Shopping Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Canal City Hakata
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    4.0
    2031 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Sumiyoshi 1-2
    A major commercial facility standing on the banks of the Naka River. In addition to shops and restaurants, the facility is also adjoined by a movie theater and a performing arts theater. The Ramen Stadium area, filled with branch restaurants from famous ramen purveyors throughout Japan, is a popular place to check out. In the evening, visitors can enjoy a magnificent water fountain show that makes use of projection mapping in the Sun Plaza on floor B1. Free baby stroller rentals available.

    A huge shopping mall with a beautiful artificial water canal and fountains. A must see place in Fukuoka.

  • JR Hakata City AMU PLAZA Hakata
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    4.0
    505 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Hakata Sta. Chuogai 1-1
    One of the station buildings at the Hakata Entrance of Hakata Station. The building has ten above ground floors and one basement level housing a variety of fashion boutiques and shops offering miscellaneous goods as well as the T-Joy Hakata cinema complex and the JR Kyushu Hall multipurpose hall. Floors nine and ten are home to a number of restaurants in the City Dining Kuuten while the first floor features the Miyage-mon Market where a variety of Hakata souvenirs are available.

    Came here to explore the food options. They have great restaurants on L9 and L10, you will be spoilt for choices. It gets pretty crowded before 12noon for lunch so do come early to avoid the...

  • Marinoacity Fukuoka
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    4.0
    322 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashinishiku Odo 2-12-30

    Not too many sporting brands stores on its own. Only ABC-Mart and Sports Depot. Otherwise, nice spacious mall with 2 levels. About 50mins bus ride from Hakata Station for ¥440. Free shuttle available...

  • Hakata Bus Terminal
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    4.0
    239 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekichuougai 2-1
    The Hakata Bus Terminal, from which scheduled and high-speed buses leave and return from trips around Fukuoka City, has one underground and nine above ground floors with stores for clothing and accessories, sundries, daily goods and foodstuffs. Just a one-minute walk from JR Hakata Station’s Hakata Exit, it is convenient for both tourists and shoppers. From the first floor run local scheduled buses and from the third run high-speed buses going to Honshu and other areas around Kyushu.

    If you are planning a trip to another major city in Kyushu, I recommend considering the buses that leave this terminal. The are often as fast as the trains (except the shinkansen) and are much...

  • RIVERWALK Kitakyushu
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    3.5
    152 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Muromachi 1-1-1
    Surrounded by gorgeous nature and history, Riverwalk Kitakyushu is a facility with various functions including culture, art, information and commerce. Visitors can enjoy the open spaces of Ogura Castle, Murasaki River and Katsuyama Park while doing their shopping or going to the art museum or theater. The abundance of events makes people want to visit over and over again. The Riverwalk is approximately three minutes on foot from the JR Nishi-Kokura Station and approximately ten minutes from the JR Kokura Station.

    A great river walk with shops and many pop up food stalls when we visited. Some great street food that was fun and tasty.

  • BAKE CHEESE TART Tenjin Chikagai Shop
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    4.0
    146 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2 East 4-town 225 Tenjin underground town
    A Western confectionary shop located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. In this popular establishment, customers can enjoy fluffy mousses made with an original cream cheese blend, and rich and creamy original cheese tarts. They concentrate on freshness and make their tarts by hand at the shop, which often has lines of waiting customers forming outside its doors.

    If you have a sweet tooth, you will definitely enjoy the cheese tart. I have tried the strawberry flavored cheese tart and it was very satisfying. So when you visit fukuoka and you’re around Tenjin...

  • Iwataya Main Shop
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    4.0
    142 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2-5-35
    This traditional department store opened in 1936 as the first railroad terminal department store in Kyushu. Its roots extend all the way back to 1754, when it operated as a kimono shop. A passageway connects the main building and the new annex, and inside you can find everything from men’s and ladies’ fashion to household goods, food items, cosmetics, interior goods, jewelry, restaurants, and more. For customers with children in tow, there are also brands aimed at kids. With the largest selection of goods in Kyushu, there is something here for everyone. The nearest station is Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station.

    I rent a bike and hung around Hakata and Tenjon station areas. Hakata is more focused on travellersbut Tenjinis more food-stalls, shopping, and open concerts etc.there’s big open stage in front of...

  • Hakata DEITOS
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    4.0
    137 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekichuougai 1-1
    Located inside JR Hakata City, Hakata DEITOS, conveniently situated near the Chikushi Exit of Hakata Station, is a sightseeing spot in and of itself. The two stories above ground and one below are filled with a variety of restaurants and souvenir shops. Hakata Ramen Street on the second floor is home to numerous popular Hakata ramen, udon, and soba restaurants. Seasonal events are else held in the facility. Located inside JR Hakata Station.

