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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Huyaa
Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Aomori, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 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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