Our flight from Busan to Fukuoka was only 45 minuts; we landed around 2pm. Took the Fukuoka airport shuttle to Hakata Station. From there we walked to our Airbnb, had a little rest and headed out around 6pm for our first look around Fukuoka, Japan!
I saw on Google Maps (life saver!) that Canal City Mall was nearby, so we walked there and checked it out on our first night. Click the link below to see more of this beautiful mall!
How to get to Canal City Mall?
SHOPS -10am to 9pm
RESTAURANTS – 11am to 11pm
Address: 1-2, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0018
By foot (what we did):
1) From Hakata Station/Fukuoka Station
– Get off at Gion Station Exit 5
– 7 minutes walk to Canal City
2) From JR Hakata Station Hakataguchi
– Go straight on Hakata Ekimae-dori (street between Nishi-Nippon City Bank and The Bank of Fukuoka)
Opened back in 1996, Canal City Mall – from it’s name, there is a 180-meter-long “canal” crosses the center of it.
As soon as I walked into the mall, I was greeted with a huge Muji sign so I went straight there! Haha. There is a Muji in the Philippines but it’s cheaper to buy here. I didn’t buy much, just a few pens. I love them!
What to do at Canal City Mall?
Of course, shop and dine! But other things you can do here are:
- Watch the Fountain Show
- See a Stage Event
- Check out the Street Stands
- Look at the Seasonal Decorations
- Get a Portrait Painting
- View some Public Art
Also, yes – there are tax-free shops and non-exemption shops! More info here
From 10 am to 10 pm at the Sun Plaza on B1 floor, you can watch the dancing water along the music, fountain shows. They usually run every hour 🙂
Also, at night you can see the “Canal Aqua Panorama” which is the largest entertainment show in Japan that uses 3D projection mapping projected on the facility wall and glass surface along with the water screen.
For the show schedules click here.
It’s easy to convert to PH peso, since you just divide by 2!
Current exchange rate is (as of Feb. 9, 2019) PHP 1 = JPY 2.10
Some of the food stalls we saw at Canal City Mall. We didn’t get to try any bento boxes because the lines were always so long and they were almost always sold out! Must’ve been really good!
I loved hanging out here at Canal City Mall! Such a different experience from the other malls that I’ve been to so far. I really enjoyed the water fountain show! Have you been here before? Or have you watch a water fountain show before? Let me know in the comments section below!
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