Souvenirs Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
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    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...

  • Shogetsudo
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    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...

  • Jibasan Kurume
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    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...

  • Hakata Haneya Sohonke
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    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。

  • Fukutaro (Hakata Deitos Shop)
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  • Kitahara Souvenir Shop
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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).
  • Furusato Warabe Kan Children's Museum
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    Fukuoka Yame-shi Joyomachi Shimoyokoyama 4838
    A hands-on experience facility in Joyo Town, Yame City. They have a variety of handicrafts and activities to take part in and hold monthly changing programs such as their Showa period Games Activities and Camp as well as their Farming Experience. The museum features a shop that sells intellectual training toys and local specialty products and also has a restaurant that serves meals made with local ingredients. In the fall they hold the Yame Joyo Warabe Festival.
  • Yamaguchi
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    Fukuoka Yame-shi Motomura 929-1
    A paper lantern shop located along Icho-dori Street in Motomura, Yame City. They manufacture and sell paper lanterns with a focus on the traditional craft of Yame Lanterns in which the lantern is delicately decorated by the painter without using a rough draft. Products include faintly and gently lit interior lanterns, lantern signs for restaurants, and more.
  • ANA FESTA Fukuoka Gate 7 Store
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Shimousui 778-1
  • Asahi
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Shimousui Machi 767-1 Fukuoka Airport Domestic Flight Terminal Building 2F
    A souvenir shop on the second floor of the domestic passenger terminal at the Fukuoka Airport. They offer Fukuoka's traditional Hakata-Ningyo dolls as well as various other handicrafts from around Kyushu and merchandise for the various other Kyushu prefectural mascots.
  • The Hakata Gift Shop
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Sumiyoshi 1-2-22 CANAL CITY Opa B1F
    A souvenir shop located within the Canal City Opa shopping mall. They offer a wide range of Fukuoka souvenirs from foodstuffs to miscellaneous goods including local Fukuoka specialties such as Mentaiko spicy salted roe and ramen along with famous Fukuoka sweets, local sake brands, and mascot merchandise that's limited to Fukuoka.
  • BLUESKY Domestic Departures Lobby Shop
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Shimousui 767-1 Fukuoka Airport
    A souvenir shop located on the second floor of the Fukuoka Airport's Domestic Terminal. They offer popular Fukuoka souvenirs including Meigetsudo confectioner's Hakata Torimon pastry, Yamaguchi Aburaya Fukutaro's Menbei mentaiko flavored rice cracker, and more.
  • Kitakyushu Omiyage-kan
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku Higashiminatomachi 6-72 Mojiko Retro Tourist Information Center 「Minato House」 1F
    A souvenir shop located along Retro-Chuo-dori Street in Higashiminato Town. The shop is operated by the Kitakyushu Tourism and Convention Association and offers a wide variety of Kitakyushu specialty goods. This includes food products such as the local Mojiko original gourmet baked Yaki-Curry and the local Nukamisodaki (sardines and mackerel pickled in salted rice-bran paste) as well as merchandise for the Yawata Steel Works, a UNESCO World Heritage site as the Site of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution. They also offer Tax-Free shopping.

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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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