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Different Shopping Experience

An older shopping arcade. Covered. You will find local ceramics, the Owl Cafe, Kobe beef... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2019
Freddie T
Hong Kong, China
A nice shopping street in the heart of the city!

Like most street markets in Japan, this shopping street is covered (that is good regardless if it... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Jan 14, 2019
“Different Shopping Experience”
Dec 29, 2018
“A nice shopping street in the heart of the city!”
6 Kami Kawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, Hakata, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

An older shopping arcade. Covered. You will find local ceramics, the Owl Cafe, Kobe beef restaurants and more.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Freddie T
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Like most street markets in Japan, this shopping street is covered (that is good regardless if it rains or shine), covering quite a long stretch of pathway with shops lining on both sides that could "entertain" you. It was Sunday when we were there and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed June 27, 2018

It might be a short street, but this is the place to go to for souvenirs whether you're looking for specialty stores or less expensive but great buys. Very much worth the trip!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Micey C
Reviewed October 16, 2016

There were quite many snack stalls selling famous local dessert hot sweet dumpling, also there were many shops in different variety, coffee house, steak house, shoe shops, ...lined up in 400 meters covered arcade next to the famous Kushida Shrine.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Chun pang L
Reviewed July 23, 2016

This covered shopping street is quite down-market compared to the covered streets in Osaka and Hiroshima. It gives the impression of not being very prosperous, a little run-down. I suspect it was one of the original shopping areas in Fukuoka before Tenjin shopping was developed....More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank OZtraveller222
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Japan is famed for their shopping alleys. underground, covered, at train stations. I went with excited anticipation. I was disappointed. It was a short alleyway, a 1 'street' alleyway. It looked dated and there wasnt any pull factor. Shops were selling Buddhist artifacts, some restaurants,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Hando09
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