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Products particular to the Fukuoka region include the Hakata Dolls, which are porcelain figurines decorated as beautiful kimono-clad women and Kabuki performers. Other well-known products to look out for include Hakata textiles and Hakata Champon, a peculiar sounding glass toy.


If you are looking for the latest in designer fashions, high tech gadgetries or intricately handcrafted souvenirs, then Fukuoka will not disappoint you. The city’s main shopping district is called Tenjin. Along its busy intersections you will find a number of department stores stocking everything from high street to high end designer labels whilst heading towards Ohori-koen, along Keiyaki-dori, and around Daimyo there are a host of small boutiques. If you are looking for something special to slip into for the evening’s entertainment then head on down to Tenjin.