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Kawabatadori Shopping Street

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Address: Kamikawabatamachi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Pleasant and some great little shops

Spent a pleasant hour or so wandering through here after viewing Kushida Shrine A unique range of stores you won't find in the bigger shopping centres or in the wider... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

If Tenjin is a shopping area for tourists, Kawabatadori is an unpretentious shopping street for the local people. When you go out from subway Nakasu-Kawabata station, you can find this shopping arcade just in front. This area is also famous for nightlife.

Thank Kimitaka S
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I love the traditional shotengai or covered shopping arcades. Kawabata shotengai is a very local place so the experience gives you a glimpse of how the locals live. So many shops selling everything from cosmetics, to clothes to furniture and even supplies for temples or your own altar. I always visit when I go to Fukuoka!

Thank Nonnapn
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We spent much of our time in Fukuoka wandering up and down this street. There are some good restaurants but it is the shops that are most interesting. As well as the usual 100 yen shops there are many shops selling shrine goods, a shop selling Sukajan (souvenir jackets), and most interestingly a couple of shops where it looks like... More 

Thank Penfoldio
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A local street shops. Mainly for seniors rather than young people. Good place to experience the local daily necessities goods. Colorful fruits and vegetable stall draws my attention.

1 Thank sololyn
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a pleasant hour or so wandering through here after viewing Kushida Shrine A unique range of stores you won't find in the bigger shopping centres or in the wider Hakata/Tenjin area. Craft, paper, food, kimono shops, 100 yen shop, souvenirs as well as some other fashion stores (prob more suitable for older women!!) are found here and something that... More 

1 Thank downunderbaby
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

This long covered shopping mall includes some smaller shops not seen in the modern Tenjin shopping district and the Hakata station shopping complex. It is an older shopping mall and at first appearance looks a little shabby. You won't find Gucci here but more the average items sold to locals and tourists. I found some bargains in the Daiso store... More 

Thank OZtraveller222
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Indoor shopping street near Hakata Riverain and Canal City. Shops sell a variety of Japanese crafts and products, with some restaurants.

Thank Ricky G
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

Another arcade. More shops selling local craft / stuff. Perhaps mood was affected by the rain (whole day), and so did not notice any other interesting finds.

Thank Huyaa
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

I don't understand what the big deal is. It's an arcade (roofed) shopping street in Fukuoka. Very similar to streets other cities have.

Thank Indigo_Scott
Aomori, Japan
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Overall rating: 3.3 stars Kawabata Shopping Arcade is a fun, visually appealing old-style covered shopping arcade located in the Hakata ward of Fukuoka. If you are in the area, the arcade is well worth taking a short stroll around a variety of old-style shops and restaurants. Such arcades are evident throughout Japanese towns and cities, but in my experience each... More 

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