Traditional Japanese Shopping Tour
- Sip tea and relax at Rakusui Garden, a graceful pond garden built during the Meiji era
- Learn how to pray and get power from the statue of Sumo wrestler
- Walk down Minoshima shopping street where you will explore Showa period shops and customs
- Enjoy the fresh seafood and vegetables at Yanagibashi Market
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What to expect
The historically strategic trading port of Hakata is still brimming with the merchant atmosphere of its past. You can experience various traditional Japanese food culture. At the tea room of Rakusui garden you can enjoy a simple tea ceremony. In the sun road shopping street that has been going on for about 50 years,dairy food such as Vegetables, fruites, and side dishes are arranged. Next the Yanagibashi market which is also known as ‘Hakata’s Kitchen’. This has been the main source of,fishes, vegetables , side dishes,and Japanese traditional sweets. Among them,the most popular one is Hakata’s soul food,Karasi-mentaiko.