Hakata Station and its surroundings have become a vibrant spot for shopping and dining, thanks to developments throughout 2011.
Fukuoka’s Hakata Station
Fukuoka city’s biggest station, Hakata, has become more than just a point for travel. As well as connecting to the rest of Japan via trains and shinkansen, Hakata Station and the surrounding area now has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to shopping.
Along with shopping offered at JR Hakata City, the station itself was developed in 2011. Now the station stands at 10 stories high with floors filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. Everyone can find something here!
A shop near the Hakata exit
Visit the Popular Shopping Areas
A popular department store selling many products is Tokyu Hands, located by the Hakata Exit. Opposite this stands Hankyu, where you can do a lot of high-end shopping. The two department stores are connected, as from the third floor upwards you can walk between the two.
Hakata Station’s roof features a small railway shrine along with a miniature train ride (great for kids)! There is also a great spot for taking in the city’s scenery. Stop by at night to see the stunning nighttime views.
The Ming department store was reopened after refurbishments during 2016. It now has a wide variety of gift stores, many with free samples to try. If you are interested in tasting some local specialties while shopping around, take a walk around here and you are bound to find something you like.
The Fukuoka transportation hub at Hakata Bus Terminal connects with the station. As well as local and high-speed buses it also has shops and restaurants over several floors. Affordable clothing stores Aveil and Shimomura are there, as well as a large Daiso – the famous 100 yen store – which covers the entire 5th floor.
Continuing the shopping experience, just outside the Chikushi exit you can find Yodobashi Camera, a large department store selling many kinds of electrical goods. There are also some toy and hobby shops, along with a selection of restaurants throughout the 4th floor. There are English speaking staff available, as well as Chinese and Korean speaking staff.
Hungry? Why Not Try Ramen at a Hakata Restaurant
One of Hakata’s most popular local foods, Hakata ramen, is available at many shops in the area, as well as within the station. There are many to choose from, so you can even try a few for comparison!
Now rivaling Fukuoka neighborhood Tenjin, the area around Hakata Station has a lot to offer. Whether you want to go shopping, relax within a restaurant or even just sample some local specialties, you are sure to find something you will love!
“Sakura Illuminations” – on display during spring
|Address||1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture|
|Access||[map]1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture[/map]|
|Opening Hours||10:00 - 21:00|
|Price Range||Various prices|