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Kawabatadori Shopping Street

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Address: Kamikawabatamachi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
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This shopping street is a nice, albeit short, shopping street that is conveniently located near Canal City Mall in Hakata and is certainly worth a visit. My wife and I found a few... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed February 28, 2015

This shopping street is a nice, albeit short, shopping street that is conveniently located near Canal City Mall in Hakata and is certainly worth a visit. My wife and I found a few nice items, tea cups and green tea pot, for a decent value. Much of the items are somewhat overpriced, but values can be found. If you go... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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Reviewed January 14, 2015

As the oldest shopping district in Fukuoka, the Kawabatori shopping street boasts itself with both novelty and traditional Japanese items. Shopping for low to high priced souvenirs is just a breeze when you decide to shop here as stores are just lined up at both sides. If you get hungry, you can drop by at restaurants inside. The Kushida Shrine... More 

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charlotte
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have heard that was a nice shopping district, in which it is, but, it is very short. We expected it to be 3 or 4 times larger. (More like the one in Osaka) but it is not. It contains many of the same type of tourist attraction shops. One of the nice additions to this location are the carts... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

The covered arcade is usual for Japan large cities. Kawabatadori Shopping arcade is short distance and running parallel to the canal. If you have experienced the Osaka shopping streets before, do not expect the same length and variaties.

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Madrid
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This covered street is unusual in Japan, as it mainly contains small local shops, not big department stores and cafes as in other Japanese towns (like Kumamoto). It is very near Canal City (and a big contrast to it).

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Walked around here and got in touch with locals! Tons of restaurants, izakaya, 100en shop and Donkihote. Loved to walk along the riverside when its cool down lil bit at evening till late night when its full of Yatai(Food stand?! izakaya)with yakitori and yakiramen~

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Covered shopping arcades are not unusual in Japan. In my experience, they are often filled with fashionable shops, fast food outlets and chain coffee shops. However, kawabatadori is different. It has a very local feel. There are lots of religious shops, tea shops and shops which sell local food delicacies. In addition to this, there are some glitzy dress shops... More 

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