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Downtown & Street Shopping Tour

4.8 ( 11 reviews ) 300+ Booked
  • Explore the Hakata townhouse museum and handicraft exhibit to learn about traditional manufacturing skills
  • Pay a visit to the Kushida shrine, a popular place of worship and see the traditional floats which take part in an annual 5km race
  • Enjoy both a local street shopping and mall experience at Hakata Kawabata shopping street and Hakata Riverain mall

Most recent review

Highly recommended

The Tourist Guide,Mr.Nagafu was prompt in the mteeting place on the day of tour. He was very nice,and explained well the history of each site. Even Im the only client,we pushed through with the tour.This was really a nice experience and will do it again next time with klook.

26 Jul 2019
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What to expect

As a historical trading hub, Hakata was once the center of goods being traded all over Japan and internationally. Before the shopping begins, visit locally famed Kushida shrine, the annual summer Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is dedicated to the shrine and the intricately designed 10 meter high floats are displayed year round. As the traditional manufacturer of Japanese 'Hakata ningyo' dolls, the exhibition of the dolls and other local handicrafts are a must see in Fukuoka. Begin your real shopping expedition at Hakata's Kawabata shopping street - with over 100 stores it's hard to resist the souvenirs on offer. Continue on to the Hakata Riverain mall where you will also have the chance to sample various Japanese sauces accompanied by the local knowledge of your guide and translator.

kushida shrine torii gates
Stroll through the iconic red torii gates at Kushida Shrine
kushida shrine fukuoka
Try your hand in traditional craft making at the reputable Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum
kushida shrine
This shrine is home to the annual Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival (1-15 July)
Fukuoka shopping
You can see Hakata’s traditional craft making at Hakata Machiya Furusatokan
hakata kawabata
Buy interesting Japanese goods at Hakata Kawabata shopping street!

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