Fashionable clothing stores, cafes and restaurants, and Oyafuko Street
Tenjin is located in the western part of Fukuoka City, not far from Hakata Station. It is bustling with a wide variety of stores, bars, restaurants, and entertainment.
- Daimyo: Hundreds, if not thousands, of clothing stores, cafes, restaurants and bars are crammed into this area
- Oyafuko Street: A downtown area with coffee shops and other places for students to hang out, due to a major prep school nearby
- Tenjin Chikagai: Kyushu's largest underground shopping mall stretches 600 meters down
How To Get There
Tenjin is easily accessible by subway and by bus.
Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station and Nishitetsu Tenjin Express Bus Terminal are located in the area. From Fukuoka Airport, take the Fukuoka Airport Subway Line and get off at Tenjin Station, which will take you to the Tenjin Chikagai underground mall.
A western hub
The Tenjin area is centered around Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station. To the east of the station is Watanabe-dori, one of Fukuoka's main roads. On either side of the road are large department stores include Parco, Solaria, Mitsukoshi, Daimaru and Loft that collectively cater to all your shopping needs.
This area includes Fukuoka City Hall and the Acros Fukuoka building, which has a multi-story forest on one side with free admission. Tenjin Central Park is located on the same side as the Acros Fukuoka building, and regularly hosts a variety of events.
To the Tenjin Chikagai
Beneath Watanabe-dori lies the Tenjin Chikagai. This huge underground mall was opened in 1976 and houses around 150 shops, restaurants and cafes. The underground passage links Tenjin subway station (Kuko Line) to Tenjin-Minami subway station (Nanakuma Line). It is also connected to Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station and the Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal.
Hip cafes and tiny bars
To the west of Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station is Kego Park, home to Kego Shrine and a perfect place to relax after a long day in the city. On the other side of the park is the Daimyo area. Daimyo is packed with clothing stores, fashionable cafes, restaurants and bars, and there's always something new to discover while strolling through the area.
Daimyo's Nishi-dori Street is lined with karaoke centers. It leads to many small cafes and bars as it splits off into Daimyo.
The Daimyo area
The Daimyo area is home to Fukuoka's burgeoning startup scene. The former Daimyo Junior High School was reopened as Fukuoka Growth Next in early 2017. Now it houses a cafe and provides office space to a number of start-up businesses.
A street called Oyafuko
To the north of the station is Oyafukodori, which translates as disrespectful child street. This is where you'll find some of Fukuoka's best nightlife. Cats is the city's largest club, while Kieth Flack and Drum Logos have some excellent live nights. Interspersed among all the bars and clubs are countless ramen shops serving up the local Hakata tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen and restaurants serving the winter specialty of motsunabe.
To the north of the station is Oyafukodori. It is said that the name "Oyafuko" came from the fact that a major prep school was located nearby, and students often gathered to hang out at coffee shops and other places instead of studying. This downtown area has many entertainment facilities. Cats is the city's largest club, while Kieth Flack and Drum Logos have some excellent live nights. Among the bars and clubs are ramen shops serving up the local Hakata tonkotsu ramen and restaurants serving the winter specialty of motsunabe.
New food and old gems
Similar to the Nakasu area, yatai stalls, a symbol of Fukuoka, can be found throughout Tenjin, and are an integral part of the city's nightlife. In addition to yatai, the southern part of Tenjin is home to Yakuin and Watanabe-dori, where restaurants constantly pop up. Both areas aren't quite as crowded as Tenjin, but are home to many hidden gems.
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