    On the east-side of Hakata Station you will find Deitos a shopping mall with a lot of shops selling sweets. There is also a restaurant floor but for this one you really have to enter deeper into the...

  • Itosaisai, JA Itoshima Market direct from the grower
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    4.5
    116 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Maebaru Ichinoseka 567
    Itosaisai, JA Itoshima Market sells a wide range of fresh produce harvested in Itoshima, including vegetables, rice, meat, fish, delicatessen and even flowers. Every kind of fruit and vegetable is produced differently by each farmer, and it is possible to compare them by taste-testing them. It is also possible to buy the high-quality Itoshima brand meats such as Itoshima black beef, and the Itoshima brand pork, Genkai Pork, here. The market is located approximately 13 minutes on foot from the JR Hatae Station.

    Everything you need. All from locals. Go there for breakfast, to have lunch or to do groceries for home. Fresh sashimi from locals and sushi for resanobla rates. It cannot be more fresh.

  • KITTE HAKATA
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    4.0
    130 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekichuougai 9-1
    A mall connected directly to Hakata Station. The Hakata Marui department store serves as the core tenant, but the mall is filled with a variety of establishments, including restaurants, fashionable apparel shops, bridal ware stores, and health clinics. Designed around the concept of serving as a great place to take a break, there are various cafes on each floor as well.

    Came here looking for dinner. It’s nice and quiet on the top floor but choices are limited. Shopping is mainly ladies wear. Went to basement of Solaria Stage for dinner instead. It has more local...

  • Hakata Suzukake Main Shop
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    4.5
    103 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Kamikawabatamachi 12-20 Fukuoka Hakata Building 1F
    "A Japanese confectionary shop located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. Selling Japanese style sweets made with choice ingredients, some of the shop's many products include monaka wafer cakes stuffed with sweet bean jam, and elegant ""Kanomi"" cups containing traditional Japanese confections. Decorated in Japanese modern style, the establishment has a quiet atmosphere and offers cafe style selections in addition to confections, and customers can take in a quiet meal here as well. The shop is frequented not only by locals but also many tourists seeking gifts and souvenirs."

    My family dropped by Suzukake for dessert as the weather was quite warm. The place is not big and popular as we had to wait for around 30 minutes to get seated. My wife had the green tea parfait...

  • Sandwich Factory OCM
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    4.5
    86 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Sembamachi 3-6 Kondo Annex 2F
    A sandwich shop located in Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyushu City. Employing an order system in which customers choose any two from among a selection of 18 fillings, the shop's wide-ranging choices include dry-cured ham, hamburg steaks, and fruits. You can also order your sandwich toasted. In addition to sandwiches, the shop offers salads, soups, toast, desserts, and more.

    For a family of four, we spent 3600. We each got a sandwich and a drink. The sandwiches were amazing. The service was pretty good too. They spoke enough English that we could customize our...

  • French Confectionery Shop Jurokku
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    4.5
    79 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Yakuin 4-20-10
    A Western confectionary shop located a four-minute walk from Yakuin-odori Station on the Nanakuma Line. In addition to old fashioned dacquoise, the establishment offers a variety of baked sweets and cakes made with seasonal fruit. Replete with an eat-in space, the shop is frequented by locals and customers from far and wide.

    母が昔お友達に教えてもらった福岡の住宅街にある有名洋菓子店。何と言っても一番人気で有名なダックワーズ、東京では伊勢丹のマ パティスリーで購入できます。私の№1ダックワーズでもありますが、秋はマロンパイをぜひお勧めします。大きな栗がまるごと1個入っていて、マロンペーストもそれを包むパイも、本当に美味です。関東の知人で知っている人は殆どいないのがとても残念。電話かfaxなら全国発送して下さいますよ。

  • SOLARIA PLAZA
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Tenjin 2-2-43
    A commercial building in Tenjin 2-Chome, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. The building has seven above-ground floors and two basements levels filled with all sorts of shops and restaurants including fashion apparel, sundries, foodstuffs, and more, and is also home to a movie cinema. The building is attached to the 17 floor Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Fukuoka and the hotel lobby is accessible from the 6th floor.

    It is very common to find so many big malls or departmental stores in & around the major city areas/train stations that are somewhat similar. Most are upmarket, nice to browse but expensive. Solaria...

