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Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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Hakata Ward in Fukuoka City is the largest business area in the Kyushu region. You'll also find many shopping centers and famous department stores. In this article, let's check out six shopping spots in the area!

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Hakata Ward in Fukuoka City is the largest business area in the Kyushu region. You will find many shopping centers and famous department stores. Let's check them out below!

1. Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin Shop

Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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Daimaru is a long-standing department store that can be found across Japan. However, the largest location by far is located in Hakata. It consists of two buildings: the main building and East Building El Gala. The area is filled with many famous brand name shops.

This department store is also suited for overseas shoppers. There is a duty-free counter on the 5th floor of El Gala and automatic foreign currency exchange machines to change US dollars, British pounds, Chinese yuan, Korean won, Taiwanese dollars, Hong Kong dollars, Singaporean dollars, or Thai baht for Japanese yen. On the first floor's information counter, there are staff who speak English, Chinese, and Korean.

2. Canal City Hakata

Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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Canal City Hakata is a large complex consisting of shops, restaurants, an arcade, movie theater, playhouse, and hotel—all within one facility.

Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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There's a canal and fountains inside the facility, which makes it an open, relaxing space. Near the waterways and fountains are benches to sit down after a day of shopping. Of course, it's also relaxing to enjoy the gorgeous atmosphere of the area. With so many shops and sights to see, you can easily spend an entire day at Canal City. Plus, since there are various shops to choose from, it's an excellent outing for the whole family!

Likewise, there are plenty of services available for overseas visitors, such as a duty-free counter, free Wi-Fi, and automatic foreign currency exchange machines. With their passport service, you will receive 10% off purchases and special gifts, too.

3. Fukuoka PARCO

Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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Fukuoka PARCO is a fashion mall popular among teens and twenties. It is directly accessible from Tenjin Station along the Airport Line. You'll find limited-time concept cafes featuring beloved characters and special Halloween and Christmas services. It is a great place to stop by year-round.

4. Tenjin Core

Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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*Tenjin Core is to Fukuoka what Shibuya 109 is to Tokyo. In other words, it's the home of gal fashion and the hottest clothes for girls in their teens to twenties.

There are two basement levels and eight floors above ground showcasing everything from popular fashion brands to general stores. If you are visiting from abroad, present your passport at the shop to receive duty-free purchases. Tenjin Core is definitely the place to go if you want the latest fashion items!

*Tenjin Core permanently closed its doors on March 31, 2020.

5. Hakata Hankyu

Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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If you don't have a lot of time to shop or are not interested in venturing off too far, Hakata Hankyu is the best place to go. The department store is directly connected to Kyushu's largest terminal, Hakata Station, making it easy to find. You can find anything from clothes, baby goods, sporting supplies, interior items, and food products.

Additional services are also available, including duty-free shopping, a private consultation service for overseas customers, foreign currency exchange, and free Wi-Fi!

6. Tenjin Underground Shopping Center Connected to Tenjin Station

Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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The Tenjin Underground Shopping Center (Tenjin Chikagai) has about 150 shops located 590 meters from north to south. Apparel, general goods, cosmetics, and cafes can be found in this underground shopping space. It is the perfect place to shop no matter what the weather is like outside.

Shopping in Fukuoka? Check Out These 6 Spots in Hakata

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There are many entrances and exits to these underground shops, making them very convenient to access when walking around town. Part of this shopping center is duty-free, and the free Wi-Fi here does not require any registration, which is doubly good for overseas visitors. If you'd like to get some shopping done in Kyushu, then please head to Hakata in Fukuoka!

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