Other Shopping Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • 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.

  • Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
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    4.0
    150 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Reisenmachi 6-10
    Come learn about the good-old days of life in Hakata at this tourist attraction. The exhibition hall, Machiya Hall, and souvenir shop are all connected, and the Machiya Hall was originally built in the mid-Meiji period (late 1800s) before it was moved and reconstructed in its current location. You can also see a demonstration of how Hakata fabric was traditionally woven. Under the guidance of experienced craftsmen, you can try your hand at painting ceramics (fee required) or Hakata fabric weaving yourself. It's just a five-minute walk from Gion Station.

    Two story museum with a small fee that shows the history of the Fukuoka area. There are signs in English and a short film about a festival in the area where local people build floats and race them...

  • Hakata’s Kitchen Yanagibashi Rengo Market
    Shopping
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Haruyoshi 1-6-1
    This Fukuoka City market with a long history started in 1918, when a few fresh fish traders began selling fish from a cart at the Yagihashi Bridge crossing the Nakagawa River. It is a lively place with events throughout the year, including the “Zenzai Festival” held every January and the “set bargain sale” held on the third Thursday of each month where all stores offer goods and fresh foodstuffs at prices at half or 1/3 of their regular price.
  • Shogetsudo
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    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Nakasu 5-1-22 Matsukidokado Building 1F
    A Hakata doll shop located along the Hakata River in Nakasu. The building belongs to the Shogetsudo company, and the first-floor shop carries some 400 different product types spanning 800 items from virtually all of the major Hakata doll makers, one of the largest selections in the country. In addition to the classic beautiful women dolls, visitors can see a variety of Hakata doll types, including seasonal dolls and dolls based off of the Chinese zodiac. With an advance reservation, you can also try your hand at painting your own doll (fee required). The shop provides overseas shipping once your doll is complete.

    I came to Fukuoka when I first studied abroad in Japan in 2015. As part of a school field trip, we came to this shop to paint our own Hakata Doll and to learn about Fukuokas unique culture. When I...

  • Nijino Minouno Sato
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    13 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Ukihashi Yoshimachifukumasu 130-1
    A facility where visitors can purchase fresh agricultural products picked that morning, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and foods. The town of Tanushimaru is also one of Japan's top producers of garden shrubs and trees and a full array are stocked at this facility as well. Visitors can enjoy lunch at Yume Kitchen, an all-you-can-eat buffet style restaurant serving dishes made with fresh, locally grown agricultural products.

    先日孫さん達を案内しました。三重県からの里帰り組。まずは農産物直売所「まんてん市場」で買い物。孫さん達は生まれて初めて見たアローカナの卵(色は淡いペパーミントグリーン!)に大興奮。小ぶりのスイカ(長さ15cm程度)にも感動。よかったね! 次はお待ちかねのバイキング@夢キッチン。孫さん達はもちろん、親(=我が家の長女さん)も夢キッチンの料理が大好き。彼女は食後(最後の買い物をしに市場に戻る前)食彩...

  • Jibasan Kurume
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    3.0
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Higashiaikawa 5-8-5
    A local specialty products hall located close to the Kurume interchange on the Kyushu Jukan Expressway. The hall sells crafts and specialty products from Fukuoka and also has a dining hall able to accommodate large groups. The hall also houses the Kurume Kasuri Shiryokan museum and boasts Sogo tenji-jyo (a large exhibition space). Events are periodically held at the hall and the facility sees many visitors, particularly tourist groups.

    We went to Kurume mainly to try their ramen, eat their yakitori and to see the Kasuri fabric crafts. We took the shinkansen from Hakata Station and got their in 15 minutes. Then we had to take a...

  • Sanren-Suisha no Sato Asakura
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    4 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Yamada 2192-1
    A farmers market located in Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Selling fresh, locally picked agricultural products, customers can purchase vegetables and fruits at reasonable prices. The establishment also carries processed and ready to eat foods such as vegetable jams and fried rice kits and pickles made with takana (mustard greens). The market also irregularly opens up travelling markets selling agricultural products outside of Asakura City.

    三連水車の里あさくらの館内ミニカフェです。生鮮食料品を物色したい家人と分かれて来店。前回(昨年6月)がジェラートだったので、今回はいちごミルクにしました。いわゆるスムージー。税込み350円。イチゴ&ミルク&砂糖&氷をミキサーするわけで、不味かろうはずもなし。当日は結構な夏日。冷たい飲み物でしっかり涼めました。ここは知事認定の「ふくおかの農業応援の店」。店内に掲示された認定書がちょい誇らしげでした...

  • Hakata Haneya Sohonke
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    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Tsukiguma 6-23-7
    A Kyushu specialty products hall located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City where customers can purchase karashi mentaiko spicy pollock roe and tonkotsu ramen as well as renowned sweets and other local goods from Kyushu. A restaurant in the hall serves local cuisine, while the adjoining Mentaiko Dojo can teach you how to make your very own original karashi mentaiko. The facility is visited by large numbers of tourists.

    太宰府天満宮にも、福岡空港にも近い観光土産、レストランです。団体ツアーの昼食拠点でありますが、明太子体験もできます。

  • Umi-no-Nakamichi Umibe-no-Sato
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihigashiku Otake 4-3-123
    A local specialty products hall located in Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City. Here customers can purchase souvenirs from Shika Island and enjoy donburi rice bowls and sashimi made with the island's famous turban shell in the hall's restaurant, Genkai Genzo. The hall's souvenir shop sells wild wakame seaweed, turban shell, and dried fish from seafood island; seasonings and condiments from a long-standing soy sauce maker; and more, attracting large numbers of customers.