  • Nagahama Fish Market
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Nagahama 3-11-3
    "Nagahama Fish Market is located around 12 minutes' walk from the Akasaka subway station, or it can be reached by using the Nishitetsu Bus service and getting off at the Nagahama Ni-Chome bus stop; the market is two minutes' walk from the bus stop. Renowned for its fresh fish and seafood, Nagahama Fish Market is the fourth largest fish market in Japan in terms of the amount of fish handled, and is known informally as ""Hakata's Kitchen."" With the aim of making the market a friendly place that local residents feel comfortable visiting, Nagahama Fish Market has adopted the latest technology; Shijo Kaikan building at the heart of the market complex has restaurants where visitors can enjoy delicious seafood, as well as Uoching Plaza where people can have fun learning about fish. The second Saturday of every month is ""Citizen Appreciation Day,"" when ordinary members of the public are allowed into the area where the wholesale fish auctions take place to purchase fish for themselves."

    Definitely a letdown. Nothing much happening here. No fish market for the public to visit, not even an outer section. Just a few restaurants in the next building serving food you can get elsewhere.

  • TOKIO
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 1-7-11 ism B1F
    A sweets cafe owned and operated by a fruit dealer located on floor B1 of Tenjin IMS in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. Here customers can enjoy fresh juices, pancakes, parfaits, and more made with delicious, seasonal fruits. The front of the shop is lined with an abundant variety of sweets and the establishment also serves desserts made with rare and unusual fruits. The cafe's lunch dishes, made with an abundance of fruits only a fruit dealer could provide, are also recommended.

    福岡の“あまおう”というイチゴを1パック使ったというパフェを食べてみました。美味しかったです。イチゴ1個のおまけつきで、イチゴをたっぷり食べられて満足しました。店内も、都会の中にありながら窓から木が見えるなど自然を感じられて良かったです。

  • Jacques
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Arato 3-2-1
    A patisserie confectioner located along Prefectural Route 556. They make and sell sweets using authentic French techniques including traditional sweets from the Alsace region of France, cakes made with fresh fruits, cream puff, macarons, and more. Their Tranches Jacques, a blend of caramel and pear mousse, has been a popular choice ever since the shop was first opened. The shop also features a cafe area where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or black tea with your treat.

    しばらくお店が休業していましたが久しぶりにケーキをテイクアウトしました。遅い時間になるとなくなってしまうので早めの時間がおすすめです。 3種類買いましたがどれも美味しかったです。 とくにタルトは絶品です。

  • Yoake Jaya
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    4.5
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Yanagawa-shi Inarimachi 94-1
    A fishmonger and restaurant in Inari Town, Yanagawa City. They deal in rare fish caught in the Ariake Sea including mudskipper, eel goby, red tonguesole, and more. In the restaurant try their Ariake's Bounty Meal which features stewed red tonguesole or try some of their other set meals which feature sushi and seafood rice bowls made with seasonal fish. They also serve Ariake Sea seafood as sashimi, fried, and cooked in other methods. In the attached souvenir shop they offer processed seafood that they manufacture in house.

    また家族で行きました。きょうは運良くたいらぎの超新鮮な刺身をいただきました!有明海で取れた新鮮な魚介を客の好みに応じて調理してくれます。その都度、様々な魚や貝類が入っていて、期待以上のものに出会うことがあります。

  • Itoking Tenjin Restaurant
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    4.5
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Imaizumi 1-22-21 Jolis Building 1 ・ 2F
    "A Japanese confectionary shop, located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, is famous for its sweets made with Amao strawberries from Fukuoka Prefecture. Some of the shop's many selections include ""Hakata Amabi"" warabimochi bracken starch dumplings filled with Amao strawberries, and Amao strawberry filled ""Dora King Ace"" dorayaki pancake sandwiches. Inside, the shop has a lounge-like atmosphere in which customers can relax and enjoy their sweets."

    Dined in the upstairs area of the shop where they offer a selection of strawberry focused desserts. My sister and I fell in love with their strawberry smoothie and subsequently drank one each per day...

  • pain stock
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    4.5
    30 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihigashiku Hakozaki 6-7-6
    "A bread bakery located in Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City. In addition to Japanese shokupan and other bread loaves, the shop is filled with various sweet buns and breads, and this popular establishment has even been featured in the media. The ""Mentai France,"" French bread slathered with homemade mayonnaise, butter, and mentaiko pollock roe, is particularly popular, and different textures on the outer side and inner side make it special."

    めんたいフランスパンが名物で何を買っても、勧められます。今回はめんたいフランスパンは買わなかったけど、クリームパンは絶品でした。

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The most northerly of Kyushu island's prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan's most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture's capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country - a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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