Canal City Hakata

Kyushu’s largest shopping mall with many individualistic shops

Adults and children can enjoy a full day going through the duty-free shops, the popular character goods stores and the Ramen Stadium which has amassed ramen shops from all over Japan including the island of Kyushu.
Business Hours
Saturday ( 10:0 AM ~ 9:0 PM )
Sunday ( 10:0 AM ~ 9:0 PM )
Weekdays ( 10:0 AM ~ 9:0 PM )

Shops 10am-9pm Restaurants 11am-11pm
1-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata, Fukuoka
(092) 282-2525


Kyushu’s largest shopping mall complex  

This is a multicomplex facility with a shopping mall, movie theaters, stage theater, amusement park, two hotels, showroom and offices on its 43,500㎡ grounds. It has easy access to Hakata Station, Fukuoka’s largest commercial area of Tenjin, and Nakasu which is famous for its yatai food stands. Flowing among the buildings is a 180m canal, and there is a dynamic water fountain-and-music show which happens on the hour. At the Sun Plaza Stage in the basement, there are events daily in which performance shows and live concerts can be enjoyed.

A wide range of products to be enjoyed by kids and grownups alike  

Along with the stores selling overseas electronic goods, watches, jewelry, brand-name goods, folkcraft, cosmetics and other products, there are shops such as duty-free LAOX with staff who can serve customers in 4 languages, Sanrio where you can get character goods like Hello Kitty, the Ultraman-themed Ultraman World M78, the official Kinnikuman Muscle Museum featuring the popular manga character of Kinnikuman, and the Donguri Republic which specializes in the character goods from the famous Studio Ghibli by Hayao Miyazaki. As well, the shopping mall has plenty of other shops to attract children and adults with the latest in Japanese fashion, outdoor/sporting goods, cosmetics along with restaurants and cafes. And at the Ramen Museum, there are 8 ramen shops from all over the country starting with Kyushu, and with a system in which shops are swapped in and out periodically over a year, you can always enjoy some new ramen.

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7 years ago
Kyushu's Bellagio
This place is so cool. Not only does it have a multitude of different shops, it also has a canal running through it as well as a water-fountain show similar to the Bellagio on the Vegas Strip! I definitely recommend this place if you're in the area.
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8 years ago
A fun take on a shopping mall
An interesting shopping mall with cute cafes and many restaurants. This is a great place to pick up some souvenirs.
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9 years ago
The city within the city
Canal City is huge. 234,460 meters squared of shops, restaurants, a theatre, a Taito Station video game arcade, a cinema, two hotels, and an indoor canal running through the middle. The nickname for Canal City is, ‘the city within the city’, and it certainly lives up to its name. There is also a water jet show. The water sprays up into the air from the fountain below. There is a mat of synthetic grass where children can get absolutely soaked as they dodge the water as it falls toward them. A woman stands with a huge water pistol, shooting the children; a grin on her face. So many shops, so much to do. Get lost in Canal City and have a great time in the process.
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