    海鮮丼が最高においしいお店です。いくらやマグロが新鮮ですし、ご飯と刺身のバランスもとても良い丼です。

  • SOMETHING4
    Shopping
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Minatomachi 3-26
    A knickknacks shop located in Minato-machi, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City, an area filled with stylish establishments. Operating out of a renovated atmospheric old building, the shop is stocked with attractive and intriguing antiques, knickknacks, and furniture gathered by the owner in the UK.
  • Fukutaro (Hakata Deitos Shop)
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekichuougai 1-1 Hakata Station Daytos
    A local specialty products shop located in Miyagemon Ichiba (souvenir mall) on the first floor of Hakata Deitos in the Hakata Station building. Here customers can purchase a variety of mentaiko pollock roe products, a Hakata specialty, such as menbei pollock roe crackers. The shop also has an eat-in space serving set meals like the Fukutaro's mentai bowl.
  • Mojiko Retro Tourist Bussankan Minato House
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Higashiminatomachi 6-72
    A local specialty products hall located in Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City. Here customers can purchase fresh, seasonal seafood and specialty products from Kitakyushu. The facility is also replete with a takeout corner and tourist information corner. The second floor is a multipurpose hall used to regularly host a variety of events.
  • Biidoro Dazaifu
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Dazaifushi Saifu 2-7-17
    A glasswork shop located in Dazaifu City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The shop sells cell phone decorations, necklaces, and stained glass. The shop also carries unique, original glasswork designs created by various artisans. The shop's seasonal items and Dazaifu only products like Dazaifu kohakubai vidro glass are particularly popular.
  • Umi Terrace Buzen
    Shopping
    Fukuoka Pref. Buzenshi Unoshima 76-31
    A shop directly operated by a fishery cooperative located in Buzen City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Located in the Unoshima Fishing Port, on the first floor the establishment sells fresh, seasonal fish delivered direct by the fishermen themselves. The establishment has a fish preserve and visitors can see the seafood swimming vigorously within. In the second-floor restaurant, customers can enjoy sashimi and other fresh, seasonal seafood delights. Note that all of the restaurant's dishes are limited in quantity and as such it's best to get here as early as possible.
  • Kitahara Souvenir Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Yanagawashi Okinohatamachi 51
    A souvenir shop in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture located close to the birth home of the great modern Japanese poet Hakushu Kitahara. The shop offers renowned Yanagawa snacks like kawakudari senbei (rice crackers) and kawakudari manju (steamed buns). Kitahara also makes and sells sagemon, a local traditional hanging decoration. Sagemon, hanging ornaments, are believed to have originated in the koto (Japanese harp) plectrum case toys castle ladies in waiting would once make with leftover kimono fabric scraps. Now seen as talismans which protect the health and growth of children, they are a popular souvenir.
  • Tourist Center Kura
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Ukiha Yoshiimachi 1043-2
    A tourist information center located along Prefectural Route 588 in Yoshii-machi, Ukiha City. Located within a renovated sake brewery they offer tourist information and pamphlets, rent electric bicycles, sell local mascot character Ukipi merchandise, and more. They also operate the Kichikoko cafe which specializes in dorayaki red bean paste stuffed pancakes.
  • Nagata Mineral Spring Fureaikan
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Miyama Setakamachi Nagata 2662-2
    A shop offering specialty products in Nagata, Setaka-machi, Miyama City. It's located near the Nagata Mineral Springs which offers the Nagata Mineral Spring water, said to have the highest concentration of carbonic acid anywhere in Japan and effective in treating gastrointestinal diseases and constipation. Here at the Fureaikan hall they offer carbonated drinks made with the spring water including Koga-Cola and also have a footbath.
  • Inoue Rantai Lacquerware
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Kurume-shi Kogashiramachi 6-23
    A shop specializing in lacquerware located along Hiromata-dori Street in Kogashira-machi, Kurume City. They offer Rantai Lacquerware, a traditional Kurume handicraft in which artisans weave and lacquer coat locally harvested tiger bamboo. They offer sturdy, daily-use goods including trays, chopsticks, plates, tea caddies, and more.
  • Shosuke Furusato Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Munakata-shi Takemaru 199
    A multi-use area in Takemaru district, Munakata City. The village has such facilities as the Moyai House which sells original products including local agricultural goods, handmade miscellaneous goods, Munakata Beef Special Croquettes, and more as well as rental farming plots and runs hands-on classes in activities including soba noodle making, pizza cooking, and Nagashi-Somen (a summer only activity in which somen noodles are floated down a bamboo chute). At the Shosuke Chaya restaurant they serve stone-ground nihachi soba noodles (20% wheat, 80% buckwheat) and Okushimanto udon noodles as well as rice balls and rice bowls topped with tempura made with local grown rice.
  • Yumezaiku Akizuki Main Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Asakura Akizuki Yacho 708-6
    A plant-based dye workshop located along National Route 322. They use natural dyes and traditional techniques to produce dyed clothes without using any chemical dyes. Alongside nearly 400 different colored patterns including Sakura-zome dyed using only cherry twig with buds before blooming and their Yakusugi-zome dyed using the leaves of Yakusugi Cedars they also offer hands-on dye workshops (reservation required).

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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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