREMIUM OUTLETS(R)" is the outlet mall in Sano city, Tochigi prefecture that was opened in 2003. In the building inspired by the US east coast cities, there are about 180 domestic and international brands. Although you can enjoy Japanese, Western, or Chinese food in restaurants in the mall, a lot of local "Sano ramen" restaurants are also available around it. Many people stop by these ramen restaurants on their way home after shopping. It is about 1 km drive from Sanofujioka interchange on Tohoku Expressway, and about 15 minutes ride of its shuttle bus from the south exit of Sano station by JR Ryomo line or Tobusano line. Additional ways of convenient access are expressway buses operating every day that connect Sanoshintoshi bus terminal, which is 5 minutes walk from the mall, to Shinjuku station, Oji station, Tokyo station and so forth.