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When it comes to shopping, Fukuoka’s two large commercial districts span every preference and price range. Whether you are looking luxury designer wear or bargain souvenirs, shops in either Tenjin or Hakata will have you covered. Tenjin is home to upmarket department stores and malls, which stock international goods and luxury brands. Hakata features traditional shopping arcades, as well as the vast JR Hakata City complex and huge Canal City mall.
Luxury & Grand Recommendations
2-5-35 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-8680
Located amongst a large cluster of similar high-end department stores, Itataya stands out as being one of the most upmarket.
2-2-43 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0001
Solaria Plaza is a modern nine-storey mall with a focus on premium Japanese fashion.
2-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-8544
Located in Tenjin, one of Fukuoka’s biggest retail districts, Mitsukoshi is a nine-story department store with an emphasis on luxury shopping.
1-4-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-8717
The Tenjin branch of this upscale Japanese department store chain offers a choice of hundreds of shops stocking predominantly high-end and luxury brands.
1-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 812-0018
Located in Fukuoka’s bustling Hakata district, Canal City offers a huge selection of shopping, entertainment, and dining options.
Mid-range & Affordable Recommendations
1-11-11 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0001
Tenjin Core is a stylish, eight-storey mall in the heart of Fukuoka’s busiest shopping district with a large range of stores dealing predominantly in young people’s fashion.
1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 812-0012
Constructed on top of JR Hakata Station, the modern Amu Plaza Hakata is the biggest shopping centre in Fukuoka.
1-6-8 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0001
Stretching for nearly 600 meters beneath Fukuoka’s busiest shopping district, Tenjin Chikagai is an underground shopping mall like no other in Japan.
Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 812-0026
Kawabata Dori Street is a traditional-style covered shopping arcade home to a mix of stores selling everything from clothing to souvenirs.
192-1 Oinoki, Sakado, Kasuya, Fukuoka 811-2303
The Aeon Mall Fukuoka is a huge shopping complex located a short train ride from the city centre.
Budget & Economical Recommendations
2 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0001
With a history stretching back 70 years, Shintencho is one of Fukuoka’s oldest shopping arcades.
4-4-11 Tenjin, 7F Daiei shopping centre, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0001
Located in the main shopping district of Tenjin, 100 yen store Daiso stocks a huge range of inexpensive products and is a great place to pick up some bargains.
3-7-24 Nakasu, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 810-0801
If you need to buy a specific item but unsure where it would be available, there's a good chance you'll find it at Don Quijote.
2-6-1 Chiyo, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 812-0044
If you’re shopping on a budget, the Papillon Plaza mall is a one-stop-shop for inexpensive clothes and daily necessities.
2−12−30 Odo, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka 819-0001
Located a short bus ride from the city centre, Marinoa City is a large, modern outlet mall with a huge range of stores.