When it comes to exploring Japan, the Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka may not always be the first destination that comes to mind. But here's what you're missing–Fukuoka is a hidden gem that fashion-forward travelers like you need to put on your wanderlust radar. Aside from the beautiful parks, beaches, and temples you can enjoy all to yourself, it's a treasure trove of fashion and lifestyle, with a shopping scene that will absolutely leave you in awe.
From renowned brands to unique souvenirs and countless activities, here are Fukuoka's modern shopping malls that are paradise to shopaholics alike.
Canal City Hakata: Where Shopping Meets Spectacle
Let's start with Canal City Hakata, a shopping haven that's more than just a mall—it's an experience. This sprawling complex houses name-brand and specialty stores that cater to every fashion whim. The best part? The fountain shows at the central canal makes for a mesmerizing sight, creating an ambiance you won't find anywhere else. It's the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, some retail therapy, and an Instagram-worthy photo shoot.
Address: 1-chome-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0018, Japan
Tenjin Underground Shopping Mall: A Subterranean Wonderland
For those who love the thrill of discovery, the Tenjin Underground Shopping Mall will take you on a European-inspired journey beneath the surface. As you meander through its charming alleys, you'll stumble upon unique boutiques, local designers, and hidden gems, from cutting-edge streetwear to traditional Japanese attire. Trust us; it's a shopping experience like no other.
Address: 1-3 Underground, 2, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City
Marinoa City Fukuoka: Retail Therapy with a View
Imagine indulging in retail therapy with the shimmering waters of Fukuoka's waterfront as your backdrop. Marinoa City Fukuoka, a large shopping mall outlet, offers just that. With over 300 stores, you can score incredible deals on both local and international brands. And when you're ready for a break, how about going for a Ferris wheel ride to unwind with the marina and seaside views?
Address: 2-12-30, Odo, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
LaLaport Fukuoka: Exciting Family Fun
When we say this one is a kid’s wonderland, a 20-meter-high life-size Gundam statue greeting you at the entrance is only the beginning. This family-friendly mall is the ideal place to explore fashion while keeping the kids entertained—we’re talking interactive exhibits like Gundam Park, Fukuoka Toy Museum, and its rooftop field where your family can watch or engage in sports and physical activities. It’s the perfect spot for a day out with your loved ones.
Address: 6-chome-23-1 Naka, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-8627, Japan
Hakata Riverain: Riverside Shopping Bliss
Our last stop is the Hakata Riverain, a sophisticated shopping mall located on the picturesque banks of the Naka River. Here, you'll find the world's finest designer names and dine at restaurants and cafes, all with a serene river view. It's a place to embrace the calm side of shopping while indulging in the best of Fukuoka's offerings.
Address: 3-1 Shimokawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0027, Japan
BONUS: Tosu Premium Outlets
Just outside of Fukuoka (about an hour’s drive to the city of Tosu), the namesake outlet complex is one of the largest in Japan, housing over 170 stores that offer discounts of up to 70% on a wide range of domestic and international brands. Tosu Premium Outlets is also home to a number of restaurants, cafes, and a food court, as well as a children’s play area and a dog park.
Address: 8 Chome-1 Yayoigaoka, Tosu, Saga 841-0005, Japan
Flight frequency: MNL FUK daily
Are you ready to embark on a journey that combines fashion, culture, and adventure? Fukuoka's modern shopping malls and cultural sights are waiting to welcome you. And if you're still looking for a sign to explore a new side of Japan, let this be it—Cebu Pacific is offering an exciting travel promo that'll make you answer Fukuoka's calls of adventure!
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